AARP Tax Aide Begins Saturday, February 2nd

AARP Tax Aide begins this Saturday. Every year, trained volunteers from the Association of Retired Persons offer help in completing simple tax returns for elderly and low income earners. The help is offered three times a week in Room L-129 on a first-come, first-served basis until the middle of April.

Mondays from noon to 4 pm

Wednesdays 10 to 2 pm

Saturdays 11 to 3 pm

Please bring with you the following documents as they apply to your situation:

Scheduled Computer Network Maintenance Tuesday Morning

Before you head off to the library to do your computing on the morning of Tuesday, January 29th, please know that our Network Services will be performing a scheduled maintenance and that the public library computers will be without internet connection for about an hour starting at about 10:00 a.m.  The college computers will NOT be affected by this.

Rearranging Books in the Teen Room

Lone StarAttention all readers of the Texas Lone Star list! We have done a bit of rearranging in the Teen Room. Now, Lone Star books from the current list and last year’s list will be located inside the Teen Room on the last section of shelves by the teen magazines. Books from older lists are now shelved in Young Adult fiction inside the Teen Room.

If you still can’t find the Lone Star books or just have questions, come talk to a librarian. And check out this awesome post for a look at the 2013 Lone Star list!

Flickr CC: Lone Star State Photo by: Brandon Watts

Amelia Bedelia Celebrates a Landmark Birthday

Amelia Bedelia, the well-meaning housemaid in Peggy Parish's famous children's books of the same name, is fifty years old! We are celebrating her birthday with an interactive display. Those of you who have loved her books will remember that Amelia had difficulty understanding English idioms, with hilarious result. So when Amelia's boss leaves her a note to change the towels, dust the furniture, draw the drapes, put the lights out, measure two cups of rice, and dress the chicken, --well, check out our display on the first floor to see what she did. 

The Tween Homeschool Book Club Presents…

Last fall, we introduced a new book club to our line-up: the Tween Homeschool Book Club. Aimed specifically at homeschooled tweens between the ages of 10 and 14, this is an exciting new book club with a great group of kids. In December, tweens read Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret, then created their own silent film (with the help of the Silent Film iPad app!). Check out their awesome silent film creation, The Blue Rescue!