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I'm taking a trip this summer and need to learn how to communicate with the locals. Can the library help me learn a foreign language?

Yes, we have a database called Mango that is great for learning or practicing a foreign language. The lessons use a combination of audio and visual cues to give a more comprehensive guide to understanding words and phrases.

I'm looking for some good book suggestions. Can the library help me find something that will fit my tastes?

Well, we can certainly give it a shot. The Tulsa library offers a service called Your Next Great Read, which compiles a list of books and authors for individuals based on their personalized reading preferences.

Epic Proportion by Rebecca

When I say Oedipus Rex, chances are you have a pretty visceral reaction. My first thought is of someone gouging out his own eyeballs. I don’t know why that particular image has remained with me ever since first reading parts of the play in middle school, but it has. (It might be my affinity for the dramatic.) The story of Oedipus is deeply imbedded in our collective unconscious—whether from reading the play or studying Freud’s stages of psychosexual development. It is a story that triggers our deepest anxieties about identity and destiny.

I'm looking for some good book suggestions. Can the library help me find something that will fit my tastes?

Well, we can certainly give it a shot. The Tulsa library offers a service called Your Next Great Read, which compiles a list of books and authors for individuals based on their personalized reading preferences. The Your Next Great Read service was started in the Spring of 2011, and modeled after the Looking for a Good Book program from the Williamsburg Regional Library System. In the year that the program has existed at TCCL, we've created over 400 personalized reading lists for our patrons.

The Game, The Wire, and Gritty Mysteries by Nick

I don’t think any HBO original series has aged quite as well as The Wire . Just thinking out loud here…Four years after the finale, universities across the country, Ivy League universities, are updating their course catalogues with classes dedicated to using The Wire as a teaching tool. Be it Journalism, Sociology, Theatre, even American Studies; social sciences across the board are parsing facets of the series to use as a vehicle of study.

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