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Beauty in Suffering by Cindy Hulsey

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by first time novelist Ayana Mathis is a powerful novel full of suffering and beauty. After turning the last page the characters, their difficult lives, and Mathis’s mellifluous language continue to haunt me. Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia as a teenager in 1923, marries and has twins by the time she’s sixteen, loses those babies to pneumonia, then gives birth to nine more children.

CDC Facts About Ebola

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recognizes that even a single case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States raises concerns.  Along with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO), and international partners, the CDC is taking active steps to respond to the rapidly changing situation in West Africa. How do you protect yourself and your family?  The CDC wants you to know the following: Ebola is not spread through the airborne route nor through water or food.

Service Unites! Annual Conference on Volunteerism

Volunteer Tulsa presents….  The 7th Annual Conference on Volunteerism and Service November 7, 2014 8:30am-4:00pm Tulsa Community College, Northeast Campus 3727 East Apache Street Volunteer administrators, not-for-profit professionals, leaders in corporate social responsibility AND volunteers will come together to focus on uniting service. State Senator Rick Brinkley will share inspiring comments during the Conference opener, followed by a full day of workshops and celebrations. View the Registration Brochure for more details on expert faculty and sessions.

New In The Digital Collections: Tulsa's First Cemetery Vertical File

The content of the Library's Tulsa's First Cemetery vertical file is now available online. According to Jim Downing's Tulsa Tribune article, the last burial in the cemetery was in December 1905. In 1922, some of the remains were moved to Oaklawn, but many unmarked graves remained at the site which was located at the intersection of Frisco Avenue and Second Street.  Due to copyright concerns, some digitized items from our vertical files have been restricted to in-house use. Please contact us for more information on restricted items.

Free Resources!

Hey, tutors! The Literacy Office has some extra books and materials that we no longer have space for. If you are looking for materials that your students can keep permanently, please stop by our office and take a look at what we have to offer! This is a great opportunity to build up your resources or your student's library. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 549-7400.

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