The Auburn Public Library is offering some different services to the community.


The Auburn Public Library is partnering with Impact America-Alabama to offer free tax assistance to qualifying taxpayers. Volunteers — certified and trained through the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program — will be available by appointment to help qualifying taxpayers prepare their tax returns.

Appointments may be made for Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays from Jan. 26 through March 9. Additional dates may open as needs are assessed.

To make an appointment or determine eligibility, visit Impact America-Alabama, select “Alabama,” then “Auburn Public Library.” Taxpayers may call 888-998-2925 for assistance. View an FAQ page at

Appointments will take place at the Auburn Public Library and are free to the public. For more information, email Library Events at


The Auburn Public Library invites the public to a series of author visits this spring.

Thursday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m. – Edith Powell

Edith Powell will speak about her book, “More Than Peanuts: The Unlikely Friendship of Tom Huston and George Washington Carver,” a tale of the unlikely friendship between George Washington Carver and Tom Huston, along with two other peanut company executives — Bob Barry and Grady Porter. From 1924 until the end of Carver’s life, these four men sustained a professional partnership and a personal friendship built on mutual admiration, respect, trust and purpose.

Thursday, March 23, 3 p.m. – Maire

Stroll back in time with Maire Martello through her book, “Stepping Out with Scott and Zelda: A Tour of the Fitzgeralds’ Montgomery,” a literary tour guide that introduces the places and people that touched the Fitzgeralds’ lives during their period in Montgomery. Visit Zelda’s childhood home and neighborhood, with its ornate Victorian mansions and charming houses with gingerbread trim. Discover where Scott, as a lieutenant during World War I, first fell in love with a young Southern belle and the city that shaped her. Explore historic Old Cloverdale’s winding tree-lined streets and enjoy the Fitzgeralds’ 1931 home, now an important literary museum. Featuring photographs and period postcards from the era, “Stepping Out with Scott and Zelda” is the perfect way to ring in the new Roaring Twenties.

Tuesday, May 2, 5:30 p.m. – Virginia Wise

Wise’s fiction career began with the Amish New World series, which takes readers on a journey into the 18th-century Pennsylvania wilderness and the pioneering days of the first American Amish. Each carefully researched novel brings a bygone era to life and connects readers to this forgotten time by weaving familiar Amish romances into a historic frontier setting. Currently, she is writing the Bluebird Hills series for Harlequin Love Inspired. These uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope take place in a fictional Amish community set in modern-day Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The May meeting of Reader’s Review Virtual Book Club will feature the first book in Wise’s Amish New World series, “Where the Heart Takes You.” In addition to her in-person visit on May 2 at 5:30 p.m., Wise will join May’s book club virtual meeting on May 16 at 5:30 p.m.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, email


The Auburn Public Library was established in 1947 to serve the residents of Auburn, Alabama. Today, the Auburn Public Library inspires, enriches and delights our residents with vital and valuable resources, services and experiences. The Auburn Public Library provides residents with a collection that reflects the diverse and dynamic interests of our community, with access to public technology and information resources and with programs and activities that contribute to an engaged, literate and informed society. The Auburn Public Library is located at 749 E. Thach Ave.