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Save the Date for Oklahoma's 1st Health Literacy Summit

You are invited to join the Oklahoma Literacy Coalition at Oklahoma's 1st Health Literacy Summit on September 27 & 28 in Norman, OK. For more information, please contact Joni Dyer at 580-762-4580 or visit http://www.odl.state.ok.us/literacy/.

The Art of the Re-Read by Nick Abrahamson

Here in libraryland I have several coworkers who won’t re-read favorite novels.  Some won’t re-watch favorite movies.  I am utterly perplexed by this non-practice.  Aside from a familiar smell or visiting the home of my childhood, nothing fills me with the warmest of warm nostalgia like some of the old movies I watched as a child.  My most vivid memories involve being propped on the couch, home sick from school, while I listen to the whirl of the VCR rewinding videotapes.  Like a jet engine about to take off, tha

Beautiful Forevers by Rebecca Howard

As you undoubtedly know by now I am a fiction reader.  Ninety percent of what I read is fiction.  The few exceptions to that rule are usually memoirs, which we must admit are a type of fiction, too.  The facts and the truth are not always the same, but that’s an opinion that could only be held by a lover of fiction.  I love nonfiction readers and their thirst for the facts.  They read to learn, and they want to learn the real story.  Most of the time, I don’t have a lot of use for the real

July Discussion More About Nora Roberts' Newest Book

Our July book we will be discussing, The Next Always, by Nora Roberts is described as this, "The historic hotel in BoonsBoro, Maryland has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it's getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect of the family, Beckett's social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there's another project he's got his eye on: the girl he's been waiting to kiss since he as fifteen....."

Understanding Health Care Reform

Do you think health care reform is a bit perplexing? If so,  you can imagine how much more confusing it might be for someone with limited English proficiency or low literacy skills.

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