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This program provides free tax return preparation and electronic filing help to qualified Vermonters— 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Walk-ins are welcome.
The VITA program’s IRS-certified volunteers offer help to taxpayers “who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.” Read more here.
You can also find additional sites and dates on attachments of the Capstone’s website.
PLEASE NOTE: The Library does not have paper tax forms. We can offer assistance printing off forms and booklets, for 10 cents per page.
One of the longest public games of chess was between Gary Kasparov and “the world”—and the match lasted for four months, Kasparov’s favor.
If you enjoy limiting your games to a single afternoon, join other players every Monday afternoon (4:30 to 6:30 pm) for a weekly Chess Club led by Phil VanDusen. No experience level is too little —or too great —to join in!
We all have some things that make us shy... or even afraid. What can we do?
At Story Hour this Saturday (9 am), Mariah brings us stories, an activity all about "Being Brave." Families with children of all ages are invited to courageously join in! Light snacks will be provided.
“Wood Burning,” a solo show of paintings and wood-burned art by artist Tom Ball will be on display at the Tunbridge Public Library from March 1 until May 3, 2019. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, March 17, from 2-4 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Tom Ball is an owner of Tatunka Tattoo on the green in South Royalton, Vt. He has been tattooing for nearly 30 years in the Upper Valley. Ball retired as a Registered Nurse after working 30 years at White River Junction VA Medical Center.
Ball is an avid wood burner and painter. And also loves to do dry stone work. Some of his art reflexes his immense tattooing talent and he enjoys doing custom art for patrons.
How do you start a commercial microbrewery? What is the experience of local residents whose passion drove them to start their own breweries? And… what is their beer really like?
Join us for our final Winter Evening with the founders of Brocklebank Brewery and Upper Pass Brewery, and find out!
You’ve seen his work on a Tunbridge Fair poster, on the 8th grade “Seasons” mugs, and he’s had a show here at the Library. The next Winter Evening on Friday (March 1) at 7 pm you’ll get to meet artist Shawn Braley in a presentation entitled “Pen & Ink.” Come hear the story of how this local artist found a way to unleash his creativity and pursue his passion.
Story Hours this winter follow the theme: “Try Something New!”
Can you talk without words? Tell a story?
Join us for our next one is Saturday (March 2) at 9 am, Sign Language." Families with children of all ages are invited to join Mariah and friends for stories, activities, and a snack. What is a sign for “cookie?”
We’ll spend our next Winter Evening on Friday (Feb. 15 at 7 pm) with Susan Clark, a national authority on town meeting and local democracy.
Susan will be speaking about “Slow Democracy: Keeping it Real in the Green Mountains.”
Susan has co-authored “All Those in Favor” with Professor Frank Bryan, and more recently, she’s published "Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home." Susan practices what she preaches, and is moderator of the Town Meeting in Middlesex where she resides.
As always, this event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow.
The Story Hours this winter follow the theme: Try Something New! This Saturday (Feb. 9) at 9 am, join us for the next one: "Making Friends." Families with children of all ages are invited to join Mariah and a special guest for stories, activities, and a snack... with all among friends.
In her book “He Wanted the Moon,” author Mimi Baird told the story of her father’s medical career striving to understand types of mental illness… only to find himself falling victim to crippling manic depression. When Brad Pitt optioned the book for a film, Mimi found herself in a new effort— working with screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner to adapt the book to a motion picture. Come hear Mimi speak of her experiences reflecting real human struggles in art.
The theme for Story Hours this winter and spring is: “Try Something New!” We’ll have stories, an activity, and a snack all with connections to cheese. Local cheese aficianado, Mark Bomalaski will be on hand to tell us more about cheese, and help us try something new— to eat!
Todd Tyson of Tunbridge, will be the Tunbridge Public Library’s Winter Evenings speaker on Friday at 7 p.m. Todd’s subject will be “Setting Free the Airwaves: The Roots and Branches of Community Radio in the Upper White River Watershed.“
The evening’s presentation will feature an on-air radio vibe interspersed with music, commentary, airwaves evolution and time for plenty of questions. Tyson is currently Station Manager/Program Director at Royalton Community Radio (WFVR-LP). He got his start in radio in 1976 and has produced programming on stations in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia. He has co-produced the long-running “Crossroads on the Point“ program in Montpelier for nearly 20 years.
The program is free. Refreshments will be served. For information call 889-9404.
What tool can be a whistle, a fastener, a watchband, and a way to store rope?
The answer is a paracord bracelet, and you can learn to make one in just one hour. They can be large or small, plain or beautiful. Join paracord craftsman Brice Stride as he guides you through the process with the wisdom of experience. No experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. Recommended for ages 7 and up.
What happens when the days get shorter and shorter, … and the nights get longer and longer?
This Saturday, we’ll focus on the amazing moment called the Winter Solstice. Families with children of all ages are invited to join Mariah for a nature craft, poetry, a song, snack… and of course, stories that are just right for the shortest days of the year.
Santa will be making his annual visit to the Library on December 8.
Stories begin at 10 am, as we await the arrival of Mr. Claus. All children present at Santa’s arrival are guaranteed a chance to catch up with Santa, and Geoff Hansen will be on hand to capture the magic on film.
Beginning at 9 am, you can join artists from the ArtsBus for a morning of creative fun in the Community Room at the Library.
Remember that Santa will be visiting the Library at 10:30 and staying for interviews and pictures. Stories will be available for those who have completed their artwork and would like to wait together for Santa to arrive!
BALE brings its new film “Dancing with the Cannibal Giant” to the Tunbridge community. Experience five true stories of grit, hope, and resilience in a world in which conflict and disempowerment can seem to be the dominant themes. Adiscussion follows the film. Join us for an event that demonstrates how real people can create a world of compassion and common purpose.