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March Book Club Selection: Lost and Found by Shaun Tan

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We’re going a little different route with our book this month.  Technically classified as a graphic novel, this beautifully illustrated anthology of three tales “The Red Tree,” “The Lost Thing,” and “The Rabbits,” by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Shaun Tan, is simply mesmerizing. 

A girl finds a bright spot in a dark world. A boy leads a strange, lost creature home. And a group of peaceful creatures loses their home to cruel invaders. Three stories, written and illustrated by Shaun Tan, about how we lose and find what matters most to us. ~Goodreads.com

Write for our Newsletter!

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In our quarterly newsletter Lit Bits, there is a section dedicated to the writings of adult learners and tutors called Learner to Learner.  This section is a place for tutors to share learning strategies that they’ve found to be successful with their learners, or brag about their learner's latest achievement.  Adult learners can submit book reviews, creative writings, letters, recipes, stories, or other items they’d like to share with other people in the program.  If you or your learner(s) are interested in submitting som

2013 Adult Winter Reading Program, January 29 - March 29

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Tutors, encourage your adult learners to participate in this year’s Adult Winter Reading Program!  Here’s how it works:

Read or listen to eight books and receive a Tulsa City-County Library tote bag.  Sign up at any library or online, beginning Jan. 29.  Complete the program and be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire® HD and/or an iPod Touch® 16G.

You can count the books you read for the Literacy Book Club too! 

We Are Visible: Social Media Empowers Homeless Individuals

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WeAreVisible.com was created to help homeless individuals connect with the world through social media. However, their easy to understand tutorials can help anyone set up an email, Facebook or Twitter account. If your adult learner is interested in learning more about social media, or would like to create their own social media accounts, this is a great resource.

Watch the video to learn more about why WeAreVisible.com was created.

Connect Through the Written Word

If you have ever received a letter in the mail or a nice holiday greeting, you know how nice it feels. For many people it can be an intimidating task to write a letter, send a greeting card or address an envelope. Tutors, this might be a good opportunity to talk about writing with your adult learner and offer your assistance. The winter holiday season provides the perfect setting to connect with people far (or near) through written communication.

It’s always a good time to write to someone and it does not need to be complicated. To whom will you write?

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