The Moore Public Library again is partnering with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program to provide tax help for local residents two days a week at the library.

Volunteers from the VITA program will be at the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, with the first sessions beginning Wednesday, Feb. 3 in the Computer Training Center of the library, 225 S. Howard Ave.

Volunteers help prepare basic federal and state income tax returns for taxpayers with an income of less than $51,000 on a first-come, first-served basis. Taxpayers are encouraged to bring a copy of their 2014 return, social security physical cards for the worker, spouse and children born in 2015 or earlier, W-2 forms from all jobs, 1099 forms for any other income, IRS notices received and any statements received from a mortgage company.

At any time the library is open, cardholders may utilize library computers to file their taxes online, but they should note that library staff members are not trained to answer tax-related questions or work in actual preparation of forms. Libraries also are unable to install personal tax software onto library computers.

Tax forms may be found online in the following places:

Federal –

Oklahoma –

For more information on the tax assistance sessions, visit the library, call 793-5100 or go online to

• Children can find fun and learning in February at the library

The Moore Public Library presents a busy slate almost daily of activities for children of all ages, with most activities taking place in the Story Time Room of the library, 225 S. Howard Ave.

Weekly programs and their dates scheduled in February include:

Preschool Story Time, for children older than 2 – 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23

Tween Scene, for children age 8 to 11 – 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23

Barks, Books and Buddies – 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 2 and 16

Lapsit Story Time, for ages 2 and under – 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24

Read, Create and Play – 11 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 6 and 20

Bilingual Family Play Time/La Hora de Jugar – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9

Pete the Cat’s Groovy Party – 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15

Sensory Story Time – 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19

Pre-K Create and Play – 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25

Find out more about any of the library’s programs and services by visiting the library, calling 793-5100 or online at

• DIY event focuses on coffee roasting

Do It Yourself with help from the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library, which presents a DIY Coffee Roasting workshop, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the library, 2201 SW 134th St.

Matt Egging of Manchester St. Coffee is the program presenter, showing participants a tour of the subtle and not-so subtle difference in coffee varieties and roasts. There will be samples for participants to taste.

This is the first part of a five-class Adult Do-It-Yourself series scheduled through May.

Space is limited so registration is required in advance to attend. Ages 18 and up are invited.

For more information, visit the library, call 979-2200 or go online to

• Just ‘ASK’ about library's afterschool group for children

Afterschool activity is the name of the game at the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library and its After School Kids (ASK) group, which meets twice a month at the library, 2201 SW 134th St.

The group is for children in pre-K through third grade and features themed activities at each gathering. Programs for February feature:

Feb. 4, 4:30 p.m. – Valentine’s Day, with stories and activities related to the upcoming holiday;

Feb. 18, 4:30 p.m. – Pizza, with a tasty look inside a favorite snack;

Space is limited so registration is required in advance of each program.

For more information, visit the library, call 979-2200 or go online to

• SOKC library to present three-part writing series for authors

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library invites authors and those interested in learning more about writing to an upcoming three-part series for writers.

The first edition of the series, on Voice, will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the library, 2201 SW 134th St.

Author Kim Ventrella will lead the class, which looks at ways for authors to strengthen their writing voice. Either teens ages 12 and up or adults are invited to attend.

The series continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, with “Writing Children’s Non-Fiction.” This will be a panel discussion featuring as Gwen Hooks, an author with more than 20 published books, is joined by Jane McKellips, Pati Hailey, Amy Stephens and Jill Donaldson.

The final class in the series will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, as author Ashley Nixon focuses on the subject of writing better dialogue.

The classes are offered free of charge, but registration is required separately for each edition.

For more information, visit the library, call 979-2200 or go online to

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