2014-01-01 / Columnists

LIBRARY CHAT

by Janis A. Schoen, Director www.massapequalibrary.org

Hello Massapequa! We hope that you are having a wonderful holiday season filled with great food and happy family memories. Please come in to see our decorations and stop by both buildings with your young children to work on a ‘drop-in craft’ project.

Our new Newsletter should be in your mailbox by this time, so take some time and browse all the programs that the Library offers this winter season. Remember to always check our website, as we are constantly adding programs as we go along.

Tax season will be upon us before you know it. Remember that it is essential that you make an appointment before you come in to have your returns done. This year the senior tax volunteers will be available starting on Thursdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. from Feb. 6 thru April 10 at Central Avenue, and Fridays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. from Feb. 7 thru April 11 at Bar Harbour. The last client will be taken at 12:30 each of those days. Remember to bring your last year’s tax return.

On Sun., Jan. 5 1 p.m. at Bar Harbour, we will have a performance by Eranga & Piranga - One World, Many Voices. This singing duo from New York performs a program of songs from many countries. This event is presented in cooperation with the TOBAY Distinguished Artists Concert Series. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.

Homeowner Policy Review: Wed., Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. at Bar Harbour. Did you find out after Hurricane Sandy that you didn’t have enough or proper insurance coverage? Professional Licensed Property/ Casualty Insurance Broker Thomas Demaio will be available to review your homeowners insurance policy and make sure you are properly covered. Pre-registration is required. Call Jody Brower at Bar Harbour for more information.

Mark your calendars for Family Fun Night at Central Avenue on Tues., Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. There will be music, fun and a simple craft for ages 18 months to five years. Registration is a must beginning on Jan. 6. Questions? Call Mrs. Booth at Central Avenue.

Get one-on-one information and referral assistance from senior citizen volunteers on issues that matter to you. Get referred to agencies that can help you regarding government benefits, tax exemptions, local recreation, housing, etc. Speak to a volunteer on Mondays at Bar Harbour from 10 a.m. to noon, or speak to Lee Gundel in the Central Avenue Reference Department.

Remember you can always visit me in my office at Bar Harbour. Please stop by to say hello anytime.

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