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How Stories Help the Brain

Reading has physical and immediate affects on the brain.

An Emory University study shows that stories actually build connections in the brain, a physical change that makes people better at language. Sound like something that might help your child?
See the whole story at:
http://esciencecommons.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-novel-look-at-how-stories-may-change.html
 

January Nonprofit Webinar Roundup

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Get started on your New Year's resolution to expand your nonprofit management skills with these free training opportunities from around the web. 

Find free webinars year round with the Nonprofit Resource Center's training guide.

Embracing Eccentricities by Rebecca Howard

Generally speaking, I love strange people.  Let me clarify.  I love the quirky, offbeat, and freakishly brilliant.   These are people who might obsess over a certain historical figure or know everything imaginable about farming practices during the Neolithic period.  They might read 5 books a week on whatever topic has captured their keen attention and then move onto their next area of study.  If they were teenagers in the late 1980s, they made hundreds of mix tapes full of songs by unknown bands.  While perhaps a bit socially awkward, these kinds of people are both infinitely gifted and g

Conversation Circles

We are pleased to announce the return of Conversation Circles! Practice your English speaking and listening skills in these fun and friendly classes beginning January 13.

Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Herman and Kate Kaiser Library

Thursdays 1-2 p.m. at Kendall-Whittier Library

Call 918-549-7400 for more information.

Unboxing Christmas

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Have an overabundance of Christmas waste? Mr. Murph is willing to take it off your hands.

Tulsa Recycle & Tranfer and Mr. Murph are hosting "Unboxing Christmas." Your chance to responsibly dispose of all those packages, boxes and bags.

There are ove 100 Mr. Murph recycling sites in northeast Oklahoma.

They will accept cardboard, paper, plastics and aluminum at many of the locations.

At the main Mr. Murph center, 1150 N. Peoria, they'll also accept styrofoam, trees, lights, and extension cords.

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