The Library has an opening for part-time Teen Librarian to work 24 hours per week. This librarian will be expected to develop and implement collections, outreach, and programming for teens, parents, and other adults who work with teens. See the job posting online for additional details on job summary, qualifications and benefits.
Completed applications are due by Tuesday, February 16 at 5:00pm.
2015 Income Tax Information
The Internal Revenue Service will be providing Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ plus instructions to the Library this year. Only the items listed below have arrived, but we will update this article as more come in.
Federal 1040 form only - no instructions
Federal 1040A form and instructions
1040EZ Instructions only - no forms yet!
Michigan Tax Booklet with forms and instructions
The government urges taxpayers to file online or visit the Internal Revenue Site - http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs to download and print copies of forms and instructions.
You may also request forms and publications via U.S. Mail by ordering online -http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms-and-Publications-by-U.S.-Mail or by calling 1-800-829-3676.
Michigan's State Tax Site has Forms and Publications online for 2015.
Starting a Business in Retirement
Wednesday, February 10, at 7:00 p.m.
More and more retirees are starting their own business as part of a lifelong dream, but they need to make sure that their dream does not turn into a nightmare. In this seminar, Ken Bloom, JD, LLM, discusses the financial and legal aspects involved in starting a business to help the retiree entrepreneur increase their chances for success. Sign-up by phone or online.
Detroit in World War II
Thursday, February 11, at 6:30 p.m.
With a panoramic narrative, author Gregory D. Sumner, Author & University of Detroit Mercy History Professor, chronicles the wartime sacrifices, contributions and everyday life of the Motor City. Book available for purchase and signing following presentation.
Sign-up by phone or online. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Rhapsody: The Music of Fats Waller
Sunday, February 14, at 3:00 p.m.
Mr. Alvin B. Waddles - on keyboard and accompanied by his own rich baritone voice - pays tribute to the late, great King of Harlem Stride Pianists, Thomas 'Fats' Waller. Enjoy favorites such as Honeysuckle Rose, Ain't Misbehavin', Feets Too Big and Handful of Keys, all performed with a wit and panache reminiscent of the legendary entertainer.
Rhapsody is sponsored by Friends of the Library. Sign-up by phone or online.
AARP tax prep plans in place for 2016
The Library is once again the site of free tax preparation, provided by a dedicated group of AARP volunteers. We are currently scheduling spots. Individuals wanting to schedule an appointment should call the Library directly at 734-453-0750, ext 229. Library volunteers are handling the booking of the appointments. You will be asked to leave your contact information and a volunteer will return your call.
Actual tax prep appointments will run 9:30am - 2:30pm every Wednesday from February 3 through April 13 here at the Library.
Free Tutorials on Popular Internet Topics
Winter weather is here and it's often not practical to plan to take computer classes at the Library. TechBoomers is a free site that offers over 40 short courses on the Internet's hottest websites and topics, from social networks and online marketplaces to information directories and even resources & tools for Internet safety & privacy.
Curious about using Dropbox, Facebook, Skype or Google Docs? This is the perfect place to see step-by-step instructions along with lots of screenshots.
Mouse over Research on the black menu bar at the top of this page and select TechBoomers from the pulldown menu or go to https://techboomers.com to take advantage of this great resourse!
No matter what season of the year, it's time to start discovering the museums and other activities around the state of Michigan. Just go online and print off free or discounted passes to over 230 arts and cultural organizations around the state participating in 2015, including Greenmead Historical Park in Livonia, Chippewa Nature Center in Midland , University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Waterford Historic Village and many others. For more information on the MAP program, and Tickets & More, please visit our Michigan Activity Passes page. For a quick listing of the places included in MAP for 2015, see the new brochure!
Need to brush up on your computer skills or prepare for college entrance exams? Are you curious about digital photography, planting a vegetable garden or starting your genealogy? Is real estate investing or book publishing a dream you've wanted to pursue? Then take two hours a week and try some Gale Courses (formerlyLearn4Life) classes in these and many other subject areas! The Library now offers over 325 different courses. Take each class entirely over the Internet whenever you want -whether from work, home, school, or elsewhere...24/7, 365 days a year! Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin monthly. Best of all, they are free to Plymouth residents!
All you need is a computer with Internet access and your valid Plymouth District Library card. Just select the Research tab at the top of this page and use the pull-down menu to see the Gale Courses option. Select that link and create a free account. Use this account to get your free passcode used when you register for a class.
When you use Plymouth District Library's wireless network you have agreed to accept our Internet Use Policy.
Wireless access is provided using a public, unsecured network.