The library will hold a series of talks and activities called Arts and Crafts in Trumansburg. The first event is February 11th at 6:30 pm with Barbara Nowogrodzki and Relax and Color, an activity for all ages to use colored pencils and color a mandala design.
The library will offer free tax prep sessions for IRS Federal and NYS returns. The dates include February 10th & 24th and March 2nd, 16th & 30th, from 10am to 1pm in the Melvin Community Room.
These sessions are for:
-All seniors age 60 + with spouses of any age
-Individuals with disabilities
-Individuals with incomes below $32,000
-Families with incomes below $53,000
Please stop by the circulation desk or call the library at 607-387-5623 to sign up. Returns are prepared by IRS trained and certified volunteers.
What should you bring to your tax appointment?
-Social Security Cards for yourself, your spouse, and all dependents
-Copy of 2014 Tax Return
-W-2s for 2015 for all wages & salaries for everyone in the household
-Documentation of Health Insurance if available
-2015 Income/Interest Statements received showing other income from unemployment insurance, social security, pensions, disability income, state tax refund, gambling winnings, and contract work, reported to IRS.
-2015 Income/Interest Statements received for any savings accounts or brokerage, stock or mutual fund statements.
-If you itemize on your return, bring statements for medical, mortgage interest, real estate property tax, charitable contribution.
-Checkbook if you owe taxes or want refund check deposited directly into your bank account.
The library is currently showing Jim Mason’s work in digital photography. Many of the pieces are limited edition giclée canvas prints with rich color and detail. Mason’s work focuses on Pareidolia, or the human tendency to read significance into naturally occurring stimuli. In his compositions of nature, one might see human faces and figures.
Mason achieves this phenomenon through close-up photographs. For example, vibrant and painterly flowers fill the edges of the canvas and ice formations seem to be a work of marbled paper. The subject becomes an arrangement of colors, lines and textures where the viewer’s imagination can interpret new meanings.
As winter sets in, we will start a new season of stories and art projects. Every Thursday morning at 10:30, Ksana will read children’s books and Barbara will lead fun art projects relating to the story. We hope to see you and your young ones here in the children’s area!
Dates and Themes:
January 7: Robots
January 14: Crayons
January 21: Dance
January 28: Hats & Mittens
February 4: Chinese New Year
February 11: Valentine’s Day
February 18: Moose
February 25: Body
March 3: Opposites
March 10: Trains
March 17: Green & Gold
March 24: Eggs
March 31: Outer Space
April 7: Dinosaurs
April 14: Hide & Seek
April 21: Gardening
April 28: Kites
May 5: Leo Lionni Birthday
May 12: Whales
May 19: Farm Animals
May 26: Sports
Our children’s area now features an art display of wreaths made from paper cut-out hands. Students at Trumansburg Elementary School added their own art and designs to these hands and arranged in concentric rings to create wreaths. We thank the students for sharing their art and hope you take a look as you visit the library!