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Looking for Income Tax Help?

It's that time again! W-2s are in and everyone's gearing up to get their income taxes filed and sent before the April deadline. If you are looking for forms, the Barbara Bush Library has a select few: 

1040 Form & Instruction Booklet
1040A Form & Instruction Booklet
1040EZ Form & Instruction Booklet

Tremendous Tuesday: Movie

Tuesday, February 2nd is a Tremendous Tuesday-Movie! Join us and watch Disney-Pixar's Inside Out. Inside Out shares the story of Riley, a young girl who just moved to a new town. Watch as her emotions: Joy, Anger, Fear, Sadness, and Disgust help Riley deal with the move. Starring Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling and many more, Inside Out is rated PG and is intended for ages 5-12. 

Happy Horror-Days!

I'm sure you're all in full holiday mode just as I am. When I'm not baking cookies or shopping for presents, I'm trying to relax. What better way to do that then with a good holiday horror? For your horrific holiday needs, I present a collection of holiday horrors sure to scare even Santa away!

October Dreams

Halloween is one of my absolute favorite holidays. When October comes around, I love to immerse myself inall things Halloween. Luckily for me (and you), there's a book for that!

Morganville Vampires

"'Run first,' Shane said. 'Mourn later.' It was the perfect motto for Morganville."

Claire just moved to Morganville, Texas to attend college. After a nearly fatal encounter with the resident mean girl, Claire finds a place to live off campus. In her new digs, Claire learns that Morganville is a tiny town with a very big secret.

The 1970s: A Great Decade for Horror Lovers.

The 1970s might be my favorite decade of horror. Horror films in the 1970s were all about using your imagination against you. I remember how terrified I was when I first saw The Exorcist and all the games my mind played on me after. As a teen, I devoured the original novels that these movies were based on and was scared all over again! Every now and then I like to pick up a good old horror and enjoy the terror. 

Here are some of my favorite horror novels with a 1970s film release for your reading and viewing pleasure!

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

“Fantasy was always only a reality waiting to be switched on.”

Vic lives in two worlds. One world is where her father abuses her mother and life sucks. The other is where fantasy becomes reality by way of her bike and a bridge. There are others like Vic who can transform reality into fantasy. One person in particular, Charlie Manx, uses this gift to kidnap children. Vic has been warned about Mr. Manx but that doesn't stop her from seeking him out.

Years after that meeting with Charlie Manx, Vic is trying to move on with life. Charlie Manx has not forgotten about Vic and will stop at nothing to get to her...

Summer Horrors!

Summer Reading is upon us and like many of you, I need a stack of books to read while I'm laying out on the beach. The following horrors take place during the summer or incorporate summer activities like camping.

Twisted Fairy Tales by Maura McHugh

"Days passed. The birds told her stories of the outside world, and often assured her that she was kind and gentle. Rapunzel never believed them. She knew that she was born wicked and was better off isolated from the world, even if her heart yearned to join it."

The Lords of Salem by Rob Zombie & B.K. Evenson

"She saw herself claw his chest bloody and then claw deeper and push her hands in through his flesh and tear out his heart, then slowly begin to eat it. It was rubbery and hard to chew, like poorly cooked calamari."

Heidi Hawthorne is a radio DJ in Salem. As a recovering drug addict, she's doing her best to keep her life going on the straight and narrow. One day, she receives a wooden box with a strange symbol on it. Inside the box is a blank record from a band called The Lords. Heidi and her fellow DJs decide to play the record for a segment called "Smash or Trash". What Heidi doesn't know is that playing that record will be her complete undoing.

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