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September Adult Learner Book Club Book

September is coming up fast, and the book selected for Book Club this month is The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. 

From the library websiteBudding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. 

“Chapters” Literacy Fundraiser to Feature Authors David Berg, John Searles and Laurence J. Yadon

Spend an enjoyable evening after hours in the library with three favorite authors while helping raise money and awareness for Tulsa City-County Library’s Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service.
   In conjunction with National Literacy Awareness Month, Tulsa City-County Library and the Tulsa Library Trust are offering “Chapters: A Casual Evening of Books, Bards and Bites” on Friday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St. The cost is $50 per person. Deadline for reservations is Aug. 28.

Congratulations, Sarah!

The Literacy Office has happy/sad news! Our office manager, Sarah Thrower, has been promoted to the TCCL Circulation Team Leader!

Find Us on Facebook!

That’s right—in June we joined the social networking community and now have a Facebook page! Make sure to like our page HERE for all the latest Ruth G Hardman Adult Literacy information.
 

On the Perils of the English Language

Every so often, we post something about how ridiculous the English language really is. The following excerpt from the poem The Chaos by G Nolst Tenite shows why learning to read and write in English is so difficult, both for English language learners and Adult basic education students. Give it a try, and see how well YOU do! You can see the whole poem here.

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