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March 29th - Telling Your Family Story with Collage

Collage provides a way to share family stories through the creation of an easily displayed assemblage. Susan Weinberg's talk on Sunday, March 29th at 2:00pm in the library auditorium addresses materials and design of family history collage, taking participants from individual photos and documents to the creation of a finished piece.


March 28th - 3rd Annual Edible Book Festival

Vote for your favorite deliciously crafted book of this year's Edible Book Festival on Saturday, March 28th at 1:00 in the library auditorium. Winners will be announced at 1:30pm.

Entries must be made primarily of edible materials with the subject pertaining to books in shape or content. See the Edible Book Festial webpage for more information.


Looking for Kutzky Park Neighbors for Free Mini-Libraries

Rochester Public Library is seeking families with preschool children to participate in Neighbors Read: Kutzky Park. Participating families will decorate a free mini-library which will be placed in their yard; they will also participate in library programs and special events.

Interested families with preschoolers living in Kutzky Park are invited to contact Rochester Public Library at 507.328.2332 for more information.


Tax Forms now available - fewer forms than last year

We have received all of the 2014 tax forms that are being provided this year:

  • State: M1 (income tax), M1PR (property tax), M1W (withholding form)
  • Federal: 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ, but no printed instruction booklets for them.

Any form or booklet that we don't have can be viewed online (IRS website , MN Taxes website) and/or printed by the Reference desk for $0.10 per page.

For more information about getting paper forms by mail and free tax preparation help, check out our Taxes web page.

Don't forget - certified tax coaches are at the library every Wednesday from 5-8 pm. If you made under $60,000, you can file online for FREE!


Continue to fill this Shelf in March!

Help us reach our event goal of $100,000!

Throughout the month of March one online donation per day will be boosted by $1000.  On March 31st, one entry will be drawn from the donations made throughout the month for a boost of $10,000!

Find out more from the Rochester Public Library Foundation web page.


Give your input for the Rochester 2040 Comprehensive PlanPlanning to Succeed

Rochester is a growing community and that growth is anticipated to continue. Growth and change presents both opportunities and challenges. The City of Rochester is seeking input for the Rochester Comprehensive Plan 2040. Please visit the online survey to provide your input.

To find out more about Planning 2 Succeed, to learn about how you can be part of the process, visit the City of Rochester's P2S webpage.


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