What’s Happening?

This week at the library:

Monday, April 13
10:30: Toddler Story Time
11:30: Preschool Story Time

Tuesday, April 14 
9:00 am: Bridge

Wednesday, April 15
3:00-4:00 pm: Teen Scene (Grades 6-12)

Thursday, April 16

9:00 am: Knitting Group 10:30 am: Baby Story Time  11:30 am: Preschool Story Time                                    6:00 pm: Board Meeting

 

April is Autism Awareness Month

 autism awareness ribbon
According to the Autism Society, “Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life… Join us in celebration for 2015 National Autism Awareness Month! National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.”

Here at the Vicksburg District Library, Mrs. W has created a helpful display highlighting the resources we have available on autism, and we are all eager to help increase awareness and locate any materials you may find useful.

 

Tax Help Resources

tax help

The Community Action Agency in partnership with the Kalamazoo County Tax Counseling Initiative (TCI) will provide free tax preparation to low to moderate income families (earning $53,000 or less). There will be over 125 free tax sites, staffed by community volunteers who are IRS-trained and certified, throughout the community in the upcoming months. The majority of tax sites are available by appointment (see information below).

There will be 3 walk-in dates at Health & Community Services, 3299 Gull Rd., Kalamazoo:

Thursday, April 2nd from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Wednesday, April 8th from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Thursday, April 16th from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Customers are encouraged to attend one of the dates listed above or to call 2-1-1 to find the most convenient site and schedule a tax preparation appointment, or they can go online to myfreetaxes.com (if they earn $58,000 or less).

 

 

Website Showcase: Books & Authors

One of the many useful databases available to Michigan residents through MEL (the Michigan Electronic Library), Books & Authors is a versatile, detailed way to discover new books and authors to fall in love with. Visit Books & Authors to explore thousands of book recommendations by genre, expert picks, award winners, best-sellers and more. Books & Authors also features a “Read-A-Like Wizard” to help users find books similar to those they’ve enjoyed. The genre recommendations are incredibly detailed, letting users explore all the way down into sub-genres like “Doppleganger Historical Fiction” or “Ranch Life Mysteries”.

If you need help with the site, stop on in and we’ll be happy to help.

This month’s book club pick:

Prepare for May by reading one of our (many, many) books written by James Patterson.

Our next book discussion group will meet Thursday, May 7th at 9 a.m.

James Patterson

eBook and Digital Audiobook Information

Click the graphic below to visit our eBook & Digital Audiobook catalog!

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