Friday, February 20, 2015

LEGO Club -- March 7


For 2nd-5th graders
Saturday, March 7
10:00-11:15 a.m.
Ottumwa Public Library Children’s Room

Children will design LEGO projects that will then be on display in the library.

For more information, please call: Jenna Bates, Youth Librarian-OPL, 641-682-7563, ext.210  

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Come Enjoy Jerry Barlow's Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar

Find your way out of the winds and into the strings by attending Jerry Barlow's Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar at the Ottumwa Public Library.

The concert will be on Thursday, March 5 at 5:30 pm in the library's meeting room.

This program is sponsored by the Ottumwa Public Library Friends and is free to the community.

See you there!

February 2015 Reminisce

The Reminisce Society presents...

"This Place Matters"  

Ottumwa has many buildings with histories unique to them. In Ottumwa's downtown area, many have had their significance acknowledged through the National Register of Historic Places. Architectural historian Molly Naumann will share some of these histories and which ones are on the registry when she returns to the Reminisce Society to present her program “This Place Matters” at the Ottumwa Public Library on Tuesday, February 24th, at 10:00 a.m.

As an architectural historian, Naumann travels the state, assisting communities and individuals with evaluation of historic structures and nominations to the National Historic Register, as well as educating adults and children alike about the remarkable buildings in their neighborhoods.

Reminisce programs are free and open to the public, and are especially for those interested in Iowa and local history. For further information, please contact the Sonja Ferrell at the Ottumwa Public Library, 641-682-7563, extension 202.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Preschool Story Times @ OPL -- February 2015

Enjoy story time and fun crafts with Jenna!
Fridays @ 10:30
February 6Elephants
February 13Valentine's Day
February 20Bath Time
February 27 Colors

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Main Street Ottumwa &
Ottumwa Public Library present: 
Soup & The Scoop
Wednesday, January 21 5:30 pm

• Third Wednesday of each month (January- March)
• 5:30pm - 6:30pm
• Various topics and locations downtown
• Cost is just $5
No cooking for you at this popular event that's back for 2015!

On January 21st we will be at the Ottumwa Public Library. The topic is: new and exciting things for library visitors. The Soup will be confirmed at a later date

Tax Forms

Update on Tax forms at the Public Library
The Ottumwa Public Library has been notified by the IRS that they will no longer be supplying tax forms and instruction booklets as has been the practice for many years.  Traditionally, the library ordered the forms and booklets in October and would receive them to hand out to the public for free in January.

According to the email sent to library staff, this will no longer be the practice due to budget cuts to the IRS through the omnibus appropriations legislation passed by Congress in December.  
Tax payers can still obtain free forms and booklets by requesting them one of three ways: (to view and download),  (to order tax products to be delivered by mail), or 1-800-829-3676 (to order tax products to be delivered by mail).

Patrons can still download forms at the library and pay $.15 per page to have them printed.  This is the same cost and process as the library has done for Iowa Department of Revenue tax forms since 2011when they made a similar decision to stop providing libraries with tax forms.

The IRS will provide the library with a limited number of Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ, but their instruction booklets will not be provided.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Library Closed -- Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

The Ottumwa Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 19, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  We will resume normal hours on the Tuesday.