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Wednesday, January 18 – Mystery Book Club Cancelled

Next meeting February 15. Discussion will be The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Free e-File tax program at the Cohoes Public Library

It’s that time of year again . . .

To make tax season a bit easier, the Cohoes Public Library has partnered with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF) to help you file both your state and federal taxes for free! If your income was below $62,000 last year then you are qualified to take advantage of this terrific FREE program.

We are scheduling appointments on the following days:

Appointment times are 11am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, and 5:30pm

Schedule an appointment and file your own income tax returns free of charge with the guidance of a DTF employee. A New York State Tax Department Employee will be on site during your appointment to help you maneuver through the question based software.  Note, Tax Department Employees cannot prepare your tax return for you, but they will help walk you through the filing process and you will learn how to e-file with their assistance.

This partnership with the DTF allows us to fulfill our mission of being a resource to the community by helping you to file your taxes in the most secure and accurate way. The easy to follow interview-style program will help ensure you get all of the credits you deserve.  Most importantly, if you e-file your return, you will receive your refund twice as fast as someone who filed a paper return!

Call or stop in today to learn more. Please make sure you leave your name and phone number when you book your appointment, and critically, bring a copy of last year’s tax return with you to your appointment. The Tax Department Employees will need some information from your last year’s return to submit this year’s return.


2 more educational programs on Alzheimer’s disease scheduled

The Cohoes Public Library is proud to offer 2 more educational programs on Alzheimer’s disease. We’ve schedule Effective Communication Strategies on February 6th at 6pm and Healthier Living for your Brain and Body on March 6th at 6pm. The program’s topics are described as follows:

Effective Communication Strategies – Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Healthier Living for your Brain and Body – For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. This program offers participants and opportunity to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Registration is necessary, so please call or visit the Library to sign up for these helpful programs.

The Library will be closed on Monday, January 16th, 2017.

The Library will be closed on Monday, January 16th, 2017 in observance of Martin Luthor King Jr. Day.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.


More new featured Overdrive collections!!

Escape the present with some alternative history on OverDrive! Overdrive Alternative History

Start the new year with a new young adult series! New Young Adult Series

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