Free Health Screening by the Vascular Surgery Interest Group
Free health screenings will take place at the Maywood Public Library District on Wednesday, April 22, from 5:00-6:30 pm. Students from Loyola University will be taking blood pressure, discussing risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and handing out informative pamphlets. There will also be screenings for peripheral vascular disease. This event is free.
Triton College: Access to Literacy
Access to Literacy will visit the Maywood Public Library District on Monday, May 11th, from 2:00-4:00 pm. They will discuss what their program offers, and how they help adults improve their skills in reading and comprehension.
E-Read Illinois at Your Library
There will be a presentation on using e-books with eRead Illinois on Tuesday, May 12th, at 4:00 pm in the Computer Classroom of the Maywood Public Library District. Library patrons will be shown how to use their eReaders and other devices to borrow e-books through eRead Illinois. For more information on the Library’s e-books, please visit the Library’s webpage on ebooks at http://www.maywood.org/library/eBooks_Axis360.html. This is a free event.
Maywood Workforce Center at the Library
Charles Townsend of the Maywood Workforce Center will be at the Maywood Public Library District in room 201 on Tuesday, May 19, from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. He will be presenting information about center services available for job seekers. The presentation will include an interactive workshop, "How to Conduct An Effective Job Search." Additional take home materials will be provided to all attendees.
Book Signing and Presentation: The Day the Crabs Got Out
Dr. Eddie Taylor, Lead Psychologist and Director of Mental Health within the state of Indiana, will visit the Maywood Public Library District on Tuesday, May 26, at 4:00 pm, to discuss his book, The Day the Crabs Got Out. Dr. Taylor delves into an analysis of African American society, exploring its current status, how it reached this point, and what contributing factors were involved. The Day the Crabs Got Out will be available for purchase.
The Library Board Meeting will be on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, at 6:30 pm.
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).