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I'm interested in helping someone learn to read. How do I apply to become a literacy tutor at the library?

Recent statistics indicate that approximately 1 in 6 adults in Oklahoma perform at the most basic or below basic literacy levels. The Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service, located at the Central Library, promotes literacy across the lifespan through emergent and family literacy outreach initiatives and adult basic and English language instruction.

Attachments, Re@l Love, and Me by Laura Raphael

I fell in love with my future husband through email in the year 2000. If I were a Jane Austen heroine, it would have been missives written with a quill by candlelight by Mr. Raphael and Miss Clapp, but in our case, it was the then-fairly-new phenomenon of an online dating site, the odd screen-names of “poewhit” and “bookchick”, and the far-less romantic electronic bits and bytes, zeroes and ones.

 

Rekindling an Old Flame by Rebecca Howard

Sometimes the memory of a book is better than the book itself.  It can be a little heartbreaking to reread a novel that greatly impacted you in your teenage years only to discover that the main character is whiny, narcissistic, selfish, and deluded.  Or, you might realize that the language you thought was so fluid and poetic is actually sappy, overworked mush.  Wuthering Heights is among one of my favorite novels, but I read it twenty yea

Register to Vote!

The ability to vote is a hard-won right for nations and peoples throughout the world. If you are a United States citizen, at least 18 years old and a resident of Oklahoma, then you are eligible to register to vote. 

I've been hearing more lately about the benefits of organic foods and 'eating local'. Where can I find places in Tulsa that are a part of this trend?

You can find lists of such places on the library's Research page, using the subject guide titled 'Tulsa Food'. This guide provides a lot of great information for people who want to make some changes in their diet.

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