What resources does LA County Library have for older adults?
We’ve got resources and materials to help older adults build new skills and stay connected. Attend live virtual events, watch informative Silver STEAMers videos on our YouTube channel, check out the books in our recommended booklists, and join new activities.
Have questions or ideas? We would like to hear from you.
When is Older Americans Month?
Each year in May, we commemorate Older Americans Month (OAM) to encourage and recognize the countless contributions that older adults make to our communities across Los Angeles County and the entire nation. Older Americans Month also serves to raise awareness concerning elder abuse and neglect.
Every President since John F. Kennedy has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May asking that the entire nation pay tribute in some way to older persons in their communities for their time, experience, and talents.
What events will LA County Library host for Older Americans Month?
We have several in-person and virtual adult-oriented events throughout May to celebrate older Americans, and you’re invited!
On May 6 at Agoura Hills Library, have your own hands-on glass art experience by making a colorful suncatcher. On May 9 at Culver City Julian Dixon Library, join us for an afternoon of knitting where all skill levels are welcome. Finally, on May 11 at Lennox Library, join us as expert Joan Borgman shares her knowledge of container gardening. Participants will have the opportunity to make and take home their own herb and vegetable container garden!
And these are just a small sampling of all the great events we’re hosting for older Americans! Please see below for more details and registration info for these and other great events at your local LA County Library.
Continue to learn and sharpen your skills. Build new skills with GetSetUp, stream instructional videos on Linkedln Learning, learn a new language with Mango Languages, and access eBooks and magazines through Libby.
Silver STEAMers is a program that brings fun and educational experiences to older adults through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) events. Check out these recorded videos of previously featured live Silver STEAMers virtual events.
Upcoming Live Events
Try out an activity sheet to exercise your mind and discover a hobby or interest.
- Classic Author Anagrams
- Improve Your Memory
- Old-Time Radio and the Emergence of Foley Sound
- Science of Baking
- Discover the Birds!
- Coffee Culture Around the World
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