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The Raphael Rerun Principle by Laura Raphael

The joke in my family is that I like reruns. From leftover pizza to watching that same episode of “Friends” for the tenth time, I find comfort in returning to what I’ve already encountered.

While this belies a rather conservative streak in my character, I suppose, I have an additional explanation: re-watching or re-reading (or re-eating) can also be a richer experience, deeper and more rewarding the second time round than the first.

New In The Digital Collections: 1922 Tulsa City Directory

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The 1922 Tulsa City Directory has been added to the Library's City Directory Collection online. City directories contain a wealth of information for genealogists, researchers, and history enthusiasts. In the directories, you will find addresses and occupations of residents, complete business directories, advertisements, and more. 

March webinar roundup

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Every month the Nonprofit Resource Center compiles a list of free, upcoming webinars on nonprofit topics .

Find free webinars year round with the Nonprofit Resource Center's training guide.

Before You Seek a Grant:  A Checklist for New Nonprofits
March 3, 2014
3:00 PM EST

 

Bedtime stories are still key to boosting literacy skills

Bedtime stories are still key to boosting literacy skills

“In an increasingly technological world, old-fashioned bedtime stories are still among the best ways to bolster a child's reading skills, say literacy experts.” Great reasons for establishing a family reading time, keeping it separate and special. And once family reading time is set, there are many great ways to build on the good you are doing. Something as simple as following the words on the page with your finger as you read, and as exotic as building a family tree.

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