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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Spring Into a Good Book, Movie or Storytime, Here!

State and Federal Tax Forms Now Available
Yes, all the paper tax forms have finally arrived at your library! We have a large selection of the most commonly used state and federal forms and instruction books. If you need a more specialized form, we can help you find it on the IRS website, IRS.gov and print out copies as needed (cost is $.20 cents/page to print). Also, if you don't have Internet at home but are comfortable with computers, you can use one of the library's public access machines to e-file your federal tax forms, saving both paper and postage by doing your taxes online.  

Spring Storytime  Mondays and Wednesdays beginning February 24th.
Hard as it still may be to believe, the end of winter's really not that far off (honest). Your library will begin welcoming the warmer season this month with our annual eight week Spring story-time for pre-k age children, families and caregivers. Library Storytime  is now offered mornings and evenings each week to help meet the schedules of busy parents:  Monday evening from 6:30 - 7:00 pm and Wednesday morning from 10:00 - 10:30. Don't miss the fun, reading and activities for your little ones and play date time for parents and families afterwards.  The kids will enjoy an interactive story, learning skills activity and take home crafts, books and DVDs related to each week's special theme. Spring themes include "Baking is F-U-N" , "Books of 3's" and "Daffy about Ducks". All children, families and caregivers are welcome. There's no cost to participate and regular attendance isn't required. We look forward to seeing you and your little ones @ the library. Questions? Call 375-5723.

Movie Night at Your Library, Thursday Feb 27th, 6:30 PM
February is national Autism Awareness Month. To recognize the "different, not less, often more" abilities and talents of all individuals on the autism spectrum, we'll be showing  an award-winning movie about  autism rights activist Temple Grandin's life. Declared autistic in the 1950's when such a diagnosis was typically treated by institutionalization, Grandin's Harvard educated mother refused to think of  Temple as "less"and continued to pursue her daughter's education and development. Grandin encountered many supportive mentors throughout her youth who recognized her unusual intelligence, need for "hands-on" learning activities and gift for visual thinking.  Grandin went on to earn a  PhD in animal sciences  and became an internationally recognized expert on animal psychology and livestock facilities design. Approximately 70% of livestock processing facilities in the US utilize Grandin's "humane design" structures. 

Grandin is widely regarded as the first person to speak out about being autistic, "thinking in pictures" and the opportunities and challenges autism presents.  She has published several best selling books and is sought after as a public speaker and autism educator. She was included in the Time 100 list of the one hundred most influential people in the world in the "Heroes" category.  The story of her life is a deeply inspiring, funny and eye-opening adventure that reveals how many different ways there can be to perceive the world. Rated PG this movie is highly recommended for anyone wishing to understand more about the "beautiful minds" of autism.  This event is open to the general public and there's no charge to attend. 

Did you know? Your Boscobel library cards gives you access to the shared collections of all thirty libraries in the Southwest Wisconsin Library System (Grant, Crawford, Richland, Lafayette and Iowa counties). with one card you can check out and return books to any of the libraries in our system, or have them sent to you here in Boscobel via the Interlibrary Loan delivery van! Next week: New titles, DVDs and e-book  training serminars. Stay tuned! 

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