robertsone's Blog http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/59 en-US Federal Tax Instruction Booklet - 1040 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/federal-tax-form-instruction-booklet-1040 The federal 1040 instruction booklets are now available. You can find them in the spinner rack in front of the Help Desk.<br /> <br />Note: This is an instruction booklet, it does not contain tax forms. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/federal-tax-form-instruction-booklet-1040#comments Government/Law Adults Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:22:58 +0000 robertsone 57583 at http://www.cantonpl.org Federal Tax Form http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/federal-tax-form Federal Tax Form 1040 is now available. We also have State of Michigan <span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;color:#0c0c0c;font-size:14px;">MI-1040 forms and Instructions and the MI-1040CR-7 (Home Heating Credit Claim)</span>. You can find them in the rack in front of the Help Desk. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/federal-tax-form#comments Finance Government/Law Adults Fri, 08 Feb 2013 18:53:20 +0000 robertsone 57230 at http://www.cantonpl.org 2011 Tax Forms http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/2012-tax-forms <a href="/sites/default/files/images/P1010851.JPG"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/P1010851.preview.JPG" alt="" style="float:right;" /></a>It’s tax time again, so here’s some information regarding <a href="http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html?portlet=103M">Federal</a> and <a href="https://treas-secure.state.mi.us/apps/TaxFormSearch/formsearch.asp">State</a> tax forms at the Canton Public Library: <h4><a href="http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html?portlet=103M">Federal</a></h4><ol><li>Form #<a href="http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040.pdf">1040</a> has arrived and is now available on the spinner rack at the Main Help Desk</li> <li>All federal tax forms are currently available <a href="http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html?portlet=103M">online</a>. Delivery of the Instructions 1040-ALL will begin in late January and continue through mid-February. When they arrive they will be available on the spinner rack at the Main Help Desk</li> <li><a href="http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p17.pdf">Publication 17</a> will be available at the check out desk, the copy machines and the Main Help Desk. Patrons may use these to make copies but they should not be removed from the building</li> </ol><h4><a href="https://treas-secure.state.mi.us/apps/TaxFormSearch/formsearch.asp">State</a></h4> <p>Michigan state tax forms are now available at the library! They are located on a spinner rack at the Main Help Desk. They are also available <a href="https://treas-secure.state.mi.us/apps/TaxFormSearch/formsearch.asp?view=IIT&amp;search=Go&amp;year=2011">online.</a> </p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/2012-tax-forms#comments Finance Government/Law Adults Seniors 2012 Tax Forms Wed, 01 Feb 2012 17:36:50 +0000 robertsone 43926 at http://www.cantonpl.org IRS Extends 2012 Filing Deadline http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/irs-extends-2012-filing-deadline <a href="http://www.irs.gov/"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/IRS.preview.jpg" alt="" style="float:right;" />The Internal Revenue Service</a> has announced a two-day extension to the tax return filing deadline for 2012.<br /><br />Taxpayers will have until <strong>Tuesday, April 17</strong>, to file their 2011 tax returns and pay any tax due because April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Monday, April 16. According to federal law, District of Columbia holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do; therefore, all taxpayers will have two extra days to file this year. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Oct. 15 to file their tax returns. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/irs-extends-2012-filing-deadline#comments Government/Law Adults taxes Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:13:09 +0000 robertsone 44139 at http://www.cantonpl.org Fred Meijer http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/fred-meijer <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Fred%20Meijer.jpg" style="float:right;" /><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b14713226">Fred Meijer</a>, the long-time chairman of the Meijer Corporation, reportedly <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-falik/fred-meijer-legacy-detroit_b_1116442.html">has died of a brain hemorrhage</a>. A statement released by a Meijer representative reads, "Fred Meijer, Chairman Emeritus of Meijer Corp., passed away Friday evening, November 25, 2011 at the Spectrum Health Systems in Grand Rapids, Michigan after suffering a stroke in his home in the early morning hours."</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/fred-meijer#comments Business Food and Cooking Adults Fred Meijer Mon, 28 Nov 2011 19:34:05 +0000 robertsone 43465 at http://www.cantonpl.org I-275 Bike Path Grand Re-opening http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/health/i-275-bike-path-grand-re-opening <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Bike%20Path.preview.jpg" style="float:left;" />Come out and celebrate the Grand Re-opening of the I-275 bike path on Saturday, June 4th. More information and details available at <a href="http://canton-mi.patch.com/announcements/i-275-metro-trail-grand-reopening-5">Canton Patch</a>. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/health/i-275-bike-path-grand-re-opening#comments Health Sports Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Seniors Mon, 23 May 2011 19:39:17 +0000 robertsone 26127 at http://www.cantonpl.org Apple Computer http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/apple-computer <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Apple%20Computer.thumbnail.doc" style="float:left;" />Apple Computer was founded on April 1, 1976. Can you believe it's been 35 years since Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer?<br /><br /><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/dApple+Computer+Inc&amp;sortdropdown=r">Read about these genius geeks</a> and visit the Apple <a href="http://www.theapplemuseum.com/">museum</a>. Check out Apple's <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/dapple+computer+inc+history">history</a> and find out more about these inventors. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/apple-computer#comments Business History Teens Adults Parents Seniors Non-fiction Biography Apple Comuter History Thu, 31 Mar 2011 14:29:45 +0000 robertsone 24470 at http://www.cantonpl.org How to Choose a Tax Preparer http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/how-choose-tax-preparer <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/1040.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Here's what you need to know if you pay someone to do your tax return:<ul><li>Steer clear of anyone who won't discuss fees in advance</li> <li>Avoid big talkers</li> <li>Check credentials</li> <li>Don't be afraid to ask for references</li> <li>Look for stability </li> </ul><p>For more information visit <a href="http://www.irs.gov/">irs.gov</a>.