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.

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

Looking for a Job?

Free Online Career Assistance

JobNow™ provides library patrons with a host of services to help in every step of the job search process.  Job coaches are available to help patrons with any and all job search-related questions.  In addition to helping beginning job seekers pinpoint their desired career field, coaches can also provide constructive suggestions on resumes, help write a professional cover letter, and give live interview practice and feedback.

The link is available 24/7/365 in the library or from your home — click here or on the JobNow! icon on the left-hand side of the Library website home page.

Looking for a job? Use the Career Resources to begin your job search. Create your resume and get expert feedback. Prepare for your interview.

Not sure how to start your job search? Use eParachute to help you discover the career of your dreams.

Writing your resume? Begin by using one of the templates or the document builder in OptimalResume. Then use our Resume Lab to send it to a job coach and receive feedback and revisions to help strengthen your resume. FREE Online Career Assistance

Prepare for your interview. Read through our tips and connect with a live job coach to get ready for your interview.

Going back to school? Want to brush up on academic skills? Select “Adult Learners” from the menu to access GED prep, US Citizenship Test prep, resume assistance, Microsoft Office support, and Career Resources. Maestros en español disponible

Manage Your Library Account with Your Phone

Text Us!

Receive text messages when:

  • Items you requested are ready for pickup
  • Items you borrowed are almost due
  • Items you borrowed are overdue

Text the library to:

  • Renew your items
  • Get list of items currently checked out

Sign up for free! (Standard texting rates apply)

Text the word SIGNUP to 860-345-1307. You will receive a reply asking for your library card number. Text your library card number (under the barcode). You will receive a confirmation text. Service works with all smart phones — some older phones may be incompatible with the service.

Text Commands to: 860-345-1307

ADDCARD – Add new card(s) (i.e. spouse, children) to the same phone
ALL – Request to renew all eligible items, including overdue items
DROPCARD – Remove cards from phone
IOWEU – Request amount of current fines owed
MYBOOKS – Request a list of all current checkouts
MYCARDS – View registered card number(s) and expiration date(s) of the account(s)
OA – Request to renew all overdue items
QUIT – Discontinue the text messaging service
RA – Request to renew all eligible items (not overdue items)
RL – Request for list of eligible items (not overdue items) to choose to renew

A full list of commands and instructions is available at:  https://is.gd/SBhelp or see any staff member for assistance.


Notary Services Now Available!

The Library has a Notary Public available to notarize your documents.
Appointments are required for all notary services. Please call 860-349-9544, ext. 3 or email gmonti@durhamlibrary.org for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Please note:

  • Documents must be signed in the presence of the Notary. Do not sign them beforehand.
  • Two forms of I.D. are required – an up-to-date driver’s license or government issued photo I.D., plus one other form of identification showing your name. Social Security cards and birth certificates are not acceptable forms of ID.
  • If the document to be notarized requires witnesses, the witness(es) must also present two forms of ID.
  • The library CAN notarize and give certificates for witness of signature, jurats, affidavits, acknowledgements, and attested copies.
  • The library CANNOT notarize wills, trusts, powers of attorney, or marriage licences.
  • The library’s notary service is free.