Thursday, March 27, 2014

Boob Girls at the Library

Boob Girls at the Library
Joy Johnson, author of the Boob Girls (Burned out Old Broads), will be at the library on Saturday April 5th, at 2:00 p.m.

Joy Johnson is over 70 now. With her husband, Dr. Marvin Johnson, she co-founded two non-profit organizations in Omaha, Neb., Centering Corporation and Ted E. Bear Hollow. Joy is a nationally-known speaker and has written or edited more than 100 books on grief, mostly for children.

The main characters in Joy's novels the Burned Out Old Broad novels are affectionately called the BOOB Girls. Joy believes that older, seasoned women are beautiful too!

Technology Classes:  We have a full schedule of classes this week.  Monday:  E-book Reader at 3:00 p.m., Microsoft Excel 1 at 5:00 p.m., E-book Reader at 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday:  E-book Reader at 12:30 p.m., Excel 3 at 2:00 p.m., Microsoft Word 2 at 3:00 p.m., Windows 1 at 4:00 p.m., PowerPoint 1 at 5:30 p.m.; Know Your Computer 10:00 a.m., Search Engines 11:00 a.m., How to Search the Internet 2:00 p.m., Using Reference Sources at 3:30 p.m., Tech Thursday at 5:00 p.m., and E-book Reader at 6:00 p.m.

Youth Activities:  We have a full schedule of activities this week.  Monday:  Preschool Story Time at 1:30 p.m., Movie Matinee 4:00 p.m.; Tuesday:  Night of Fun 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday:  Preschool Story Time at 9:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., Robotics Club (for grades 3rd through 6th); Thursday: Pat-a-Cake Pals 10:00 a.m.; Friday:  Toddler Time 10:00 a.m.; and Saturday:  Movie Matinee at 11:00 a.m.

“Sew” What are you doing on Tuesday Nights?  Tangled Yarns meet every Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. The group is open all adults who enjoy doing needle work.

Garden Group April 3rd  We will discuss planning a new garden – from seed catalog – to paper – to reality – get your scissors and glue out on Thursday April 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

Calling All Quilters It is time to prepare for this fall’s 2014 Quilt Byway Quilt Show. We are looking for people to display their quilts, help with set up and take down for the quilt show, as well as people to work during the days of the quilt show.  If you are interested in any of these things, call Dan at the library 402-494-7545.

Tax Forms at the Library
The following tax forms are available at the library:   Form 1040, 1040 Instructions, Form 1040A, 1040A Instructions, Form 1040EZ, 1040EZ Instructions, Schedule A- Itemized Deductions, Schedule B Interest on Ordinary Dividends, Schedule C Profit and Loss from Business, Schedule C-EZ Net Profits from Business, Schedule D Capital Gains and Losses, Schedule E Supplemental Income and Loss, Schedule EIC Earned Income Credit, Schedule F Profit and Loss from Farming, Form 1040NR U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Form, Schedule 1040 R Credit for Elderly or Disabled, Schedule SE Self Employment Tax, Form 1040X Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Form, and Schedule 8812 Child Tax Credit.  You can also get all of the form you need from our website

April is National Poetry Month.  It is a great time to discover poetry again.  Here are some selections to get you started in reading poetry.

Duppy Conqueror:  New and Selected Poems by Kwame Dawes.   Born in Ghana, raised in Jamaica, and educated in Canada, Kwame Dawes is a dynamic and electrifying poet. In this generous collection, new poems appear with the best work from fifteen previous volumes. Deeply nuanced in exploring the human condition, Dawes' poems are filled with complex emotion and consistently remind us what it means to be a global citizen. - from the catalog record.

Dog Songs by Mary Oliver.  "Beloved by her readers, special to the poet's own heart, Mary Oliver's dog poems offer a special window into her world. Dog Songs collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of Oliver's relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. To be illustrated with images of the dogs themselves, the subjects will come to colorful life here. These are poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. In these pages we visit with old friends, including Oliver's well-loved Percy, and meet still others. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver's life emerge as fellow travelers, but also as guides, spirits capable of opening our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection. - from the catalog record.

Have a good week and happy reading.

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