Thursday, June 04, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Books to Movies: June 2015

The June books to movies adaptations seem to have something for everyone.  A young adult novel with a sassy edge, a literary classic, and a memoir set during WWI.  

Book: Testament of Youth  by Vera Brittan
Film: Testament of Youth (limited)
Release Date: June 5th

Book: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Film: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Release Date: June 12th

Book: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Film: Madame Bovary

Release Date: June 12th

What are you excited to see?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

President's Daily Schedule

Did you know that the President's daily schedule is published on the White House website?  Talk about busy!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Income Tax Extension

We're thinking some of you might be in a need of an income tax extension today!  Here's a link to the form:

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Books to Movies: May 2015

Spring has sprung and there seems to be a wide variety of adaptations coming out this month; from action adventure, to classic literature, to singing competitions, to family drama.  Should be a little something for everyone!

Book: Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Film: Far from the Madding Crowd
Release Date: May 1st

Book: The Avengers by Stan Lee
Film: Avengers: Age of Ultron
Release Date: May 1st

Book: Heroic Measures by AUTHOR
Film: 5 Flights Up
Release Date: May 8th (limited)

Book: Pitch Perfect by Mickey Rapkin
Film: Pitch Perfect 2
Release Date: May 15th

I'm really looking forward to The Avengers: Age of Ultron, there's nothing more fun than multiple movie characters coming together in one action-packed adventure!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Income Tax Extension

The tax deadline is right around the corner - no fooling!  Need an extension?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Books to Movies: April 2015

The April books to movies are few in number, but should have something for everyone; A little romance, a little mystery, a little adventure. Here are the books to movies for the month of April:

Book: True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa by Michael Finkel
Film: True Story
Release Date: April 10th (limited)

Book: The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Film: The Longest Ride
Release Date: April 10th

Book: The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre
Film: The Moon and the Sun
Release Date: April 10th

Book: Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
Film: Child 44
Release Date:  April 17th 

What will you be doing over spring break?  Which movie are you planning on seeing?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Free Tax Filing Software

Image result for irs logoIn partnership with the Internal Revenue Service and the Tzu Chi Foundation, the Arcadia Public Library is offering free access to tax preparation tools and advice to assist you with your 2014 taxes.
If you have a simple return with an adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less and have experience preparing and filing your tax return online than you are eligible to make free use of the tax preparation and e‐filing software found at For more information:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Money for School

Planning to attend college in September? Check out the website of Federal Student Aid (an office of the U.S. Department of Education). It's the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation, providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Federal Budget

President Obama released his proposed 2016 budget this week.  You can read all about it in the papers but there's no substitute for examining it yourself!

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Books to Movies: March 2015

Spring is just around the corner and so are these adapted films coming to the big screen this month!

Book: In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
Film: In the Heart of the Sea
Release Date: March 13th 

Book: Cinderella (Traditional European Folk Tale)
Film: Cinderella
Release Date: March 13th

Book: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Film: Insurgent
Release Date: March 20th

Book: The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette
Film: The Gunman
Release Date: March 20th

Book: The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
Film: Home
Release Date: March 27th

I am excited to see the latest version live action version of Cinderella.   The animated Disney film is a classic, it will be interesting to see how Disney changes the story for the new version.  Do you have a favorite version of the movie? 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Books to Movies: February 2015

February is a short month, but there are plenty of movies based on books coming out. Here’s what hitting the screen in February:


Book: Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern
Film: Love, Rosie
Release Date: February 6th

Book: The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney
Film: Seventh Son
Release Date: February 6th

Book: Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Film: Fifty Shades of Grey
Release Date: February 13th

Book: The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons
Film: Kingsman: The Secret Service
Release Date: February 13th

Book: The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Film: The DUFF
Release Date: February 20th

Book: Serena by Ron Rash
Film: Serena
Release Date: February 26th

Which do you usually enjoy more?  The book or the movie?  

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tax Forms

The IRS announced on January 9, 2015 that they will no longer be distributing most paper tax forms to libraries or other outlets.  The Arcadia Library will only have paper versions of forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ, as well as California forms 540, 540A, and 540NR.  To obtain copies of other needed federal forms, instructions, or publications please select one of the following options:

· Order forms over the telephone (delivered via U.S. mail):

Forms ordered online or by telephone will automatically include relevant instructions.