Literacy

October Book Club

October's book for the Adult Learner Book Club is We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. 

We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson's 1962 novel, is full of a macabre and sinister humor, and Merricat herself, its amiable narrator, is one of the great unhinged heroines of literature. ‘What place would be better for us than this?’ she asks, of the neat, secluded realm she shares with her uncle and with her beloved older sister, Constance. ‘Who wants us, outside? The world is full of terrible people.’” (GoodReads)

Meet Our New Office Manager!

We have a new member of the Literacy Team! Kathryn Herron has recently started work as our new Office Manager. We are so happy to have her! We asked her to introduce herself: 

My name is Kathryn Herron, and I am the new Administrative Assistant. I have worked for the Tulsa City-County Library for close to five years, working for the Circulation department. I look forward to getting to know all of you and learning as much as I can about the Literacy department. My email is kherron@tulsalibrary.org.

Don't Miss the Penguin Book Truck!

The Penguin Book Truck is back in Tulsa! If you didn't get a chance to visit the truck at Guthrie Green on Wednesday, you'll have another opportunity tonight at the First Friday Art Crawl in the Brady District. The Book Truck should be around from 6-9 offering all sorts of great Penguin books for sale. The best part, as far as we are concerned? They are donating a percentage of all their sales to the Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service! So, tell your friends, post it to Facebook, spread the word. We appreciate it!

Don't Forget Our Online Resources!

When you are looking for help for yourself, your child, or your learner, don't forget to take a look at TCCL's online offerings. We offer a broad variety of resources, including Homework Help Now for real-time online tutoring in many subjects, Job Now for help with applications and resumes, Universal Class for online, self-paced education, Learning Express for practice taking tests such as the GED or TOEFL, and many more options.

Online Resources for Tutors--Working in Adult Literacy Blog

I know tutors are always looking for new resources to use with their students, especially if the two of you have been working together for a while. Take a look at the blog Working in Adult Literacy. Kate Nonesuch is an educator who shares lots of great ideas for working with adult literacy learners.

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