Free tax help from AARP is at the Library this tax season, starting on Feb. 3 through April 15. Sessions will be on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
1040 tax forms are available in the Library lobby and select schedules are available at the circulation desk. Please ask at the desk if you need assistance printing a specific form.
- Wednesdays 9:30 A.M. to 3:45 P.M., By appointment only (schedule here)
- Saturdays 9:30 A.M. to 3:45 P.M., By appointment (schedule here), and Walk-In Service, first come, first served. Walk-In service is limited, please make an appointment if at all possible.
- An unstaffed telephone line is available at 512 – 686 – 8571.. Please leave a voicemail and AARP volunteers will get back to you.
- Government issued photo ID for all adults on your return
- A social security card for everyone on your return
- 2022 and 2021 tax return and any paperwork (W-2,1099, etc.)
Homeschool Happenings is at 10:00 not 1:00 as noted on the printed calendar.
Homeschool families come learn, have fun, and connect.
November 2 at 10:00 the Goodwater Chapter of the Junior Master Naturalists will teach us about dinosaurs with hands on activity stations. The whole family is welcome but activities are geared towards elementary age children.
Tickets are required. Tickets will be given out one hour before the start of the program at the Kids Desk.
For more information call the library at 512.930.3551 or email email@example.com
Use your Georgetown Public Library card to enjoy materials from our extensive e-library on your own device.
Kenny Williams joins the Art Carvajal Trio to perform a mixture of jazz, pop and light R&B in the library’s Live Music at the Library series on July 15 at 2 p.m.
Fifteen years of living and performing in New York City included Kennys Broadway debut in Disneys hit musical The Lion King as well as a role in the world premiere production of The Color Purple: the Musical, which was produced by Oprah Winfrey. In addition, Kenny starred in the national tours of the musicals Grease! and Smokey Joes Caf. Kenny has since returned to Austin where he was raised. Growing up in Austin, Kenny studied voice at the University of Texas, and then cut his teeth as a stage performer at Austins Zach Theatre. Most recently, he has appeared in several Zach Theatre productions including critically acclaimed Sophisticated Ladies, where he starred as the â€œRaconteurâ€ opposite Tony award winner Jennifer Holiday, and played â€œthe Friendâ€ in the revival of Gospel at Colonus. Lastly, Mr. Williams sparkled and delighted as the lovable and effervescent â€œGhost of Christmas Pastâ€ in Zachs A Christmas Carol.
Art Carvajal performs on nylon and electric guitars in solo guitar performances, with the Art Carvajal Trio, with Candy Declue as Art and Candy, and many other configurations. Jazz is his first love, followed by Brazilian music and then everything else.
The Live Music at the Library series is free and open to the public, a gift of the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library.
In response to user requests, we are changing our Sunday hours. Beginning February 1, we will open at 12:00 noon and close at 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. We hope everyone finds these hours to be more convenient.
The library will be closed Monday, January 19, in observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The bookdrop will be open if you wish to return materials and you may renew items you have checked out by logging on to your account in the library catalog.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the Georgetown Public Library as one of 10 recipients of the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nations highest honor given to museums and libraries that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. The award will be presented at an event at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., in May.
Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross shared the National Medal award announcement at a public reception at the Georgetown Public Library on May 1. The reception was held in the lobby of the Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St.
At the Georgetown Public Library, patrons encounter three words as they enter the building: Engage, Enlighten, Empower. This is the mission statement that drives the library to serve as a catalyst for community wellbeing and enrichment. Library staff reimagine and reinvent the library through patron-centric library services, innovative partnerships with organizations and agencies, and creative, engaging programming.
â€œWinning the 2018 IMLS National Medal is truly an honor for our library and community,â€ Georgetown Public Library Director Eric Lashley said. â€œIt is rewarding for our staff, volunteers, and community partners to be recognized at the national level for our efforts to engage, enlighten, and empower our community.â€
Selected from 29 national finalists, the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service winners represent institutions that provide dynamic programming and services that exceed expected levels of service. Through their community outreach, these institutions bring about change that touches the lives of individuals and helps communities thrive. The San Antonio Public Library is the only other public library in Texas to have won the IMLS National Medal in the past.
â€œIt is a pleasure to recognize the 10 distinctive recipients of the National Medal of Museum and Library Service,â€ IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew said. â€œThrough their programs, services, and partnerships, these institutions exemplify the many ways that libraries and museums are positively transforming communities across the nation.â€
As part of the ceremony and celebration, Georgetown community member Rosie Rocke will travel to Washington, D.C., with Lashley to accept the National Medal on behalf of Georgetown Public Library and provide a personal account of the power the library has had in the community. After Rockes husband died in 2013, the library became her safe haven. The super-volunteer notes that â€œthe library was my grief counselor. It made my transition to a widow easier.â€
Following the ceremony, StoryCorps’a national nonprofit dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of Americans’will visit the Georgetown Public Library and provide an opportunity for Georgetown community members to share stories of how the library has affected their lives. These stories are preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
To see the list of 2018 National Medal recipients and learn more about the National Medal, visit www.imls.gov.
The Library and all city offices and facilities will open at 10 am today March 5, 2015. Storytime is cancelled. Please stay warm and safe out there.