Archive for June, 2011

The Magic and Illusion of Paul Lee

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Monday, July 18 @ 1pm and 3pm

Grades 1 and up, 45 minutes

Lower Level Large Meeting Room

Paul started performing magic at age 10, after receiving a magic set from his parents.  Today, as a professional magician, he performs over 300 spellbinding shows a year.  The show leaves you amazed, mesmerized, and believing in magic!  Pick up free tickets at the Children’s Desk!

Too Good to be Forgotten

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Check out the new “Too Good to be Forgotten: Titles Worth a Second Look” rack of books in the fiction section of the Children’s Department.  These books, published anytime from last year to 50+ years ago, have tremendous reviews and cover a range of interest areas and reading levels.   Find a book you’ve never read or revisit a forgotten favorite.  This collection will change from time to time.   See what you can find today!

Summer Reading

Monday, June 20th, 2011

What are you reading this summer?

Books into Movies

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

This summer has some beloved children’s books being turned into movies.   What a great time to go back and read the original story!

     Mr. Popper’s Penguins

     the Judy Moody series

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Drawing Comics with David Opie

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Drawing Comics with David Opie

Thursday, July 14 @ 11am and 1pm

Grades 3-6, 60 minutes

Lower Level Large Meeting Room

Create your own comic strip under the direction of illustrator Dave Opie!  Mr. Opie’s illustrations have appeared in Highlights Five, Spider Magazine, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and Weekly Reader.  To learn more about David Opie, visit http://spacemandave.com.  Register online by going to http://wheatonlibrary.org and clicking Programs & Events Calendar on the right, or call 630.868.7540.

Summer Writing Workshop

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Summer Writing Workshop

Wednesday, June 29 @ 1pm

Grades 4-6, 60 minutes

Lower Level Large Meeting Room

Aspiring writers entering grades 4-6 join Children’s Librarian Rachel Weiss to play with the “swirl and swing of words,” exploring poems and learning how to get creative ideas on paper!  Writers’ work will be compiled at the end of the program and added to the library’s collection.  Register online starting June 6 by going to http://wheatonlibrary.org and clicking Programs & Events Calendar on the right, or call 630.868.7540.

Family Book Discussion

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Family Book Discussion

Wednesday, June 22 @ 7pm

Grades 3-6, 45 minutes

Meeting Room C

Join Children’s Librarian Jennifer Taber in a lively discussion of One-Handed Catch, a story about a resilient middle-grader who demonstrates having one hand is an opportunity rather than a handicap.  This book is on the 2012 Battle of the Books list and the 2012 Rebecca Caudill Master List.  Register online by going to http://wheatonlibrary.org and click on Programs & Events Calendar on the right, or contact the Children’s Department at 630.868.7540.

Paws to Read

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The Children’s Department Summer Reading Club, Paws to Read, kicks off today!  Stop by the Children’s Department desk for a reading log to track your reading time and win some great prizes!

Library Hours

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The Wheaton Public Library has new hours beginning today!

Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-5pm

Sunday: Closed (We will resume Sunday hours in Septmentber)