Westchester Library System Programs

Community Conversations in the Library – Westchester Library System and Westchester Resilience Coalition hosts discussions and screenings at various libraries focusing on issues concerning the individual and the family to support community health.

Creative Aging in New York State Libraries Project – a library program in New York State Libraries funded through a U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant which supports outreach, professional development and art making programs in libraries.  The project is a collaboration between Lifetime Arts, Inc., American Library Association, Westchester Library System, Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library and the Clinton, Essex, Franklin Library System.

HSE Connect! (Formerly known as TASC Connect!) – This program helps adults get their high school equivalency diploma.  Attend an Information Session to learn about the three paths to a diploma and the resources for study – from local classes to online course.

Music and Memory at the Library – a program that helps caregivers understand and implement music in the lives of people with alzheimer’s or dementia. 

Read Better – A program that provides one-to-one help for Adults who want to read better.

Senior Benefits Individual Counseling Services – Get free, one-to-one counseling on how to enroll in and make the most of Medicare Benefits, as well as learn about other senior service programs that can provide support.  This service is available through the year at 10 libraries.

Senior Law Day Project – Learn more about legal and financial topics impacting older adults. Get your questions answered at free seminars and consultations offered throughout the year. Sample topics include wills and trusts, retirement planning, home care options, and having a successful dialog between parents and adult children about health and legal matters. See the calendar for upcoming evens and access recorded sessions.

Talking Books and Braille Library – a service that lends audio and braille books and magazines, and the necessary playback equipment from The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL).

WEBS Career & Educational Counseling Service – specialized programs with trained professionals to help plan, manage and guide you in your career path.

Westchester Connections – is a guide for persons formerly incarcerated, those working through probation or parole, and others similarly in need.  It offers advice from those with experience and information about organizations that can help you get ahead.

Westchester Seniors Out Speaking – a volunteer group in the county devoted to delivering free services to help to help adults 60+ to achieve a better understanding of Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage.