Thursday, January 11, 2007

FREE Tax Preparation!

When: Monday, February 12th -- 4pm-8pm
Where: Crozer Library

What you need to do: Call 610-494-3454 to register. We'll tell you what you need to bring.

Don't throw money paying other tax preparers -- get your taxes done for free. You can even get your refund deposited to your checking or savings account within 2 weeks!

Friday, January 5, 2007

Free Computer Classes

Know a friend who needs to brush up on some computer skills? The Crozer Library is offering two free computer classes in January:

Internet Basics -- Friday, January 12th, 4pm

Setting Up an Email Address -- Friday, January 26th, 4pm

Classes last approximately one hour. Please call 610-494-3454 to register. :-)

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Get YOUR Money!

Earn It ~~~ Keep It ~~~ $ave It!
PathwaysPA Tax Program
Tuesday, January 9th

Join us at the J. Lewis Crozer Library to find out about free tax preparation services through the VITA* program from PathwaysPA.

In addition to being local and free for qualifying individuals, PathwaysPA representatives will also discuss how to file for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Unfortunately, many people do not take advantage of this important tax credit. For example, a single person with one child can earn up to $32,001 per year and be eligible for a tax credit of up to $2,747! Find out how PathwaysPA and the VITA Proram will help you get all of the credits that you are entitled to!

*VITA = Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Day 7 of Kwanzaa

Today's principle is Faith - Imani.

African-American Faith in America, by Larry G. Murphy

Not just Christianity and Islam -- this book also covers Buddhism, Judaism, and other faiths of African Americans from colonial time to the present.

Day 6 of Kwanzaa

Today's principle is Creativity - Kuumba.

Black: A Celebration of a Culture, compiled by Deborah Willis

Black, A Celebration of a Culture, presents the vibrant panorama of 20th-century black culture in America and around the world in more than 500 photographs from the turn of the last century to the present day. Each photograph, hand-picked by Deborah Willis, America's leading historian of African-American photography, celebrates the world of music, art, fashion, sports, family, worship or play. From Saturday night parties to Sunday morning worship, Jessie Owens to Barry Bonds, Ella Fitzgerald to Halle Berry, Black: A Celebration of a Culture is joyous and inspiring.

Day 5 of Kwanzaa

Today's principle is Purpose - Nia.

Spiritual Lessons for My Sisters: How to Get Over the Drama and Live Your Best Life!, by Natasha Munson

Revitalize your spirit with these inspirational lessons from fellow African American women.

Day 4 of Kwanzaa

Today's principle is Cooperative Economics - Ujamaa.

The Covenant with Black America, with an introduction by Tavis Smiley

Six years' worth of symposiums come together in this rich collection of essays that plot a course for African Americans, explaining how individuals and households can make changes that will immediately improve their circumstances in areas ranging from health and education to crime reduction and financial well-being.

Each chapter outlines one key issue and provides a list of resources, suggestions for action, and a checklist for what concerned citizens can do to keep their communities progressing socially, politically, and economically. Though the African American community faces devastating social disparities—in which more than 8 million people live in poverty—this celebration of possibility, hope, and strength will help leaders and citizens keep Black America moving forward.