Thursday, January 29, 2015

Free Tax Help at SMOC

Once again, SMOC is offering free tax assistance to people who meets income guidelines.



The following documents are required:
·        Photo ID
·        Social Security cards (all household members)
·        Proof of health insurance
·        2013 tax return
·        All W-2’s and all 1099’s (social security, unemployment, interest, dividends, lottery, self-employment, pensions, retirement, scholarships)
·        Tax related papers (401K, IRA, tuition, student loans, child care)
·        Bank info for direct deposit of refund
·        If homeowner: RE taxes, mortgage, med expenses, charities…
·        If over 65, and not in subsidized housing please bring water bill and real estate taxes


IF YOU MEET THE INCOME GUIDELINES BELOW, 
 CALL for an appointment at 508 620 2677


# OF PEOPLE IN HOUSEHOLD
INCOME MUST BE LESS THAN
1
$32, 065
2
$41,932
3
$51,798
4
$61,664
5
$71,530

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tax Time!

Message to our patrons about Tax Forms
As per the following correspondence which Framingham Public Library received from the IRS, we regret that we will not have available most of the tax forms we have been able to provide in the past.
IRS Filing Season Update
While we had committed to waiting until next year to making changes to the Tax Forms Program, the situation has changed.  As you may be aware, IRS appropriations were significantly cut in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by Congress.  Unfortunately this puts us in a position where we have very few options.  We want to honor our commitment to you by providing some key products, but we cannot deliver nearly what we have in the past.
 For this filing season, we will offer the following products:
    Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ

No additional products will be available through the Tax Form Program. 
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer Instructions for Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ.
The decision to reduce the number of tax products available to our TFOP partners was not made lightly.  We realize this decision is not ideal and we understand it may impact you and your customers.
 Thank you for your support, IRS TFOP Administrator
Need Products to Complete Your 2014 Tax Return?
Forms and Publications by U.S.Mail - Go to:
 You can order many of the tax forms and publications you need to complete your 2014 tax return through this web page. We will process and ship your order by U.S. mail when the products become available. Most products should be available by the end of January, 2015. 
How to Order
 You may order up to 10 different products and you will receive two copies of each ordered form and one copy of each ordered publication. Instructions for completing the tax forms you order will automatically be included.
 (If you need more than the quantity allowed, please call 1-800-829-3676 to place your order.)
 To place an order, enter the product number or a keyword in the search box. For example, if you need Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses, you could search for 2441, child, dependent, etc. Your search will produce a list of products matching the search criteria. Check the box next to the product, and follow the instructions to finish your order or select more products.
 Please allow 7 to 15 days for us to process and ship your order. If a product is not available when you place your order, we will send it as soon as it becomes available. Please do not place another order.
 If you don't want to wait you can download and print forms from the following site:

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Health and Wellness Resource Center Database

Get healthy this ‪New Year‬ by browsing through our Health and Wellness Resource Center database!

24/7 access with your library card!

What can you do on Health & Wellness Resource Center?

  •  Read up on diseases and conditions
  •  Find information about drugs and symptoms
  •  Look up medical terms in the Merriam-Webster Medical Desk Dictionary, or treatment centers in the health directories
  •  Explore a list of trusted health websites
  •  Take your own personalized health assessments

More

Not only do we have many other Health eResources, eBooks, and online Magazines, but we also have brand new print books available for check-out at the library. Stop in today to see what's new!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ancestry Library

Exciting news! We have added Ancestry Library to our database collection at Framingham Public Library!


There are lots of family records to browse and share. Download forms to make your very own family tree, review census and voter lists, and search and save records such as marriage certificates, ship passenger lists, and immigrant naturalization documents.


Ancestry Library is available at both the Main Library and the McAuliffe Branch (it is in-library use only.) Stop by today to get started!

FYI: In addition to Ancestry, we also have another genealogy database. This database is called Heritage Quest and is accessible from home (unlike Ancestry.) For more information, see our blog post about it!

Questions? Call Reference at 508-532-5570 x4361 or e-mail us.



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Credo

We have an exciting new database for Framingham patrons called Credo!

With Credo you can do so many things.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

2014 National Book Awards

The National Book Foundation presented the winners of the National Book Award for 2014 on November 19. The mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America.

Here is the list of Nominees and Winners:



FICTION
Winner:
Phil Klay, Redeployment Fiction Klay 


Finalists: 
Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman Fiction Alameddine
Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See FictionDoerr
Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven  FictionMandel
Marilynne Robinson, Lila Fiction Robinson
Molly Antopol, The UnAmericans Fiction Antopol
John Darnielle, Wolf in White Van Fiction Darnielle
Elizabeth McCracken, Thunderstruck & Other Stories Fiction McCracken
Richard Powers, Orfeo Fiction Powers
Jane Smiley, Some Luck Fiction Smiley



NON FICTION
Winner:
Evan Osnos, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China  951.06 Osnos 

Finalists: 
Roz Chast, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?  306.874
Anand Gopal, No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes 958.1074
John Lahr, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh B Williams
Edward O. Wilson, The Meaning of Human Existence 128 Wilson
John Demos, The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic 973.5
Nigel Hamilton, The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941 - 1942 940.54

Walter Isaacson, The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution 004.092
Ronald C. Rosbottom, When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 944.361
Matthew Stewart, Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic 322.1


POETRY: 
Winner:
Louise Glück, Faithful and Virtuous Night 811Glück

Finalists: 
Fanny Howe, Second Childhood 811 Howe
Maureen N. McLane, This Blue 811 McLane
Fred Moten, The Feel Trio 820 
Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American 814 Rankine
Linda Bierds, Roget's Illusion 811 Bierds
Brian Blanchfield, A Several World  
Edward Hirsch, Gabriel: A Poem 811 Hirsch
Spencer Reece, The Road to Emmaus
Mark Strand, Collected Poems 



YOUNG ADULT  
Winner:
Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming Y811 Woodson

Finalists:
Eliot Schrefer, Threatened  Y Fiction Schrefer
Steve Sheinkin, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights  Y940.545Sheinkin
John Corey Whaley, Noggin Y Fiction Whaley
Deborah Wiles, Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two
Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory Y Fiction Anderson
Gail Giles, Girls Like Us Y Fiction Giles
Carl Hiaasen, Skink—No Surrender Y Fiction Hiaasen 
 Kate Milford, Greenglass House J Fiction Milford
Andrew Smith, 100 Sideways Miles