WRITER OF THE WEEK Thornton Burgess created short stories for children featuring a variety of forest inhabitants, among them Peter Rabbit (no relation to the Beatrix Potter character,) Spotty the Turtle, and Old Mother West Wind.
MOVIE NIGHT Join us for popcorn, drinks, and fun this Thursday the 18th at 5:30 PM. We’ll be watching a Lego movie with ninjas! (That is to say: the ninjas will be on the screen, not in the room – we think.)
TODDLER PAINTING Bring your young children to the library this Friday the 19th at 11 AM to help us create flowers to brighten up the winter chill. No toddlers will be painted on purpose, but we suggest wearing older clothing.
TAX FORMS While the library may receive some Federal tax forms over the next week or two, we do not expect the New York State tax forms to arrive until late February.
WORD OF THE WEEK Arctophile: Someone who collects or studies teddy bears.
TAX FORMS Both Federal and State forms are now available at the library. Their numbers are very limited, and we are not able to reorder, so you may wish to stop in soon. These are mostly the basic return forms. If you need a form we do not have, you can print it out from the internet at the library for a cost of fifteen cents per page.
MOVIE NIGHT Our monthly movie night will be this Thursday the 16th at 5:30 PM. We’ll be watching a film about a group of children with some very peculiar gifts. Popcorn and soda will be provided.
WEEKLY QUOTE I love any excuse to come to New York - when it's not February. – K. A. Applegate, children and young adult author
TAX FORMS Federal and state forms and instructions have arrived. (The exception, the Federal 1040s, were sent to us last week and should be here shortly.) Due to new regulations we will not receive any more shipments this year, so do not delay your trip in to pick them up. Forms we do not have on paper or that have run out can be printed out at home or at the library for a small fee. Library staff cannot offer tax advice. The St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging is offering free classes on Thursdays from 9 AM – 1 PM at the Rescue Squad building on Pickering Street.
WATCH OUT FOR BIRDS Let us help you kick off the winter break this month. Come to the library on Saturday the 13th at 11 AM to learn about local kinds of birds and make your own birdfeeder to hang in your yard or from your porch. This project will involve the use of peanut butter, nuts, and seeds.
WEEKLY QUOTE I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few: my pipe of briar; my open fire; a book that's not too new. – Robert W. Service, Canadian poet
TAX FORMS New York State tax forms have arrived, and the Federal forms are expected shortly. We will have a very limited supply this year, both in the number and in the kind of forms, so stop in soon or call ahead to make sure we still have the ones you need.
MOVIE NIGHT Come watch a recent movie from Marvel about an insect-sized superhero. We’ll bring the popcorn this Thursday, January 28th, at 5:30 PM – you bring the guests. The film is rated PG-13.
TURTLE TIME Stop in to meet the newest member of the library staff. Sophie Gertrude is a large red-eared slider, mostly likely at least twenty years old. She enjoys peace and quiet, basking under her heat lamp, and checking out visitors. Her aquarium is by the first-floor elevator, near the computers. While she doesn’t like to be touched by strangers, she would love to say hello through the glass.
TAX FORMS We have ordered 2015 tax forms, but they have not yet been printed or shipped. We will publish an announcement when they arrive. Please be aware that the government has limited the number and kind of forms they provide to libraries this year. We will not be receiving booklets from the federal government. Additionally, once our supply is gone we will not be able to order more. Forms and instructions will also be accessible and printable through the IRS and NYS Department of Taxation websites, or you can file electronically.