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.


 

CPR Certification Class

Gain the knowledge and skills to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. To receive a 2-year certification from the Red Cross, participants must stay for the entire class (including all videos and lecture), actively participate in activities, and pass practical assessments (one for adults and one for infants – these can be re-taken as many times until the student passes). There are no written assessments. The class is free and open to ages 14-adult. Limited space is available so pre-registration is required.

This program will be presented in-person by Nicholle Riley of the Red Cross.

Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 1-4 pm – FILLED
Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 1-4 pm Register


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Help for Job Seekers

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 using online listings including jobs4people.org and Illinois workNet.

The vehicle is wheelchair accessible.

First Tuesday of the month from 1-3:30 pm (except holidays). Drop-in, no appointment required.

Mobile Workforce Center schedule
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How to Build Your Own Website

There has never been a better time to promote a business online! Expert website designer Rodney Young, Jr. of YCS Web Agency will show you how to get started on designing your own website, regardless of your experience level. Join us in this powerful workshop, to help you position your business for success in this season!

This is an in-person program.
Monday, November 14 from 6:30-7:30 pm Register Registration opens August 8, 2022.


Medicare 101

Learn how Medicare works and what your options are.

This in-person program will be presented by David Victor of Humana.
Friday, October 7 from 10-11 am Register Registration opens August 8, 2022.


Sneaky Sodium: Tame Your Salt Habit

Many people consume way too much sodium, and that’s harmful to the body. Learn about the effects of consuming too much sodium and some helpful tips to reduce your intake.

This in-person program will be presented by David Victor of Humana.
Friday, November 4 from 10-11 am Register Registration opens August 8, 2022.


Stretch Your Grocery Dollars

Many people think eating healthy costs a fortune, but that’s not true. There are many ways to save on food and eat well without breaking the bank.

This program will be presented in-person by David Victor of Humana.
Friday, September 2 from 10-11 am Register Registration opens August 8, 2022.


Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Learn about the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, the disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments, and resources available through the Alzheimer’s Association.

This in-person program will be presented by Hadi Finerty of the Alzheimer’s Association of Illinois.
Friday, September 9 from 10-11 am Register Registration opens August 8, 2022.