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Tax Day is Monday, April 15

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Monday is April 15, meaning Tax Day is Monday.

If you still haven't filed your taxes and are in need of forms the library is here to help. All Tulsa City-County Library locations are stocked with federal income tax forms; and though the State of Oklahoma no longer provides forms, library staff can assist with printing state forms (standard printing fees apply).

Municipal Elections / Nonpartisan Races

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Today is the filing deadline for the June 11 Tulsa municipal primary election. At this time, 5 candidates have filed for Tulsa Mayor -- Dewey Bartlett, Jerry DeWayne Branch, Bill Christiansen, Lawrence Kirkpatrick and Kathy Taylor. In the Tulsa City Council races incumbents Jeannie Cue (District 2), Phil Lakin (District 8) and Karen Gilbert (District 5) have each filed to retain their seats. One democrat, John Bomar, and five (f) republicans have filed to vie for Fred Perry's seat in County Commission District 3 -- Don Crall, Brandon Perkins, Ron Peters, and John Wright.

Donor Retention and Engagement Scoring: Free Webinar

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Donor Retention and Engagement Scoring: More Than a Number
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Central Time)

Presented by:
John Clese, Director of Product Marketing, Not For Profit, Avectra
Jay Love, Senior Vice President, Avectra

People by Rebecca Howard

Whenever my spouse asks me what the book I’m reading is about, it is a running joke that I will respond with “people.” Generally speaking, I prefer books with a strong emphasis on characters as opposed to plot, so it’s always a little difficult to describe what I am reading.  If others disparage a book by saying “nothing happens,” chances are I will love it.  I enjoy reading about the inner world of characters and following how they navigate their ways in the world.  Books that explore the sometimes surprising, often messy, nature of human relationships are among my favorites. 

War is. . . by Rebecca Howard

Kevin Powers said that he wrote his novel The Yellow Birds in response to the question he so often receives from others about his time in Iraq—“what was it like over there?”  This question and the impossibility of its answer reveal the vast chasm between the experiences of American soldiers and civilians in the last decade.  How would a soldier even begin to describe the experience to someone so very far removed from the extremes of war?

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