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Staff members from the Greenfield Public Library will write about recent developments at the library, staff book recommendations, new materials, updates on the new library, upcoming events and programs, and highlights of specific collections. For more information about the Greenfield Public Library, check out our web site.

Meet Your Mystery Date at Greenfield Library

WELCOME BACK BLOG READERS! 

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day approaching. Bring your sweetheart to Greenfield Library and read below about some of the activities occurring at the Library. 

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TAX SEASON IS HERE! 

It is the beginning of the year and that means that Uncle Sam is once again digging deep into our pockets during a new tax season.  Greenfield Library is here to make the only season worse than this everlasting winter a painless and hopefully profitable one once those rebates start coming back. 

FORMS

      -Homestead Tax forms are available at the reference desk at no cost!

-Federal and state tax forms will be available to photocopy or print at the reference desk for 15 cents per page.  However, the first five pages you print are free!  Ask at the reference desk.

-If you want to find federal tax forms and booklets online, go to http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs or order by phone at 1.800.829.3676

-If you want to find state tax forms and booklets online, go to http://www.revenue.wi.gov/html/formpub.html or order by phone at 414.227.4000

AARP FREE TAX ASSISTANCE – GREENFIELD LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM

     -MONDAYS (FEBRUARY 3 – APRIL 14)

-10:00am – 4:00pm

     -TUESDAYS (FEBRUARY 4 – ARPIL 15)

-10:00am – 2:00pm

     -Appointments MUST be made in-person with the AARP representatives on days when they are at Greenfield Library.  Library staff will NOT make or take appointments.

     -Please bring your current tax records and a copy of last year’s income tax return. 

BLIND DATE BOOK CLUB 

Are you up for a little adventure?  Are you in the mood for a little forbidden book love?  Greenfield Library, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day now offers a Blind Date Book Club.  We wrapped a number of books and only supplied a minimal description on the cover.  If your curiosity is piqued, take one or more of these books to the counter and unveil the prose you chose.  NO PEEKING…we’re watching.  Then, when you’re done, come back and tell us if your book was a stud or a dud.  This club is for kids, young adults and adult readers, so everyone can have the blind date experience.  We hope it goes well and you meet your dream date. 

DEATH BY CHOCOLATE PARTY– FEBRUARY 13 

Alert the police now for an expected mass case of chocolo-cide when Greenfield Library hosts our Death by Chocolate Party on Thursday, February 13 from 3:00 – 4:30pm.  All middle and high school students are invited to this free event, where there will be chocolate-themed games, crafts and snacks.  Xocolatophobes stay home, this party will be a killer! 

FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE 

Enjoy a mid-winter movie break at Greenfield Library’s Community Room on Friday, February 21 at 1:30pm.  We will be showing a new-release family film on our big screen and serving snacks.  Which new-release film?  You’ll just have to come and find out!  See you there. 

DEEP IN THE STACKS – SYLVIA PLATH 

February 11 marked the 51st anniversary of the death of a writer who left too soon.  Sylvia Plath was a poet, novelist and short story writer who suffered from depression most of her adult life.  Her most famous work, The Bell Jar, was a semi-autobiographical novel in which the protagonist’s descent into mental illness paralleled Plath’s experiences with clinical depression.  Her suicide in 1963 is clouded with controversy and many wonder whether her attempt was intentional or perhaps just a cry for help.  Regardless, her impact in the literary world is lasting, despite it being all too brief. 

The following are holdings related to Sylvia Plath at Greenfield Public Library. 

WRITTEN BY PLATH

-Ariel: The Restored Edition – 811.54 PLA

-The Bell Jar (Book) – F PLA

-The Bell Jar (Book on Tape) – CAS PLA

-The Collected Poems – 811.54 PLA

-The Journals of Sylvia Plath – 800 PLATH, Sylvia (Lower Level – Ask Librarian) 

ABOUT PLATH

-American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath – Carl Rollyson     BIO PLATH, Sylvia

-Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted – Andrew Wilson     811.54 WIL

-Sylvia Plath – ed. Harold Bloom     800 PLATH (Lower Level – Ask Librarian)

-Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath – Kate Moses     F MOSES, Kate 

DVD

-Sylvia – DVD SYL 

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Thank you again for reading our blog and we look forward to seeing you soon at Greenfield Library.

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