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Holiday Romance

Looking for some fun holiday romance fiction to read? Here are a few suggestions (we would love to hear what your suggestions are as well):

Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Marina Adair

The Christmas Inn by Stella MacLean

Mistletoe Wishes by Carole Mortimer, Jane Porter, Catherine George

January Book Club Selection: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

While the Book Club won’t meet in December, there is a book that your adult learner can begin reading for the next meeting in January (it’s a little longer than our typical books, hence two months to read it).  The book for January’s meeting is Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.  This is the second installment of Collins’ Huger Games series, and follows our heroine Katniss Everdeen after she won The Hunger Games, and now finds herself the unwitting spokesperson of a potential rebellion against the Capitol.  We ha

The Fiscal Cliff and Nonprofits

No one knows for sure how the Fiscal Cliff will play out or how it will affect nonprofits. However, proposed reductions to government grants and charitable tax benefits could be a troubling mix for charitable organizations.

These resources explore what the Fiscal Cliff could mean for nonprofits and how nonprofits are pushing back and preparing:

 

Peggy Dow Helmerich: Before She Was A Philanthropist

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Last weekend, Wendell Berry received the Tulsa Library Trust's 2012 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author award in front of a standing-room-only crowd. Peggy Helmerich has made the award, given annually to internationally acclaimed authors who have written a distinguished body of work and made a major contribution to the field of literature, possible since 1985. Before Peggy V.

It's an Honor Just to Be Nominated by Rebecca Howard

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This may be true, but it’s also incredibly sweet to win.  That’s why I couldn’t be happier that Louise Erdrich’s latest novel The Round House is this year’s recipient of the National Book Award for fiction.  Erdrich is a storyteller of remarkable skill who can create a tone that is at once heartbreaking and tragic.  Using lush, poetic language, she describes settings that few

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