Monday, February 22, 2010

Volunteer Program for Retired Seniors Presented at Library

Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library will host a program on Monday, March 1, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. for people of retirement age who are looking for opportunities to volunteer locally. The program will be presented by Helen Mayberry, Director of Senior Services for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at SEICAA. People over 55 comprise about 20% of the total population in Bannock County. Many people in this age group are retired and are interested in donating their time to local organizations in need of assistance. Mayberry will provide information on volunteer opportunities around Pocatello and help those interested in volunteering to connect with the organizations that best fit their interests and lifestyles.
This program is free and open to the public. If you would like more information, please call Amy Campbell at the library, 232-1263 extension 22.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tax Help @ the Library

Confused about your taxes? Having trouble filing? Help is here for you at your Library!
Volunteers from the American Association of Retired People who have received training from the IRS and the Idaho State Tax Commission staff this program. They are ready to assist you in the electronic filing of your Federal and state tax returns. And it’s absolutely free!
This program is focused on the low-income or elderly but is open to everyone. Starting on February 9th and going through April 13th, the volunteers will be here every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm. No appointments will be taken and it is first come, first served.
Bring the following (if necessary) with you:
*Valid picture ID and social security cards or a document from SSA with your name and SSN
*Social Security cards for dependents
*Form W-2 from each employer
*Forms 1099-INT or 1099-DIV (to report interest and dividends)
*SSA-1099 or RRB-1099 (to report social security and railroad retirement)
*1099-R (to report pension income)
*List of your medical, taxes, interest, contributions, and miscellaneous expenses (to itemize your deductions)
*Copy of last year’s tax return
*Child and disabled dependent care
The Portneuf Library in Chubbuck and the Pocatello Senior Center are also AARP tax-filing stations. You may reach the Portneuf Library at 237-2192 and the Senior Center at 233-1212.

Computer Classes @ the Library

The first of four computer classes for beginners will be held in February. This first class will focus on a basic introduction to the computer,including instruction on how to use a mouse to point and click and using the computer keyboard.The same class will be held on two different sessions, one in the morning and one in the evening, to accommodate different schedules. The first session will be on Tuesday, February 23 at 10 am and the second session will be on Thursday, February 25 at 7 pm. The classes are structured towards adults over 50 who have little to no computer experience.
The second class will familiarize students with Microsoft Word, the third class will address using the Internet, and in the fourth and final class the students will create an email account.  

Registration is required and space is very limited so please call Tammie or Amy at 232-1263 ext. 22 to register. You may register for all, one, or any combination of the classes. The classes are free and open to the public.
Amy Campbell, Reference Librarian

Vintage Movie Festival

The Pocatello Vintage Movie Festival will be held at the library on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. These movies were donated to the library, and have been transferred to DVD. The 90 minutes of video includes footage of Pocatello parades, events, and community gatherings of the 1930s.
Just a few of the “movie stars” have been identified. It is hoped that community members will recognize a grandparent, friend, or perhaps a former school teacher. Longtime Pocatello residents just might see themselves on the screen.