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/how-choose-tax-preparer#comments Education Finance Government/Law Adults Seniors Mon, 21 Feb 2011 18:09:22 +0000 robertsone 24298 at http://www.cantonpl.org National Organ Donation Day http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/health/national-organ-donation-day <img src="/sites/default/files/images/life_7.preview.jpg" alt="" style="float:right;" />National Organ Donor Day is February 14, 2011. Celebrate Valentine's Day by giving the ultimate gift of love by signing up to become an organ and tissue donor. In the time it takes you to order flowers or buy a box of chocolates, you can register and become an organ donor.<br /><br /> Become an organ donor at <a href="http://www.donatelife.net/">Donate Life</a>. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/health/national-organ-donation-day#comments Health Jobs and Career Adults Parents Books Fri, 11 Feb 2011 15:55:02 +0000 robertsone 24130 at http://www.cantonpl.org Happy Birthday Thomas Edison http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/history/happy-birthday-thomas-edison <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/edisonel.jpg" style="float:right;" />Today is Thomas Edison's 164th birthday. Thomas Edison was one of the world's most famous inventors. Some of his inventions include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and an electric light bulb. He has 1,093 U.S. patents under his belt making him one of, if not the, most achieved inventors of all time. <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/tthomas+edison">Learn more about Thomas Edison</a> and his inventions. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/history/happy-birthday-thomas-edison#comments History Non-fiction Happy Birthday Thomas Edison Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:12:04 +0000 robertsone 24127 at http://www.cantonpl.org Shamrock http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/kids/shamrock <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/luckyda3.jpg" style="float:left;" />Many folks ask, "Why is the Shamrock the National Flower of Ireland?" The reason is that St. Patrick used it to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans. Saint Patrick is believed to have been born in the late fourth century, and is often confused with Palladius, a bishop who was sent by Pope Celestine in 431 to be the first bishop to the Irish believers in Christ.<br /><br /> Find out more about St. Patrick and <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/direland+history&amp;sortdropdown=r">Irish History</a>. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/kids/shamrock#comments Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Seniors Non-fiction Fri, 04 Feb 2011 14:01:33 +0000 robertsone 24015 at http://www.cantonpl.org Valentine's Day http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/babies/valentines-day <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Hearts.thumbnail.jpg" style="float:left;" />When we think of Valentine's Day, we often think of red roses, candy in heart-shaped boxes, mushy valentines, and winged cherubs flying about shooting starry-eyed lovers with arrows.<br /><br /> But did you know that the origin of Valentine's Day, or Saint Valentine's Day, comes from the life and death of a Christian martyr? According to author Martha Zimmerman, the date traditionally celebrated as St. Valentine's Day finds it origin in the Roman festival of romance called Lupercalia, when the gods Juno and Pan were honored. It was a fertility festival or a lover's holiday looking forward to the return of Spring. In the fifth century, in an attempt to abolish the pagan festival, Pope Gelasius changed Lupercalia and its February 15 date to February 14 and called it Saint Valentine's Day. Even though the names and the date were changed, the emphasis continued to be on love.<br /><br /> Pick up a juicy <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/cromance&amp;sortdropdown=r">romance</a> novel to get you in the Valentine's Day mood! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/babies/valentines-day#comments Babies Beginning Readers Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Seniors Fiction Romance valentine's day Mon, 31 Jan 2011 18:51:06 +0000 robertsone 23950 at http://www.cantonpl.org Tax Forms http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/finance/tax-forms-0 <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Tax%20Forms.preview.jpg" style="float:left;" />The IRS and the Michigan Department of the Treasury have announced that they will no longer mail paper income tax packages to individual and business taxpayers. These tax packages contained the forms, schedules and instructions for filing a paper income tax return. They are taking this step because of the continued growth in electronic filing and the availability of free options to taxpayers, as well as to help reduce costs.<br /><br /> Because forms are so readily-available online, the Canton Public Library will severely limit the number of tax forms we provide in paper format and encourage patrons to print forms from the IRS and Michigan sites at home or in the library for a cost of $.10 per page. Instruction booklets will be provided for use in the library only.<br /><br /> For further information about forms you may contact:<br /><a href="http://www.irs.gov/">Federal [website]</a> or by phone at 1-800-829-3676 after January 10<br /><a href="http://www.michigan.gov/incometax">State [website]</a> or (517) 636-4486 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/finance/tax-forms-0#comments Finance Government/Law Adults Thu, 27 Jan 2011 14:02:31 +0000 robertsone 23097 at http://www.cantonpl.org Program Cancellation http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/adults/program-cancellation The Internet Basics class scheduled for Friday, January 7, 2011 has been canceled. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/adults/program-cancellation#comments Adults Programs Computer Classes Thu, 06 Jan 2011 16:56:08 +0000 robertsone 23493 at http://www.cantonpl.org Happy anniversary to the Post-it Note http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/news/happy-anniversary-post-it-note <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Post%20it%20note.jpg" style="float:left;" />The <a href="http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/postit.htm">Post-It Note</a> will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. This was an accidental invention and is now a popular office supply item. We have a few materials that feature the post-it: <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1506850"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1506850.jpg" /></span>Why didn't I think of that? : 101 inventions that changed the world by hardly trying</a> by Anthony Rubino, Jr</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1354344"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1354344.jpg" /></span>Accidental inventions [videodisc] : 10 inventions, 10 extraordinary stories</a></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1216323"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1216323.jpg" /></span>The kid who invented the trampoline : more surprising stories about inventions</a> by Don L. Wulffson</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/news/happy-anniversary-post-it-note#comments News Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Seniors Non-fiction Wed, 23 Jun 2010 20:02:05 +0000 robertsone 19454 at http://www.cantonpl.org