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Refining in Tulsa: The Cosden Legacy Digital Collection

J. S. (Joshua) Cosden was born in Kent County, Maryland in 1882. He came to Bigheart, Oklahoma in 1908 and later relocated to Tulsa. In 1913, Cosden and Company began operating their West Tulsa refinery, two miles upstream from the Texas Co. (later Texaco) refinery. At that time, the refinery had a total capacity of less than 5,000 barrels of crude a day. Two years later, the refinery added 97 miles of pipeline to connect the plant to the famous Cushing oil field.

Not to Be Missed by Rebecca Howard

I read a lot of new fiction, in large part to stay current about what kinds of titles library patrons will be requesting.  So, it’s always nice when a book that I missed when it was initially released becomes one of my favorites and introduces me to an author’s body of work.  I recently finished Crescent by Diana Abu-Jaber, a beautiful prayer of a novel that is as much poetry as prose.  Published i

The Presidential debates have started, which means the election is around the corner. What sort of information does the library have on the candidates and ballot questions?

Our Government Documents page has a section on the 2012 election, including lists of the candidates for Federal and State Offices, and information on the six state questions that Oklahomans are being asked to decide. The page also includes a number of voter guides from outside sources such as the League of Women Voters and various newspapers, both local and nationwide.

Are You Ready to Vote?

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Paranormal Romance Fiction

During the month of October, we will be discussing paranormal romance.

  • Who is your favorite paranormal romance author?
  • Which paranormal romance title would you most recommend?

Popular paranormal romance author, Kim Harrison, delights readers with her Hollows series. Have you read, Every Which Way But Dead?

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