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Increase donations to your nonprofit through Twitter

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In only its second year of existence, #GivingTuesday brought together more than 10,000 nonprofit participants and garnered more than 269,000 tweets to kick off the giving season on Dec. 3, 2013.

#GivingTuesday is a national movement for the creation of a dedicated day of giving on the Tuesday following the shopping days Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Nonprofits use the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter to link their holiday fundraising campaign to the national giving conversation.

Explore the past with the library's Daily Life through History and Pop Culture Universe databases!

Whether you're interested in the people of the 20th Century or 20 centuries ago, we've got you covered. The library has two databases that allow you to learn about the life, culture and events of the past. Daily Life through History is a comprehensive source for information from the beginning of recorded history to the present, while Pop Culture Universe focuses on the fads, trends, and news of the last hundred years.

Annual Literacy Potluck Holiday Party

Join us and bring your holiday spirit with you! All tutors and learners are invited to our usual get-together this time of year this Saturday, December 14th. Mix and mingle with literacy staff, volunteer tutors, and adult learners. Like in past years, pizza will be provided, but please feel free to bring any other snacks or sweets you don’t mind sharing with the crowd.
 
Where: The Literacy, Outreach and Volunteer Office (2901 S. Harvard Ave.)
When: Saturday, December 14th, 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
 

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Sublime Novels by Cindy Hulsey

When Donna Tartt published her first novel, The Secret History, in 1992 I was smitten.  For me, she had written the perfect book—one that appealed to me on every level—the setting (college in New England), the characters (intellectuals with a dark side), the plot (taught psychological drama), and exquisite language that made me read slowly to savor every word.

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