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Another Impossible Debut by Nick

In my estimation any book review that can be tagged ‘debut’, somewhere in the body probably would read ‘his/her scope and ambition far exceeds his/her execution and while there are some good ideas therein, much of the plot is meandering, aimless, and poorly developed.’ Fortunately, I am usually quite wrong and although I find it as incalculable as theoretical physics, young writers are publishing astonishing debuts and a dearth of excellent fiction, praise be the heavens, is not imminent.

My daughter wants to do a science fair project on earthquakes. Where can she find some help on putting together an experiment?

The ancient Greeks thought earthquakes occurred when the god Atlas shifted the weight of the world from one shoulder to the other. Today we take a more scientific approach to explaining them.

Girls, Girls, Girls by Laura

When my nephew was much younger and not yet acclimated to the pretend-gender-wars dynamic of family Game Night, he started to cry when my sister and I taunted the “boys” team with chants of “Girls rule, boys drool!”

(It’s okay. We apologized and explained, he felt better, and nobody remembers who won or lost because that’s not the point of Game Night, anyway, is it?)

But it reminds me of what it’s like to be a child – boy or girl – and how confusing, overwhelming, and lost you can feel when you’re expected to know the exact rules of each new situation.

Oklahoma's Presidential primary is March 6th, but in order to vote, you have to be registered by February 10th. Are you registered to vote?

If you aren't registered to vote, or just want more information on elections in Tulsa, you can find some great information on the Tulsa County Election Board page of the library's Tulsa Organizations and Services database (or TOS). The TOS Election Board page includes the agency's address, phone numbers and hours, links to the voter registration form and election schedule, and other information on the voting process.

Laugh until It Hurts by Rebecca

There’s a strange sense of pleasure I get from reading Tom Perrotta. Although his novels have an entertaining, gossipy, and voyeuristic quality, they have substantial substance at their core. They are at once laugh-out-loud funny and acerbic social commentaries. In his latest novel The Leftovers, the world has experienced a rapture-like phenomenon. Millions have disappeared, and those remaining are left to piece together their lives.

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