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One More Consideration When Deciding on TV Limits

Journal of the American Medical Association

“Prolonged TV viewing was associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality. Television viewing is the most commonly reported daily activity apart from working and sleeping in many populations around the world. On average, 40% of daily free time is occupied by TV viewing within several European countries1 and 50% in Australia. This corresponds to a daily TV viewing time of about 3.5 to 4.0 hours. In the United States, the average number of daily hours of TV viewing has recently been reported to be 5 hours.”

Happy Holidays

Community Outreach and Literacy Services wishes you and your loved ones a very happy holiday season.

Make Mine a Moriarty by Laura Raphael

Recently, another librarian and I were batting around title ideas for a new book discussion group when I had to stop and double-check the names for two authors. Was I remembering their names correctly? Surely they didn’t BOTH share “Moriarty” as a last name. I mean, that’s kind of unusual, isn’t it?

Architectural Survey: Tulsa's Cliff Dweller Houses On Reservoir Hill

Thematic, archaeological, and architectural/historic resource surveys are great resources for the history of particular buildings, particular areas, and for local history, in general. 

The 2012 Historic Resources Survey of the Cliff Dweller Houses on Reservoir Hill examines 17 single-family residences that sit along the spine of Reservoir Hill. The pre-1933 houses are unique among other Tulsa homes during that time period because of their Spanish Colonial/Mission Revival and Pueblo Revival architectural styles. The survey states: 

Oklahoma Literacy Coalition

If you haven't yet, you should check out the Oklahoma Literacy Coalition's webpage. Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Services is a member of OLC, a non-profit organization that supports literacy throughout Oklahoma. You can find literacy services, resources, helpful links and more. And like OLC's Facebook page for updates! Or follow OLC on Twitter @oklitcoalition.

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