Not sure what to request from Curbside? Take a look at these recent arrivals and add them to your list!
Pssss! Did you know that Honk, Honk, Vroom, Vroom: Sounds from the City is made of tear resistant pages? It's the perfect choice for the hands on readers in your house :-)
Bilingual board books Cerca and Sorprendida introduce baby to concepts of distance and feelings while teaching them Spanish and English words!
Join us on Facebook Live today at 4pm for our special unicorn program! Possibly the most popular of all the mythical creatures, unicorns seem to be everywhere these days. What’s the story behind these beautiful beasts? We’ll share some of the lore behind these graceful animals and show you how to make two different unicorn crafts from your kit supplies. (We still have a few kits available, so snag yours today via curbside, before 4pm!)
Join local author Cliff Kindy on Zoom for a special presentation and book signing on his new book Resurrection Peacemaking. The author carries the reader from the trauma of Gaza Strip under the brutal Israeli occupation, to the visit of the suicide bomber to the CPT house in Baghdad, to the transforming nonviolence of the Mayan Abejas in Mexico in the face of displacement. In story after story, the reader is invited to develop and use the tools that are stronger than tanks, suicide bombs, and fighter jets. What are the nonviolent tools in your toolbox?
Cliff has lived here in the Manchester community for the past 37 years. He and wife Arlene make their living from an organic market garden. They keep their income below the taxable level so as not to pay taxes for war. They have raised two daughters who are now married and teaching children how to care for gardens of their own. All four of the Kindys have been active with CPT over the years.
Join Zoom Meeting HERE.
Meeting ID: 917 3357 8280
IMPORANT TAX FORMS UPDATE!
First, NMPL wants to make sure all patrons are aware that the Internal Revenue Service has announced that the nation's tax season will start on Friday, February 12, 2021, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns. (Source: irs.gov)
Secondly, we know many patrons are used to getting their tax forms here at the library. The Indiana Department of Revenue has informed all libraries that, starting with this tax season, they will no longer provide state income tax forms or state booklets for libraries to distribute to their patrons. "DOR is encouraging all customers to file electronically to reduce errors and speed up the processing time for returns. Over 2 million Hoosiers may qualify to file their federal and state taxes electronically for free with the Indiana Free File program which can be accessed online at freefile.dor.in.gov. Hoosiers can also access Indiana tax forms online at https://www.in.gov/dor/tax-forms/"
We have ordered Federal Tax Forms and we will make them available on a first come, first serve basis. Unfortunately, we have no timeline as to when the tax forms might arrive. We will be sure to post on our website and social media when they come in!
We encourage all patrons to check out the Pathfinder VITA tax prep service, which is free to those who qualify. NMPL will be hosting the Pathfinder VITA tax service here at the library, every Friday, beginning in February. We also encourage you to check out of the many tax prep services in town.
If you have your own printer, you can print forms from THIS LINK.
If you need tax forms printed, you can utilize the NMPL Curbside Document Services. Please visit our Document Services page for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: PATRONS USING THIS SERVICE FOR TAX FORMS MUST PROVIDE US WITH A COMPLETE LIST OF THE TAX FORMS THEY NEED PRINTED. The list MUST be specific and include EVERY FORM you want printed.
If you have any questions about your 2020 taxes, please seek the guidance of a tax professional. Thank you so much!
Join us on Facebook today at 11am as we take a journey back through time to read stories from our past and reminisce on our past!
Teens are invited to join us for a special virtual Book Club on Zoom, today at 4pm! We'll be discussing the book Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and making Resolution Journals.
Join Zoom Meeting HERE.
Meeting ID: 759 4643 4859
You'll be set for all kinds of fun on your next snow day with today's Nature Club program! Join us today at 10am on Facebook as we use snow for science, art and food... yes, food!
The February Newsletter is now available! Check out the digital edition below, or look for it in your next curbside order!
IT'S ZOOM BINGO NIGHT TONIGHT!!! (Can you tell we're excited??)
We've gathered up the prizes, set out our Bingo cards, and are ready to start calling out "BINGO!" with you tonight at our fun-filled hour of Bingo on Zoom! You still have time to check out a Bingo Bag from NMPL via curbside pickup so be sure to get those orders in. Then gather your family and join us online for one fantastic event!
Join Zoom Meeting HERE.
Meeting ID: 997 8420 6262
One of our favorite ways to spend a cold winter afternoon is with crafting! Join us for a relaxing time of creating as we learn the art of Rock Painting today at 3pm on Facebook!
Pathfinder Services HomeOwnership Center offers the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the North Manchester Public Library. The Pathfinder IRS trained and certified staff members and volunteers provide free tax preparation assistance to those who made less than $55,000 the previous year and who meet other qualifications of the program.
The HomeOwnership Center has been administering the VITA Program for more than a decade and results in hundreds of thousands of dollars in total Earned Income Tax Credits and generates millions of dollars in tax refunds for those served each year. For additional information, visit pathfinderservies.org.
Appointments are limited and are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. To make an appointment or receive more information, call 260-355-2510 or email email@example.com.
Appointments will be held in the Blocher Community Room on Fridays. MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO ENTER THE LIBRARY BUILDING. Social distancing and sanitizing are encouraged.
The mission of the North Manchester Public Library is to provide materials, programs, and services necessary to meet the recreational and educational needs of the community in an easily-accessible facility, which is a community center of activity and information.