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In a February 28th, 2014 Tulsa World article, painter, West Coast punk rock band drummer, award-winning music video and commercial designer, Academy Award-nominated film production designer, opera creator, and former Memorial High School student K. K. Barrett remembers Tulsa's 70s music scene, its local improv, and his time at the downtown library, "I went to Tulsa's downtown library and taught myself about fine art and decided that was my future."
Submitted by Jennifer A on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:41pm
A new survey of ProLiteracy adult literacy and basic education member organizations finds that federal funding for these programs continues to shrink—falling 1 percentage point over last year and falling 10 percentage points since 2006.
Additionally, ProLiteracy programs show a general trend of receiving less public funding overall. In 2011-12, 38 percent of programs received federal and/or state funding; that figure has fallen to 31 percent in 2012-13.
The photo on the left shows where the Filling Station and Storytime Room were located on the Central Library's main floor. This space on the southeast corner will be the location of the new Cafe. Through the window on the right you will see the newly opened Fifth Street, and the window on the left will be replaced by doors to the Cafe's outdoor seating area.