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J. J. Cale: 1938-2013

Born in Oklahoma and raised in Tulsa, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist  J. J. Cale died last week at the age of 74.

NPR's Dan Bobkoff writes, "His music took the edges off honky-tonk and blues, dressed them in a smoking jacket and ascot, and made them smooth."  You can hear Cale's smoking jacket and ascot adorned combination of blues, country, and rock on these cds:

No Delayed gratification Required by Rebecca Howard

I spend a lot of time writing about books that I’ve recently finished.  Many of these titles are newly published, which means that they likely have a long list of holds at the library.  Considering that you might want to check out some titles after reading about them, I thought I’d do an overview of some of my favorite titles that are a little older and less in demand—although no less impressive or enjoyable! All annotations are from NoveList. 

Free Donor Communication Training from Care2

Care2 is a social networking website that helps nearly 23 million activists connect to help solve problems around the world. Care2 is not a nonprofit, but a B corporation that is focused on solving social problems. As part of its mission, the group regularly offers free online training webinars on nonprofit topics . To access a complete list of training opportunities visit Care2's Webinars.

 

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Kids on the Block Puppeteers

Kids on the Block Puppeteers

Kids on the Block Puppeteers
Presented by The Parent Child Center of Tulsa

Looking for a program to help kids deal with difficult solutions at your local school or community group? Maybe you want to help out people doing this good work? Well get a load of… Kids on the Block!

Trained puppeteers present performances in elementary schools and the community with child size puppets to teach children what to do in tough life situations and how to get help. KOB performs to children Pre-K through 5th grade with skits on a variety of topics such as:

We're thinking of home schooling our children next year. Where can we find information to help us with this decision?

The library's Research Center has consolidated a number of resources on home schooling into one place. These materials will help you not only make a more informed decision about whether or not home schooling will work for you and your family, they will also lead you to several tools on getting started, putting together a curriculum, contacting Tulsa area home school organizations, and finding local services for field trips and speakers.

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