2017 State, Federal Tax Forms

The Georgetown Peabody Library has copies of the 2017 MA Tax Booklet (Form 1) available at the Circulation and Reference Desks. Please note, we do not receive federal income tax forms.

On January 4, the IRS announced that the 2018 tax filing season would begin on January 29. The IRS set the opening date to ensure the security and readiness of key tax processing systems in advance of the opening and to assess the potential impact of recent tax legislation on 2017 tax returns. The IRS is currently working to finalize the forms and instructions to reflect the legislation which passed in late December. Most IRS tax forms, instructions and publications will be available electronically on IRS.gov by the beginning of the filing season (January 29).

You can get most forms online. Printable forms are available at the following links:

IRS Forms and Publications

MA tax forms or MassTaxConnect

You can save paper by filing your state and federal returns online. The IRS and MA Department of Revenue both offer secure portal options at:

IRS e-file options

MA Personal Income Tax Filing Options

Library staff are not able to provide tax advice or assistance, but free help is available (by appointment) at the Georgetown Senior Center from February through April. Preference is given to seniors and other moderate-income individuals. If you have additional questions, please contact the Library at 978-352-5728.

Flying Aces Club Airplane Exhibit

An airplane exhibit will be held at the Library from Saturday, February 3 through the end of March. There will be over 100 models as well as exhibits illustrating the building and flying of these models. A lecture and tour of the exhibit will be on Saturday, February 3 starting at 11 am.

The Flying Aces Club is a group of like-minded individuals that enjoying building and flying rubber band powered stick and tissue model airplanes as well as preserving the history of aviation. The FAC is a national organization and our local chapter can be contacted online at Stealth Squadron FAC #49. Club members build and fly models from all eras and nations. Some of the most popular classes include racing planes of the 1930s as well as aircraft from World War I and World War II.

For more information about the exhibit and the Flying Aces Club, please contact Richard Zapf at rfzapf@gmail.com

Evening Book Group – February 12

Join us on Monday, February 12 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly – thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them. 

New members are always welcome! For more information about the Evening Book Group, click here.

Language Learning Databases

Interested in learning a new language? The Georgetown Peabody Library has two databases you can try out! You will need to input your library card number to access these databases at home.

Mango Languages is designed to equip you with conversational abilities from the very start. Whether you’re learning how to order a pizza or ask when the game starts, Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in a wide variety of foreign languages. It also features ESL instruction in English, tailored for speakers of more than a dozen languages.

Transparent Language Online is available for learning 100+ languages, plus English as a Second Language (ESL) materials for native speakers of 26+ languages, the program has something for everyone. Worried that you won’t be able to learn on your own? A customizable Learning Path allows you to choose what you want to learn, while an integrated analytics system tracks your progress, periodically prompting you to review material that you haven’t seen in a while. It’s like having a built-in teacher there to keep you on track toward your language-learning goals.

Find these databases and more at our Online Resources section! You can always find this section when you click the Services menu on our home page. 

Evening Book Group – January 8

Join us on Monday, January 8 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.

New members are always welcome! For more information about the Evening Book Group, click here.

Evening Book Group – December 11

Join us on Monday, December 11 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy’s childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy’s life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable.

New members are always welcome! For more information about the Evening Book Group, click here.