Free GED and ESL classes at South Suburban College
South Suburban College, a community college offers FREE English as a Second Language (ESL) and GED courses to people who reside in the state of Illinois. I believe the local libraries can be a great resource to help connect with potential students.
You can find out more information about our program here on our website:
Registration is currently OPEN. Visit the SSC website below to make an appointment to register.
Registration is in November Classes begin in January.
You can also make an appointment directly here:
This link will be for ESL Registration –http://www.quia.com/sv/
This link will be for GED Registration - https://forms.gle/
Classes Begin January 18th.
How to File for Unemployment: Illinois Makes Sweeping Changes Amid Surge in Claims
The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced a sweeping set of initiatives designed to accommodate the record-breaking number of unemployment claims filed during the coronavirus pandemic.
In the most significant of the changes, officials announced Thursday that those individuals filing unemployment benefit claims will need to adhere to an alphabetized schedule in order to help deal with the massive increase in filed claims.
For Online Filing:
Those individuals seeking to file online can use the IDES website.
-Those Illinois residents whose last names begin with the letters A-M will be asked to file claims on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
-Those residents whose last names begin with the letters N-Z will be asked to file claims on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
-Saturdays will be available to anyone, according to the state.
For those using the call center:
Residents can access the call center at either 800-244-5631 or 866-488-4016 (TTY)
-Those residents with last names beginning with letters A-M will be asked to call Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
-Those with last names beginning with letters N-Z will be asked to call Mondays and Wednesdays between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
-Fridays between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. will be available to anyone to accommodate those unable to call earlier in the week.
Friends of Lansing Library Fundraiser
$2.00 per ticket. Drawing is December 27, 2021.
Purchase tickets at the upper level circulation desk.
Movie included: Me Before You
The Hometown Heroes exhibit at the library has ended. Veterans and families, please pick up your tabletop picture of your hero and bio if one was provided, no later than December 27, 2021. They are available at the upper level circulation desk. Th...Read More
Exciting Changes Are Coming to the BiblioBoard Platform and Inkie.org!
We are refocusing the content that is available on the BiblioBoard platform and rebranding it as Inkie.org Library. The revised platform will exclusively feature content b...Read More
Welcome to Try-It! Illinois 2021, the annual statewide database trial, sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library. Try-It! Illinois offers the staff and library users of the mor...
The Healing Library is a series of kits designed to make a family’s healing journey easier to navigate and personalize.
Providing the books and supplies needed to participate allows families to explore their healing journey without the distracti...
Please take a moment to read through the updated policies.Read More