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Free Tax Preparation: In-Person & Drop Off

February 04, 2015
Location: Ordway Auditorium

In-Person:
Every Wednesday,February 4 through April 8,4-7 p.m.
Get your 2014 Federal Income Tax return prepared by IRS certified volunteers. This free service covers federal income taxes (including self-employment income), tax credit eligibility and electronic filing. Please arrive early as service is first come, first served.

Special Last Session, Monday, April 13, 4-7 p.m.
This is your last chance!

Drop Off:
Schedule a short appointment to drop off returns. We will accept returns through Friday, April 10. Call 733-2164 ext. 333.

Para asistencia en espanol:
Contacte al Centro de Recursos para Latinos 734-0333. www.tclib.org/impuesto.

For a list of required paperwork, go to: Wyoming Free Tax Service.
Our program is available to most community members.  If you are an employee, student, senior, or low- or middle-income resident, we would like to help prepare your tax return. Restrictions may apply.

Free Tax Preparation available in Alpine by appointment: 307-654-7323

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Learn More About Our Addition & Renovation

August 11, 2010
Location:

Have a Question About the Library Addition and Renovation?

Check out these opportunities to learn more about the library’s project on the August 17 SPET (Specific Purpose Excise Tax) ballot:

Check out the library’s website: http://www.tclib.org/addition anytime. Lots of info and short videos highlighting the library renovation and addition. See frequently asked questions about how the SPET works.

Stop by the library: See the library 3-D architectural model and plans booklet, material samples and other project information. Also check out the lobby SPET display about all 11 projects and the ballot with frequently asked questions about the SPET, absentee voting and polling locations.

Ask Us!: Feel free to ask us about our project or the Specific Purpose Excise Tax; we’d be delighted to answer your questions. 

Contact: Deb Adams, Library Director, 733-2164 ext. 128.

Library Friday Nights For Teens

Location: Library Main Room

6-8 p.m.
Grades 6 to 12. The library hosts teen gaming in a safe and social environment, emphasizing team play and civility. Bring your mad skillz for Call of Duty II.  Location: Library Main Room. Free. Teen Program Coordinator, Steve Whisenand, 733-2164 ext. 247, . In Spanish & English.

Alta Thursday Storytime

Location: Alta Branch Library

imageAges 2 to 5. Every Thursday from 11:15-11:45 a.m. Children and their caregivers are invited to join the Alta Branch Library for interactive stories, songs, arts and crafts. Location: Alta Branch Library, 50 Alta School Road, Alta, WY 83414. Free. 307-353-2505, .

Alta Library Book Club: One World, Many Stories

Location: Alta Branch Library

Meet the third Thursday of each month to discuss books exploring the myriad of cultures within the U.S. and around the world. New participants always welcome; no sign-up required. Members take turns bringing snacks. Location: Alta Branch Library, 50 Alta School Road, Alta, Wyoming. Free. 307-353-2505, .

Teton Writers: Susan Marsh “A Hunger for High Country”

March 31, 2015
Location: Ordway Auditorium

6 p.m.
free, followed by a book signing with books available for purchase

Susan Marsh’s memoir reflects her deep connection to place, especially the wild country she called her office for more than 30 years working for the U.S. Forest Service in Montana and Wyoming.

Marsh will show slides of this amazing high country and talk about how her passion for public lands and her experiences in the Forest Service inspired her memoir “A Hunger for High Country: One Woman’s Journey to the Wild in Yellowstone Country.” image

First Women in the Forest Service
Before the 1970s, the Forest Service employed few women, but new environmental and fair employment laws brought women scientists into the male ranks.

Marsh was one of these women, a geologist and landscape architect who often found the bureaucracy, politics and gender expectations in her profession challenging. She took refuge in nature and art.

Inspired by Place
“The beauty I find in forests and mountains never fails to move me, and I have never strayed far from places that inspire me. I am interested in people’s ability to discover hidden aspects of themselves through encounters with wild nature, and how we change as a result,” writes Marsh.

Marsh’s book also touches on the often contentious politics of caretaking public lands and what work with the Forest Service - including encounters with wolves and grizzlies, outlaws and renegade lawmen - was really like.image

Teton Writers Series
“Since she’s so connected to place, Susan is the perfect writer to help us kick off a new library series – Teton Writers. We hope the library will be a home base where local writers feel supported and recognized,” said Adult Program Coordinator Leah Shlachter.

Susan Marsh’s Bio
Marsh’s work has appeared in Orion, North American Review, and Fourth Genre, among others, and numerous anthologies. Her books include Stories of the Wild, The Wild Wyoming Range and the novel War Creek. Although Marsh has lived in Jackson Hole for more than 25 years, she considers many places part of her home range: the fabulous mountains and ocean beaches of the Pacific Northwest, where she grew up, and special places encountered while living in the Northern Rockies. Marsh is also a gifted visual artist exploring different mediums. You can learn more about her work at www.slmarsh.com.

More Info
Adult Program Coordinator, Leah Shlachter
307-733-2164 ext. 229

Alta Book Club: Mountains Beyond Mountains

April 16, 2015
Location: Alta Branch Library

7-8:30 p.m.

Meet at Alta Branch Library to discuss the powerful and inspiring “Mountains Beyond Mountains” written by Tracy Kidder. See how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of the gifted doctor, Harvard professor and infectious-disease specialist Paul Farmer.

The recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, Farmer’s origins were not always so grand. He was brought up in a bus and on a boat, and in medical school found his life’s calling: to diagnose and cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most.image

About Tracy Kidder
Kidder has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and many other literary prizes. He’s the author of many books including, “Strength in What Remains,” which follows the story of Deogratias, a young medical student from the central African nation of Burundi.

Radio Episode on Tracy Kidder
Teton County Library also produced a radio interview for our show “Back of the Stacks” featuring library employees Marisa Schweber-Koren and Rebecca Huntington talking about Tracy Kidder’s work and February, 2015 visit to Jackson Hole.

Monthly Book Club
The Alta Library Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month to discuss books exploring the myriad of cultures within the U.S. and around the world. New participants are always welcome; no sign-up required. Members take turns bringing snacks.

For more information, call 307-353-2505.

Friends Home Page

Friends Book Nook Sales!
Own a Stieg Larsson?  Own a Wally Lamb?  Own an F. Scott Fitzgerald?

Visit the Friends Book Nook and purchase a work by your favorite author!

The Friends Book Nook, The Teton County Library Friends’ ongoing book sale is located in the lobby of the Library.

The Friends Book Nook offers a wide variety of gently used books for sale. Enjoy a cup of coffee with a Book Nook volunteer as you browse the shelves for your favorite titles. Offerings span from fiction, biography, cookbooks and sports to politics and books for children and young adults. Spanish books are also available. Visit the Volunteer Picks shelf to see what neighbors are reading.

BOOK NOOK HOURS
Mon-Thurs, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays

Book Donations can be made at the Teton County Library, 125 Virginian Lane during regular library hours. Volunteers in the Friends Book Nook or staff at the library Main Desk can assist you with your book donations.

Volunteer opportunities are available in the Friends Book Nook. Please contact Community Programs Coordinator, Lokey Lytjen, 733-2164 ext. 255 or .