FERRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY: More than books (Feb. 21, 2019)
The Ferris Public Library has Voter Registration Cards available. You must be a registered voter to vote in the upcoming General and Special Elections on May 4, 2019. It’s simple, get the card, fill it out and mail it, no postage necessary! The application must be received, or postmarked, before the April 4th deadline. Change something? You may also report address and name changes with this registration card.
The library has the 2018 Form 1040 booklet and Instructions available. It’s now one tax form that has been redesigned and includes Schedules 1 - 6. Forms 1040A and 1040EZ are no longer being used. The details on tax reform and other changes are in the “What’s New” instruction booklet. For those wanting to file online you can go to http://IRS.gov/FreeFile. The library has 15 “Adult” computers for public use. No library membership? No problem! We offer guest passes for computer usage free of charge. Library staff members are always happy to assist with computer use but they are not allowed to enter in your private information. If you’re not comfortable using e-services, feel free to bring a trusted friend or family member to help you.
After-School Game Time is from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Children ages 7 to 17 can play games on the PS4 on the large screen in the meeting room.
Story Time will be held each Wednesday at 11 a.m. Children and their caregivers can enjoy stories and an activity. Each child may choose a toy from the Treasure chest before leaving.
New Books: “Robert B. Parker’s Blood Feud” by Mike Lupica, “Things Left Unsaid” by Courtney Walsh, “Beauchamp Hall” by Danielle Steel, “A Breath of Hope” by Lauraine Snelling, “Fire & Blood” by George R.R. Martin, “Lost Creed” by Alex Kava, “Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, Sibo & Autoimmune Disease” (Dewey 613) by Anthony William, and “The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq” (Dewey 956) by C.J. Chivers.
Word Origins: The word disaster comes from the Greek word “dis” meaning bad, and “aster” meaning star. The ancient Greeks were fascinated by astronomy and blamed calamities on unfavorable alignment of planets.