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JULY 06, 2020
Looking for Tax Help?  

Looking for Tax Help?

Massachusetts has extended the deadline for income tax filing to July 15th. Read more at mass.gov/covid-hhcs

Questions about getting the Economic Impact Payment? Click here.

If your 2019 adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less, you may find one or more Free File Online options for you. Review each company’s offer to make sure you qualify for a free federal return. Some companies offer free state tax returns, other may charge a fee. Massachusetts taxes can be filed for free online at:
www.Mass.gov/eFile

IRS Free File Program- Online Taxes at OLT.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is between $14,000 and $69,000, AND any age, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
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ree state return if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by Turbo Tax

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $36,000 or less, AND any age, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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ame criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by Taxact

Receive a free Federal return if:
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our Adjusted Gross Income is $59,000 or less AND your age is 56 or younger, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by Free 1040 Tax Return

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less, AND
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Your age is 70 or younger, ANDLive in any state, EXCEPT: DC, FL, IN, LA, MT, NH, NM, NV, RI, SD, TN, TX or WA
OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
Free state return, for some states, if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by ezTaxReturn.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less, AND any AGE, AND
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You live in one of the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, VA, or WI
No free state tax preparation in any states.

IRS Free File Program- by FileYourTaxes.com

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Adjusted Gross Income is between $9,000 and $69,000, AND your age is 65 or younger, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return, for some states, if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by H&R Block

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less, AND your age is between 17 and 51, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by FreeTaxUSA

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $36,000 or less, AND any age, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
Free state return, for some states, if you qualify for the federal return

IRS Free File Program- by TaxSlayer

Receive a free Federal return if:
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Your Adjusted Gross Income is $69,000 or less AND your age is 51 or younger, OR
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You are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, OR
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Free for Active Military for Adjusted Gross Income of $69,000 or less
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Same criteria apply when filing with a foreign address
Free state return, for some states, if you qualify for the federal return

Remote Tech Time: Sign up for For a One-on-One Session  

Remote Tech Time: Sign up for For a One-on-One Session


Sign up for a one-on-one session with our tech savvy library staff, and upgrade your tech literacy. You can learn how to access e-books, audio books, language learning software and streaming movies, all with the power of your library card, all for free. Sessions are available every Tuesday-Saturday afternoon.
Call or email the library, or click here to make an appointment.

Check Out the New CLAMS App  

Check Out the New CLAMS App


The new Cape & Islands Libraries Automated Materials Sharing app has just launched! Take a tour of the app with Chris by clicking here.

The CLAMS app lets you browse collections, place holds, view upcoming programs, and more. It also includes special features like integrated NYT bestseller lists, coming soon titles, and it can even act as a digital library card.

Available for iOS and Android.

Libby - eBooks and eAudiobooks  

Libby - eBooks and eAudiobooks

Edgartown Public Library is proud to offer you best-selling and classic ebooks, digital audiobooks, magazines and streaming video available 24/7 from the library’s digital collection. 

Download Libby from the app store or visit clamsnet.overdrive.com

.For help on how to use the Libby app, click here.

For help on how to use Overdrive, click here.

Hoopla - Digital Video Streaming Service  

Hoopla - Digital Video Streaming Service

The Edgartown Library now offers our patrons hoopla, a new digital media service that allows you to enjoy 
movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows on your computer, tablet or phone -- even 
on your TV.

There's no waiting: Titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded for offline enjoyment later. The 
hoopla service has hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more added daily. To get started, 
just follow the hoopla link.

For help on how to use Hoopla on your computer, click here.
For help on how to use the Hoopla app, click here.
Kanopy - Digital Movie Streaming Service  

Kanopy - Digital Movie Streaming Service

The popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy is available for free to all our patrons. With 

your library card number and PIN, you can sign up with Kanopy and start streaming films on demand. Just follow this link.

Offering what The New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 
30,000 titles, including award-winning documentaries and acclaimed films, rare and hard-to-find titles, and 
classic films, with collections from The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, and PBS among many others.

You can access Kanopy through a variety of devices and platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, iOS and 
Android. Kanopy is free for users with an Edgartown library card, entitling you to stream as many as 10 
films per month.

For help on how to use Kanopy on your computer, click here.
For help on how to use the Kanopy app, click here.
Mango - Learn a Language  

Mango - Learn a Language

Ready to learn a new language? Try this new service, Mango. (Watch a video here that introduces the service.)

Just added to this service is Little Pim, language learning for kids! Get instant access to videos in 12 languages, printable lessons, and fun activities. Click here to check it out here.

New York Times Online  

New York Times Online

The Edgartown Library is pleased to announce that you can now access the New York Times online for free! Simply click HERE and enter the code c59d2806040934a2. Then create a username and password. You must use this login and password for every future visit to the New York Times online.

Research Your Ancestry  

Research Your Ancestry

The Edgartown Library provides access to one of the most powerful genealogical tools now 
available on the Internet, either in the building or from the comfort of your own home! Simply click here.

