All Events

Summer Yoga

Monday, July 24, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Grades 3-6
Relax over summer vacation with some library yoga taught by an instructor from NEXT Yoga in Wheaton. Please bring a mat (if you have one) and a water bottle.
Event Type: 
Children

If You Give a Kid a Cupcake

Monday, July 24, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:45am
Grades K-2
Calling all sweet tooths! Decorate cupcakes after reading some cupcake-related stories. Bring a container to take your sweet treats home.
Event Type: 
Children

Minecraft: Designers

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Grades 3-6
If you're familiar with Minecraft and love a challenge, this is for you! Join us for build battles and see what you can create! Each month will be a new challenge. One registration per month please.
Event Type: 
Children

Minecraft: Designers

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Grades 3-6
If you're familiar with Minecraft and love a challenge, this is for you! Join us for build battles and see what you can create! Each month will be a new challenge. One registration per month please.
Event Type: 
Children

Lunch and Learn: Preparing for Long Term Care

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Bring your lunch and learn about long term care, senior and assisted care options, including signs you or your loved one may need 24 hour help, selecting a facility, and payment resources. Presented by the DuPage Convalescent Center. Water will be provided.
Event Type: 
Adults

Real Talk about Autism

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Parents and caregivers
Have questions about what Autism really looks like, how to talk about it, and how to help people on the spectrum? Find out more and engage in the discussion with representatives from Nexxus Solutions Group.
Event Type: 
Children

Cross Stitch Club

Tuesday, July 25, 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! Meet in Meeting Room H on 2nd floor near Business Resource Center.
Event Type: 
Adults

Scientists, Unite!: Kitchen Science

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Grades 3-6
Science class is back in session this summer! One registration per month.
Event Type: 
Children

Scientists, Unite!: Kitchen Science

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Grades 3-6
Science class is back in session this summer! One registration per month.
Event Type: 
Children

Arduino Musical Instruments

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Grades 6-12
Explore how the Arduino can be used to make electronic music. Learn to write your own melodies and play recognizable tunes. Then, use a light sensor to turn the Arduino into an interactive instrument. Recommended for those who attended Getting Started with Arduino or those who have some experience with using an Arduino.
Event Type: 
Teens
Computer Class

Photography for Parents

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Children grow up quickly and photography is a great way to document their progress. In this class, professional photographer Mariel Teune will cover basic photography principles using a DSLR camera and discuss strategies on how to capture authentic childhood moments that will be treasured throughout the years.
Event Type: 
Adults

Early Literacy Workshop-Read!

Thursday, July 27, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:45am
Ages 3-5 with caregiver
Reading together, or shared reading, remains the single most effective way to help children become proficient readers. Learn many tips to make this a fun way to help your child get ready to read. One child per caregiver please.
Event Type: 
Children

Elephant and Piggie Party

Thursday, July 27, 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Ages 2-6, caregivers welcome
Fans of the popular series will enjoy stories, crafts, games, and more.
Event Type: 
Children

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, July 27, 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

Story Stones

Friday, July 28, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:45am
Grades K-2
Young writers can flex their imaginations by creating their own story stones!
Event Type: 
Children

Fridays at the Movies: Patriot's Day

Friday, July 28, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:15pm
Movies shown with closed captioning. Pick up tickets at the Checkout Desk. Tickets requested, drop-ins welcome. Rated R for strong language and intense and realistic graphic sequences of violence.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, July 29, 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

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, July 30, 2017 (All day)
Closed on Sundays until Sept. 10
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Harry Potter Party

Monday, July 31, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Grades 3-8, caregivers welcome
Harry Potter's birthday is July 31. Drop in anytime throughout the day to join in the celebration and feel free to dress up as your favorite character! From 10am-2:30pm, we'll have games, crafts, science, and more! From 2:30-5pm, join us for a Harry Potter movie screening!
Event Type: 
Children

True Story: Nonfiction Book Club

Monday, July 31, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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: Hillbilly Elegy – J.D. Vance
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Summertime Dance Party

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Preschoolers
Show us your hot dance moves and shake your sillies out!
Event Type: 
Children

Voter Registration

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Stop by the table on the main floor to register to vote. Provided by the League of Women Voters. Registrations are not done less than 28 days before an election.
Event Type: 
Voter Registration
Adults

ESL Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, August 2, 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

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, August 2, 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

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, August 3, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Representatives from NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) DuPage will be at an information table on the first floor near the Circulation Desk to answer questions about their services.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, August 3, 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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, August 5, 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

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, August 6, 2017 (All day)
Closed on Sundays until Sept. 10
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Family Storytime

Monday, August 7, 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

Nature-telling

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Ages 2-5 with adult
Join a naturalist from Lincoln Marsh at the Wheaton Public Library to listen to a nature-themed story and participate in a related craft and/or activity.
Event Type: 
Children

Concert on the Park: Steel Crazy

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Take a trip to the islands with Steel Crazy! This ten-piece steel drum band will play all your tropical, feel-good favorites of the summer, like Jimmy Buffett, Harry Belafonte, the Beach Boys, and more!
Event Type: 
Concert

Google Slides

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Produce appealing, informative presentations with Google Slides. Basic layout and editing, formatting, inserting images, transitions and animations are covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Wheaton Warrenville Early Childhood Collaboration

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Come and learn the various services that the Wheaton Warrenville Early Childhood Collaborative can provide to your children! Brought to you by Metropolitan Family Services, the collaborative works to help prepare children from birth to age 5 to get ready for kindergarten. Check them out on the main floor near the circulation desk.

Minecraft: Designers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Grades 3-6
If you're familiar with Minecraft and love a challenge, this is for you! Join us for build battles and see what you can create! Each month will be a new challenge. One registration per month please.
Event Type: 
Children

Minecraft: Designers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Grades 3-6
If you're familiar with Minecraft and love a challenge, this is for you! Join us for build battles and see what you can create! Each month will be a new challenge. One registration per month please.
Event Type: 
Children

DIY Marshmallow Shooters

Thursday, August 10, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Grades 6-12
Build your own marshmallow shooter with help from Workshop 88. All materials provided and students may take their creation home.
Event Type: 
Teens
Computer Class

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, August 10, 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

Intro to Meditation & Stress Management Workshop

Thursday, August 10, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Chopra Center certified instructor Stephanie Frantz will teach you a simple mindfulness meditation technique and a stress-buster breathing exercise to relax and increase your overall sense of wellbeing. Explore the benefits of developing a regular meditation practice to improve health, strengthen the immune system and release stress and anxiety.
Event Type: 
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, August 12, 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

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, August 13, 2017 (All day)
Closed on Sundays until Sept. 10
Event Type: 
Library Closings

People's Resource Center Information Table

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
The People's Resource Center provides services to residents of DuPage County in a myriad of ways. In addition from the many things they do, the PRC has computer classes, clothes and food for the needy, rent assistance and offer English learning and citizenship classes. Come and learn what they can do for you or get volunteer information to find out you can do for them.

The table will be located on the first floor near the Circulation Desk

STEAM Stories

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:45am
Grades 3-6
Come for a story and stay for a STEAM activity right in our Tween Center!
Event Type: 
Children

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, August 15, 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: The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World by Frans Johansson
Event Type: 
Business
Book Discussion
Adults

ESL Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, August 16, 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

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, August 16, 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

Scientists, Unite Outside!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Grades 3-6, caregivers welcome
It's about to get messy at the library so we're taking the science outside! Held on the West Plaza (weather permitting).
Event Type: 
Children