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Downton Abbey Read Alikes

Do you have the Downton Abbey fever? Grab a cup of tea and enjoy these suggested titles.

 Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton

Habits of the House by Fay Weldon

Building Efficiency & Sustainable Strategies

Central Library’s electrical consumption is currently 2,472,690 kWh’s, after the remodel it will be around 1,454,660 kWh’s – the savings of which calculates to the yearly average usage of 56 Oklahoma homes. Water savings after the remodel is expected to save 91,000 gallons which equals the yearly average usage of 16 Oklahoma homes.

Raised floors on 1st, 2nd & 3rd floors, will offer electrical outlets for those who choose to take advantage of the library’s free WiFi and their own electronic device for research.

Services & Resources

Today, Central Library has about 90 public computers, including a computer lab, a literacy lab and some hand-held devices. The renovated Central Library will have 120 public computers, including a computer lab that will work as both a traditional computer classroom and as a collaboration space for small group use when there isn’t a regular class scheduled. Public computers will be located on 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors. Free WiFi will be available throughout the facility.

Downton Abbey Blues by Rebecca Howard

Feeling down about the season finale of Downton Abbey?  Has the lack of Maggie Smith’s witty one-liners left you feeling despondent come 8 p.m.

UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising

"A new national study reveals that many nonprofit organizations are stuck in a vicious cycle that threatens their ability to raise the resources they need to succeed.  A joint project of CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, this first-ever study found high levels of turnover and lengthy vacancies in development director positions throughout the sector, as well as deeper organizational issues, including the absence of basic fundraising systems and a lack of shared responsibility for fund development among key board and staff leaders at many organizations. "

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