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Where can I go to find the business hours for the different library locations?

Because many of our libraries are open for different durations, we've posted the hours of operation for each branch on our website. From the homepage, simply select the Locations tab on the far right side of the page. This will give you a full list of the libraries around the county and the business hours for each day of that particular week. To the right of the weekly schedules is also a list of holidays that all libraries will be closed throughout the year.

Going Green in 2013: Literacy Office to Email Bulletins

In an effort to be more green, the Literacy Office has started emailing our thrice-yearly newsletter Lit Bits to tutors and adult learners.  We also email a monthly bulletin to tutors called Literacy Online which discusses important dates for the month (library closings, in-service classes for tutors and learners, etc.).  If you haven’t been receiving the monthly Literacy Online email, it’s likely we don’t have your current email address on file. 

Tulsa-area Schools Mini Arts and Humanities Grants: HECR 2013 Request for Proposals

The Higher Education Cultural Roundtable (HECR) is soliciting proposals for grants to Tulsa-area schools to fund arts and humanities projects.

HECR, a consortium of Tulsa-area colleges and universities, will award "mini-grants" ranging from $50 to $250 to assist with schools' arts and humanities expenses including materials, equipment, supplies, guest lectures, artist fees and travel expenses to art events.

• Applications for the 2013 calendar year will be accepted through February 28, 2013.

Breaking the First Rule of Book Club by Rebecca Howard

Photo of Rebecca Howard

I want to talk about book clubs.  I’ve been involved with several over the years and have found them to be deeply rewarding—each in their own ways.  There are a few dangerous pitfalls that book clubs have to strive to avoid, though.  In no particular order, here they are:
1) The book club becomes a wine club
2) The book club becomes a whine club
3) Not everyone reads the book
4) One individual (who typically has not read the entire book) dominates discussion
5) The same person selects titles each month

Documents in the News -- Consumer Price Index

u.s. bureau of labor statistics

Being a Government Documents Librarian (and gov info junky) I was wide awake when on my morning radio news I heard mention of the Consumer Price Index and a desire to change how it's calculated resulting in a shift of the health of our economy.

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