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Book Club And Tax Prep At Riverbank Library

The Riverbank Library Teen Book Club will hold a discussion about “Dark Inside,” by Jeyn Roberts on Friday, Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m. The story takes place after tremendous earthquakes have destroyed Earth’s major cities. A small group of teens come together to fight for survival and safety after an ancient evil emerges, turning ordinary people into hunters, killers and insane monsters.

On Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. the Riverbank Library Book Club will discuss “We Were the Mulvaneys” by Joyce Carol Oates. This 2001 Oprah’s Book Club selection has been described as a sensitive portrayal of one family’s journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy, and ultimately, themselves. The Mulvaneys, at first a close family, living an idyllic life on a farm in upstate New York, drift apart over the years, until the youngest son, Judd, discovers the secret of their downfall and sets out to help reunite the family.

Both books, reserved for book club use, are available for checkout at the Riverbank Library in limited quantities. The Friends of the Riverbank Library will provide light refreshments for the Teen Book Club.

Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs will be offered through the last week in March in Riverbank. Volunteers trained and certified by the IRS will provide tax preparation assistance on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Riverbank Library, 3442 Santa Fe St., Riverbank. Call 209-869-7008 for an appointment.

Taxpayers must bring ID and social security cards for each person who will be on their tax return and they should bring the prior year’s tax return, if available. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to make an appointment, although walk-ins may be helped if time permits.

For more information, contact Victoria Holt at the Riverbank Library at 209-869-7008. Information about regularly occurring library programs can be found at, under the “Events and Classes” tab.

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