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July Book Club Selection: Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen

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The book for July’s Book Club meeting is Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen. Join us for an action-packed Western read with galloping horses, shooting rifles, heroes (and the inevitable scoundrels), fur trapping (and one kidnapping), settlers, Indians and prairie ethics.  This is a rollicking tale told by a Newberry Honor award winning master storyteller whose stories often appeal to reluctant readers.

Central Library and the City of Tulsa’s Capital Funding Program

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please remember the following key points as you talk with your friends, family, co-workers and City Councilors about the importance of including Central Library in the City of Tulsa’s new capital improvement funding plan.

 

Thank You, City Leaders, for Your Vision and Support

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

SUMMARY

Although details are not final, City of Tulsa elected officials are exploring project possibilities for a potential $917.9 million capital improvement funding package that would go to voters this November. Funding sources include extensions of third-penny and 0.167-cent sales taxes and issuance of general obligation bonds. Projects would include street repairs, other street-related projects and capital needs such as facility repairs. This new funding package will replace the previous 2008 Fix Our Streets program, which expires in 2014.

Post-Sandy Disaster Fiction by Nick Abrahamson

It’s rather easy to be drawn to disaster fiction. Writers and poets task themselves with navigating and giving voice to our collective anxieties.  They at once offer clarity and comfort. It’s fiction as cultural critic, as social worker for the collective psyche.  It’s interpreter of events and also a proscription of remedies.  It’s a balance, too.

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Sometimes, you're just ready for a change. Maybe you've wondered if you could use your amazing people skills to become a great sales and marketing representative. Or, maybe you dream of opening your own brewery, and you need to know what the industry is really like. 

First Research provides in depth information for over 250 industries and 750 industry segments. Get out your library card, log in, and explore. Who knows? You might just find your calling!

 

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