Thursday, December 28, 2006

Income Tax forms

Forms from the IRS as well as from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are arriving daily.
They will be available momentarily. Can't find a form you need? Check links to the IRS and to our own Massachusetts' DOR on our website. We can't give tax advice, or tell you what form you need, but we can provide you the forms and instructions.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Boston Children's Museum

The Boston Children's Museum will be closed from January through April in 2007...the museum is doing lots of renovations.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Of interest to parents and kids!

The NCES Kids Zone provides information to help you learn about schools; decide on a college; find a public library; engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians; and to learn many interesting facts about education. NCES stands for the National Center for Education Statistics.

From the current home page:

Did you Know?
For the class of 2003–04, the averaged freshman graduation rate ranged from 57.4% in Nevada to 87.6% in Nebraska. 15 states had rates of 80.0% or higher—Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, and Vermont. (more info)

The Word of the Day
stereovision -(n.).Visual perception of or exhibition in three dimensions.

The Quote of the Day
"A liberal education... frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation."- Robert Maynard Hutchins

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Our display case in December

Kris Riendeau, one of our very talented staff members, has put together a wonderful display of holiday trees that are decorated through inspiration received from children's books. Several of our other staff members, including Youth Librarian "Miss Kitty", Mary, Colleen, Marina, and Jessie, put together trees based on children's books. The projects were started after we purchased a book called FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS, which includes creative projects suggested by children's books.
You can check out trees that represent BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, and several others.

Gifted AND with a learning disability?

We want to point out a magazine which doesn't get a lot of use, but should!
The name of this magazine is 2e: The Twice-Exceptional Newsletter. This is a bimonthly publication to which we've subscribed for several years. It is shelved in the youth department of the library. It is geared to parents and educators whose children are "twice exceptional"...children who are gifted yet learn differently because of learning disabilities or attention issues.
It includes feature articles, profiles of experts and organizations, columns, news of events, and book reviews and recommendations. Take a look!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Live Homework Help closed dates

We just want to remind anyone using "Live Homework Help" that it will be closed on Christmas. It is only closed 4 days per year:

New Year's Day
Independence Day (July 4)
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day (December 25)