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Reading the Season by Rebecca Howard

Last year I started a tradition with my (then) 2-year-old niece, Scarlett. Her Christmas Eve gift from us would be a new pair of pajamas, hot chocolate, and 1 or 2 seasonal stories for bedtime.  I wanted to give her a tradition that she could always associate with warmth, family, and reading.  I had a wonderful time exploring all of the holiday picture books last year—many of which I remembered from my own childhood. 

Voices Of Oklahoma: Dr. Jerry Gustafson On The JFK Assassination

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50 years ago today, Dr. Jerry Gustafson, long-time surgeon at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, was  a resident at Dallas Parkland Hospital when President Kennedy was assassinated. Dr. Gustafson was 28 years old. You can hear his story on Voices of Oklahoma. 

Year-end fundraising essentials

According to the Digital Giving Index, thirty percent of annual giving occurs in December. Network for Good, a technology provider for nonprofit organizations, has released a free digital guide to end-of-year fundraising (registeration required) with tips to make sure your nonprofit maximizes its holiday season donations. 

Kennedy Assassination 50 Years Later

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Tomorrow, Friday November 22, will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Digital Recorders

Did you know that the Ruth G Hardman Literacy Service has digital voice recorders available for checkout? Tutors and learners can use these recorders in a variety of ways, including practicing pronunciation, reviewing previous lessons, exploring letter sounds, and recording life stories for later transcription. 

If you are a tutor or literacy student and you are interested in checking out one of our digital voice recorders, contact the Literacy Office at 549-7400. We can arrange to have the recorder sent to your local library for your use.

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