Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WINDSOR LOCKS TELEPHONE SCAM

We have been informed that some Windsor Locks residents have been receiving phone calls from the "U.S. Treasury" informing them that they owe the government money and instructing them to obtain a bank check that will be picked up by government representatives at their home.  THIS IS A SCAM!  Windsor Locks Police say that anyone receiving such a call should hang up immediately.  The U.S. Treasury does NOT contact people by phone!  Please spread the word about this scam, especially to anyone who might be vulnerable to such a scam.

TAX FORMS

The IRS has informed us that the printing of many 2012 tax forms and booklets will be delayed because of the new tax laws. We are putting the forms and instructions out in our TAX FORM rack in the lobby as we receive them.  We expect to receive additional forms soon.  Many of the them are now available online at the IRS Forms & Publications page at http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs.  You can print them out at your convenience.

Last week someone removed a large number of state tax forms from our display.  Please remember that many people depend on the library for their tax forms and instructions and we only receive a limited number. In the interest of fairness, please take only what you need so that everyone has the opportunity to obtain their forms.  Thank you!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Closing Early

We will close at 8:00 PM tonight due to poor weather conditions.  Drive safely!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"STEEL" PRESENTATION POSTPONED

Fay Taylor, author of the inspirational memoir, "Steel," the story of her struggle with severe spinal cord injuries, will be at the Windsor Locks Public Library on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 PM.  This appearance has been postponed from its originally scheduled time at 6:30 this evening.  Mark your calendars!  Fay's book is available for checkout here.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

JANUARY PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Visit http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=WLOCKS for c omplete descriptions and registraion information.  Call 860-627-1495 to register (books clubs do not need priot resgitration!).

Mondays 10:30-11:15 AM.  Storytime for preschoolers ages 2-5.  Stories, crafts, singing, dancing, and more will be enjoyed by all.  No regustration is necessary.

Wednesday 6:30-7:15 PMEvening storytime for children of all ages. Storytime fun for everyone. There are stories, singing, dancing, crafts and more. No registration needed.  

Tuesday, January 8 @ 6:30 PM.  BookBuggs Book Club.  Come prepared to share with the group information (title, author, and a brief personal review) on novels or nonfiction that you have recently read and enjoyed (or not!), or even longstanding favorites. Everyone will have at least five minutes to speak, but no one is required to share if they prefer just to listen and enjoy. Bring a notebook to record the details of anything that sounds interesting for future reading.

Wednesday, January 9 @ 6:30 PM.  Great Path Academy, embedded in the Manchester Community College campus, is an opportunity for college-ready students in grades 9 through 12 to become immersed in the environment and coursework of college while earning college credit. Anastasia DiFedele-Dutton hosts this informative session, which offers parents and students alike the opportunity to ask questions about the application process, the curriculum, and features of Great Path academy. For more information on regional school choice in Connecticut, visit http://www.choiceeducation.org    

Saturday, January 12  11-11:45 AM.  This is a gingerbread themed storytime. We will be reading stories and creating our own permanent gingerbread man decorations.  Please call to register to be sure that we have enough supplies on hand for all participants.

Tuesday, january 15 @ 6:30 PM.  Around the World Book Club.  Come travel to Israel this month with the Around the World Book Club as we discuss Revenege: a Story of Hope (Blumenfeld). Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk one month before the meeting. New members are always welcome.

Wednesday, January 16 @ 6:30 PM.  Christie Capers Mystery Book Club.  The Christie Capers mystery book club will discuss Night Train to Memphis (Elizabeth Peters), set in Egypt, this month. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk one month before the meeting. New members are always welcome!

Monday, January 21.  CLOSED for Martin Luther Kings's birthday.

Wednesday, January 23 @ 6:30 PM.  Author Fay Taylor - STEEL.  Author Fay Taylor will discuss her memoir, STEEL, her story of triumph over adversity after a tragic fall from a horse in 1989 that resulted in a broken back and severe spinal cord injuries. STEEL is the memoir of a woman whose faith and courage have helped her to remain as strong as steel throughout the difficult experiences of the past 23 years. Her story will be an inspiration to all who live with or care for someone with spinal cord injuries. Join us to meet Fay Taylor and hear, in her own words, the story of her rollercoaster ride from the depths of despair to triumphant heights and back again.
Copies of STEEL will be available for sale and signing after the program for $16.99. Please join us!

GREAT PATH ACADEMY INFORMATION SESSION

Anastasia DiFedele-Dutton will present an informative program on Great Path Academy at Windsor Locks Public Library on Wednesday, January 9 at 6:30 PM. Great Path Academy, embedded in the Manchester Community College campus, is an opportunity for motivated students in grades 9 through 12 to become immersed in the environment and coursework of college while earning college credit. This session will offer parents and students alike the opportunity to hear about the application process, the curriculum, and features of Great Path Academy and regional school choice. For more information on regional; school choice visit http://www.choiceeducation.org. To register for this information session call us at 860-627-1495