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Help with Income Tax Forms!

FormHelp has arrived!  Trained volunteers from AARP are now coming to the library to help people complete their 2012 federal income tax forms.  There are no age or income requirements, they can file returns electronically, and it’s FREE.  The volunteers are in the library meeting room on Saturdays, from 10 am to 2 pm, and on Mondays and Thursdays, from 1 to 5 pm.  They operate on a first-come, first-served basis, with no appointments.  Please bring all of the relevant documents with you.  [Clipart © Jupiter Images]

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Tax Forms Delayed

Tax FormsThe IRS sent out an email on 1/8 that said: “The production of some 2012 major tax products, including the Form 1040 and the Instructions for Form 1040, is impacted by the recent passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  At this time, we do not have an estimate as to when products will become available on IRS.gov or in print.”  As a result, the library has not received the 2012 tax forms and we don’t know when we will receive them.  I discovered yesterday, though, that some of the forms were posted to the IRS web site on 1/10.  So, the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and many other forms are available

Texas Libraries Need Your Help

BudgetIn the last session of the Texas State Legislature, funding for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission was cut by 64%, and 80% of that 64% was money that the Texas State Library used to pass on to public libraries, school libraries, and college libraries all over the state.  In addition, because the legislature cut state funding so dramatically, Texas lost matching federal funds.  The state legislature reconvenes today.  If this library is important to you, please consider contacting our local state Senators and state Representatives and asking them to restore funding to Texas libraries.  You can call or stop by our reference desk to ask how you can help, or you can go to this link to find out who your state Sen...

Financial Wellness Month

Dollar signYes, January is Financial Wellness Month!  Did you resolve to whip your finances into shape this year?  Your library has tons of free advice from famous authors like Robert Kiyosaki, Suze Orman, and Dave Ramsey and lots of other authors who are not as famous but are also very knowledgeable.  Take a look at our online catalog or our personal finance bo...

Donate Someone Else’s Money!

You can help pay for library materials and programs with someone else’s money!  All you have to do is get a Kroger cashier to scan your Kroger Plus card and the Friends of the Fairbanks Library’s barcode.  After that, when you use your Kroger Plus card, the Friends will earn points for an annual check from Kroger.  Please ask the library staff for the Friends' barcode.  Kroger PlusPlusKroger BarcodeEquals

Closed for Christmas

WreathAs noted to the left, the library will close 1 hour early on Friday and will be closed Saturday-Tuesday.  The Fairbanks Library staff wishes you and your loved ones safe and happy Christmas holidays.

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Free Computer Classes: December & January

All classes are in the library's meeting room.
Beginner Excel, Thursday, 12/13, 3:30
Intermediate Excel, Thursday, 12/20, 3:30
Computer Basics, Thursday, 12/27, 11:00
Beginner Excel, Saturday, 12/29, 11:00
Intermediate Excel, Saturday, 12/29, 2:00
Beginner Word, Wednesday, 1/2, 3:30
Intermediate Word, Thursday, 1/3, 3:30
Beginner Internet, Thursday, 1/10, 10:00
Beginner Excel, Saturday, 1/12, 11:00
Intermediate Excel, Saturday, 1/12, 2:30
Computer Basics, Wednesday, 1/16, 2:30
Beginner Email-Part 1, Thursday, 1/17, 3:30
Beginner Email-Part 2, Thursday, 1/24, 3:30
Intro to PowerPoint, Saturday, 1/26, 11:00
How to Use Facebook, Wednesday, 1/30, 2:30
Computer Basics, Thursday, 1/31, 3:30

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Book Sale This Saturday!

Book saleThe Friends of the Fairbanks Library are having a book sale this Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 am-3 pm.  They are selling dozens of books that look brand new and would make fabulous, inexpensive Christmas gifts (as in $2 each or less).  They also have music CDs, books on CD, DVDs, and lots of VHS tapes.  Come to the sale Saturday and spend lots of money.  It’s all used to pay for library materials and programs.

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What's Hot?

Notorious NineteenJust in case you’re wondering, these are the adult fiction books that have the longest waiting lists in HCPL and, therefore, might be considered the hottest fiction in the county right now:
1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
2. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
3. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich...

Thanksgiving

ThanksgivingAs noted to the left, the library will be closed for Thanksgiving Thursday-Sunday.  The Fairbanks Library staff wishes you and your loved ones safe and happy Thanksgiving holidays.

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