Poetry and Book Signing: Black Thoughts on White Paper
L. Aaron will share some of her poetry on Monday, July 13th, in room 201 at 3:30 pm. She will later have a book signing of her work, Black Thoughts on White Paper. Aaron is a social playwright, whose works focus on issues that affect people’s lives, families, and communities, with the purpose of bringing about awareness and creating an open dialogue.
Buck-a-Bag Book Sale
A Buck-A-Bag Book Sale will begin on Wednesday, July 8, and will end on Wednesday, July 22, unless the Library has sold out before then. Hardcover and paperback books from the Library's Used Book Store will be on sale. Fill bags provided by the library for only $1.00 for each bag you fill! For more information, please call 708-343-1847 x10.
The Library Board Meeting will be on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at 6:30 pm.
Tickets for Ravinia
Beginning on June 29, the Maywood Public Library District will have free tickets for some of the events of the 2015 Ravinia Festival. Tickets will be given away on a first come/first served basis at the Information Services Desk, which can be reached at 708-343-1847 x73 during business hours. There are 4 tickets per date for events occurring with the Chicago Orchestra concerts, and 2 tickets per date for the Martin Theatre concerts. The Library asks that patrons take no more than 2 sets of tickets at a time. Available events are listed at http://www.maywood.org/library/Ravinia.html. For more information on Ravinia, please visit their website at https://www.ravinia.org.
Vaccines for Rabies
Cook County Animal and Rabies Control will be in the parking lot of the Maywood Public Library District on Tuesday, July 14, from 10:00 am-2:45 pm. They will be offering vaccines for rabies for dogs, cats, and ferrets that are 3 months old or more. For more information, please visit http://www.cookcountyil.gov/animal-rabies-control-home, or call 708-974-6140. For a complete 2015 schedule, please visit http://www.cookcountyil.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2015-Rabies-Clinic-ScheduleA.pdf
Save Energy=Save Money
On Saturday, July 18th, in room 201, Elevate Energy will have a presentation on how to save energy, and money, during the summer months from 11:30-12:30 pm. They will also discuss the financial incentives available for home energy upgrades. This event is free.
The History of the Brookfield Zoo: Presentation and Book Signing
Douglas Deuchler, who formerly taught at Proviso East High School, will be giving a presentation on the Brookfield Zoo in room 201 of the Maywood Public Library District on Monday, July 20th, from 5:15-6:15 pm. Deuchler will also be signing copies of his book, Brookfield Zoo and the Chicago Zoological Society, along with his other book, Maywood.
Display: Revolutions in History
Please take a look at our display, Revolutions in History, which will be up from now through July.
Quilting: Step-By-Step Instruction
Making a sampler quilt is a great way to learn or practice different piercing and quilting skills. In learning to quilt, a variety of specially chosen quilt blocks can be used to familiarize yourself with twenty different piercing techniques. Full-sized patterns are given along with instructions and diagrams to make quilting fun. The quilting class previously completed a small group project using Freedom Quilt Code Blocks, while others used Appliqué, Hand Embroidery, Pre-Stamped Pillow Panels, and a variety of Hand Made Quilt Blocks.
If you are interested in learning how to construct quilts, please leave your information for Mildred A. Green at the Library by calling 708-343-1847, and ask for Information Services. The Quilting class meets at the Maywood Public Library District on every Tuesday from 12:00 noon until 2:30 pm in Room 202.
Instructions in Sewing
People who are interested in learning some of the basic skills involved in constructing clothing will want to take this free class in room 202 of the Maywood Public Library District on Thursdays from 12:00 noon until 2:30 pm. Space is limited. In order to begin taking classes, please leave your information for Mildred A. Green at 708-343-1847.
The Maywood Public Library District would like to invite you to our Adopt-A-Book program. This is a wonderful way to honor or remember someone special in your life. For more information, please click here.
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Have you wondered about the value of your Maywood Public Library card? Take a look at our webpage devoted to all of the privileges our Library patrons have with their Maywood Public Library card (click here).