Happenings 2/16/2015

winners_circle770In the Winner’s Circle…Library Board Trustee…Historical Pictograph Collection…Taxes…Library Connect…Story Time…

In the Winner’s Circle
This month’s exhibit in our display case celebrates the sport of American thoroughbred horseracing, in particular late nineteenth century thoroughbred horseracing in Montana. At that time, three Montana frontiersmen had produced acclaimed thoroughbred horses that galloped to victory in prestigious races on principal eastern racetracks.

The exhibit also celebrates the completion of a four-year research project undertaken by local writer Cathy Moser. She researched, chronicled, and wrote extensively about Montana’s famous thoroughbred beauties for the Montana Historical Society. Her article, “In the Winner’s Circle,” featured in the Winter 2015 issue of Montana, the Magazine of Western History and published by the Montana Historical Society, will appear on newsstands in mid- to late February.

Trustee for Library Board Needed
Do you enjoy coming to the Library? If so, you may consider applying to be on the Board of Trustees.  There is a current opening for a Trustee beginning in April.  A job description can be picked up at the Library.  If interested, please send a letter of intent explaining your qualifications and interest to Kevin Myhre City Manager, by Friday, March 13.  The best candidate will be appointed by the City Commission at the regular March 17th meeting.  If you have questions, please contact Director KellyAnne Terry at 538-5212.

Historical Photograph Collection
We have a sizeable historical photograph collection of approximately 7300 items. 3000 of these are available for view, copy or print from the Internet. On the front page,  scroll down to The Montana Memory Project and select “Historical Documents” to find documents and books or “Historical Photographs” to find photographs on Central Montana history. Old photos of Central Montana communities are always welcomed. Should you choose to share yours, we will make copies and return the originals to you. Thank you for helping us preserve the history of Central Montana.

Tax Documents and Online Filing
A limited supply of Federal and State Tax documents are now available at the library. Although Federal 1040 A and EZ forms are available, no booklets or schedules were provided by the IRS. Schedules and/or instructions may be printed for $.15 per page either from the Internet or from copies located at the front desk.

If you plan to file your taxes online, remember that the Library Internet computers are available for this purpose. We recommend reserving a computer in advance as most filing will take longer than our regular one-half hour sign up period. Computer experience and an e-mail address are requirements for computer filing. Not all types of tax forms can be done online so please be sure that your forms qualify. Please remember that Library personnel are not qualified in tax issues and therefore can give very limited assistance.

Baby—Pre-school Story Time
Story Times for Babies & Toddlers, and Pre-school & Kindergarten-aged children will be held Friday, February 20 at 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Babies and Toddlers meet with Nancy Bostrom in the upstairs meeting room. The older children meet with Lora Poser-Brown in the downstairs youth area. There will not be a story time February 27.

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