Community Programs

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.

How Nutrition Changes As You Age

Healthy eating is important for everyone, but you may need to be even more mindful of what you eat as you get older. In order to age well, you need to eat well. The aging body experiences many changes that can adjust the way a person eats. Join us to learn more.
Friday, November 17, 2023 from 10–11 am

Medicare 101

Learn how Medicare works and what your options are. Questions are welcome!
Please note: Medicare’s open enrollment period is October 15–December 7, 2023.
Friday, October 6, 2023 from 10–11 am

orange bus

Mobile Workforce Center

Are you looking for employment? The Mobile Workforce Center of Will County will be in our parking lot once a month* to help you with resume development, cover letters, and job applications. The workforce center contains computer stations, internet access, a photocopier, and a printer. Services include keyboarding lessons, as well as resume and job search assistance.

The vehicle is wheelchair accessible.

Drop-in, no appointment required.

Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 1:30–3:30 pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from 1:30–3:30 pm
*Please note that the Mobile Workforce Center will be at the Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library from 9:30 am–12 pm on the same days that the vehicle comes here in the afternoon.

Retirement University: Social Security & Medicare

Learn about filing strategies, factors to consider when producing income, how Medicare works, how Medicare will be affected during retirement, and learning how to navigate the differences between Social Security and Medicare.
Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 6–7 pm

Retirement University: Investments & Taxes

Learn about creating a tax plan; understanding the different types of investments; determining when to utilize different investments in retirement; and how taxes affect current investments, retirement, income, and other areas of retirement.
Thursday, October 12, 2023 from 6–7 pm

Retirement University: Estate Planning, Long-Term Care, & Legacy Planning

Learn about estate planning misconceptions, phases of estate planning, factors to consider when estate planning, and estate and long-term care eroding factors.
Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 6–7 pm


Krista Stevenson, SNAP Outreach Coordinator for the Northern Illinois Food Bank, will assist people with filling out applications for the Illinois Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as Food Stamps or Link Card.

Drop-in. First come, first served. Sign in when you arrive.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from 1–4 pm
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 from 1–4 pm”