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2015 Tax Forms at the Library

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Everybody’s doing it, Doing what? Paying taxes, of course! – photo ca. 1920 by Underwood & Underwood (Library of Congress)

Looking for your 2015 Federal and State tax forms? We’ve got them on the second floor of the library!

Last Updated 2/4/16 DJB

What We Have

The following Federal and State forms are available at the library:

  • 1040 forms and instructions
  • 1040A forms and instructions
  • 1040EZ instructions
  • MA Form 1 – full time residents
  • MA Form 1-NR – Part-time and non-residents

What we are still waiting for

We are still waiting for the 1040EZ forms, Publication 17 (Your Federal Income Tax For Individuals – one reference copy), and Publication 1132 (Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions – one copy available for copies).

Other Ways to Get Tax Forms

Federal: You can request to have tax forms mailed to you by visiting irs.gov/orderforms or by calling 1-800-829-3676. Forms are also available to download and print forms from the IRS website by visiting irs.gov/forms. Forms can be printed at the library for $0.15 per page.

State: You can request to have state tax forms mailed to you by calling 1-800-392-6089, or download and print forms from the Department of Revenue website by visiting mass.gov/dor/forms. Forms can be printed at the library for $0.15 per page.

Need additional help?

Tax preparation assistance will be available at the  Natick Community-Senior Center. Call them at 508-647-6540 to schedule an appointment with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. This program offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers – especially those 60 and older.

If there is anything we can do to help please let us know! Stop by the Reference Desk on the second floor, call us at 508-647-6521, or email .


Artists & Exhibits: February 2016

Gateway Camera Club exhibit

Gateway Camera Club Group Exhibit

Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level

The Gateway Camera Club in Framingham presents a fine art photo exhibit. Approximately 50 works are presented by 25 club members. Many subjects and styles are represented including landscales, flora, and fauna. The Club’s goals are to share ideas, knowledge, and insight, and to improve the skills of our members. Photography is changing, growing, and, with every-emerging technologies, becoming more exciting than ever!


Tony Mao photography

Tony Mao: Photography

Left and Right Galleries, first floor

Landscapes and people from Tony’s travels around the world and at home.


Paul Cort photography

Paul Cort: Photography

Virtual Gallery, first floor

Paul has been taking photos for all of his adult life. This exhibit covers a variety of subjets and formats – from sunrises and sunsets to fireworks, birds, and marathoners. There is variety in format as well, including black and white, color, and hybrid photos using Photoshop effects.


Vines by the Sound & Spirit Choir. Now on display at the Morse Institute LibrarySound & Spirit Choir: Vines, Upcycled Materials

Atrium Stairwell

The Sound & Spirit Choir of Natick created the installation “Vines” using upcycled materials to represent their collective inter-generational commitment to preserving our beautiful planet.


The Passenger Pigeon

The Passenger Pigeon: From Extinction to Environmentalism

Historical Exhibit Case, First Floor

A collaboration between the Natick Historical Society and the library, this exhibit tells the story of the decline and extinction of the passenger pigeon, as well as lessons learned about protecting wildlife.


Portraits from the Legacy of Service Collection

WWII Photos, first floor; Vietnam Era Photos, second floor

Photos collected by the Morse Institute Library, Legacy of Service Exhibit, Natick Veterans Oral History Project, and photos donated by local families.


Blind Date With a Book!

Blind Date with a Book this FebruaryHave you been looking for love in all the wrong pages? Why not spice up your reading life by going on a blind date…with a book!

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the library is playing matchmaker. During the month of February we’ll have a display of specially wrapped books on the first floor. Each mystery book will have a brief description to help you choose your “date,” like this:

This author’s lively and loving rendering of New York hews closely to the jazz-inflected city of myth. The author has a wonderful ear for dialogue, and her entertaining prose equally accommodates humor and pathos

Check it out at the circulation desk and, once home, unwrap to meet your date. Hopefully it’s love at first sight! If not, simply return it—we promise the book’s feeling won’t be hurt!


Comics For All!

comic booksWho says comics are just for kids? The world of graphic novels is growing fast, and we’ve got titles for kids, teens and adults in our collection.

Not sure where to start with graphic novels? End of the year best lists are often covering graphics now, or you could ask a staff member for suggestions! For adults, our new graphic novel book group meets monthly, and gives you a great opportunity to explore the big world of graphic novels.


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New Year, New Beginnings

January is a time for resolutions, commitments, and fresh starts. Check out these books that look at yearlong commitments with seriousness and humor:


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Learning and Creating at the Library

book, computer, and coffeeMake a resolution to learn something new in 2016. The library has books covering all sorts of topics as well as great online learning tools. Using lynda.com, Natick library card holders can participate in software and technology courses in several categories, including animation, audio, business, design, development, home computing, photography, video, web and interactive design, and more. Get started at morseinstitute.org/lynda

Applying information to the creation of ideas, art, and things is key to an informed society. Our new 3D printer will help you make the leap from learning to creating. Funded by a generous grant from the Cognex Corporation, the 3D printer will be available in workshops and during open lab times in the library’s Innovation Studio. Learn more at morseinstitute.org/3d


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Sharing Our Holiday Traditions

Holiday CookiesCreating holiday memories with your family is one of the joys of the season. Just like a cherished cookie recipe or decoration, the books and movies that we share every year are an important part of these memories. Here are some holiday traditions shared by Morse Institute Library staff:


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The Giving Tree: Helping Neighbors Stay Warm

Morse Institute giving tree 2014

As we enter this season of giving, the weather is also getting colder out there. The Morse Institute has partnered with A Place to Turn in Natick to bring warmth to our neighbors in the Metrowest community. All this month, we will be collecting new socks, hats, and mittens at our Giving Tree – just bring in items and place them on the tree on the main floor of the library.

Items will be collected through the month of December. We are asking for new items only. For more information please call the library at 508-647-6520.

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Support the Library Annual Fund

Checking out books at the libraryDid you know that 35% of the library’s budget for books, DVDs, ebooks and audiobooks, and other materials comes from donations from community members? Giving to the library is a gift to all of Natick. Donating to our Annual Fund is easy and tax-deductible, and can be done online!

Donate Online

And if you’re planning to do your holiday shopping online, try Amazon Smile. This full-service Amazon option gives you all the shopping power of Amazon, but gives back to the charity of your choice.

To learn more about giving to the Morse Institute please contact Community Relations Coordinator Anna Litten at or 508-647-6524.


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Pearl Harbor Day 2015

Natick will hold its Pearl Harbor Day services at the Morse Institute Library on Monday, December 7, 2015, at 5pm. “It was a defining moment in the history of the United States and the world,” says Veterans Services Director Paul Carew. “Natick has always observed Pearl Harbor Day on the 7th of December. We are one of the few.”

Maureen Sullivan, coordinator of the Natick Veterans Oral History Project, has put together this commemorative video honoring Natick veterans serving in 1941.