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 challenges of aging.
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. 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. Call 847-673-7774 for more information about upcoming events.
A monthly 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. We read/listen to both fiction and nonfiction books. Anyone is welcome.
Books in digital format are supplied by the Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service. Call 847-324-3185 for more information about signing up for this service.
Assistance from State Government
Representatives from the offices of elected officials are at the library the first Monday of every month from 4-6 pm. They can answer questions about state programs and services. No appointment necessary.
The library and Mather sponsor a lunch one Friday a month. Anyone 60 or older is welcome to drop in, eat, socialize, and be entertained. Call 847-673-7774 for more information about upcoming events.