3rd Annual Bad Art Night – Valentine Edition

meerkat-valentineGoing a bit stir-crazy during this cold, dark winter? Want to make a goofy valentine? Well, we can help! Come make BAD ART with us at the main library on Thursday, February 11. We’ll supply the basics, light refreshments, and a few BAD ideas. No talent necessary.

The event starts at 6:30 PM in the Sohier Room, but drop in anytime; latecomers welcome. Free; no registration required. This program is geared toward adults (or ages 16+, we promise not to check IDs), as our art supplies will not be appropriate for children. Handicapped accessible. For more information please call 978-921-6062 or email ridenour@noblenet.org.

Tax Form Information

This year, the IRS will be sending public libraries a very limited quantity of Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ. Additionally, we will have a limited number of instruction booklets for these forms. Please click here to order IRS forms by mail or call 1-800-829-3676, or ask our Reference staff if we might assist you with locating forms online.

We will also have Massachusetts state tax forms available. Tax forms are available at the Farms branch as well as the main library.

Please note the following:

  • We will make federal and state tax forms available as soon as they arrive from the IRS and the MA Department of Revenue.
  • We are unable to predict when forms will arrive, how many we will receive, or when they will permanently run out.
  • We are unable to hold forms. However, we’re happy to check our supply if you’re searching for a particular form: please call us at 978-921-6062.

If we don’t have the form you are looking for, you can get most forms online. Online forms are available as printable PDFs at the following links:

2015 Massachusetts Income Tax Forms and Schedules

IRS Forms and Publications

You can save paper by filing your state and federal returns online. The IRS and MA Department of Revenue both offer secure portals at:

MA WebFile for Income

IRS e-file options

Library staff are not able to provide tax advice or assistance, but in Beverly, free help is available (by appointment) at the Beverly Senior Center from February through April. Preference is given to seniors, but all are welcome to seek assistance. If you have additional questions, please contact our Reference staff at 978-921-6062 or bev@noblenet.org.

New Offerings: Creative Instruction & Comic Books!

LY5359-ArtistWorks-Web-ButtonWe’re pleased to announce new additions to our digital and learning resources, both by RBdigital – ArtistWorks for Libraries and ComicsPlus: Library Edition.

ArtistWorks provides patrons with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals. It offers users everything you’ll need for musical and artistic instruction, from introduction to advanced performance. Key features:

  • Beginner to advanced music instruction for the most popular string and band instruments; art and voice classes also included
  • Video based with bookmarking features
  • On-the-go learning
  • Remote access for 24/7 availability
  • Browser enabled for desktop and mobile devices
  • An RBdigital Gateway Service — one password, access to all services (try Zinio and IndieFlix too!)

LY5358-ComicsPlus-Web-ButtonComicsPlus: Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any web-connected device.

  • Access through your web browser on any computer, tablet or smart phone with an internet connection
  • Browse by Genre, Publisher, Comic, and instantly checkout your favorites
  • No holds or waiting – all comics are available whenever you want them

You can access ArtistWorks on our Learning Resources page, and ComicsPlus on our Digital Collection page. Have questions, or need help? Please give our Reference staff a call at 978-921-6062.