Book March Madness

Livermore students in grades 6 through 12 may vote for their favorite new book during the March Madness program at the Livermore Public Library.

Librarians have chosen 16 popular young-adult novels published in 2019. The books will face off against each other in a tournament-style bracket until one book is left as the favorite book of 2019.

The library will hold weekly prize drawings, so students are encouraged to come back every week to vote. At the end of the tournament, the library will choose three grand prize winners, who will be able to select any available book up to a $15 value.

Voting begins on Wednesday, March 4, with weekly drawing every Wednesday starting March 11. Votes will be accepted at all library branches. Students may submit one vote per week. The last day to vote is Tuesday, March 31. For more information, go to the Teen Space page at www.livermorelibrary.net, or call Caitlyn Lung, teen programming librarian, at (925) 373-5576.

AARP to Offer Free Tax Help

Free help in preparing income-tax returns will be available this tax season at the Livermore Public Library. Trained volunteers from AARP will be available to answer questions and help the prepare state and federal tax forms. This free tax help will take place every Thursday from February 6 through April 9.

Appointments are preferred; however, drop-in tax help may be available on a first-come, first-served basis if time permits. To schedule a 75-minute appointment, call (925) 373-5505.

Assistance will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. For more information, call (925) 373-5505, or go to the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program website, www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide.

Celebrate Harry Potter Book Night

Drawing its inspiration from the Triwizard Tournament, Livermore Public Library will mark the sixth annual worldwide Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday, Feb. 6. The fun will begin at 6 p.m. and continue until 8. The event free, no registration is required, and all ages are welcome to attend.

Librarians will share the wonder of J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories and introduce the next generation of readers to the unparalleled magic of Harry Potter. Wizards, witches, and Muggles of all ages will be treated to an evening of magical games, creative crafts, a costume contest, and trivia challenges.

For more information about Harry Potter Book Night, go to www.livermorelibrary.net, or call (925) 373-5504.