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 Fall 2019 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.
Thursday, Oct. 17 at 10-2 pm and Friday, Oct. 18 at 10-2 pm Register $
Learn about various healthcare careers including how to get started, from certificate programs to advanced degrees.
Monday, Sept. 16 at 6-7 pm Register
Hope Cometh: A Breast Cancer Talk with Dr. Funmi
Learn statistics on survivorship and overcome the fear of breast cancer.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6:30-8 pm Register
Receive assistance with searching for your money or valuables in the State Treasurer’s unclaimed property database.
Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 am – 2 pm Drop-in
Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 am – 2 pm Drop-in
Infant CPR and Choking Class
This course is for anyone who wants to learn lifesaving infant CPR and choking relief skills but does not need a course completion card to meet a job requirement.
Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 10-11:30 am Register
Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 6-7:30 pm Register
Learn how to navigate the maze of Medicare.
Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10-11:30 am Register
Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6:30-8 pm Register
Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 10-11:30 am Register
Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10-11:30 am Register
Social Security Explained
This workshop will cover the type of benefits you are eligible to receive, the difference between full retirement age and delayed retirement, filing for benefits, retirement planning strategies, and how taxes effect your retirement.
Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7-8 pm Register
Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10-11 am 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, Sept. 16, 2019: 10am – 1:30pm Drop-in
Monday, Oct. 21, 2019: 10am – 1:30pm Drop-in
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019: 10am – 1:30pm Drop-in
Walgreen’s Flu Shot Clinic
A pharmacist from Walgreen’s will be administering flu shots. Charges may apply. Call Walgreen’s at 708-755-0058 for details.
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019: 12:30-2:30pm Drop-in