Get Ready for the Library’s Maker Day
Wheaton Public Library will hold its second annual Maker Day for all ages on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 1-4 p.m. to celebrate the Maker Movement, which embraces innovation, creativity and learning. There will be maker stations throughout the library and will include hands-on demonstrations, make-it take-it, and presentations that relate to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics).
Examples of interactive presentations include: Arduinos, Calligraphy, Claymation, Decorating bookmarks, Hand-pedaled trike, Interactive Marble Maze, Micro:Bit, Robotics, Simulated Search and Rescue, and Slime. Attendance is free. For more information, visit www.wheatonlibrary.org/makerday.
How to Submit Online Requests
Wheaton residents, do you need to report a pothole, streetlight outage or overgrown grass/weeds? You can report these issues and more online at www.wheaton.il.us/servicerequest.
Commission & Library Providing Home History Research Help
Interested in learning more about your historic property? Ever wonder how old your house is? Who lived there in the past? What it looked like originally? Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture, drop by Wheaton Public Library to discover available resources, where to find them and what each reveals. Learn about the Wheaton Register of Historic Places and getting your house listed.
Assistance will be provided by City of Wheaton Historic Commission members and Wheaton Public Library staff. The event is free and open to the public at the Wheaton Public Library, 1st Floor Genealogy Section, on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1-4 p.m. and on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6-8 p.m. Drop-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended (RSVP to the Reference Desk direct line 630-868-7520).