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First Class First Person by Rebecca Howard

Rebecca HowardWriting in first person is always tricky, but writing from the perspective of a young adult is particularly challenging. This point of view is often used in coming of age novels, which are among my favorite types of books to read.  Nothing breaks the suspension of disbelief like an unreliable narrator, though. When you begin to hear the voice of the adult author instead of the voice of a young adult, it’s jolting and disappointing.

Constitution Day

fdlp logoIt's Constitution Day!

On September 17, 1787 the Constitution was signed in Philadelphia by members of the Constitutional Convention. 2012 marks the 225th anniversary of the document that frames our federal government.  

Here are a few facts and resources to help you celebrate the U.S. Constitution:

Economic Census Webinar 2012

JOIN THE 2012 ECONOMIC CENSUS WEBINAR
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 AT 1:00 PM EST

In November and December, more than 4 million businesses will receive forms for the 2012 Economic Census, the U.S. Government’s official five-year measure of American business and the economy. Response is required by law, and statistics that result will inform important business decisions and guide the development of effective public policy.

The Setting IS a Character by Nick Abrahamson

Less discriminating readers--by which I mean reader’s who don’t suffer from prolonged bouts of finicky tendencies—readers who can enjoy a novel based on character development, plot arcs, things that happen or happen to characters…you know, the actual THINGS that make a book a novel…I envy these readers.  I have a bad habit of fixating on setting:  time and place.  I’m loathe to admit that when a friend recommends a book and I ask for the setting and I get a personally disagreeable answer, that book never had a ch

Voter Registration Drive

October 12 is the deadline to register to vote in the General Election on November 6. To help you make the registration deadline the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League will be at library locations throughout the month of September. Here is a list of library locations, dates and times. Take the opportunity to register your voice for the November 6 election.

Thursday, September 13

Saturday, September 15

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