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Friday, February 06, 2009

Late Book Fines Waived For Hero Pilot


Pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III became a hero on Jan. 15 when he landed his commercial jetliner safely on the Hudson River and all passengers and crew were able to exit the craft safely. Now we learn this hero pilot is one of us: a library devotee. Sullenberger called Fresno State Library recently to ask for an extension and waiver of overdue fees because his library book, checked out from his local library, had been left behind in the cargo hold of the plane. Library officials at Fresno State waived all fees and dedicated the replacement book to him.

Book Sales in February
Woodrow Wilson Library, Feb. 2 - 28 (ongoing);
Dolley Madison Library, Feb. 2-28 (ongoing);
Reston Regional Library, Feb. 6-11;
Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, Feb. 7;
Kingstowne Library, Feb. 14;
Lorton Library, Feb. 14

For more information or addresses of the branches, visit the library's Web site.

Tax Assistance at Libraries
Both VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and AARP offer free tax assistance at some Fairfax County Public Library branches. VITA assists those who make less than $42,000 a year. AARP Tax-Aide assists low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and over. To find the library closest to you offering the assistance, please visit our Web site or pick up a copy of "This Month" at your local branch.

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