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Diabetes Screenings
On March 28th, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Loyola nursing and medical students will be visiting the Maywood Public Library District to screen patrons for diabetes using a CDC validated screening test, which is provided by the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. Medical students fluent in Spanish will also be present to administer the test in Spanish.  If someone is identified as being at risk for diabetes based on the results of the screening test, they will be referred to their primary care provider for further testing. If they do not have health insurance, they will be referred to the New Life Volunteering Society Free Health Clinic, located at 2645 West Peterson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60659.

The Library Board Meeting will be on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015, at 6:30 pm.

Health Screenings
Loyola medical students will visit the Maywood Public Library District to perform health screenings for the community between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Health screenings include taking a person’s blood pressure, offering counsel on nutrition, advice on how to quit or cut down on smoking, and chronic diseases. These screenings are free to the public, and will take place on April 1st.

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.

Adopt-A-Book Program
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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The Maywood Public Library District is now on Facebook! Click here, log into your Facebook account, and type "Maywood Public Library District" in the Search box. Now click on the "Like" button. This will allow you to keep up with all of the events that are taking place here at the Library.

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).  

   
   

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