Saturday June 1, 1:00 p.m. Humboldt County Historical Society Lecture
A History of China Flat
Willow Creek historian Margaret Wooden gives a history of China Flat from the
early 1850s to the '64 flood. First came the miners seeking their fortunes on
the Trinity River. They brought their wives and families to the area, resulting
in a school, dances, and baseball. See slides of miners on the trails,
hydraulic mining operations, families packing in with their mules, the China
Flat school and students, the local baseball team, resident Wesley Hotelling,
the Willow Creek main drag, the fire of 1960, Charley Roberts delivering "Flamo"
during the '64 flood, and more. Sometimes these popular lecture programs fill
up, but tickets (free) are available at the door beginning at noon on the day of
the program. If the program fills, it is usually possible to hold a second
program at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday June 8, 1:00 p.m. - Library Access Fair for People with Low
Vision and Blind People
Read & Keep On Reading!
At the library, we understand that reading is an important part of your life. If
you have low vision or are blind, come and find out what the library offers to
support you in access to books, literature, information, education and
entertainment. Hear about services and tools available in our community. Then
take the opportunity to talk with community service providers and see what they
can offer you. The fair will be introduced by Frances Rapin,
longtime library supporter. Participants include: Ali Lee
from LightHouse of the North Coast, Erik Van Orden from the
Assistive Technology Network, Forrest Conley from Fortuna Low
Vision Support Group, James Forbes from the Humboldt Council of
the Blind, Joan Sikkens from Reading Service of the Redwoods,
and Patty White from the Low Vision Store
Sunday June 16th, 1:00 p.m. - Read at the Trinidad Fish Festival
Reading Flash Mob
Celebrate the New
Trinidad Library (opening this summer) in a fun way by
participating in a Reading Flash Mob at the Trinidad Fish Festival.
Click here to read the details on the Trinidad Branch Library web page.
information about Library Programs:
All library events are free and open to the public.
Unless otherwise noted, all the library events
above will take place in Eureka's Main
Library meeting room on the first floor, opening off the lobby. It's the
door to your left as you enter the building.
Library's programs and services are intended to be accessible to people with
disabilities. Please call if you have specific questions about access, and
know if you require assistance.
more information about accessibility at the Main Library in Eureka, click
For further information on adult programs or access, call the Reference Desk at
The VITA Program offers FREE Tax Preparation!
Now, more than ever, you
deserve to keep your money and get every tax break you are entitled to. VITA
offers you free tax preparation. There are two options: self-help to file
online, or a one-to-one appointment with a certified VITA tax preparer who will
eFile your taxes for you using the information you bring.
One-to-one help from
certified VITA tax preparers:
The Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance (VITA) Program, sponsored by the Redwood Community Action Agency, is
once again providing free tax preparation for low-to-moderate income individuals
and families throughout Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. To qualify for FREE
tax preparation, your 2012 household income must be less than $50,000.
Taxpayers do not need to be U.S. citizens to use the VITA tax help. You
can get your refund fast! Ask us about direct deposit. Our IRS-Certified
Tax Specialists will ensure you receive the largest possible refund. If
you have a high income or certain kinds of complex tax issues, you may not
qualify for VITA help, but you can call and find out.
This free tax
help is by appointment only. Call (707) 441-1001 TODAY to make an appointment!
Appointments are available at three Humboldt County libraries and at many other
community locations in Humboldt and Del Norte.
LIBRARY: VITA tax help is every Wednesday evening from 3:00 to 7:00
p.m. starting January 23rd. Call (707) 441-1001 for an appointment.
ARCATA BRANCH LIBRARY: VITA help days at the Arcata Branch
Library are Tuesday February 26 and Thursday March 7th. Call (707) 441-1001 for
FORTUNA BRANCH LIBRARY: VITA help days
at the Fortuna Branch Library are Saturday February 23rd, Thursday March 14th,
and Wednesday April 3rd. Call (707) 441-1001 for an appointment.
TAXAPALOOZA JANUARY 26: No appointment necessary!
bring all your paperwork and get your taxes done on the spot by certified VITA
volunteer tax preparers. January 26th from 11:00 - 3:00 p.m. at
Eureka High School in the Information Technology Building, Room 101.
To be eligible for FREE tax help, your 2012 income must be less than $50,000.
Please be sure to bring the following documents with you: All your income
documents, State or Federally issued photo ID for taxpayer(s). Social Security
Card for every person on return. Date of birth for every person on return. Child
and dependent care expense information if any. Landlord information for Renterís
Credit. Routing and bank account numbers if you want direct deposit. Please
note: some financial situations are not eligible to be served by the VITA
Program such as married-filing-separate returns, persons with rental income,
certain self-employed persons, bankruptcies, foreclosures, etc.
Taxes: use free VITA software and expert help to eFile your taxes yourself.
Just need a little help, and want to eFile for free?
The VITA program at the libraries will also be providing self-help tax services
through "MyFreeTaxes", in which you can use the VITA Program's tax software to
prepare your own taxes. With this service, an IRS-certified tax specialist is
available to assist you and review your tax forms as needed. If interested in
self-assistance tax services, please call the VITA Program Coordinator at