Remembering Pete Seeger

When I was a little girl, my mother played LPs of Pete Seeger on our stereo system. My mother loved folk music and Pete Seeger was one of her favorites. She also loved The Weavers. The Weavers were formed in November 1948 by Ronnie Gilbert, Lee Hays, Fred Hellerman, and Pete Seeger.

The Weavers popularized such songs as “Goodnight Irene”, “If I Had a Hammer”, and “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine.”

Click Here to see Pete Seeger singing

Click Here to see the Pete Seeger related materials that the Waltham Public Library owns.

posted by Louise

Tax Season

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year — tax filing season! The Waltham Public Library has hard copies of some of the IRS forms, including the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ. The reference staff can also print out up to 2 copies of the federal forms from the IRS website or the state forms from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue website. If you request this service, you must know the exact number of the form that you need. Patrons can print out their own forms using any of the public computers in the library.
Here are a list of resources to get you through tax season, including contact information for the Internal Revenue Service and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, as well as services which provide free tax help. Good luck!

Free Tax Help

  • Waltham Council on Aging
    488 Main Street; Waltham, MA 02452
    Service Provided: Tax help for senior citizens. Must call to make an appointment
    Times Available: Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 11:00 am; February 3 – April 15.
  • Bentley University Students
    Morrison Hall, Room 101; Waltham, MA 02452
    Service Provided: Tax Help for those who are eligible for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
    Times Available: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Saturdays, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; February 15 – April 10; There will be no tax assistance on March 8 and 15.
  • Charles River Public Internet Center
    154 Moody Street; Waltham, MA 02453 781-891-9559, x206
    Service Provided: Tax Help for those who are eligible for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Please call to make an appointment.
    Times Available: Thursdays, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Fridays, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturdays, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Service will start on January 31.
  • Taxpayer Assistance Center
    JFK Federal Building; 15 New Sudbury Street; Boston, MA 02203
    Service Provided: Provides some federal tax help. May refer inquiries to local volunteer tax services.
    Times Available: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.