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Please Note: The Treasury Department has moved the IRS deadline for filing taxes from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will now have additional time to file and make payments… continue reading Tax Season 2020: What's New, What's Changed, and Everything Else You Need to Know!

By written by Marija G.    February 4, 2020   

Since 2014, the Free Library’s new Regional Operations Center (ROC) has been open—open to staff, not the public. And while requesting most books from this offsite location is no… continue reading Government Documents at the Regional Operations Center

By written by Timothy F.    November 10, 2015    2

Sacagawea and Susan B. Anthony grace dollar coins, but the faces on U.S. currency have largely belonged to white men. This is starting, slowly, to change. On June 18, Secretary of the Treasury… continue reading A Woman on the New $10

By written by Timothy F.    June 18, 2015    1

With the recent theft of some taxpayers’ personal information, and an even more recent data breach of federal employees’ information, it’s no wonder the U.S. Government is taking… continue reading Recovering from Identity Theft

By written by Timothy F.    June 11, 2015   

Last week the Internal Revenue Service announced a data breach affecting around 100,000 taxpayers who used the IRS’s online “Get Transcript” application. Those affected (as well… continue reading IRS Data Theft

By written by Timothy F.    June 1, 2015    1

On Monday, June 1, the School Discipline Advocacy Service will give a free presentation at the Parkway Central Library for any students (and parents of students) facing formal disciplinary… continue reading Facing Suspension or Expulsion from School?

By written by Timothy F.    May 28, 2015   

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently thrilled many internet enthusiasts (and enraged others) in finally ruling on the question of the “ open internet .” The verdict?… continue reading The FCC, Open Internet and the Digital Divide

By written by Timothy F.    March 6, 2015   

Tax season is upon us. After months of anticipation, the Federal and Pennsylvania tax forms are now available in the Government Publications Department at the Central Library (1901 Vine St.), as… continue reading 2015 Tax Preparation

By written by Timothy F.    February 11, 2015   

The United States Congress handles much of its work through the use of committees – panels of varying size, focus, rules, funding, and authority – made up of members of the Senate or… continue reading Committees of the U.S. Congress

By written by Timothy F.    December 22, 2014   

Cranberry production was down four percent this year – but American farmers still produced over eight million barrels (800 million pounds) of the fall favorite, so the country should have a… continue reading Thanksgiving Day

By written by Timothy F.    November 24, 2014   

There are almost 20 million veterans currently living in the United States, and almost 12 percent of Pennsylvania’s adult population has served in an American war. (Source: 2013 American… continue reading The Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

By written by Timothy F.    November 9, 2014   

This year’s general election takes place Tuesday, November 4, when Pennsylvanians will go to the polls and cast their votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, U.S. Congress, and State… continue reading Election Day 2014

By written by Timothy F.    November 1, 2014   

Daylight saving time (aka daylight time, aka DST) has its origins in the United States with the Standard Time Act of 1918 (See Pub.L. 65-106, United States Statutes at Large , 65 th Congress), an… continue reading Fall Back

By written by Timothy F.    October 30, 2014   

The second Monday of every October is Columbus Day, a day commemorating Christopher Columbus’s first sighting of the Americas ( San Salvador Island , specifically) and celebrated as early as… continue reading What You Might Not Have Known About Columbus Day

By written by Timothy F.    October 9, 2014   

Since May, the Free Library’s new Regional Operations Center (ROC) has been open – open to staff, not the public. And while requesting most books from this offsite location is no… continue reading Government Documents at the Regional Operations Center

By written by Timothy F.    September 16, 2014   

In 1910, farmers and farm laborers made up, by far, the largest group of workers in the United States. A century later, they don’t even crack the top ten (the greatest numbers now work in… continue reading Labor Day 2014

By written by Timothy F.    August 27, 2014