The Moore Public Library again welcomes local volunteers that are helping taxpayers get through the income tax filing season.
The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program will be at the library beginning in February through the final date for filing personal income tax returns in mid-April.
VITA volunteers will be at the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday mornings beginning Feb. 3 and from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings beginning Feb. 7. The last returns will be started 30 minutes prior to the end of each session.
The service is available for taxpayers with an income of less than $56,000, and volunteers will help those taxpayers prepare their basic federal and state income tax returns.
Taxpayers are encouraged to bring: a copy of their 2016 tax return, if it is available; Social Security cards for the worker, spouse, and children born before Dec. 31, 2017; W-2 forms from all jobs; 1099 forms for any other income; IRS notices received during 2017; and Statements received from a mortgage company during 2017 (these are for itemized returns).
Returns must be filed or postmarked by Tuesday, April 17, and the final session of the VITA program at the library will be Saturday, April 14.
The Moore Public Library is getting the community ready for a spring cleaning with its upcoming workshop “Decluttering at the Speed of Life with Dana White,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in the Story Time Room.
White is the author of “How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House’s Dirty Little Secrets,” and will share many of her secrets for keeping clutter in check.
White also is the host of the podcast on the same topic, “A Slob Comes Clean.”
The program also is being offered at 10 a.m. March 24 at Norman Central library.
The program is for ages 18 and up, and registration is required in advance to attend.
The Moore Public Library’s recent Adult STEAM Quadcopter program showcased the Crazyflie 2.0 quadcopters, enabling adults to get in on the STEAM Maker Kit fun. With stations available to build the quadcopters and adjust the variables in pre-written code, adult patrons interacted with the Python programming language and experienced the results code can have on physical objects in a new way.
The Moore Girls Who Code Club welcomed guest speaker Stacy Eads, CEO for Levant Technologies LLC, an Oklahoma-based web design company, at a recent meeting of the group.
The group started with a pictorial Goal Exercise, envisioning a goal for themselves, how they would achieve that goal, and the importance of sharing goals so others can provide assistance and relate experiences. They also discussed the Levant teams who work with the technology and coding involved in web design and corresponding apps, including search engine optimization.
During the Q&A session, the Club discussed Stacy’s path to a technology related organization, what it takes to be a CEO, the importance of networking and maintaining positive relationships, as well as web design and the coding behind it (such as CSS/HTML and PHP).