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Science Fiction by Rebecca Howard

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Barbara Kingsolver’s latest novel Flight Behavior is about climate change.  It is also very much about beautifully flawed humans and the lengths to which we will go to connect to one another and to something larger than ourselves.  It’s both earthbound and ethereal.  It’s Barbara Kingsolver at her finest. 

Tutors: Reporting Volunteer Hours Online

It is very important that tutors in our literacy program report their volunteer time with us each month. Tutors can report their volunteer hours online. Volunteer hours to count for reporting purposes include tutoring time, preparation and travel time. To find the monthly report form from the library's homepage, start at http://www.tulsalibrary.org/, then hover  over--but don’t click-- on the INTERESTS button (near the top). You will see the choice for LITERACY in the first column.

Tracking Santa

NORAD santa tracker

"For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa's flight.

Conversation Killers at the Holidays

Wall Street Journal article: A Job Seeker's Guide to Holiday Small Talk

Holidays can be stressful for everyone, but those struggling to find employment might dread gatherings even more. Making small talk (So, where do you work these days?) with those you haven't seen in a while can be tough. The Wall Street Journal has a nice article to help you work a room without feeling worked over.  Check out A Job Seeker's Guide to Holiday Small Talk .

Gift Me, Please by Laura Raphael

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I am one of those aunts who gives mostly books for Christmas and birthdays – on par with underwear and socks as Worst. Gifts. Ever. in the cultural mythology of gift-giving. Fortunately, our niece and nephew love to read, and they are generally happy to get books from us every year. (Indeed, on more than one Christmas, one or both of them have chosen to read a new book than playing with whatever Nerf Blaster/Teeny Little Puppy/My New Helicopter toy they’d just received.)

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