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 a Skokie resident who is unable to come to the library due to a permanent or temporary disability? We can 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 office of State Senator Ram Villivalam are at the library, 12-3 pm Tuesdays, and representatives from the offices of Village of Skokie Department of Human Services and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky are at the library the first Monday of every month from 4-6pm, at a table outside the Community Engagement offices. They can answer questions about federal or state programs and services. No appointment necessary.
Mather LifeWays Luncheons
The library and Mather LifeWays sponsor a lunch every fourth Friday of the month from 11:30–1:30 pm in the Radmacher Meeting Room. Anyone 60 or older is welcome to drop in, eat, socialize, and be entertained.