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Getting Ready to Vote

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Tuesday is election day and there is a lot Oklahoma voters have to decide. Voters will cast their vote for President, Federal Representatives, state legislators, state questions and local questions. If you're still undecided visit the Tulsa City-County Library's 2012 Election Guide. The guide links to sample ballots, candidate information, and other voter guides.

New Oklahoma Laws Take Effect November 1

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Thursday is November 1 the day Oklahoma traditionally sees its newly enacted or amended laws take effect. This year we have 156 new or changed laws taking effect on November 1. Access a search of new laws here: http://tinyurl.com/9bgfcxe.

Free Learning Online III: Open Culture

For a vibrant, interesting, and entertaining website full of educational videos, visit www.openculture.com. You can take free courses on various subjects or languages. You can watch Christopher Walken read books aloud, watch a brief video about a robot that flies like a bird, watch over 450 movies for free online (including classics, westerns, foreign films, indie films, and more). You can download free e-books or audio books, watch rare footage of Samuel Becket, or download a lecture series on Roman architecture. Check it out! 

Scary Movies With An OK Connection

what ever happened to baby janeThis week, the Oklahoma Historical Society released "the top 13 scary movies with an Okie connection." Here's their list:

1: Psycho (1960) Vera Miles of Boise City as Lila Crane

2: Children of the Corn (1984), Fritz Kiersch, now lives in Oklahoma City and teaches at Oklahoma City University, Director

Free Learning Online II: Khan Academy

The Khan Acadamy,  www.khanacademy.org, contains over 2,700 videos and 260 practice exercises for people interested in learning anything from arithmetic to physics to investing. As they say, "Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free.” Though this site is heavily focused on science (including healthcare and medicine), math, history, and economics, there are also videos for general SAT and GMAT prep.  Take a little time to check it out; we guarantee that you will learn something!

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