FSPL Reading Group

Join others in your community as we discuss:

People of the Book

by Geraldine Brooks

In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna, a caustic loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding --- an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair --- she begins to unlock the book's mysteries. The reader is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book's journey from its salvation back to its creation.

Books and reading guides are available at both Franklin and Springboro library branches. No registration is required.

The FSPL offers a nonjudgmental, uncritical discussion where everyone who wishes to contribute has the opportunity to do so. 



Back by popular demand...

It's local artist Ann Bain sharing the Art of Zentangle.

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Open to adults ages 16 and above.

Registration is required by calling 937-748-3200.

All materials are provided. 


Free Tax Preparation by AARP Volunteers

Free tax preparation by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteers

Fridays, beginning February 7 through April 11, 2014

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Springboro Library Branch

Appointments are required by calling 937-748-3200

Participants need to pick up a Tax Information Packet at the Springboro Library's circulation desk and complete the form before their scheduled appointment.


1. What you need to bring with you:

~ Copy of last year's income tax return(s)

~ W-2 forms from each employer

~ Unemployment compensation statements

~ SSA-1099 if you were paid Social Security benefits

~ All 1099 forms showing interest and/or dividends and documentation showing original purchase price of sold assets

~ 1099-Misc showing any miscellaneous income

~ 1099-R if you received a pension or annuity

~ All forms indicating federal income tax paid

~ Dependent care provider information (name, employer, ID, Social Security number)

~ All receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions

~ Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents


2. We Can Prepare:

~ 1040 with Schedules A, B and D

~ Schedule C up to $10,000 expenses (Schedule C has same requirements for CEZ - no employees, no inventory, no losses or depreciation, etc.)

~ Schedule EIC and EIC Worksheets

~ 1099-Misc (box 7 nonemployee compensation is reported on Schedule C/CEZ)

~ 1099-Misc (box 1 or 2 - rents, royalties, reported on Schedule E with no expenses, depreciation)

~ 1099-Misc (box 3 other income is reported on 1040 Line 21)

~ 1040-ES (Estimated Payments)

~ 2441 (Child & Dependent Care)

~ 5405 (Repayment of FTHBC)

~ 8283, Section A, Part 1 – noncash contributions to charity exceed $500 but are less than $5,000

~ 8606 (Nondeductible IRA) Part 1

~ 8880 (Qualified Savings Credit)

~ 8812 (Additional Child Tax Credit)

~ 8863 (Education Credits)

~ 8949 (Sale or Disposition of Assets)

~ 9465 (Installment Agreement)

~ 8379 (Injured Spouse)

~ 1040X (Amended Returns, if trained in the tax year being amended)

~ Schedule K-1 that provides information only for interest, dividends & capital gain distributions & royalties (Schedule B, D, E)

~ Cancellation of Debt–1099-A and/or 1099-C and Form 982, if trained and certified*

~ Health Savings Accounts–1099-SA and Form 8889, if trained and certified*


3. We Can Not Prepare:

~ Schedule C (Business Profit and Loss) if a loss or expenses exceed $10,000

~ Complicated Schedule D without proper paperwork (Capital Gains and Losses)

~ Schedule E (Rental Property) with expenses, including depreciation (exception: returns for military members only, prepared by a counselor who has been certified to do military returns provided another military certified counselor is available to quality review the return)

~ Schedule F (Farm Income)

~ 2106 (Employee Business Expenses)

~ 3903 (Moving Expenses)

~ 8615 (Minor’s Investment Income)

~ Portions of Schedule A and B that are not included in our training

~ Schedule K-1 that involves depreciation or deductible expenses

~ Other rental income or business income

~ Returns (original or amended) farther back than three prior years


*HAS/COD: A separate online training module and certification test is provided for certification in handling each of these modules in our program. Only counselors who have been certified on one or both of these modules may prepare returns containing HSA and/or COD, respectively. 


Valentine Card Making

Join crafting enthusiast, Nancy Sanders, in making original Valentine cards.

On her journey of creating cards Nancy has been a card designer for Stampendous and numerous card challenge blogs, a craft demonstrator and instructor for Michaels, held many card making classes and started several card making clubs.

The program is free and open to adults ages 16 and above. All materials are provided.

Reservations are required by calling 937-748-3200. 


E-Book and Downloadable Audiobook Drop-In Days

Did you get an e-reader during the holiday season?

Stop by the Franklin-Springboro Public Library during one of our two drop-in days to learn about the library's free downloadable services: The Ohio EBook Project and OneClickdigital.

Bring your laptop, e-reader, tablet, and/or audiobook devices with you. You will need a valid Franklin-Springboro library card and personal identification number (PIN), so stop by the front desk to get one today.

Apple iPad, Apple iPad Mini, Apple iPhone, Apple iPod, Apple iPod Shuffle, Apple iPod Touch, Barnes & Noble Nook, Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Kobo eReader, MP3 Players, Pandigital, Sony Reader, and Smartphones.

Franklin Library Drop-In Day - Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Note: If you have a laptop please bring it with you, especially if you have a Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo eReader, MP3 Players, Pandigital, and Sony Reader.

No registration is required.