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It's a Deal

us federal government

They made a deal... in the wee hours of the night Congress passed and President Obama signed legislation funding the government and raised the debt limit. The legislation sent thousands of government employees back to work this morning and averted default of treasury accounts.

So, what does the deal do? (from the Washington Post)

Holy Family Parish Cemetery: A Most Beautiful City Of The Dead

early map of tulsa

Holy Family parishioners were buried in the city cemetery initially. But in the spring of 1910, Holy Family Parish acquired a 10-acre tract to bury their dead. The tract was a little more than a mile beyond the city limits at that time. An undated map (pictured left and available in the maps digital collection) shows that the Catholic cemetery was located southeast of Woodward Park. 

Information on Kids You Can Count on

Kids Count Datacenter

How Kids Add Up

The Kids Count Datacenter, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, collects information about kids and their welfare, and makes it easy to find. It breaks down reports nationally, by state, by county, and by city. Crime, health, education, financial status, and many more topics are there for the exploring. Have real information when headlines leave you scratching your head.

Try it yourself at: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/
 

 

New Location for Literacy

A few folks have already popped by to check out our new digs, and we want to encourage to all of our tutors, students, and various volunteers to stop by our new building now that we’re open! We have moved and our materials collection is all set up and ready to be browsed! We also have a self-check machine available for those who want to check out any literacy items while they’re here. 
 

The Art of Listening: Social Media Toolkit for Nonprofits

The Greenlining Institute has recently released a free toolkit, The Art of Listening: Social Media Toolkit for Nonprofits.

From Greenlining.com:

"Through this toolkit, nonprofits will be able to learn tips and best practices for crafting an intentional social media strategy. The strategy guide is broken down into the seven critical elements of crafting a social media strategy, and is complete with a glossary of social media terms and a comprehensive list of clickable tools and resources."

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