All Events

Tuesday Movie Matinee: Hidden Figures

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:15pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Popcorn and sweets will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Wheaton Park District Mary Lubko Center.
Event Type: 
Movie

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Add and edit pictures, tables, WordArt, columns, bullet points, and much more. This class is recommended for those who would like more than a basic understanding of Word.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Business and Career coach Vickie Austin highlights new and classic business books for busy executives, employees, and entrepreneurs. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book!

This month's book: You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero
Event Type: 
Business
Book Discussion
Adults

ESL Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Attention English language learners! Join our Literacy DuPage volunteers in Café on the Park for a fun afternoon conversation group. Enjoy coffee, tea, and great food from the café while you meet friendly people and practice your skills. If the weather is nice, the group will be held on the patio near Adams Park! No signup, so just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
A representative from the Perrin-Wheaton chapter of the DAR is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

After School @ the Library: DIY

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Grades K-2: Visit the ECC desk after school for DIY, STEAM, taste tests and more!
Grades 3-6: Stop by the Tween Center after school for DIY, STEAM, taste tests and more!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program
Children

Friends Media Sale

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

Make & Take: Woven Paper Stars

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Lisa Siemer will teach you how to make elegant Woven Paper Stars to be used as window decorations, holiday ornaments, or to hang in a baby's nursery. Bring reading glasses if needed. Adults 16 and over, please. Limited space available, register now!
Event Type: 
Adults

SCORE Workshop: Managing a Non-Profit Organization

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
At this seminar you will receive up-to-date information from top legal and tax experts in the non-profit sector on vital issues affecting exempt organizations.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Friends Media Sale

Thursday, September 21, 2017 (All day)
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

Computers for Absolute Beginners

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Do computers intimidate you? Do you have one at home and only know how to do 2 or 3 things on it? Take this class and learn the parts of a computer, what the mouse and keyboard do, and how the Windows operating system works.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

After School @ the Library: DIY: Birdhouses

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Grades K-2: Visit the ECC desk after school for DIY, STEAM, taste tests and more!
Grades 3-6: Stop by the Tween Center after school for DIY, STEAM, taste tests and more!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program
Children

Classic Movie Night: Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us in Meeting Room C (Lower Level) for popcorn, trivia, discussion, and best of all, classic movies! Hosted by Lisa Siemer.
Event Type: 
Movie
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Literacy DuPage Stories

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Literacy DuPage volunteer journalists share stories and from their interviews with tutors and learners in the unique Literacy DuPage program -- which trains volunteers to work one-on-one with people who long to learn English. Hear the empowering stories of DuPage County residents whose lives have been changed through literacy.
Event Type: 
Adults
ESL and Literacy

Friends Media Sale

Friday, September 22, 2017 (All day)
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

Knitting Club

Friday, September 22, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us for the all-new Knitting Club. Experienced knitters can make progress on existing projects, while beginners can learn new skills and techniques. Some materials provided for new knitters. Held in Meeting Room H on the 2nd floor near the Business Resource Center.
Event Type: 
Adults

Early Literacy Skill Workshop: Sing!

Friday, September 22, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Ages 2-5 with caregiver
Singing is an important pre-reading tool-- and so much fun!
Event Type: 
Children

School Holiday Movies

Friday, September 22, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Join us for the latest releases!
Event Type: 
Children

Friends Media Sale

Saturday, September 23, 2017 (All day)
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

Young Singers: 3-Part Series

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:45am
Grades K-2
Certified music instructor Caitlin Maurer helps children experience the joy of music.
Event Type: 
Children

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
WPL and Literacy DuPage host an English conversation group every Saturday morning. Practice your English, learn new phrases, and learn in a friendly environment! Everyone is welcome! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Danada Square West Information Table

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Come find out about all the things your library card can get you! Get store discounts at Danada Square West and be put in a drawing for a free Dell laptop! The table will be located on the main floor near the Circulation Desk.

Genealogy Class: FamilySearch.org

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
It's all about family. FamilySearch.org is the largest, free genealogy resource on the internet. Learn why to have an account, how to search the records, use FamilySearch's Family Tree, add photos, stories and documents, access FamilySearch's digitized books, get help, search the catalog and order film. Presented by Maureen Brady.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

Friends Media Sale

Sunday, September 24, 2017 (All day)
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

True Story Book Club

Monday, September 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join our Nonfiction book discussion True Story Book Club the last Monday of each month. We read all kinds of nonfiction so each week is a new discussion of a fascinating experience. You can join the discussion by picking up a copy of this month’s book at the Circulation Desk.

