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Adult Programs: Event Registration Link

Tax Free in Retirement Program-Monday, November 27th at 6:30pm

Join us to learn about strategies that can help you get closer to a tax free retirement.

·         If taxes increase in the future, will my chances of outliving my money be reduced?

  • Discover how you can safely build a tax favored position in retirement using methods that have been around for over 150 years.
  • How to prevent my taxable IRA from growing and why.
  • Should I take required minimum distributions early or later?
  • Am I paying too much in taxes now, is there a way to reduce them?
  • What is “The Tax Bridge” and when do I cross it?
  • What tax free vehicles exist and are they appropriate for me?
  • The tax bucket strategy, how diversified am I really?
  • Are Roth IRA conversions right for me, how does this affect my taxes today?
  • What is a 72T distribution and is it right for me?
  • By losing my deductions in retirement how does that change my tax picture?
  • How will retirement accounts impact my heirs?

Many Americans assume that their taxes in retirement will stay the same or go down, unfortunately for most this may not be the case. Historical federal tax rates have been as high as 91% in the 50’s, 70% in the 70’s and 50% in the 80’s. Upon retirement social security may be taxable as high as 85% to the recipient and required minimum distributions from retirement accounts also can create substantial taxable income. Include pensions, rental property income, capital gains, dividend and interest income and you can see the picture is somewhat unclear on future taxes.

Please join host Mike Alimo to learn about strategies that can help you get closer to a tax free retirement.

Adult Book Discussion Group
Please join us
at 6:30pm on Thursday, November 16th!

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

A poignant, charming novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything. Winning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community slowly being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. A victory like this would draw national attention to the ailing town: it could attract government funding and an influx of talented athletes who would choose Beartown over the big nearby cities. A victory like this would certainly mean everything to Amat, a short, scrawny teenager who is treated like an outcast everywhere but on the ice; to Kevin, a star player just on the cusp of securing his golden future in the NHL; and to Peter, their dedicated general manager whose own professional hockey career ended in tragedy. At first, it seems like the team might have a shot at fulfilling the dreams of their entire town. But one night at a drunken celebration following a key win, something happens between Kevin and the general manager’s daughter–and the next day everything seems to have changed. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. With so much riding on the success of the team, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear. Fredrik Backman knows that we are forever shaped by the places we call home, and in this emotionally powerful, sweetly insightful story, he explores what can happen when we carry the heavy weight of other people’s dreams on our shoulders”.

Coming December 21st-“A Redbird Christmas” by Fannie Flagg  

Check out the progress at the new Library site, 49 Great Oak Road-Pictures available here:

October 25, 2017

View from front parking lot

Front sidewalk near adult area

Exterior Siding Sample

Back of adult area of building

Back of building looking at Children’s Craft room

Interior of Children’s room from front to back

Inside adult area looking towards back of building

 Other Groundbreaking and Project Pictures Here

WE NEED YOU! Interested in helping us improve our new library space? We are looking for volunteers to help our Friends.  If interested, please call or come in to sign up to help.

To sign up for Wowbrary, which is a service that sends you free weekly emails featuring Oxford Library’s most recent and wonderful new books, DVDs, and CDs we acquire each week, click here: Sign up for Wowbrary emails. Then enter the ZIP code, choose the circle next to Oxford Library, enter your email address twice, and click submit. Then you are all set to receive our weekly updates. Wowbrary allows you to immediately place reserves on all items you see of interest to you by clicking on the titles.

 Check out these new reference links:
Find A Topic-Newsbank
Newsbank-Find A Topic
America’s News
Connecticut Post Newspaper
Waterbury Republican-American Newspaper

For accessing our new Graphics and Comics e-collection, click on the button below, go to Create an Account on the top right, and fill in your library card number, name and email. Then browse hundreds of comics and graphic novels on your computer, or download the free app onto your device. All ages are available, and can be limited by middle school, high school, and adult only.

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For help accessing it on your devices, go to the help page ComicsPlus Download Guide .

DONATIONS:  Please contribute to the Friends of the Library in Oxford. Every dollar you donate to the Jane D. Weiss Family Foundation will be matched to double the donation to the Friends of the Library in Oxford. More information can be found here.

Donations of $25 and over with your name and address will be acknowledged as a charitable tax deduction. Thank you for your continuing support.

Kindle Titles available! Please check out our 2 Kindles donated by the Friends of the Library in Oxford. We just added numerous titles to both machines — the newest in fiction and nonfiction bestsellers are available. Come by the library to check them out! See title list.

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