The Dog Listener – February 18 at 6pm LOOK UP! The Nature of Mindfulness EHSCO Presents THEY CALLED ME LIZZY Our Museum Passes are Expanding!

The Dog Listener – February 18 at 6pm

Join Certified Dog Listener Phil Klein, as he teaches us to see the world through our dogs’ eyes and communicate using their language. Click to register.

LOOK UP! The Nature of Mindfulness

Join local writer Jen Payne on Feb. 4 @ 6pm for a conversation about reconnecting with nature, the many ways to be mindful, and how the simple act of looking up can create more balance in our lives. Click to register.

EHSCO Presents THEY CALLED ME LIZZY

In this one woman drama, experience the extraordinary life of Madame Keckly, who was born into slavery, but purchased her freedom &  became Mary Todd Lincoln's dressmaker, confidante & friend. Feb. 1 at 2pm. Free & open to the public.

Our Museum Passes are Expanding!

Thanks to the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library our Museum Pass menu is growing! We have recently acquired 2 new passes that will take our patrons to New York City.

3D Printer & BCTV

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Blackstone Librarian Katy Dillman talks with Jan Doyle, host of BCTV’s Classroom Connections, about the library’s 3D printer – what it is and how the community can use it. Joining them are some of our younger Blackstone Makers, demonstrating the printer and sharing their thoughts. It was a great time!

Job Openings

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Circulation Assistant

Part-time circulation assistant position opening at the Adult Circulation Desks, 20 hours/week, including nights and weekends, $12.61/hour. No benefits.

Successful candidates must possess excellent customer service skills, working courteously and tactfully at a busy public library serving a diverse community. Candidates must be energetic, enthusiastic, attentive to detail, with computer experience, an ability to multitask and able to lift up to forty pounds. High school diploma required, college degree a plus.

Please email cover letter and resume by February 7, 2015 to: Deirdre Santora, Associate Librarian for Access Services,  dsantora@blackstone.lioninc.org

Part-Time Youth Services Library Assistant

The James Blackstone Memorial Library is seeking an individual who enjoys working with children, teens and parents in a diverse community. Prior library experience, computer literacy, a familiarity with Microsoft Office and previous work with children/teens is preferred. Flexibility, creativity and an interest in innovative technology is also desired. Successful candidates must possess excellent customer service skills and must be able to work courteously and tactfully at busy youth services circulation desk. Candidates must be energetic, enthusiastic and attentive to detail, have the ability to multitask and lift up to forty pounds. High school diploma required, college degree a plus. 20hrs/wk, including one night and occasional Saturdays at $12.61/hr. No benefits.

Please email cover letter and resume by February 7, 2015 to: Carly Lemire, Associate Librarian for Youth Services, clemire@blackstone.lioninc.org.

Tax Forms Update

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The library has  been notified by the IRS that they will only be sending us Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ this year. There will be no federal  instructions available. The 1040 instruction booklet is 104 pages long this year, making it impossible for us to provide printed copies.

You can access, view and print the instructions yourself by going to http://www.irs.gov/forms or you can order online at http://www.irs.gov/orderforms or by calling 1-800-829-3676.

The library will receive a binder with reproducible copies of all other forms; the charge to copy is $.25 per page.

We will be receiving  CT instructions and forms.

Access Consumer Reports

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Would you like to search Consumer Reports directly? You can access this database from any of the library’s computers as well as from home, using your library card number.

Click on the link below and then click on “Search within this publication.” Enter your search terms with the word “and” before JN “Consumer Reports” in the search box.

Search Consumer Reports