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I'm thinking of switching careers, but don't where to begin. Can the library help me get started?

Yes, we have a database called Job Now which provides a number of resources to help people land a job. To access Job Now, go to our home page and click the large "Find a JobNow!" button, or go to the Research and Learn tab on the homepage and select the Alphabetical List of Resources, then scroll down to J to find the link.

Common Auditory Confusions

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It can be difficult to help a learner with reading and spelling when either or both of you do not accurately distinguish between some of these tricky English sounds. It is time well spent --for tutor and learner alike--to focus on these basics so learners may begin the work of associating the sounds of English with the written representation. This focus on sounds comes before phonics and is termed "Phonemic Awareness".

Achee Yahola: Lochapoka Chief

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"The first founder of Tulsa thus rests in an unknown grave near the center of the present city."  --Angie Debo, Tulsa: From Creek Town to Oil Capital 

When the Lochapoka were removed from their Alabama home, Chief Achee Yahola  led them to present-day Tulsa, and he guided them during the difficult years that followed removal.

Debo says that the name "Yahola" was given to young men who had won recognition in war.

Star Books: For Kids and Caregivers, From Librarians

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The Hennipen County in Library gives us not just a great list of picture books, but hints on how to share those books with your child. Try something new to keep reading time fresh and exciting. Here is one suggestion from the website:

Pinkney, Jerry. The Lion & the Mouse

Picking Up Holds After Aug. 30

Customers who have selected Central Library as their holds pickup location will have their holds automatically sent to the Librarium after Aug. 30.

Today, for existing holds not yet in transit or not ready for pickup, customers can change their pickup location to another library:

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