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Go Gentle by Rebecca Howard

“Gentle” is a description used by librarians for books that contain little objectionable material and are generally light, hopeful, and uplifting in tone.  Staples of this genre include Jan Karon’s Mitford Years series, Ann B.

Capital Punishment In Our State: A (Very) Brief History

legal executions in nebraska, kansas and oklahoma

According to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Oklahoma exectuted a total of 176 men and 3 women at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary between 1915 and 2011. Eighty-two were executed by electrocution, one by hanging (a federal prisoner), and 96 by lethal injection.

The last execution by electrocution took place in 1966. The first execution by lethal injection in Oklahoma occurred in 1990.

According to R. Michael Wilson, thirty-one men were hanged and thirty-six men were executed by firing squad in Indian Territory between 1840 and 1899.

I'd like to see what was in the national news on the day I was born. Where can I find those headlines?

We have access to a New York Times database that allows you to view the newspaper page by page on any given publication date from 1851- 2003. This resource can be found by selecting the Alphabetical List of Resources in the library's Research and Learn tab. Under the N section of the list, you'll see three entries for the New York Times.

Government Fundraising: Useful Websites and Resources

For those who are new to federal and state grants, the jungle of information and application red tape can be daunting. Use the following breadcrumbs—in the form of online resources and books—and you’ll be set on a well-marked path for government fundraising.

Downtown After Hours Book Drop Bins

Central Library Exterior Book Drop Bins

The exterior book drops at Central Library's north entrance have been moved to Librarium at 11th & Denver Ave.

You can return books after-hours at Librarium beginning Saturday, Aug. 31.

You can pick up your holds at Librarium beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3.

For Librarium information visit http://www.tulsalibrary.org/librarium.

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