Access All the Resources of Encyclopaedia Brittanica  

Access All the Resources of Encyclopaedia Brittanica

Island Nonprofit Directory  

Island Nonprofit Directory

Please follow the following link to be connected to the The Vineyard Gazette's 2018 Island Nonprofit Directory:

https://vineyardgazette.com/island-nonprofit-directory

Passes to Museums and Other Mainland Attractions  

Passes to Museums and Other Mainland Attractions

Please note: Our Boston Museums have all temporarily closed in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For specific information please see the websites of the museum in question. 

Before your next trip to Boston (or Vineyard Haven), please stop at our circulation desk before heading out -- and pick up discount passes to any museums you'd like to visit. The terms of the discounts are as follows:

Martha's Vineyard Museum: We have four passes that can be checked out at the front desk. Each pass admits two adults and four children (or one adult and five children) through the age of 18 to the Museum, now located overlooking Lagoon Pond in Vineyard Haven.

Boston Museum of Science: Daily passes allow up to 4 people per day to visit the Museum's main Exhibit Halls for $10 per person.   

Boston Children's Museum: Daily passes allow up to 4 people in at half price ($8.50).   

New England Aquarium: Daily coupons, valid September 5 to June 30, admit up to 4 people at $10 per person.   

Cape Cod Museum of Art: 1 pass for free adult gallery admission. Not valid for special events or
program admissions. Valid through 2020.   

Mystic Aquarium: 5 passes for $5 off general admission for up to 4 people. And 10% off a new family or 
grandparent membership when you present pass. Valid through 2018.   

Museum of Fine Art, Boston: Passes admit up to 2 people per day at $10 per person.   

Edaville Family Theme Park: Month-specific passes allow one person into the park for free, general
admission. One pass per group. This includes parking, rides, live show, meet-and-greets, the museum,
Dino Land, and the play places. Upgrades such as Santa VIP, Christmas Festival of Lights, and
Edaville Express must be purchased separately at the park.

As you plan your travels around New England, you should definitely visit this page of the CLAMS
network catalogue. It lists discount tickets to all sorts of destinations, from Battleship Cove the New
Bedford Whaling Museum and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Enjoy!

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Printing, Scanning & Faxing  

Printing, Scanning & Faxing

When you print to or copy from our network color printer the fee is 25 cents per page. We can send or
receive fax documents for you for a fee of $1 per page. We can also scan a document into digital form and
email it for a fee of $1 per page.

If you have a project that involves a number of pages, we might not be able to help you with it right away.
For larger projects, we encourage you to visit one of the Island businesses that are specifically
equipped for this work.

 

Reference and Research

Please call or visit the library with your reference question. The library’s reference room has a rich collection of useful books. Your library card is also your ticket into the electronic databases which all Edgartown Library patrons can access for free. These databases connect you with a vast range of materials, from scholarly journals and newspaper archives to financial, medical and scientific information.

To use the databases, LOG ON HERE

You can also use these links as shortcuts to specific resources:

For access to The New York Times.
For access to The Boston Globe
For the full suite of Gale Reference Databases.
For Academic OneFile.
For Gale World History in Context.
For the Health & Wellness Resource Center.
For the Academic Health Reference Center.
For Gale Science in Context.

Need Legal Advice? Can't Afford a Lawyer? <br>This New Service Might Help You  

Need Legal Advice? Can't Afford a Lawyer?
This New Service Might Help You

Massachusetts now has a new resource for low income people who need help with civil (non-criminal) legal
problems -- Mass Legal Answers Online, www.masslao.org.

Low-income Massachusetts residents can create an account on the secure website, then log in and post
their legal questions. Volunteer lawyers answer the questions through the same website. There is no charge
to use this service. People can access the site from anywhere that they have internet access, including
smart phones -- and including our public computers at the Edgartown Library.  All information is confidential.

Mass Legal Answers Online is part of the national Free Legal Answers project sponsored by the American
Bar Association, and is being managed in Massachusetts by the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute with
the assistance of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association.

Job Help @ glassdoor.com  

Job Help @ glassdoor.com

A comprehensive career resource with information on thousands of companies. Glassdoor includes salary
and bonuses and details for specific jobs at specific companies, as well as actual interview questions and
hiring process details. Also included are reviews written by employees that highlight the pros and cons of
working for a particular employer.

Glassdoor.com gives you an inside look at reviews, interview questions, and salary information for
thousands of companies.

For more job search resources, visit these pages of the state library databases.

Did You Know About Lynda.com?  

Did You Know About Lynda.com?


As a Massachusetts resident, you can sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard, which gets you access to tons of free digital resources like Lynda.com.

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

Sign up here for a HERE for a BPL eCard and start using Lynda.com.

 

MELON AND PEACHES

Oil on Canvas, 10 by 16 inches, circa 1900. By William Ferdinand Macy, American artist. From the Simpson Collection.
 
 
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