March is an interesting month, often a great month to just “get away”; and several of our members did just that for a variety of reasons. Can you blame anyone for taking advantage of a break in this long winter?
Our remaining members were enthralled by what seemed to be the first hint of spring. Temperatures were in the forties, ice was turning to slush and the sun was shining. We sat around a small round table and with enthusiasm had a great meeting despite only a few of us who attended this month At the onset we decided that this meeting would be devoted to listening to each other and offering support and advice. It turned out to be a very positive experience with many helpful responses. Continue reading
Beginning at 9:00 AM, the Indian Lake Library will help you prepare your personal taxes. Volunteers from the VITA program will stay until around 11:30 am and then head down to the Lake Pleasant Library. Appointments are recommended. Please bring all your documents with you.
The library will be open tonight at 7 for a special program. Meet the writers group and listen to stories, poems and prose. Bring your writing and read. Be prepared to laugh, cry and enjoy. All welcome to this free program
We’ll have tax prep at the library on February 28 but sign up is REQUIRED! Assistance will be free for simple tax preparation. We have some forms in limited quantities and others can be printed off the web. Bring all your documents and income statements. E-file and learn how to use free tax programs too.
This program is provided through United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Bank of America, VITA provides free income tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with a household income of approximately $53,000 a year or less. In addition to providing free tax preparation, VITA works to ensure everyone in the community receives all of the tax credits and deductions for which they are eligible especially EITC, Child Tax Credit, Education Tax Credits and Child Care tax deductions.
The Library is pleased to have crafts and stories for children during SnoCade. Have a favorite sweater you can no longer wear? Turn it in to mittens! That’s just one of the crafts we’ll be trying with the help of ILCS Student Council members. Join us Tuesday, Feb 17, Wed, Feb 18 and Friday Feb 20 from 1-2PM for an hour of stories and crafts. Sign up appreciated, bring a sweater if you have one
The Writers Group will be hosting an open mike night on Wednesday, Feb 18 at 7 PM at the library. Read your poems and prose; Story telling encouraged! Again, sign up at the front desk/ give us a call; it is appreciated
School is closed because of the snowstorm and that means the library is closed too. Stay safe!
The Indian Lake Library is pleased to provide access to the Rural Law Center of New York, INC. We can connect you with answers with your questions on such topics as:
Going to Court, Preparing for Court in New York State, Small Claims Court, How to Serve the Other Party
What is Service?, Directions for Personal Service, Service by Publication in NYS Divorce
Custody/Visitation, How to Prepare for a Custody Case, Custody Case Worksheet, Custody for the Non-Biological Parent, Quick Tips for Non-Parent Custody, Non-Parent Filing for Child Custody
How to Respond to a Scheduling Order, Sample Response to a Scheduling Order,
Grandparent Visitation Guide
Financial Matters, Managing Your Debt, Quick Tips for Dealing with Creditors
How to Answer a Complaint, Getting Creditors to Cease Contact, How to Dispute a Debt, What are Exempt Funds?
Letter to Creditor/Exempt Funds, Should I File for Bankruptcy?
Child Support, Child Support in NYS/Some Answers, NYS Child Support Standards Chart
Wills/Powers of Attorney, Writing Your Will, Being an Executor, NYS Power of Attorney
Divorce/Separation, Guide to Self-Represented Divorce, How to Serve Your Spouse, How to Respond When Served
Mediation/Arbitration, What is Mediation?, FAQ about Mediation
Health and Aging, Senior Citizen NYS Legal Resource Guide, Health Care Proxy in New York State, Senior and Caregiver Checklist
Housing Legal Resource Guide, Buying a Home on a Land Contract, Sample Land Contract, Buying a Mobile Home, Tenant Tips
A new year and a fresh start!! Yes, it has been well below zero pretty often this month, but, we are a hardy folk, maybe a bit weary of this cold, but we plod onward. Our first meeting of the year began with a long list of “business” issues. I will list the issues below Continue reading
Indian Lake Library cardholders can now use new genealogy data bases. Use your library card bar code to log in here to Heritage Quest. Additionally, Ancestry.com is
soon to be available for use in the library. Research your family history online. This collection assembles every extant U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials. Purchased for residents in Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties through a generous grant from Senator Hugh Farley, New York State Central Book Aid and the Southern Adirondack Library System
According to their website, “HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids… It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past. Continue reading