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Help with Income Tax Forms!

Income taxNever fear, help is here!  Starting this Saturday, February 4, volunteer members of AARP, who have been trained by the IRS, will be here to help people complete their 2011 federal income tax forms.  There are no age or income requirements, and they can file returns electronically.  And, it’s all FREE.  They will be in the meeting room here at the Fairbanks Library on Saturdays, from 10 am to 2 pm, and on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 1 to 5 pm.  Please bring all of the relevant documents with you.  [Clipart © Jupiter Images]

Get Organized!

Because January is Get Organized Month, I’d like to point out that your public library has oodles of books that teach you how to get organized.  Oddly, the subject heading for them is “orderliness.”  Here’s a small sample:
Organizing Inside Out





 

Cautionary Tales

Christmas Stories for Grown-ups

There’s no question that children are a big part of Christmastime festivities.  But that doesn’t mean the adults have to be left out.  Lots of authors write Christmas novels for us grown-ups.  Some of the most prolific writers of Christmas fiction are Debbie Macomber, Anne Perry, and Mary Higgins Clark.  Check out the Christmas books by them and others on our “Jingle Bell Reading” display.

Read a New Book

Out of OzThis December, find a new favorite book as we celebrate Read a New Book Month.  What better way to spend the holiday break than to curl up with a new story, one that will expand your imagination or knowledge?  It could be a book that’s new to the world, or one that’s just new to you.  Pick a title from one of the many links on our BOOKS page or play around with our excellent NoveList database and find something that intrigues you.&nbs

Until Monday . . .

Pilgrim turkey 2All of us wish all of you safe and happy Thanksgiving holidays.

Closing for Thanksgiving

Pilgrim turkeyI'm sure our web site staff will be posting this soon, but I just wanted to give you a heads-up.  We will be closed for Thanksgiving from Thursday, November 24, through Sunday, November 27.  That’s why none of your library items are due on those 4 days.  smiley  [Clipart © Microsoft.]

Libraries – The Original Recyclers

RecycleI had never thought about it that way.  Then yesterday I saw two t-shirts, one that said, “Libraries: Recycling since 300 B.C.” and one that said, “Read Green: Borrow from Your Public Library.”  Wow!  Imagine all of the trees that have been saved by people sharing books (scrolls, manuscripts, etc.) through libraries in the past 2300 years.  That’s a lot of trees.  We were eco-friendly when eco-friendly wasn’t cool.  And now we’re sharing CDs and DVDs, so that’s like recycling, too.  FYI, November 15 is America Recycles Day.  [Clipart © Jupiter Images.]

Coming Soon!

Coming SoonThe Friends of the Library will be having a book sale on Saturday, December 3.  What can you do to help?  (1)  If you have any books, CDs or DVDs that are clean and in good condition, you can donate them to the Friends for the sale.  Donations are tax deductible.  (2)  You can volunteer to help set up the sale on Friday afternoon or work the sale on Saturday.

Many Thanks

CheckJean H. puts in a lot of volunteer hours at the library, doing literacy tutoring, going through the donated books and other items, restocking the shelves in the front hallway, and acting as Treasurer for the Friends of the Library.  Because she puts in so many volunteer hours here, her employer, CenterPoint Energy, has donated $500 to the Friends of the Library.  Thank you Jean and thank you CenterPoint!!  [Despite how much Jean does, the library is always looking for additional intelligent, reliable volunteers, especially adults, because they can volunteer while the teenagers are at school.]  Clipart © Jupiter Images.

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