AARP Tax Aide

AARP Tax Aide begins this Wednesday--February 2nd. Trained volunteers from the American Association of Retired Persons help individuals file simple tax returns. The service, in Room L129, extends Mondays from noon - 4 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m - 4 p.m., and Saturdays, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. from now until April 18th.

Because of IRS systems delays, neither the AARP nor anyone else will be able to file income tax claims that contain the following until February 14th:

This Just In: Instructions for 1040 A

A quick update. The 1040 A Instruction sheets have arrived! As of 2:30 this afternoon. The other piece of news you may want on this last day of January is that we are out of 1099 Miscellaneous forms. Malcolm Purvis Library, at 510 Melton Street in Magnolia, has a good supply. They will be open until 8:00 this evening. Their phone number (metro number) is 936-442-7704. More tax information later...



The Children’s Department and Houston Grand Opera present a special performance of Bantam of the Opera on Monday,                 January 31st at 1:00 pm!
This FREE performance is appropriate for children of all ages, no registration is required and fun is guaranteed!
And, on Tuesday, February 1st, at 4:30 pm, join us for Craft Time!  Have fun making a Valentine’s Day origami craft and card!  This program is limited to 20 children (1st – 6th grade) and advanced registration is required.
For more information and to register for Craft Time, stop by the Children’s Reference desk or call 832-559-4235.



Electronic reading devices--eReaders--were a popular gift item this holiday season. People have been coming in asking for tips on how to download electronic library books to their new eReaders, and circulation has skyrocketed. Fantastic!

Others have expressed dismay that their brand of eReader won't accept library books. Yes, only the Barnes and Noble Nooks, the Sony Readers, the Kobo eReader, Literati Reader, Pandigital Novel, and Pocketbook Pro accept our OverDrive ebooks.

By the way, the Digital Media catalog also stocks electronic formats for reading on various computers and listening to on a number of audio devices.


Register now for the KIDLIT Book Club... enjoy discussion, crafts, puzzles, games and snacks for the book “Dodger and Me” .   The club is limited to 15 children (3rd – 5th grade) and will meet at 1:00 pm on Mondays, February 7th and 21st  in the Children’s Department.  

Stop by the Children’s Reference desk to register or call 832-559-4235.

*book selection is available for checkout when registering