Learn Your Digital Camera

This workshop will cover the basics of photography and walk through the main features of advanced point-and-shoot digital cameras and digital SLRs (single lens reflex). Compositional tricks to improve your every day photography will be discussed.


Rebekah Bucnis-Thompson is a local photographer, instructor, artist and owner of a portrait and wedding photography business. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Dayton with a major in photography. Rebekah has taught at Stivers School for the Arts and currently teaches photography courses at Rosewood Arts Centre.

Participants are welcome to bring their own camera.

Limited seating on a first come basis. Ages 16 and up. 


Gentle Yoga/Relaxation Class

Do you have a desire to try yoga and not sure where to start?

This class is perfect for you!

In this introductory class Karen Moss from Leelaa Yoga will explore how to relax and become present with what is happening right now, mentally, physically and emotionally in the body and the mind.

~ Explore the breath and how the breath can relax us and reduce stress.

~ Engage in some gentle yoga poses and discover how to be present in our bodies and to respect our bodies.

~ Discover the "less is more" concept in the yoga poses as a way to go deeper into the pose, we move into softness instead of pushing ourselves.

The class is open to people who have never practiced yoga, to people wanting to deepen their current practice and to people who would like to explore techniques to slow down, relax and relieve stress.

We will end the class with a guided meditation just before our final relaxation pose.

Please bring a blanket and pillow, and a yoga mat if you have one.

Program is free and open to adults ages 16 and up.

Space is limited. Registration is required by calling 937-748-3200. 


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.