This month's book: When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanthi
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Job Club

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Looking for opportunities to meet employers, network, or find help writing your resume and preparing for an interview? Receive much-needed support during what can be a stressful time. Meets in a 2nd floor Study Room.

Job Club is provided in partnership with Goodwill/Workforce Connection Center, Lombard. For more information, please contact Anna Marie MacDonald at 630-576-4661.
Event Type: 
Adults

Cross Stitch Club

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Beginners can learn to cross stitch, while more advanced stitchers can make progress on their projects. Materials provided for beginners! Held in Meeting Room H on the 2nd floor near the Business Resource Center.
Event Type: 
Adults

Autumn French Desserts

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join Chef Susan Maddox for a cooking demo as she teaches recipes for fall French desserts using wonderful ingredients at their peak of flavor. Recipes and tasting samples included!
Event Type: 
Adults

After School @ the Library: Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Grades K-2: Visit the ECC desk after school for DIY, STEAM, taste tests and more!
Grades 3-6: Stop by the Tween Center after school for DIY, STEAM, taste tests and more!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program
Children

Danada Square West Information Table

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Come find out about all the things your library card can get you! Get store discounts at Danada Square West and be put in a drawing for a free Dell laptop! The table will be located on the main floor near the Circulation Desk.

Play with Purpose

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -
7:00pm to 7:45pm
See what the Western DuPage Special Education Recreation Association offers and learn about "Lekotek": a program that helps children get the most out of playtime.
Event Type: 
Children

Preschool Free Play

Thursday, September 28, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Birth-5 years with caregiver
Enjoy free play with sensory toys, tummy time activities, and more.
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program
Children

Computers for Beginners Part II

Thursday, September 28, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
This is the next step from the Absolute Beginners class. It is also a great class for people who are past the ‘beginner’ stage in their computer knowledge but still have more to learn. You will learn more about how Windows works, how to save files to a USB memory stick, and how the computer file system is organized.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

After School @ the Library

Thursday, September 28, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Grades K-2: Visit the ECC desk after school for DIY, STEAM, taste tests and more!
Grades 3-6: Stop by the Tween Center after school for DIY, STEAM, taste tests and more!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program
Children

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Fridays at the Movies: The Zookeeper's Wife

Friday, September 29, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:15pm
Movies shown with closed captioning. Pick up tickets at the Checkout Desk. Tickets requested, drop-ins welcome. Rated PG-13 unless otherwise noted.
Event Type: 
Movie

Young Singers: 3-Part Series

Saturday, September 30, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:45am
Grades K-2
Certified music instructor Caitlin Maurer helps children experience the joy of music.
Event Type: 
Children

Google Docs

Saturday, September 30, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Create documents, resumes, business cards and more with Google’s word processing software. Basic editing, formatting, layout, inserting objects, printing, sharing and saving are covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, September 30, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
WPL and Literacy DuPage host an English conversation group every Saturday morning. Practice your English, learn new phrases, and learn in a friendly environment! Everyone is welcome! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Genealogy Class: Investigating Your Family History

Saturday, September 30, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Join professional genealogist, author, local historian, and "History Cop" Ray Johnson for a fun look at beginning the investigation into your family history. Topics include where to start, census records, naturalization and immigration records, vital records, newspapers and cemetery research.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

Free Child Vision Screening

Monday, October 2, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Ages 6 months and up
Provided in partnership with the Wheaton Lions Club. Bring your child for an easy vision screening using the Spot Vision Screener, a handheld device designed to quickly and accurately detect vision issues in children as young as six months. Vision screening does not replace a complete eye exam by a doctor or optometrist.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Great Beginnings:10am

Monday, October 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Monday, October 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Great Beginnings:11am

Monday, October 2, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 11am

Monday, October 2, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Family Storytime

Monday, October 2, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
All ages
Read books, sing songs, and discover new ways to play. Fun for the whole family!
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 2pm

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Intro. to Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn the basics of this incredibly versatile spreadsheet program. Creating charts, sorting, simple formulas, and basic formatting are covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults