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 BOOK CLUBS
 

 BRAILLE AND AUDIO AIDS

 COMPUTER CLASSES
  • Community resources
  • Adult Education Center---337-217-4220 (Summer classes only)
  • Care Help of Sulphur--337-528-2273; class time (Wed. 230-4 or 430-6); notify ahead of time
  • My PC Tech--337-497-0900 or 337-436-1136; class time 2-4 Saturdays; notify ahead of time

 
COMPUTERS
  • Learn it the easy way with video tutorials from Lynda.com from LinkedIn.
    • Topics include photography, music editing, 3D animation, film-making, education, business, and so much more. (HELP)

  • Improve your computer skills with these tutorials.
  • Browse tons of topics from computers to reading to everyday essentials with this site.

 

 ENTERTAINMENT
  • HomeTalk---world's largest DIY community

 
 GENEALOGY

 
 HEALTH

LEARNING LANGUAGES

 LIBRARY RESOURCES

 

 LIBRARY TO-GO
 
 LIFE HAPPENS
  • myRA.gov is a new type of Roth IRA; a retirement account created by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to help you save for retirement if you don’t have access to a plan at work.
  • Did you know that there is a local organization able to provide support services, education, and recreation to you? It's the Calcasieu Council on Aging; contact #: 337-474-2583
  • Want to be informed on local government, government services, and public affairs? Visit C-Gov (Calcasieu Government Channel)

 LOCAL AND LOUISIANA
  • La Familia Resource Center--"bilingual, multi-service, developed to meet the needs of multi-cultural families and individuals by providing information, referrals, access to services and programs within the Southwest Louisiana community."
     
  • Did you know that there is a local organization able to provide support services, education, and recreation to you? It's the Calcasieu Council on Aging; contact #: 337-474-2583
  • Want to be informed on local government, government services, and public affairs? Visit C-Gov (Calcasieu Government Channel)

MISCELLANEOUS (includes How to's)
  • Learn how to work and solve problems in the midst of it every day with these interactive lessons.
  • Tickle your mind with these games from AARP.
  • Browse articles covering over 140 topics; view actual instructions, images and more for topics such as home and garden, model building, and scrapbooking with Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center.(State Library)

 

 PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
  • Find a library program. 
    • NOTE:  If an event is closed due to unavailable seats, or you prefer one on one help with a device, website, or app, we have an alternative service. It's called "Book A Librarian"Get more details.
 

TAX INFORMATION 

All branches will have federal tax forms available free of charge: Forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ.

  • The above forms, as well as the instruction booklets, should be available by early February 2017.
  • There will be no LA state forms available. 
  • You may access all State and Federal forms online. 
    • Printing costs are 20 cents per black & white page.
  • You can request a mailed paper copy of a form through the Louisiana Dept. of Revenue website. Note that forms will be available after Jan. 24, 2017. For more information, please contact (225) 219-2113 or (225) 219-2112.

The Sulphur Regional and Fontenot Memorial branches will have free walk-in tax assistance for qualifying individuals through the VITA (The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) programs.

  • Sulphur Regional branch--Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM, weekly starting Jan. 26, 2017 through April 13, 2017.
  • Fontenot Memorial branch--Fridays from 9 AM to 1 PM, starting Jan. 27, 2017 through March 31, 2017.
  • Calendar of all dates

Additional information:

VITA (The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

AARP—American Association of Retired Persons

Free tax calculators and tools

Taxpayer Advocate—local info (504-558-3001)

 

 TUTORIALS
  • Learn anywhere, anytime and anything with online video tutorials from Lynda.com from LinkedIn.
    • Topics include photography, music editing, 3D animation, film-making, education, business, and so much more. (HELP)

     

  • Learning Express 3.0 tutorials (Adult Learning Center, Computer Skills and more)

 

 TRAVEL
  • Looking for the ultimate guide to the world? International trade & country reports? Are you planning international travel? Use Global Road Warrior. (inside library link or outside library link)
  • Learn actual conversation skills with Mango Languages

    Over 60 languages included. (ex: Spanish, French, English, Russian, Pirate, Italian, Cherokee, and Finnish)

  • Learn one of 80 languages or practice English as a Second Language with Pronunciator. (State Library) 

 
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