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Conversation Killers at the Holidays

Wall Street Journal article: A Job Seeker's Guide to Holiday Small Talk

Holidays can be stressful for everyone, but those struggling to find employment might dread gatherings even more. Making small talk (So, where do you work these days?) with those you haven't seen in a while can be tough. The Wall Street Journal has a nice article to help you work a room without feeling worked over.  Check out A Job Seeker's Guide to Holiday Small Talk .

Gift Me, Please by Laura Raphael

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I am one of those aunts who gives mostly books for Christmas and birthdays – on par with underwear and socks as Worst. Gifts. Ever. in the cultural mythology of gift-giving. Fortunately, our niece and nephew love to read, and they are generally happy to get books from us every year. (Indeed, on more than one Christmas, one or both of them have chosen to read a new book than playing with whatever Nerf Blaster/Teeny Little Puppy/My New Helicopter toy they’d just received.)

Plunkett Research Database - Market Research & Industry Statistics

Marketing and Industry trends database

Plunkett Research Database - A one-stop resource for Market Research, Industry Statistics, Trends and In-Depth Analysis of Top Companies for many industries including: Green Technology, Engineering & Research, Nanotechnology, Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Retailing and many more. Access to Plunkett Research database is only available at the Central Library with your library card.

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Weatherization Assistance Programs

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This winter has been mild so far, but as many Oklahomans know, that can change at any moment. Weatherization prepares your home for Oklahoma's erratic cold temperatures and snow storms, but can be an unaffordable option for some homeowners and renters.

If your residence is in need of weather prepping, these assistance programs may be able to help you:

National Film Registry 2012 Additions

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Just in time for last minute holiday shopping, the Library of Congress has announced 25 additions to the National Film Registry.

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