- G.A.R. BOOK GROUPS
Adult Book Group -
We will next meet on Monday, April 2nd at 6:30. Our April book will be Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. Click here to order a copy for yourself.
Looking ahead to May we will be reading and discussing Comfort Food Diaries: my quest for the perfect dish to mend a broken heart by Emily Nunn. Click here to order a copy for yourself.
Visit the Book Club Page for all the details.
New Book Club! - Who Done It?
Do you love mysteries?
The new Mystery Book Club has chosen to focus on the Caper and read One for the Money by Janet Evanovich for Thursday, March 22, at 12:00 in the Fireplace Room.
For additional reading, read either J.A. Konrath or Stephanie Bond.
- Library Update!
In the case of the Library closing due to inclement weather, closing will be announced on the web site, Facebook, and if possible on the phone. Always check the web site or call the Library in advance (if you hear a message machine, that means we are closed).
IRS Tax Forms:
On January 4, the IRS announced that the 2018 tax filing season would begin on January 29. The IRS set the opening date to ensure the security and readiness of key tax processing systems in advance of the opening and to assess the potential impact of recent tax legislation on 2017 tax returns.(Update:The IRS is reviewing The Bipartisan Budget Act enacted on February 9, 2018, that retroactively extended and modied numerous tax provisions covering 2017. As most tax forms were printed for distribution prior to the signing of new legislation, we recognize this may impact some tax forms ordered. To ensure you have the latest version of the tax product, we strongly encourage you to visit IRS.gov for updates on the implementation of this law. Updated versions of tax forms will only be available on IRS.gov.)
The IRS is currently working to finalize the forms and instructions to reflect the legislation which passed in late December. As a result, some shipments may come later than normal.
While most IRS tax forms, instructions and publications will be available electronically on IRS.gov by the beginning of the filing season (Jan. 29), the printing and distribution process for printed products takes longer to complete.
The IRS understands that you may have questions about when tax products will be delivered to your location. They are establishing dates for printing and distributing product orders. As soon as shipping information is available, the Library will be informed of this schedule.
If you need help in downloading forms, please ask a staff member!
- Friends of the West Newbury Library
Book Drop Off
March 10th from 10:00 - Noon across the street at the old Town HallSupport your library. Fundraisers and donations to the Friends of the Library pay for over a dozen discount museum passes for your use and programs and entertainment for all ages.
The Friends are a 501(c)(3) corporation and donations are tax deductible.
JOIN THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Many of you joined last year at this time, so it's time to renew! Join now, support your library. Download this form and mail it or drop it off at the library.
- NEW at the Library
The Library has many online resources for you to use from downloading a book or song to learning a language. Sometimes it may be overwhelming to try to learn which resources are most useful to YOU.
The Library now has quick tutorials on how to get started on some of these resources. In most cases, there is a short introduction with additional videos on how to get started. Instructions on how to download books also include specific devices. You'll see them on the Resources and Databases and Downloadable Books as a nifty side slider page! And within those pages, there are also links to the tutorials. We hope they will help you!
We will list here tutorial additions on using social media programs:
Facebook - Video
Goodreads - Video
Google - Video
Instagram - Video
Pinterest - Video
New! pronunciator - Video
Snapchat - Video
Twitter - Video
- Pentucket Art Exhibit - Representational Self Portraits
March - April
Symbolic Self PortraitsPentucket Regional Middle and High School students created representational self portraits. Students focused on a face-on perspective, providing them with the opportunity, and experience, to study and understand how to render facial features and proportions from a familiar point-of-view. The treatment of the background or negative space demanded the student develop a concept that would tell the viewer a little more about themselves. Considering color, medium, and imagery, students reveal more about themselves. We hope you enjoy the exhibit.