Free tax prep this Saturday, February 28

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.

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Writers Group Newsletter

Wednesday, February 18th at 7pm in our library will be an open mic night.  We hope many of us and also many visitors will join us for an evening of shared personal stories.
How exciting that our order of forty more Aster and Ink books arrived at the post office this very morning.  Since our assignment was “Timing”, this arrival followed suit.  Hot off the press we have already sold fifteen books and are holding an additional six for others.  So, twenty one are gone and nineteen to go.  With our big Winterfest celebration this coming week we still have plenty of books available and an opportunity to sell more.
Our meeting was filled inspiration and comradeship.  We had not assigned “love” as a topic but love appeared in one form or another in most of the pieces shared at this meeting.  We had a love story based on “timing”, as well as another one based on a tree transformed into the sculptor of a woman’s torso. We heard the story of how the love of the mountains inspired one couple to move up to Indian Lake.  Personal notes shared by their receiver revealed how written words have the ability to glow with the love of friends and family who live at a distance.

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Help with Taxes

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.

SnoCade Events in addition to the Sat/Sunday book and bake sale

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