Niles District Library to provide tax forms

Published 12:10 pm Thursday, December 29, 2005

By Staff
As we have done for many years in the past, the library will be providing 2005 federal and state income tax forms. We expect to have federal forms available in January and Michigan forms soon after that.
Patrons who wish to file earlier may choose to use the library's computer lab to find tax forms on the Internet.
For Michigan forms go to . Federal forms can be found at . Links to out-of-state tax forms can be found at .
For those who are not comfortable with using computers, the staff at the Information desk will be happy to assist patrons in finding forms online. There is a charge of 15 cents per page for printing.
The library offers the tax forms as a service to our patrons. Hundreds of library man-hours, representing thousands of library dollars, are spent each year ordering, sorting and stocking state and federal tax forms, as well as assisting patrons with finding the appropriate forms. We do not receive any compensation from the state or federal government for this service.
It is important to remember that although we provide access to tax forms, we are not accountants and cannot provide advice about which forms should be filed or how to fill out the forms.
While you are in the library to pick up your tax forms, be sure to check-out one of these new releases available now at the library.
The Penelopiad by Margaret Eleanor Atwood
In this re-telling of Homer's Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy, Penelope is portrayed as the quintessential faithful wife, her story a salutary lesson through the ages. Left alone for twenty years when Odysseus goes off to fight in the Trojan War after the abduction of Helen, Penelope manages, to maintain the kingdom of Ithaca, bring up her wayward son, and keep over a hundred suitors at bay, simultaneously. When Odysseus finally comes home after enduring hardships, he kills her suitors and - curiously - 12 of her maids.
The Camel Club by David Baldacci
The Camel Club is a four-man group of Washington, D.C., misfits who gather every week to discuss political conspiracies they believe exist and what actions they might take. One night, while meeting on Roosevelt Island in the middle of the Potomac River, club members witness the murder of Secret Service employee Patrick Johnson, thus thrusting the wacky crew into the middle of a bigger conspiracy than they could ever have imagined.
The Bishop In The Old Neighborhood: a Blackie Ryan by Andrew M. Greeley
Blackie starts digging into the past of Father Mikal Wolodyjowski, the charismatic priest at Chicago's St. Lucy's, when three corpses turn up in the sanctuary. Blackie discovers that Wolodyjowski was peripherally involved with the odd deaths of six college kids 60 years earlier. Ryan fears that the atrocious murders are only the beginning of a campaign of terror directed at this particular church.
Ordinary Heroes by Scott Turow
When retired newspaperman Stewart Dubinsky discovers letters his deceased father wrote during his tour of duty in WWII, a host of family secrets come to light. As Dubinsky studies the papers he learns of his father's court-martial for assisting in the escape of OSS officer Robert Martin, a suspected spy. The manuscript, hidden from everyone but the attorney defending him, tells of Captain David Dubin's investigation into Martin's activities and of both men's entanglements with fierce, secretive comrade Gita Lodz.