The High Point Public Library prides itself on being much more than a place where people check out books, and, in keeping with that effort, this week the library announced two new events – one to help keep people healthy and another to entertain and enrich them.

The library at 901 N. Main St. in High Point will host a free health screening on Wednesday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first floor.

Attendees will get a chance to check out their body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels.

Services will be provided by Guilford Community Care Network, Cone Health and the UNC Greensboro School of Nursing.

At the event, healthcare providers will be available to answer questions about diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

Also, Guilford County Community Care staff will assist customers with obtaining and understanding healthcare coverage.

This event is free and open to the public. If anyone needs more information, they can contact Maxine Days at

The following week, the library will host a book singing and discussion with author Vanessa Miller. That will take place on Saturday, March 11, from 3 to 4 p.m. on the first floor of the library in the Morgan Community Room.

Miller is a North Carolina-based Christian fiction author, playwright and motivational speaker. Her novels include “Ramsey’s Praise,” “Dream Come True,” “Halsey Street” and “Something Good.” The books have received excellent reviews – with several appearing on Essence Magazine’s bestseller list.

Miller received the Best Christian Fiction Mahogany Award and the Red Rose Award for excellence in Christian fiction.

This event will feature a face-to-face discussion with Miller, titled “What We Found in Hallelujah.” Following the discussion, she will be available to meet and sign copies of her novel.