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My daughter wants to do a science fair project on earthquakes. Where can she find some help on putting together an experiment?

The ancient Greeks thought earthquakes occurred when the god Atlas shifted the weight of the world from one shoulder to the other. Today we take a more scientific approach to explaining them.

Oklahoma's Presidential primary is March 6th, but in order to vote, you have to be registered by February 10th. Are you registered to vote?

If you aren't registered to vote, or just want more information on elections in Tulsa, you can find some great information on the Tulsa County Election Board page of the library's Tulsa Organizations and Services database (or TOS). The TOS Election Board page includes the agency's address, phone numbers and hours, links to the voter registration form and election schedule, and other information on the voting process.

I'm looking for work and need to brush up on my computer skills. How can the library help me?

One option we have for you is a collection of online computer skills tutorials through the Learning Express database. These are self-paced tutorials with beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of the most common software products you'll need to know to improve your marketability for a new job, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook, WordPerfect, Windows XP and Vista, and Mac OSX Leopard desktop.

Did you make a New Year's resolution to learn a new skill or try out some different hobbies? Then take a look at our Universal Class database!

The Universal Class database offers a wide variety of online classes that you can apply to your career, your home life, or your leisure time. Crafts, entrepreneurship, accounting, real estate, pet care, mathematics, cooking and writing are just a few of the many subjects that are offered. Classes are generally divided up into several lessons, and include outside links to helpful websites, instructor feedback, and assignments and exams to put your newfound knowledge to the test.

Help! My young children are out of school for the break and need something to do. Any ideas?

The library's TCCL Kids Page can help. Found under the Interests menu (in the Topics column) of our homepage, the kids page has a collection of links to safe, kid friendly sites for games, comics, online story telling, educational topics and more.

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