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.

AARP Smart Drivers Course

Take the AARP Smart Driver™ classroom course and you could save money on your auto insurance!

  • Refresh your driving skills and knowledge of the rules of the road.
  • Learn techniques for handling left turns, right-of-way, and roundabouts.
  • Discover proven driving methods to help keep you and your loved ones safe on the road.

Cynthia Soltes, AARP Instructor, will lead this 2-day class, specifically designed for drivers age 50 and older. The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for nonmembers. The fee is due on the first day of class. Pay with cash or by check made out to AARP. Credit and debit cards will not be accepted. Participants must register through the Library and attend both sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

The class will continue on Friday, June 9 from 12–4 pm. You are welcome to bring snacks to eat during the break.

Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 12–4 pm
Friday, June 9, 2023 from 12–4 pm

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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 using online listings including and Illinois workNet.

The vehicle is wheelchair accessible.

Drop-in, no appointment required.

Thursday, April 13, 2023 from 1:30–3:30 pm
Thursday, May 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.

Seasonal Allergies: Relief from Wheezing and Sneezing

If you’re one of the many people with seasonal allergies, wheezing, sneezing, congestion, a runny nose and a host of other bothersome symptoms may be routine. Learn more about seasonal allergies and how to find relief. Presented by Nichole Shackleton, Humana.
Friday, April 7, 2023 from 10–11 am

Medicare 101

Learn how Medicare works and what your options are. Questions are welcome! Presented by Nichole Shackleton, Humana.
Friday, May 5, 2023 from 10–11 am


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, April 5, 2023 from 1–4 pm
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 from 1–4 pm