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Tax Forms & Resources
Tax day is April 15, 2015. The library will distribute tax forms provided by the IRS and the State of Illinois. This year both the state and the IRS have limited the number of forms they are sending us. We will have the federal 1040,1040A and the 1040EZ forms available as well as the IL-1040 form and the IL-1040 instructions. We will not be getting any IRS instruction books or other forms.
 
Visit our Tax Forms page for current availability of forms at the library. The site also provides online links to popular tax forms available as PDF downloads and a list of helpful tax-related phone numbers.
 
There are three ways to obtain forms that the library does not have:
 
1. Call the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 to order forms, instructions or publications by U.S. mail.
2. Order forms online here to be delivered by U.S. mail.
3. Visit our Tax Forms page  and click on the link to download a form from the IRS website.
 
AARP Tax Assistance
Sign up for free income tax preparation appointments through the AARP/IRS Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program. Available to any taxpayer with low to medium income with special attention to those over 60.  Register at 847-392-0100 or online for appointments on Monday mornings beginning February 16–April 13, in the library's Hendrickson Room. 
 
 


 
You can now listen to eAudiobooks through the 3M Cloud Library service, using the updated iOS, Android or PC/Mac app. The eAudiobooks play within the app and can be borrowed for two weeks, just like regular eBooks. Simply look for the “Introducing Audiobooks” shelves on the “Featured” tab of the app.  You can also customize your search results to only show eBooks or eAudiobooks.


Library News
 
Arlington Heights cardholders can schedule a one-hour appointment to have their resumes reviewed. Maximum of two reviews within a six-month period or three reviews in a one-year period.
 
Date and time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m.
Location: Appointment Room next to the Shackley Room
 


Adults, business

Inklings is a creative writing club for teens. We discuss various types of creative writing, practice our skills and share and critique one another's writing. This month's topic is humor. For teens in grades 7-12.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, March 3, 4-6 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 


Teen
 
Drop in for a hands-on demonstration of the Oculus Rift, a head-mounted virtual reality device. Learn about Oculus Rift hardware, software, and some of the cool things developers are making for it.  Come early to sign up for a demo as time slots fill up fast! For ages 13 and up.
 
Date and time: Saturday, February 28, 1–3 p.m.
Location: Marketplace
 
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Who better to help us navigate the world of March Madness than Comcast sportscaster, Luke Stuckmeyer? Luke has won many awards in the broadcasting field and was one of the original members of the Comcast Sportsnet team. After a brief presentation about NCAA March Madness, he will answer questions and even give you some of his hot picks.
 
Date and time: Tuesday, March 3, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Marketplace
 


Adults
 
This is a new opportunity to use our Business Center as a co-working space for those who work from home or would like an environment where they can collaborate, network and co-mingle. A business specialist from the library will be available to assist you with business resources. Co-working space in the Business Center is available the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 9 a.m.–noon.
 
Drop in
 
March:
Wednesday, March 4, 9 a.m.–noon
Wednesday, March 18, 9 a.m.–noon
 
April:
Wednesday, April 1, 9 a.m.–noon
Wednesday, April 15, 9 a.m.–noon
 
May:
Wednesday, May 6, 9 a.m.–noon
Wednesday, May 20, 9 a.m.–noon
 


Adults, business
 
Get ready for the SAT and show off your vocabulary skills with word trivia. Challenge your friends for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card to help you stay awake after late-night cramming. For high school students only.
 
Date and time: Thursday, March 5, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room
 


Adults, Teen
 
It's official! Arlington Heights won WGN-TV's first Battle of the 'Burbs, edging out Mount Prospect, 4-3, in a wacky games showdown featured on the Morning News, Thursday, February 19.
 
Hosted by WGN's Ana Belaval, Team Arlington Heights included the library’s Executive Director Jason Kuhl along with Mayor Tom Hayes, Arlington Park Bugler Monica Benson, SALUTE Founder Will Beiersdorf, and Chicago AAA Insurance Agent Matthew Staley. Mount Prospect's team included Mayor Arlene Juracek along with four other local leaders and business owners.
 
The competition played out throughout the morning broadcast and included a series of zaney events ranging from an egg pass and Bozo buckets to pin the mustache on the news anchor and a water balloon toss. In the end, Team Arlington Heights cinched the title by one point and secured bragging rights in the northwest 'burbs.
 
Watch Battle of the 'Burbs highlights including a pie-eating competition.
 
Picture: Go, Team Arlington Heights!  Left to right are Will Beiersdorf, Jason Kuhl, Monica Benson, Matthew Staley and Tom Hayes.


In the news
 
Join us to discuss Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder by Jim Clifton. Refreshments provided. Registration is required. Those registered can pick up a book at the Info Desk. Books contain a unique access code to take the Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder Assessment.
 
Date and time: Wednesday, February 25, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Armand's Pizzeria, 70 N. Vail Avenue
 


Adults, business

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