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A Note from the Williamston Library

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Michele Brussow, Williamston Library HeadTax forms are here! Please stop in if you need federal or state tax forms. If you require an unusual form we can go online and try to find it for you (please have the form number and title ready). Also, check out the Tax Resources page at cadl.org to take advantage of the many links and tips provided there.

Are you using free file this year? Just go to irs.gov and search for “free file.” According to the IRS, “The Free File program provides free federal income tax preparation and electronic filing for eligible taxpayers through a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service and the Free File Alliance LLC, a group of private sector tax software companies. Many companies offer free or paid state tax preparation and e-filing services.”

Another important announcement, this one for fiction fans: tickets are now available at the library for a free presentation by Audrey Niffenegger, author of the widely acclaimed “The Time Travelers Wife” and “Her Fearful Symmetry.” It will be held on March 23 at 7 pm in the Holt Junior High School auditorium. If you prefer to have your tickets mailed, call (517) 367-6355. Be sure to get your FREE tickets today for this popular event. You can also visit our 2010 Spring Author Series web page for more information.

Other Williamston Library Happenings

Promote Michigan’s Dianna Stampfler is returning on Saturday, March 6 at 2 pm to present a program on Michigan’s One Room Schoolhouses. Thousands of one-room school houses once stretched across Michigan. Some have been preserved in historical villages (including our very own in Williamstown township), while others have been converted into homes, antique shops, art galleries and museums. A small number are still in use as schools.  Join us for this educational and photographic trip back in time to visit schoolhouses that have been lost—and found. Seating is on a first-come basis.

Our March book discussion is scheduled for Tuesday, March 16 at 1 pm. Come in and check out a copy of “Heart in the Right Place” by Carolyn Jourdan. This is our Capital Area Reads selection, and we are encouraging readers across Ingham County to read and talk about the book. The library will then sponsor a presentation by the author on April 19 at 7 pm, at Kinawa Middle School in Okemos. Visit cadl.org/car for more information.

-Michele Brussow, Williamston Library Head Librarian

PS: Mark your calendars and bring in any book donations you may have! The Friends of the Williamston library is hosting a book sale at the Community Center on Saturday, March 20.

A Note from the Williamston Library

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Michele Brussow, Williamston Library HeadMany of us have felt a call to action due to the horrific events in Haiti. The library has had several visits from residents inquiring about reliable charities. While we cannot advise you where to send money, we can certainly provide resources to help you evaluate which charities are right for you. Charitywatch.org, give.org and charitynavigator.org are all non-partisan organizations that rate charities on how well they use donations (based on publicly available financial reports). Thank you for asking—the generosity of our community has truly inspired us.

Our January Cluttergone® program was fantastic! Thanks to our speaker, Rita Wilhelm, and all who attended and made the program such a success. May your new year be clutter free!

Events at the Williamston Library

Please mark your calendar for another highly requested topic on Tuesday, Feb. 16, when our own CADL eMedia expert will be here at 6 p.m. to demonstrate the basics of free digital downloads. If you received a new MP3 player or similar device over the holidays, and would like to learn how to take advantage of the library’s free downloadable books, you won’t want to miss this. Don’t forget to bring your device!

For preschoolers, storytime is at 10:30 on Wednesdays, Feb. 3 and 10. We will enjoy music, stories and a craft. On Wednesdays, Feb. 3 and 24, Dr. Connie Marks will be here from 4-5 p.m. to help children ages 5-10 work on comprehension skills. Children enhance skill sets through the use of poetry and stories with Dr. Marks, who is a literature expert. We have had many positive comments regarding this program and are very excited about the number of people interested.

Calling all book lovers! We are happy to welcome our new book discussion members and would love to have even more. Please stop by to check out your copy of Ian McEwans’ Saturday, which we’ll discuss on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m.

The Williamston Library, a Capital Area District Library, is located in the Community Center at 201 School Street. Learn more by calling (517) 655-1191 or visiting cadl.org.

-Michele Brussow, Williamston Library Head Librarian