Tax forms available at Canyon Lake Library


Tax forms are beginning to arrive at the Canyon Lake Library. The new 1040 instructions have included the 1040A and 1040 EZ into one basic form with schedules. The new Form 1040 for tax year 2018 is a shorter form and replaces all prior Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. Forms are also available online at California 2018 tax forms are available online at

The Canyon Lake Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents’ Day. All Monday programs are cancelled for that day only. The book drops located outside City Hall are available and online services, such as renewals, catalogue search, digital books and magazine checkouts, are accessible from the website

The Library will reopen on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Miss Ginny’s Story Time, a program designed for children ages three to five, meets every other Friday. The next program will be held on Feb. 22 at 11:30 a.m. and feature a puppy theme that will include a fun puppy related craft, live music, movement activities and stories.

The Feb. 18 Toddler Story Time is cancelled in observance of Presidents’ Day. The program will resume on Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. The every other Monday program developed for children ages three and younger provides an opportunity for children to meet other children while having fun listening to stories.

In the process they gain opportunities to develop listening and attention skills, learn new vocabulary and have social opportunities with other children and their parents. The program includes a simple craft.

Play Day will meet on Feb. 25 and Mar. 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Play Day is a free form party for adults and children. The program includes music and movement, crafts, playtime and light snacks.

The Knitting and Crochet Crafters program is held on the first and third Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. This free program is both educational and social. The education is in knitting and crochet. Adults of any skill level, including those who have never done it before, may find help with understanding the ins and outs of either craft, their tools and materials.

Already skilled adults are welcome to come for the social networking and to share knowledge and experience with others. Everyone makes their own project with their own tools and materials. Some of the attendees are making items to donate to charity.

The program is open to new members and has some donated tools and materials for beginners just starting out and don’t have their own supplies. The library has instruction books that may be checked out with a library card.

In the Roots to Grow tutoring program, academically accomplished teens assist children with mathematics and other school subjects in this free program. Children should bring something to demonstrate what they need help with, such as a book or examples of problems.

If any tools are needed, such as rulers and graph paper, the child should bring the items with them. If work is to be done on the computer, a USB drive will be needed to save the work. Calling ahead is not required but sometimes advantageous for planning purposes.

The Adult Book Club meets on the last Monday of each month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The club of adult readers reads the same book then meets to discuss topics of social or intellectual controversy. Book selection is made by the club members at the meeting.

The February book selection is “Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley. There are copies of the book available at the front desk at the library. Those interested in joining the club may contact the library to have questions answered and to be placed on a list for emailing of titles and discussion questions prior to the meeting date.

The Junior Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of each month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Children in grades fourth through seventh enjoy the fun of reading the same book then meet to discuss it. The free program also includes activities and crafts related to the title of the month.

The February book selection is “House of Danger” by R. A. Montgomery. Copies are available at the library or may be ordered from the Riverside Country Library System Catalog request service.

The library offers a free Makerspace Craft Activity every month. Patrons are invited to come in and create a themed craft to take home. February’s craft was a 3-D Valentine pop up card. Patrons of all ages participated in the making of a card to celebrate their loved ones.