Utility Bill Clinic with C.U.B.
On Wednesday, August 5th, from 4:30-6:30 pm in room 201, the Citizens Utility Board, C.U.B., along with State Representative Chris Welch, will have a presentation on handling your utility bills at the Maywood Public Library District. Those who attend may bring their bills for electricity, gas, or telephone for consultation by C.U.B.’s experts. Some attendees have learned how to lower their bills by $200 per year. To learn more about C.U.B., please visit their website at http://www.citizensutilityboard.org.
Maywood Workforce Center at the Library
Charles Townsend of the Maywood Workforce Center will visit the Maywood Public Library District on Monday, August 10th, at 1:30 pm. He will provide information about center services that are 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. This will take place in room 201.
Broadway’s Best Hits
There will be a concert, performed by Elliot Wimbush and Company, at the Maywood Public Library District on Saturday, August 15, from 6:30-9:00 pm. They will be performing some of Broadway’s best hits from the Great White Way. Come and enjoy an evening of free live music, food, and community.
eBooks Through eRead Illinois
There will be a presentation on using ebooks at the Maywood Public Library District on Tuesday, August 25, from 4:00-5:00 pm. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own ereaders and other devices to this event. For more information about using ebooks at the Library, please visit http://www.maywood.org/library/eBooks_Axis360.html
Display: Revolutions in History
Please take a look at our display, Revolutions in History, which will be up from now through July.
The Library Board Meeting will be on Wednesday, July 15, and Wednesday, August 19, 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.
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.
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).