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Mystery Book Club

I would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone to attend our Mystery Book Club.  We took a short break over the summer but now it's time to dig back into the mysteries we all enjoy.  I thought we might find a mystery that is written in our favorite state.  This gives us lots of choices and may bring a new and exciting author to the discussion.  Wednesday will continue to be our meeting day and the time will still be 2 pm.  So grab your books and come join us for our Mystery Book club discussion.  See you there.  Anyone is welcome to attend.

Summer Reading Just Around the Corner

Summer Reading is just around the corner.  Summer Reading flyers are not available yet due to a mishap at the printers.  However, the staff at Baldwin Boettcher invites you to visit our website and view our events page.  Programming for children starts June 6th.  Ticketing is still required for our children's programming.  Tickets are free.  Please arrive one-half hour early to ask for your ticket.  Remember the fire marshall has limited our seating capacity to 60 people.  This means that children attending the program should be able to sit by themselves to pariticpate in the program.  Some of our programs have seating limited even lower than 60 so please make sure that you find out how to sign up for these. 

Mystery Book Club takes a break!

The Baldwin Boettcher Mystery Book Club will take a break for the Summer.  As we are getting ready for the children to come into the library for the summer, our reduction in staff and limited budget means we need more time to get things done.  Bonnie will be helping with the Summer Reading Program and needs a little time to devote to creating some of this programming.  We will resume again in September when the children are back in school. 

Just bring a favorite author that you discovered over the summer or have always liked.  We will discuss what topic we want for October and have a little snack.  It is always good to have a little food with our discussion.  So take a little break, explore some new authors or revisit your friends and we will see you on September 21st at 2 pm.

AARP Tax Help isn't just for AARP members!

The Baldwin Boettcher Library confused many of our customers.  The AARP tax help is free and is offered to anyone who may need help getting their taxes done.  This free service is not just for AARP members.  You must have the social security cards of all the people on the return, have your 2009 tax return and finally gather all your 2010 tax papers, such as 1099's W2's, house information for those of you who own a home.  Did you contribute to a retirement account?  Bring that too.  Our specially trained AARP tax helpers will complete your taxes and file electronically.  The IRS is encouraging paperless transactions.  So if you want free tax help come on Monday between 1 and 6 pm, Wednesday between 10 am and 5 pm, Friday between 1 and 5 pm and Saturday between 12 and 4 pm.  Our great AARP team will happily file your return.  If you have any questions, call the Baldwin Boettcher Library at 281-821-1320 and we will answe

It's Tax Time again.

It is that time of year again when Uncle Sam requests our undivided attention and we must file our tax returns.  Have you heard about the free, painless, way of doing that this year?  Come to the Baldwin Boettcher Library, starting Feb 2nd and the AARP volunteers will be here to process your information.  What do you need to bring with you?  First gather all your 2010 tax papers and information, W2's, 1099's, interest forms, house information, medical payments, things that are deductible from your tax base.  Then find and dust off that 2009 tax return.  Bring it with you.  Finally get all your social security cards that you will be claiming on your tax return.  Come in Mondays  (1 pm til 6 pm), Wednesdays (10 am til 5 pm), Fridays (1 pm til 5 pm) and Saturdays (12 noon til 4 pm).  Remember this starts Wednesday, Feb 2nd.  This is a free service.  It is a first come, first serve basis.  They will be processin

Sugar-Free Desserts

It is that time of year when we once again think about our health, weight and make our resolutions.  The Baldwin Boettcher Library would like to help you out with a food program.   The program is titled "Sugar-Free Desserts".  So come in to find out just how tasty desserts without sugar can be.   I personally think my Coconut Cream pie is an excellent choice.  However, you must attend to find out what other goodies will be served.  Join us on Tuesday, January 25th at 5:30 pm and get a taste of sweetness without the sugar.

The Mystery Hour at Baldwin Boettcher

January is fast approaching.  This is the time when many people make the  move to visit or spend some time in Florida.  So for this month we will be investigating books that have a mystery set in Florida.  The Doc Ford character by White and the Rick Riordan books have made the suggestion list if you don't want to search for one of your own.  Come join us for our wonderful trip to Florida.  We will meet on the 19th of January at 2 pm.  Bring your book and let's discuss where your book took you within the State of Florida.  See you next year.

Friends of the Baldwin Boettcher Library Book Sale

Come one, come all to the Friends of the Baldwin Boettcher Library book sale.  Wondering how you can support your library.  Now is your chance.  Bring a few dollars down to the library on Oct 16th from 10 am until 3 pm and purchase our gently used books that have been donated to the library by customers.  This is the opportunity to find that one book at an affordable price so you do not have to return it to your library.  A favorite title, look for it at the book sale.  The Friends of the Library will be offering, VHS movies, CD's, children's material and many adult materials.

Mysteries take a look at the Universities.

The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library Mystery Book Club will take a look at our Universities through the eyes of murder, intrigue and mayhem.  Does your favorite book take place at a University?  Did Professor Plum get murdered after his lecture in the library?  Find a book that has a setting, theme or character from an University and bring it to our Mystery Book Club.  Present it to the group so we may expand our reading experiences.  Join the Mystery Book Club on September 15th at 2 pm.  We always have a good time talking about our favorite authors, books and of course food.  Help us decide which subject will be good for October.  See you on the 15th of September at 2 pm.

Summer Reading at Baldwin Boettcher

Summer Reading at the Baldwin Boettcher Library was a grand success.  Our Children's Librarian, Nancy Rodriguez, kissed a cow.  A few of our young participants were "hugged" by a very large snake.  It goes without saying we ate really well.  Snacks have been provided by the Friends of the Baldwin Boettcher Library.  Adult programming had some taste testing and Domino's pizza provided the experience of a life time with two pizza parties.

The Baldwin Boettcher Library presented 61 programs; entertaining 2149 participants.  Due to budget constraints the Friends of the Baldwin Boettcher Library foot the bill for costs. 

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