Literacy

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! 

Social Worker in the Library

Open Book

Some customers utilizing Tulsa City-County Library's Central Library are homeless, mentally ill, or have addictions and behavioral issues that are against library regulations and policies, and can present safety and security issues for library staff and other patrons.

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.

Free Dyslexia Screenings

Not all reading difficulties are caused by dyslexia. Dyslexia is not just a reading issue but also a neurological disorder that extends beyond reading difficulties. If you or someone you know might be struggling with dyslexia, the Dyslexia Institutes of America is offering free Dyslexia screenings:
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Wednesday, January 9

Schusterman Jewish Community Center
Mizel School Library
2021 E 71 St., Tulsa

Connect Through the Written Word

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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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