MIDLOTHIAN — The Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will offer free tax preparation assistance in the Meadows Library Café, each Thursday beginning Feb. 2 until April 13 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. These services are offered on a walk-in basis, but the tax help does not apply to married persons who file separately.

The free Community Computer Class of basic technology skills continues to meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m. The Writers Circle will meet at the library at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20th.

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas will meet with prospective clients each month in the library on Tuesday, Feb. 14, March 21, April 11, May 9, and June 13. Appointments are available in each session from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Call (972) 923-3344 to schedule an appointment with Legal Aid.

On Monday, Feb. 13th at 1:00 p.m., Meadows Library will celebrate readers who completed reading 100 books during 2016. The 100 Book Reading Celebration will honor more than 30 people who completed 100 books to celebrate a Decade of Reading in the Meadows Library.

A six-week session of free American Sign Language classes will begin Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. and continue each Tuesday evening until April 4. Please call the library to reserve a space in the ASL class.

I am reading A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron, in anticipation of the movie by the same name. This delightful book is written from a dog’s perspective, a canine that believes his purpose is to bring laughter and love into the lives of humans. However, in this story, the dog does not die, not permanently, anyway. Each time the dog slips into the afterlife, he is reborn, to grow and learn and love, again and again. It is like the library, remade again and again by new books, or the re-discovery of old books, bringing laughter, love, and awareness into the lives of library users.