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Now that school is out, I want to take my kids to some of the museums around town. Does the library have a list of the ones in the Tulsa area?

Yes, we do. You can find a list of local museums, as well as parks, swimming pools, and camps in our Tulsa Organizations and Services (or TOS) database. This database is a wealth of information on local groups, nonprofits, government agencies, professional associations, clubs, and more, and covers the cities within Tulsa County as well as a few other nearby areas. In most entries, TOS includes info such as address and phone numbers, links to outside websites, and brief descriptions of each group or organization and what they have to offer.

I'm taking a trip this summer and need to learn how to communicate with the locals. Can the library help me learn a foreign language?

Yes, we have a database called Mango that is great for learning or practicing a foreign language. The lessons use a combination of audio and visual cues to give a more comprehensive guide to understanding words and phrases.

I'm looking for some good book suggestions. Can the library help me find something that will fit my tastes?

Well, we can certainly give it a shot. The Tulsa library offers a service called Your Next Great Read, which compiles a list of books and authors for individuals based on their personalized reading preferences.

I'm looking for some good book suggestions. Can the library help me find something that will fit my tastes?

Well, we can certainly give it a shot. The Tulsa library offers a service called Your Next Great Read, which compiles a list of books and authors for individuals based on their personalized reading preferences. The Your Next Great Read service was started in the Spring of 2011, and modeled after the Looking for a Good Book program from the Williamsburg Regional Library System. In the year that the program has existed at TCCL, we've created over 400 personalized reading lists for our patrons.

My lawn equipment needs some work but I've lost the service manuals. Does the library have any information on small engine repair?

Yes, we have a database specifically for small engine repair that covers lawn mowers and trimmers, as well as other machines like ATVs, boat motors, tractors, motorcycles and more. Go to our Research & Learn tab, click on the alphabetical list, and look for Small Engine Repair. Select the type of machine you have and look for its make and model.

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