Library News

By: Patricia Lowell
For: Red Rock News
Date: March 21, 2014

  • Saturday, March 22 at 4 p.m.: Chuck Cheesman presents a sing-along and dance party for children of all ages
  • Through mid-April: AARP Foundation's free tax help on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Beware the Ides of … April?

April 15 is rapidly approaching, when both federal and state income taxes are due. In years past, they were due on March 15, which tied in so well with the warning “Beware the Ides of March” from Shakespeare’s play “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.” However, (just a bit of history for you) the date of March 15 was changed to April 15 with the 1954 tax overhaul. Sadly, “the Ides of April” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it!

Do you feel in the dark about personal finances? Would you like to better manage your money and investments? Perhaps you might like to know what Sedona Public Library offers you for intelligent investing and financial information. Newspapers, magazines and specialized publications are available to help increase your knowledge.

Newspapers include both “Investor’s Business Daily” and “Barrons.” We carry the magazines “Money,” “Kiplinger’s Personal Finance,” “Forbes” and “Fortune.”

We also subscribe to “Value Line,” a series of weekly economic and stock market reports. Value Line, the publisher, is an independent investment research and financial publishing firm, based in New York, founded in 1931. The subscription includes ratings and reports about stocks and companies in many different industries.

The aim of “The Outlook,” a weekly publication by Standard and Poor, is making sense of the market. It features topics of particular interest to investors: stocks, mutual funds and ETFs. Their credo is “intelligence for the individual investor.”

Sedona Public Library receives “The Kiplinger Letter” (published weekly) and “The Kiplinger Tax Letter” (published biweekly). Early in the year, information was featured on the wider tax brackets for personal taxes and the higher wage base for Social Security.

“Value Line,” “Standard and Poor” and the “Kiplinger Letters” can be found on a top shelf in the reference area.

One extra special attraction that the library offers is the Investor’s Roundtable, a group that meets the first and third Fridays at 11 a.m. in the Quiet Study. They have been meeting since the early 90s, so have experienced numerous market ups and downs. Their purpose is to exchange information, ideas and techniques to make money (or at least minimize losses) in “the market.”

Investor’s Roundtable is NOT an investment club and does not invest any money in common. They share ideas about the economy, markets, stocks, funds, bonds and various techniques of analysis and investment strategies.

They extend an open invitation to anyone interested. For more information, call Vince at 282-6761 or Eric at 282-2921.

Patricia Lowell
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News and is also presented on Sedona Biz.
Patricia Lowell is the Reference Librarian at the Sedona Public Library.