Book TALK to
Friends of the Baldwin City Library will offer a three-part discussion series January, February and March on the theme "A Woman's Place." Community members are welcome to attend the free sessions.
The first discussion is at 7 p.m. Jan. 12, at the library. Caryn Goldberg, Lawrence, will lead a discussion of "A Yellow Raft in Blue Water" by Michael Dorris. Books are available to check out at the library.
The other sessions will feature "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston on Feb. 9 and "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan on March 2.
Book TALK is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council. For information, call the library at 594-3411.
Mitchell to display
Baldwin artist Mary Mitchell will be displaying her watercolors at the Lawrence Public Library beginning Jan. 3. The exhibit, titled "Fur, Fins and Feathers," will be hung in the south and east entrances to the library and will be shown until the end of January. The exhibit is sponsored by the Lawrence Art Guild.
The Douglas County Appraiser's office will mail the 2006 Personal Property Assessment Forms Friday. Taxpayers who had taxable personal property in 2005 will be sent a form.
Items included are boats, mobile homes, large trucks, trailers, business machinery and equipment. The form must be signed and returned by March 15, 2006. Late filers will be subject to a fine. Taxpayers who own such property but do not receive a form should call (785) 832-5289.
BBB warns of
mystery shopper scam
The Better Business Bureau warns consumers not to fall for the promise of earnings by being a mystery shopper. The victim may be contacted by direct mail, telephone or through the internet. A fee is paid by the consumer for the promise of a list of stores that use mystery shoppers. The recent loss by a consumer who fell for this scam was for $149. Check out any business or offer at www.bbb.org or (785) 232-0454.