Friday, February 27th, 2015
 
Lego Robotics Academy -- 3 More Classes in February

We have scheduled 3  additional classes in February, and they are listed below:

Elementary Legos (K-4) Session 1  Thursday, Feb. 12  5:30
Mindstorm Legos (5-8) Session 1   Thursday, Feb. 19  5:30
Elementary Legos (K-4) Session 2 Thursday, Feb. 26  5:30 (This class a follow-up session for children who have already taken the Session 1 class.)

 Space is limited, and reservations are being taken now. 

In each class, children will be working in 2-person teams to build and program a basic robot.  The younger children will be using the Lego WeDo kits, while the older ones will use the Lego EV-3 Mindstorm materials. 

This is a great way to take the Lego experience to a more advanced level and learn a little about basic robotics.  Parents are welcome to stay and enjoy the fun.

The class will last no more than 3 hours, and class size is limited to 10 students.  Seats will be assigned on a first come-first served basis.  For more information or to reserve a seat, call the Library at 706-283-5375. 

 

 

Where are the Tax Forms?

This year both the IRS and the Georgia Department of Revenue will not be providing free tax booklets and forms through public libraries or post offices.  Individuals may request forms and booklets from the Georgia Department of Revenue by calling 1-877-432-6711 and pressing Option #2 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Federal tax forms may be requested by contacting the IRS on the web at IRS.gov/orderforms or by calling 1-800-829-3676. 

The Library has only a limited supply of the one-page 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ forms.  Both the IRS and the Georgia DOR have determined that most folks can obtain needed forms and information electronically, and we can help you do just that.  Any item we print for you will cost $.10 per page. 

There's also an independent organization within the IRS that can help you with any sort of trouble you may be having with your 2014 tax returns.  The Taxpayer Advocate Service may be contacted on this toll-free number 1-877-777-4778, or you can go online for more information at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov.

Elbert County Public Library

345 Heard Street
Elberton, GA  30635
706-283-5375   Fax 706-283-5456

Library Hours

Mon., Thurs.           10-8
Tues., Wed., Fri.     10-5
Sat.     9-1
Closed Sundays
                         

We provide computer services, fax & copy services, as well as books, DVD's, magazines, newspapers, audio books, and genealogy reference material.  Computer services include Internet access (PC and wireless), Microsoft Office, Resume Writer & Ancestry.com

Dept. of Labor Unemployment Assistance

The Library partners with the Georgia Department of Labor to provide unemployment assistance.  Every other Tuesday, a DOL representative is on-site from 10-3 to help with unemployment claims, questions, job searches and other matters provided by the DOL office in Athens. The scheduled dates for December are:  Dec. 16 and 30.  

The DOL representative works with patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.  No appointments are accepted, nor can she accept phone calls during the time she is here.

Library staff can help with initial unemployment applications, resumes and job searches throughout the week as staffing levels permit, but there are some steps to the unemployment application process that must be completed by the DOL. To make sure staff is available to help with a resume or application, you might want to schedule an appointment first.

For more information, give us a call at 706-283-5375.

Does Elbert County Need Its Own Writer's Group?

The writer's workshop classes held earlier this year were quite successful, and attendees suggested that we encourage the formation of a local writer's workshop which would meet monthly here at the Elbert County Library.  If you are a poet, aspiring novelist, working on family memoirs or just want to practice and learn more about writing from your peers, give us a call and we will work on finding a group moderator and getting things set up.  The number here is 706-283-5375 -- Ask for Anne or Jan. This could be fun!

Bowman Library

A Service Unit of Elbert County Public Library
21 Prince Avenue
Bowman, GA  30624
706-245-0705

Library Hours

Mon. - Fri.              1:00 - 6:00
2nd and 4th Saturdays 1:00 - 6:00
Sundays           Closed

Services provided include PC and wireless computer access, books, DVD's, magazines, audio books, local fax and copies.

 
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