We offer a variety of programs and events for older adults. We also serve as a source for information and referral and will help you navigate the sometimes difficult roads.
Are you or a family member homebound due to permanent or temporary disability? If you are a Skokie resident unable to come to the library because of an extended illness, injury, or physical disability, we provide free delivery of books, audiobooks, and DVDs to your home on a regular basis. Foreign language materials are also available. Participants will receive a Skokie Public Library card and have all access to all library resources. Call 847-972-5651 to register.
Savvy Skokie Seniors
Meet, learn, and socialize with fellow 50+ adults. We meet on the fourth Thursday of every month from 11:00 am to noon in the Book Discussion Room. Each session is different; from guest speakers (memoir writers, local politicians) to viewing and discussing TedTalk videos, to just getting to know each other by sharing. This is a drop-in event.
An audio book discussion group for, but not limited to, people with visual impairments. We meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1:30–2:30 pm in the Book Discussion Room. We read/ listen to both fiction and nonfiction books. Books in digital format are supplied by the Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service. Call 847-972-5651 for more information about signing up. Anyone is welcome.
Assistance from Government, Local, State, and Federal
Representatives from the offices of Village of Skokie Dept. of Human Services, State Representative Lou Lang and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky are at the library the first Wednesday of every month from 9–11 am at a table outside the Community Engagement offices. They can answer questions about federal or state programs and services. No need to make an appointment.
Representatives from CJE SeniorLife are here on the third and fourth Wednesday of every month. Questions about federal and state programs and services as well as government pensions and benefits can be answered. On the third Wednesday, hours are 9:30–11:30 am. A Russian-speaking representative is here on the fourth Wednesday from 9:30 am–3:30 pm. Drop-ins are welcome. They meet in a study room on the second floor of the library.
Mather Senior Lunches
The library and Mather Lifeways jointly sponsor a lunch every fourth Friday of the month from 11:30–1:30 pm in the Radmacher Room. Anyone over 60 is welcome to drop in, eat, socialize, and be entertained. A $2 donation is suggested, but not required.