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March Book Club Selection: Lost and Found by Shaun Tan

Lost and Found book cover

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

Standpipe Hill and Tulsa's Early Fire Department Infrastructure

standpipe hill map

Every year, the Research Center receives questions about Tulsa's Standpipe HIll.  Here are a couple of of our frequently asked questions and the answers:

 How tall was the standpipe?

A 11/15/1904 Tulsa Daily Democrat article states that the standpipe would be an imposing structure of 100 feet from base to top.

How tall was the hill?

A National Board of Fire Underwriters Committee map shows that the hill was 902 feet tall in 1922. 

The Nightly News, Show and Tell, and Julianne Garey's Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See by Nick Abrahamson

It is often difficult for me to read fiction in a vacuum; undistracted by the implications of the outside world and current events, focusing solely on the text as simply an authorial work.  Academics would couch my baggage, bringing outside contexts that have seemingly little to do with the actual work, as a post-structuralist symptom.  That is the inability of authors to separate themselves from the social structures of their daily lives; thus fiction is neither solely imaginative nor autobiographical but a byproduct of everything we’re exposed to and internalize.  Very highfalutin, I kno

Can The Library Help Me File My Taxes?

Well, the short answer is no, the library does not assist with tax preparation or offer tax advice. However, we do have some resources that may make tax season a little more bearable for you.

FREE SEMINAR: Grow Your Annual Fund Through Major Gifts

March 14, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Rejoice Christian School
13413 E 106th St N
Owasso, OK 74055

This free seminar will provide instruction on increasing operational revenue without increasing fundraising expenses. Topics include:

• Evaluating the effectiveness of your development operation
• Beginning or strengthening a major gifts effort
• Segmenting your donor base
• Identifying and structuring separate and appropriate strategies for donors of all levels

Sponsored by Mission Advancement.

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