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.
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s causes changes in memory, thinking and behavior that are not normal aging. Find out what to watch for in yourself and others. Join us to learn about the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s, common warning signs, the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis, next steps and expectations for the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.
Hadi Finerty of Alzheimer’s Association of Illinois will present this in-person program at the library.Tuesday, September 28 at 10-11 am Registration is not yet available.
Blood Pressure Screening for Seniors
Have your blood pressure checked by a nurse at this screening event, courtesy of JenCare Senior Medical Center.Thursday, August 19 from 9:30 am to 12 pm Choose time slot
Thursday, September 16 from 9:30 am to 12 pm Choose time slot
Thursday, October 21 from 9:30 am to 12 pm Choose time slot
Thursday, November 18 from 9:30 am to 12 pm Choose time slot
Help for Job Seekers
Are you looking for employment? The Mobile Workforce Center of Will County will be in our parking lot weekly 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 using online listings including jobs4people.org and Illinois workNet.
The vehicle is wheelchair accessible. Face coverings are required.Tuesdays from 9:30 am -12 pm (except holidays). Drop-in, no appointment required. On Tuesday, August 3, the Mobile Workforce Center will not be at Crete Library, but at a resource fair in Joliet. View the flyer for this event.
Social Security & Retirement Planning Basics
This workshop will cover the following topics:
- Factors to consider when determining what age to file for Social Security.
- Ways to avoid higher taxation of your Social Security benefits.
- Retirement threats and how to avoid them.
- Thought processes relating to income creation in retirement.
- Wealth eroding factors and how to avoid them.