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JANUARY 26, 2011
Wausau On Camera!
If you missed the recent premiere of WISCONSIN HOMETOWN STORIES: WAUSAU at the Grand Theater, you can now view it at home. The Marathon County Public Library recently added several copies of the WAUSAU DVD to its AV collection.
WISCONSIN HOMETOWN STORIES: WAUSAU traces the history of Wausau from its lumber mill days to today. The DVD tells the story of Wausau's early settlement, its growth and development through the efforts of the Wausau Group, the city's cultural history, the Hmong immigration and current developments. The DVD uses archival film, photographs and interviews with local historians and residents to tell Wausau's rich history.
Several sites throughout the County are offering free tax help for qualifying individuals, as follows:
Earned Income Tax Credit Day / Sat., 2/12, 8am-2pm -- AARP volunteers will prepare EITC forms free of charge for qualifying individuals at 212 River Drive in Wausau. To schedule an appointment, call (715) 848-2255 (or "211") any time between 8am and 5pm, Mon.-Fri.
AARP Volunteer Tax-Aide Program -- Free tax preparation assistance for federal and state tax returns, Homestead Credit and Earned Income Credit. Program is intended for middle and low income, with special consideration to those ages 60 and older. Refer to the chart below for locations and times.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) -- Community Volunteers and Accounting Students at NTC and UWMC are offering free income tax preparation to taxpayers with income under $49,000 without business ownership, rental property or capital gains.
Resolve to learn a new language this year. It's easy with Mango Languages, the new language learning program that is available to you for free with your library card.
29 foreign languages for English speakers are available including Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Dari, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
To use it, just login with your library card each time, or create your own unique user login using your library card , email address, and password to help you track your progress.
Mango will get you conversing in a foreign language in no time with its emphasis on vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and culture.