The library sponsors a variety of informational programs and services provided to the public by local individuals, organizations, and businesses. Our current offerings are listed below in alphabetical order. You may also view community programs by date. Registration is requested for most of these programs so we can provide enough seating and handout materials. If a program does not require registration, it will be marked as drop-in. Programs are free unless otherwise noted.
AARP Smart Driver Class
A refresher class designed for drivers age 50 and older. This is a 2-day class. A fee of $20 is payable by cash or check made out to AARP on the first day of class. Credit or debit cards cannot be accepted as payment. There is a $5 discount for AARP members. Participants must register through the library and attend both sessions to receive a certificate of completion. There will not be a lunch period, so you are welcome to bring snacks, if you wish to eat during the 10-15 minute break.
Monday, Feb. 24 at 10-2 pm and Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 10-2 pm Register $
Receive assistance with searching for your money or valuables in the State Treasurer’s unclaimed property database.
Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 am – 2 pm Drop-in
This informational workshop will cover eligibility and enrollment, coverage choices, understanding your needs, and the differences between Medicare Parts A, B, C, D, and supplement plans. There will be time to ask questions.
Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 6:30-8 pm Register
Reducing Stress This Holiday Season through Meditation
Learn a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich your life and help with handling seasonal stress. This workshop includes a short practice meditation.
Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 6:30-8 pm Register
Senior Companion Program
The Senior Companion Program (SCP) provides free weekly home visits to homebound seniors (who no longer drive) and want to remain living independently in their own homes. Companions meet with clients for social visits (e.g. talking, playing games, crafts, and other activities) and may also assist with occasional local transportation to grocery stores, doctor appointments, and other destinations. If you would like more information on becoming a Senior Companion or if you would like a Senior Companion to assist you, please attend this session.
Monday, Jan. 27 at 1-3 pm Register
Jennifer Williams, SNAP Outreach Coordinator-Southern Region for the Northern Illinois Food Bank, will assist people with filling out applications for the Illinois Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). We have created two videos with Jennifer Williams that explain this service:
What is SNAP Help? and SNAP Help Questions and Answers
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019: 10am – 1:30pm Drop-in
Monday, Dec. 16, 2019: 10am – 1:30pm Drop-in
Monday, Jan. 27, 2020: 10am – 1:30pm Drop-in
Monday, Feb. 24, 2020: 10am – 1:30pm Drop-in
Monday, Mar. 30, 2020: 10am – 1:30pm Drop-in
Monday, Apr. 27, 2020: 10am – 1:30pm Drop-in