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.

CBD 101

Learn about the human body’s endocannabinoid system, the benefits of taking CBD, and how hemp is grown, extracted, and processed. Presented by Rachael and Jesse Smedberg, founders of Tulip Tree Gardens, Beecher.
 Monday, Jul. 13 at 6:30-7:30 pm  Register


Headaches Decoded

This workshop will cover the different kinds of headaches including their symptoms, causes, treatment options, and ways to help prevent them from occurring. Presented by David Victor, Humana.
Wednesday, Jul. 15 at 1-1:45 pm   Register


Healthy Sleep

This workshop will cover why good sleep matters, how much sleep you may need, the different stages of sleep, common sleep challenges, and tips for better sleep. Presented by David Victor, Humana.
Wednesday, Jun. 10 at 1-1:45 pm   Register


Living Healthy to 100

There’s no question that people are living longer than ever before. But, why is that? What are people doing differently? This workshop will explore the answers and examine ways you can age happily and healthfully, starting this very moment. Presented by David Victor, Humana.
Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 1-1:45 pm   Register


Organ Donor Registration

A representative from the office of Jesse White, Secretary of State, will assist patrons with learning about and registering with the Illinois Donor Registry program called “Life Goes On”. Organ/tissue donors save lives, restore sight and improve the quality of life for recipients across Illinois every day. The Illinois Secretary of State’s office maintains Illinois’ official registry of those who wish to donate organs/tissue upon their death.
Tuesday, Apr. 7 at 10 am – 3 pm  Drop-in


Retirement University

Presented by Ray Kozicki, Society for Financial Awareness. Please register for each session individually.

  • Medicare & Social Security
    Learn about various thought processes concerning when to file for Social Security. Discover how Medicare works and how income affects your premiums.
     Thursday, Sept. 10 at 10-11 am  Register
  • Investments & Taxes
    Learn about determining strategies for a sustainable income in retirement and why not having a proper tax plan/strategy could impact your retirement. Understand the impact of erosion of portfolios through inflation and taxation.
     Thursday, Oct. 8 at 10-11 am  Register
  • Estate Planning & Long Term Care
    Learn about the distribution of estate, wills, and trusts. Explore specific estate planning strategies. Understand the purpose of estate planning. Learn about avoiding probate.
     Thursday, Nov. 12 at 10-11 am  Register

SNAP Help

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
As of March 16, Jennifer Williams has been pulled from the field and will be working remotely from home. She will be doing applications over the phone and will be available to anyone looking for information. The entire process can be handled through phone interviews and mail; no office visits are necessary. Contact Jennifer Williams at 224-407-1807 or jwilliams@northernilfoodbank.org. 

Learn more about SNAP on this flyer in English and Spanish.