Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Library Director Position Opening

The Hibbing Public Library is soliciting applications for the position of Library Director to perform administrative work in planning, directing, and coordinating the operation of the Library, in addition to overseeing staff training, development, and performance evaluation.

Send cover letter and resume by April 13, 2007, to Search Committee, Hibbing Public Library, 2020 East 5th Avenue, Hibbing, Minnesota 55746. Position will be available June 4, 2007, upon retirement of current Library Director.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Hamburger Helper Grant for Toys

Hibbing Public Library has applied for funds to purchase toys in the children's area and large muscle play in the auditorium during preschool storytime. Additionally the toys may be used for a “play day” in the auditorium. The auditorium may be reserved ahead of time.

As we are competing with other organizations, the only way we are going to be noticed is through letters of support. The letters of support may only be submitted through the Hamburger Helper Website. Your letter of support does not have to be lengthy.

Please note-there is a committee working on a indoor play area. Once this happens the committee will have the option of moving the toys to the community play area.

Submit a Letter of Support

Monday, January 29, 2007

Mystery Book Review

The Killing Moon
By Chuck Hogan

Don Maddox comes back to Black Falls after 15 years to sell his mother’s home. When his father’s old partner offers him a job with the local police department, he decides to stick around.

He soon finds out that the good old boys of the squad are keeping secrets. Local citizens, harassed by corrupt local police, have filed complaints with the state but so far little has been done. When Maddox starts nosing around, people turn up dead or missing.

Each chapter is told by a different person which gives the story tension. You slowly become aware of the town’s secrets and how they relate to murder.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Volunteer Tax Preparers

Volunteer tax preparers will be at the Hibbing Public Library on Friday's and Satuday's from February 2 - April 15, 2007. Tax-Aide volunteers will provide free tax assistance in the library to low or moderate income taxpayers of any age.

On Fridays, the hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

What should I bring with me? Every site is a little different but the list below tells you the most commonly required documents. Some of these items may not apply to you in which case you can disregard them.

Social security numbers for you, your spouse, and all your dependents
Last year's tax returns
W-2s for yourself and your spouse
Any 1099s you or your spouse received
Alimony received
Unemployment compensation statements
Social security income statements
Any other statements showing income
IRA contributions
Tuition payments and Student loan interest payments
Any itemized expenses you may wish to deduct, such as:
Out-of-pocket medical expenses
Non-cash donations
Cash donations
Vehicle license tabs
Property taxes paid
Job-related moving expenses
Mortgage interest paid
Tax preparation fees
Uniform costs
Daycare expenses - you will need to provide the name, address, amount paid, and social security number or EIN for each provider you paid.
Minnesota Education credit:
Educational software
Private school tuition or tutoring
Academic books/materials
Music lessons and music equipment rental
Tuition for academic summer camp
Instructor fees for drivers education
School supplies (must have itemized receipt)
Property Tax Refund documents
CRPs - Certificate of Rent Paid
Property tax statements
If you wish to use the direct deposit/direct debit option, please bring your checkbook with you to verify your bank account and routing information.

Friday, January 26, 2007

New Computers at the Library

The computer lab computers that were installed in 2001 are being replaced with new Windows XP computers that will have the Office 2007 suite of software. This software includes just recently released versions of Microsoft Word and Exel and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

The computer lab will be closed January 30 - February 1 for the upgrade.

Visit the lab and try out our new computers. We also offer a full range of computer and internet classes that are free to the public.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Book Review

By Steve Wozniak with Gina Smith

If you ever wondered what type of person could invent a personal computer, then this is the book for you. Steve Wozniak, prankster and gifted genius, figured out how to attach a monitor and keyboard to a bunch of circuits and with friend, Steve Jobs, started Apple computer.

Growing up, he spent his life playing countless pranks and hanging out with the Electronics Kids in the neighborhood now known as Silicon Valley. Friends were amused by his pranks; school officials and the police less so. The explanations on how circuits work, how Steve Wozniak invented the personal computer, and other electronic gadgets makes for an easily understandable and funny read.

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