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TAX SEASON NEWS FEDERAL TAX FORMS HAVE ARRIVED!
       ...CT TAX FORMS WILL NOT BE COMING
We have received Federal  tax forms ( 1040 and 1040 - SR with Schedules 1, 2, 3, and LEP)  and the matching Instruction booklet.  The forms are in the Copier/Scanner Room on the upper level of the Library.  Please take only what you need; we have no guarantee that more forms will arrive. 

We have received confirmation that the CT Department of Revenue Services will no longer distribute printed tax forms in libraries, government centers, post offices, etc.  You may visit the Department of Revenue Services, 450 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford to pick up State tax forms or you may call (860) 297-5962 to request printed forms mailed to your home. 

We will keep single copies of frequently used forms at the Information Desk from which you can make copies.

The VITA Tax Assistance program held at the Library will begin January 26.  Appointments must be made by calling 2 - 1 - 1 (following prompts 3 ; then 6 for screening) and selecting our Library site.  . 
VITA provides free Federal and State tax preparation assistance for those with income below $58,000.

 

During periods of uncertain weather, we sometimes need to adjust hours or close the Library in the interest of safety for patrons and staff.  If changing weather might present hazardous driving conditions, please call the Library's main number (860) 644-1541 to be sure we are open before coming to use our services.
You may also check our website <www.southwindsorlibrary.org> to see if a change in hours has been announced.


REGULAR LIBRARY HOURS
MONDAY - THURSDAY  9 A.M. - 8 P.M.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY  9 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
SUNDAY 1 P.M.- 4:30 P.M.


 


* As of Monday, December 6*
ALL VISITORS MUST WEAR MASKS IN THE LIBRARY AND OTHER TOWN BUILDINGS in SOUTH WINDSOR, REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS.
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WE APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION PARTICULARLY IN OUR CHILDREN'S LIBRARY, WHERE SOME VISITORS ARE NOT YET ELIGIBLE FOR VACCINATION.

If you have forgotten a mask and need one, please ask and we will give you one.  If you are unable to wear a mask, we will be glad to provide service curbside or by phone or email.
860-644-1541    refswpl@libraryconnection.info

LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND ROOM USE DURING THE PANDEMIC
Our rules for use of meeting and study rooms at the Library have changed periodically during the COVID pandemic, and this will continue until infection rates decrease substantially and social gatherings no longer pose a serious risk of contagion.  We will observe Town decisions regarding pandemic protocols and will monitor public health research when determining acceptable activities in our building. 
  • We may limit the number of library program participants or determine that “in-person” programs will be held virtually. 
  • We may decline requests for meeting room use by community groups when the proposed activity would prevent following announced protocols.
  • We may cancel or postpone activities if the COVID situation worsens significantly, even if the activity was previously announced or approved.
We all share the hope that conditions will improve soon and our lives will return to the comfort we previously enjoyed.  Meanwhile, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate these challenging times together. 
 
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FRIENDS BOOK SALE UPDATES~

The book sale will continue inside the Library on Tuesdays, 9 AM - 6 PM, with no appointment necessary. As of January 8, the sale will also be open from 9 - 12 Noon on Saturdays.  All COVID protocols in effect at the Library will be observed at the book sale. For the safety of all, the number of people in the Friends Sale Room will be limited. Additional shoppers will need to wait their turn to go into the sale room when available.
 
 
January programs for those 18 years old and up
Happy Bookers January 5 at 7:00pm in the Friends Room on the upper level of the library
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
We'll be discussing the above book. We'll also be choosing our titles for meetings in February through June. Please come, even if you've not read Julie Otsuka's book so you can help choose our next titles. New members are welcome; registration is not necessary.

Foreign Film Classics January 11 at 6:30pm
Delicatessen
This is a 1991 French post-apocalyptic dark comedy film directed byJean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro.  It is rated “R” and is approximately 100 minutes long. Delicatessen was nominated for many European awards and won a total of 11. We will arrange chairs for social distancing, masks must be worn.

Heroes of the Early 20th Century - From Page to Screen January 13 at 2:00pm
My Darling Clementine (97 min.)
Henry Fonda stars as Wyatt Earp in this film from 1946 directed by John Ford. Ford takes on the legend of the O.K. Corral shoot-out in what’s been called “one of the director’s very best films.”  The screenplay is based on the fictionalized biography Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal by Stuart Lake. We will arrange chairs for social distancing, masks must be worn.

Ch-Ch-Changes: Climate Today and In Earth’s Past
virtually presented by Tom Reershemius January 18 at 7:00pm
Tom Reershemius is a PhD candidate in Geochemistry at Yale University. He will talk about how the climate has changed in the past and how it is changing now.  This will be a ZOOM program, please call 860-644-1541,  e-mail refswpl@libraryconnection.info or register on our website and we will send you the ZOOM link either the day before or the day of this program.

South Windsor Library Unraveled January 19 at 7:00pm via ZOOM
 Please join us for a monthly evening of knitting, crocheting, spinning, and sewing. If you don’t knit or craft, don’t worry! We’re a book club too! This month we’ll be discussing The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden.  Please call 860-644-1541 or email knoonan@libraryconnection.info to register with your email address so we can send you the ZOOM invitation. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. You don’t need to read the book to attend. New members are welcome.

The Happy Cookers present: “The Great British Baking Tour”
January 20 at 7:00 pm via ZOOM

 Join UK travel/relocation consultant and former UK resident Claire Evans for a delightful culinary tour of the UK inspired by “The Great British Baking Show” television series, aired on PBS. Please register at 860-644-1541, by email at refswpl@libraryconnection.info or follow the link on the website at southwindsorlibrary.org/calendar2.aspx. You will receive the ZOOM link  on January 19 or 20. New members are welcome but you don’t need to be a member to attend this program.

Registration for our adult virtual programs can be done by emailing:

refswpl@libraryconnection.info

Please use the Subject: Program Registration and include in the message:
1. Program Name and Date
2. Your Name
3. Your Phone Number
4. Your email address

*We will send you the link for the virtual program the day before or day of the event.*
You may register for more than one program in a single email, but please include the Program Name and Date for each one. 
Unless the program description indicates otherwise, you may register up to two hours before the program.

We hope to see you soon!
 
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TEMPORARY LIBRARY CARD
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South Windsor residents can register online as a patron of our library and get temporary access to request materials and access some online sources.  If you do not visit South Windsor Public LIbrary to complete the registration process within 3 months, this account will be deleted.  Please bring proof of residency, such as photo ID, utility bill, or other official mail to the Library and we will then provide you with your physical Library card.
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Questions? Contact Reference Dept. 860-644-1541.
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When the Library is closed due to inclement weather...
Overdue fines are not charged for days that the Library is closed.  Book drops remain open.
In case of special closings,  information about our hours and any program changes that may result is posted to our website first. Local television and radio stations are contacted, but may broadcast the information with a delay.
If you are unsure about venturing out in bad weather and do not see any special notices, call the Library at 860-644-1541 to be sure we are open before leaving home.
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South Windsor Local History  compiled by Jonathan Porter, MLS