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Online Dictionary for Learners

For a convenient, interesting, user-friendly online dictionary, try The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. You can type in a word and get clear, easy-to-understand definitions, variations on the word, and topic labels. You can click on topic labels to access the “Topic Dictionary.” Here, you will see a colorful list of words associated with a general topic.

City Website Hacked... Were You Affected?

The City of Tulsa website was hacked on Sept 12 and since then has been unavailable. When the hack was first discovered the City announced that personal information of utility customers was not compromised, though now it seems other personal information was compromised. Today the Tulsa World reported the City of Tulsa is sending letters to individuals whose personal information might be compromised as a result of the hack.

Eloisa James', When Beauty Tamed the Beast

Are you enjoying this book so far? Another twist on the old story of Beauty and the Beast is always fun.

  • Did you notice a similarity between the character,  Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, and a certain television character-Dr. Greogry House?
  • What are your thoughts about the beauty, Linnet Thrynne, having a poor reputation?

 

September Book Club Selection: Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored by Clifton L. Taulbert

Once Upon a TimeThis month's adult literacy book club selection is Clifton Taulbert's memoir of his childhood in the segregated South.  "It celebrates the resilience and warmth of his relatives, neighbors and friends, who eagerly await the annual minstrel show."  ~NoveList

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