Celebrity Swag on the Auction Block

Celebrity Swag on the Auction Block

Boy, do we have weekend plans for you!  Head to Martin Library this Sunday, March 22 and get ready to bid on some celebrity swag.  The auction preview begins at Noon, so you can get your game plan in order.  And then the auction begins at 1 p.m.  Fran Keller, the library’s marketing director, has received hundreds of items that will go on the auction block for a good cause.  All of the proceeds benefit the Children’s Library.  Click here to see what’s up for bid!

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Are You Ready for Tax Time?

Are you ready for tax time? 

  • Calculator
  • Donation Receipts
  • Interest Statements
  • W-2
  • Medical bills
  • Tax Forms

Ready or not, it is here once again! As the IRS continues to grow its online resources, the way our libraries can help you is changing as well.  Libraries only have some of the forms available. In particular, if you are searching for Federal Tax forms and instructions for Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ, they are online. You can go online to IRS.gov/Forms to view and download.  If you need to have schedules and instructions sent to you in the mail, you can go online to IRS.gov/orderforms or phone 1-800-829-3676. 

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Out of Winter; Out of the Blues – Art in mARTin on Feb. 6th

Out of Winter; Out of the Blues – Art in mARTin on Feb. 6th       

By Elyse Pollick

One of my favorite TV shows (The West Wing) featured a great monologue about why we should care about the arts.  It went a little something like:

“There is a connection between the progress of a society and progress in the arts! The age of Pericles was also the age of Phidias. The age of Lorenzo de Medici was also the age of Leonardo da Vinci. The age of Elizabeth was the age of Shakespeare.”

On February 6th, we’re proud to host the 3rd Art in mARTin event from 5:45-8:00 pm. We’ll have the work of over a dozen local artists on display, the musical renderings of Sympathy & the Lion, extended open hours for The Small Bookshop, wine tastings by Allegro Winery, refreshments by Sunday Dinner Bistro Catering and so much more.  Art will be available for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Martin Library.

The event is generously sponsored by Downtown York’s own Dale E. Anstine law firm. Because the library isn’t normally open on Fridays, we also rely on our staff and volunteers donating their time to make this event possible. We sincerely hope you’ll join us again February 6th for what’s sure to be another amazing art event.  Come celebrate First Friday with us!

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Out of Winter; Out of the Blues – Art in mARTin on Feb. 6th

Out of Winter; Out of the Blues – Art in mARTin on Feb. 6th       

By Elyse Pollick

One of my favorite TV shows (The West Wing) featured a great monologue about why we should care about the arts.  It went a little something like:

“There is a connection between the progress of a society and progress in the arts! The age of Pericles was also the age of Phidias. The age of Lorenzo de Medici was also the age of Leonardo da Vinci. The age of Elizabeth was the age of Shakespeare.”

On February 6th, we’re proud to host the 3rd Art in mARTin event from 5:45-8:00 pm. We’ll have the work of over a dozen local artists on display, the musical renderings of Sympathy & the Lion, extended open hours for The Small Bookshop, wine tastings by Allegro Winery, refreshments by Sunday Dinner Bistro Catering and so much more.  Art will be available for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Martin Library.

The event is generously sponsored by Downtown York’s own Dale E. Anstine law firm. Because the library isn’t normally open on Fridays, we also rely on our staff and volunteers donating their time to make this event possible. We sincerely hope you’ll join us again February 6th for what’s sure to be another amazing art event.  Come celebrate First Friday with us!

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Calling All Artists

Martin Library is seeking submissions for up to 45 pieces for its February ART in mARTin event.  The event will unveil artwork during First Friday festivities on February 6, 2015 from 5:45-8:00 pm and remain on display at the library until April. This quarter’s gallery theme is Out of the Blues.  Artists may submit four original pieces of 2-D or 3-D artwork.  Artwork must be wired for hanging (no saw tooth hangers) with a maximum frame size of 48”x36”.

Submit your art by sending an email to ArtInMartinLibrary@gmail.com. Images of your art must be labeled with the artist’s last name.title  (i.e. Miller.Mona Lisa). The body of your email should include artist contact information, the name of each piece, dimensions, media type and price. The deadline for entry is Friday January 9th, 2015 by 5 pm.

Artists will be notified of their acceptance in Mid-January. At that time, the Library will provide a gallery contract and notify artists of artwork intake times.  All artwork must be delivered to Martin Library, 159 E. Market Street York, PA 17401. Please call John Miller (717) 849-6959 for more information.

by Elyse Pollick

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