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AARP Free Income Tax Preparation – every Friday @ 10 – 2:30pm, February 2 – April 13, Community Room
Our Health Care Navigator will not be available on Saturday, March 17. She will resume her duties on Saturday, March 24. Call (914) 336 – 6934 to make an appointment.
Fun Movies for Everyone!
We are pleased to announce that our next AARP Defensive Driving classes will be held on Monday, April 23. We will begin registration on March 1. Please call (914) 630 – 5888 to register.
Glass Display Case – Main Level
Design Explorations for a Modern Modular “Hobbit House” Or Bag End 2.0 -=- Presented by Fred Bartels
“Books sometimes plant seeds that may lie dormant for years, waiting for the right opportunity to sprout and flourish. As a boy I read J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and it placed an image in my mind of a warm, cozy home with a curved turf-covered roof.
That seed of an image remained ungerminated for many years, until a wonderful (and free) Computer Aided Design program called SketchUp made 3D design easily accessible to design amateurs like myself.
Over many years, as I played with and developed some mastery of SketchUp, the Hobbit House concept grew and began throwing off many branches. I first worked on overall house design concepts, without worrying much about how the designs might be built. More recently I’ve been exploring various techniques and approaches that might be used to bring these designs to life.
In this display are images and models of some of the approaches I’ve found interesting. I’ve also built some larger prototypes that are too big to be displayed here. Most of the SketchUp design files I’ve used in this work are available on the SketchUp 3D Warehouse at this URL: https://goo.gl/HnxNwK
I may never build a modern modular Hobbit House using these ideas but I have had great fun exploring them, and they’ve helped keep me connected to Tolkien’s delightful world, and the youth who discovered and wandered enchanted in that realm so many years ago.” – Fred Bartels
AARP membership is not required to take advantage of the free, income tax preparation service.
Please bring the following documents with you:
- Copy of last year’s federal and state income tax returns
- W-2 forms showing income from your employer
- 1099-R forms showing pension or annuity income
- SSA-1099 forms showing Social Security benefits
- 1099-DIV, -INT, -G, -MISC, -OID forms showing dividends, interest, NYS tax refund, gambling income, etc.
- Health Care information received from the Marketplace, if any.
- Any other information concerning your income and deductions
- Photo ID and Social Security/ITIN cards
- Bank information, if direct deposit of refund desired
What does the art and architecture of many distinctly different Islamic cultures over millennia reflect about their philosophies and sensibilities? How did Islam interact with, influence, and be influenced by other world cultures? Join us for a discussion of the comparative experience and exploration at the crossroads of art, history, and cultural sensibility. Serdar Arat is a visual artist and teacher.
A drop-in Spanish/English storytime for children
of all ages with caregivers.
Una hora del cuento en español e inglés para niños
de todas las edades con cuidadores/as.
Join us every Monday for a Spanish-English storytime
consisting of stories, songs and a craft.
March 12 – April 30 @ 10:30am
Únase con nosotros cada lunes para una hora de cuentos español e inglés que consiste en cuentos, canciones y una artesanía.
Adults are invited to burn calories and get in shape in our new low-impact exercise class.
Walking is a simple way to get exercise. The class will follow along with Leslie Sansone‘s Walking series. These DVD’s are low-impact and take approximately 20 – 30 minutes.
Registration is limited to 13 participants
In order to register, call the reference desk at 914-630-5887.
All participants must sign waiver before participating.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers.
Mr. Pickles is a registered Therapy Dog. He is a very patient listener and enjoys all kinds of stories. Your child can bring a favorite book or we can select a title. Each child will have an opportunity to read for 10 – 15 minutes.
Registration is required; please call (914) 630 – 5894 to register.