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April 2nd - Meet the BookBike!

Just in time for spring, come to the Library auditorium on Thursday, April 2nd at 1:30pm to check out our new BookBike and enjoy bicycle-themed activities.

We Bike Rochester will be here to talk bicycle safety and share information about fun bike activities.

April 2nd - Faith Talk Show - The Show Must Go On!

The Show Must Go On! Host Regina Mustafa will interview herself and take your questions. Thursday, April 2nd at 6:30pm in the Library Auditorium. This program will also be available to watch live via internet streaming at under "Community Forums" at the City of Rochester Media Center Page.

April 6th - 3D Printing @ RPL Presentation

Have you heard about 3D printing? Come to the library on Monday, April 6th at 6:00pm in the library auditorium to see our 3D printer in action and find out more about 3D printing.

Our group of presenters will take your questions about 3D printing.

Preview the Library's New Website and Catalog

The library is planning to launch its new website design and catalog on Friday, April 3rd, but you can preview the site-in-progress now.

The new website is mobile-friendly, offers more one-click access to library information and has a new, simple look. The new catalog will let you save your checkout history, give you easier access to eBooks, let you save lists and share information via text and social media. Feel free to check them out and don't forget to give us feedback at the link on the top of the page.

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: 1040A and 1040EZ, but no printed instruction booklets for them. We are out of the 1040 forms and will not be getting more (they can be printed for you at the Reference Desk on 2nd floor.)

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!

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