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Books As Personal History by Cindy Hulsey

I love books; not just the stories they contain, but the packages themselves. I like the weight of a book in my hands, the smell of the pages; I like the crisp sound the page makes as it’s turned and the beauty of the cover art. But mostly I love the fact that my books not only provide triggers for memories both vivid and hazy of the stories I’ve experienced vicariously through their words, but also make up a timeline of my life.

Congratulations, Elsa!

The Literacy Office wants to extend our congratulations to Elsa Escobar, one of our ESL students. Elsa's recipe for Almond-Spice Christmas Wreath Cookies was a finalist in Cook's Country Magazine! The cookies sound delicious. Way to go, Elsa! You can find Elsa's recipe in the December/January 2015 issue of Cook's Country.

Robert Galbraith Revealed by Adrienne Teague

Let's be real. Does anyone NOT know Robert Galbraith is a pen name for J.K. Rowling? Well, it's true. When The Cuckoo's Calling came out a couple of years ago, it was a big media ordeal about who leaked the author's identity. Being a contrarian, I avoided the book during the fracas because I didn't want to be seen reading the book causing all the annoying media stories.

Writer Ann Patchett is the winner of the 2014 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. Where can I learn more about her and her work?

You can learn more about Ann Patchett and her career through the Biography in Context database. First, click on the Research & Learn tab at the top of the library home page, then select Alphabetical List of Resources. Scroll down to the B's for Biography in Context. Perform a search for the name Patchett, Ann and you should receive a list of results, the first of which will be a biography from Contemporary Authors Online.

Microsoft Retail Store Grand Opening Festivities

The Tulsa City-County Library just received some exciting news! We have received a technology grant from Microsoft. They are opening a new retail store at Woodland Hills Mall on Thursday, November 20th, and they have asked TCCL to bring library supporters to the event. We will be at the new store from 9-11. Attendees will get MS freebies and to view the opening from a special section.

If you would like to support TCCL at this event, please contact the Literacy Office for more information! We need to know by November 19th

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