2018 Federal Tax Forms are here!

2018 Tax Forms are available at Durham Public Library!

Federal Forms
The IRS introduced a new 1040 form for 2018. This booklet replaces the 1040A and 1040EZ from previous years. The booklet includes the 2018 Tax Form and Schedules 1-6. Forms are available free of charge in the library while supplies last. Instructions are available to photocopy ($.15 per page) and for use in the library only.

For more information on Federal Tax Forms please visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov.

Connecticut State Forms
The 2018 Form CT-1040 NR/PY is available in the library free of charge. This booklet includes:
Form CT-1040NR/PY
Schedule CT-SI
Schedule CT-1040AW
Schedule CT-PE
Schedule CT-CHET

For more information on CT State Income Tax please visit the Connecticut State Department of Revenue.

Tax Help is available through the AARP Tax Aide Program. There are a number of locations offering AARP Tax Aide in our area including Killingworth, Middletown, East Haddam, and Guilford. For more information and to find a location nearest you please visit the AARP Tax Aide Program website.

Tax Day is Monday April 15, 2019.

Minigolf Tickets On Sale Now!

PALS: The Friends of the Durham Public Library will be hosting a new and exciting library fundraiser this year — minigolf in the Library! The whole Library will be turned into a fun and festive minigolf course for your golfing pleasure. The event is being sponsored by investment services company Johnson Brunetti and each of the 18 holes will be sponsored by businesses and organizations from the Durham community. See below for a full list of event sponsors.

Saturday, March 2 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Adult Evening

Tickets are $25 per person. Includes two drink tickets for beer & wine; all guests must be at least 21 years old. Light refreshments will be served. Note: There are no tee times; drop in any time between 5:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Purchase tickets in person at the Durham Public Library or purchase tickets online by clicking below.

Sunday, March 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Family Day

Tickets are $5 per person for ages 5 and up or a max of $20 for a family. Children 4 and under are free. Ticket includes minigolf, snacks, and crafts. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Note: There are no tee times; drop in any time between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Purchase tickets in person at the Durham Public Library or purchase tickets online by clicking below.


Ticket Options



Championship Sponsor

Johnson Brunetti Investments

Double Eagle Sponsor

Indian Springs Golf Club

Eagle Sponsor

Lyman Orchards

Birdie Sponsors

Annette Willis, Attorney

Chapman Manufacturing

David Wenzel

Durham Lions Club

Durham Tax Associates

Durham Veterinary Hospital

Kristan Higgins, Author

Pediatric and Adolescent Medical Group, Middletown

Peerless Builders LLC

Perma Treat Corporation

Sykes Family Chiropractic

Par Sponsors

Betsy and Bob Booz

Brownstone Psychological Associates

Core Club

Durham Family Eye Care

Financial Benefits Unlimited

Glazer Dental

Miller Fence

RLI Electric

Nonfiction Book Discussion on March 11

Who wouldn’t want to be 10% happier? Join our nonfiction book discussion on Monday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story by Dan Harris. This New York Times bestseller is part science, part memoir, and part self-help as well as being a very funny read.

Copies of the book are available at the checkout desk at the Library.

Book Lover’s Circle

Join us to discuss Warlight by Michael Ondaatje on Wednesday, February 6,  at 7:30  in the Activity Room of the Library. All are welcome.

Copies of the book are available at the check-out desk.

And pick up a copy of our March discussion book, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon.

Spanish Conversation Group

Tuesday, January 22 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

All levels of Spanish speakers: Expand your speaking skills by practicing the language in a welcoming atmosphere. Facilitated by fluent Spanish speaker and teacher Marilyn Horn. Meets monthly on the third Monday of the month. Drop in.

Light refreshments will be served.

Drawing for Fun!

Are you interested in drawing, but not sure where to start? Drawing is fun! Join us to learn the basic fundamentals of drawing. Local art instructor, Jan Wenzel, will guide students through the basics of drawing. All supplies are included and no experience is necessary!

This class meets on 4 consecutive Tuesdays: February 5, 12, 19, 26 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and is  limited to 15 participants. Please register here. 

Your Support Makes a Difference!

PALS: Friends of the Durham Public Library

Annual Appeal

Your donation will support programs for young people almost every day of the week, from infant storytimes to maker programs for teens. Your gift will facilitate lifelong learning through educational and cultural programs and by providing free or reduced price museum admissions. And you will help extend computer resources to all citizens by helping to keep library technology up to date.

Please Make a Tax Deductible Donation to PALS Today and Help the Library Continue to Thrive!

Yes! I would like to make a tax-deductible gift to PALS. Select one of the donation amounts below to make a secure online donation through PayPal (you do not need to have a PayPal account).

$50 Donation      $100 Donation      $250 Donation      $500 Donation      Other Donation

If you prefer to donate by check or money order, please forward your contribution of any amount to:  PALS, P.O. Box 271, Durham, CT 06422


Thank you for your support!

Thursday Matinees

The Durham Public Library hosts a movie matinee every Thursday at 1:30pm. This film series is free and open to the public. Please note that for movies rated R, only individuals age 18 & over are permitted to attend. Viewer discretion is advised.

The Durham Public Library hosts a movie matinee every Thursday at 1:30pm. This film series is free and open to the public. Please note that for movies rated R, only individuals age 18 & over are permitted to attend. Viewer discretion is advised.

 

Jan. 3      The Children Act, starring Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci, 105m, R   

Jan. 10    Bel Canto, starring Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe, 100 min, R

Jan. 17     Great Gilly Hopkins, starring Sophie Nelisse, Kathy Bates, Octavia Spencer, Glenn Close, and Julia Stiles,
99 min, PG      

Jan. 24    The Old Man and the Gun, starring Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck, 90 min, PG-13

Jan. 31     Equalizer 2, starring Denzel Washington, Bill Pullman, 121 min, R

Nov. 24 – Dec. 1

Support the Durham Food Pantry while paying off your library fines! Bring a non-perishable food item or items to the library between November 24 and December 1 and the library will waive any outstanding Durham Library fines. Food items cannot be used to pay for lost or damaged items.

  • All proceeds benefit the Durham Food Pantry.
  • Items must be unopened and unexpired to qualify. No glass containers, please.
  • You can donate even if you don’t have fines! Just drop off your contribution at the Circulation desk.

 

Metal Stamping Workshop

Are you looking to do something creative? Do you need an idea for a handmade gift this holiday season? Join us for a metal stamping workshop! Participants will use special equipment to emboss designs into metal tags for use in jewelry, key chains, gifts, and much more.
All materials and supplies provided. Everyone will go home with something handmade!

Monday December 3, 2018  6:30-8:30pm

Register Here.