Literacy

Congratulations, Elsa!

The Literacy Office wants to extend our congratulations to Elsa Escobar, one of our ESL students. Elsa's recipe for Almond-Spice Christmas Wreath Cookies was a finalist in Cook's Country Magazine! The cookies sound delicious. Way to go, Elsa! You can find Elsa's recipe in the December/January 2015 issue of Cook's Country.

Microsoft Retail Store Grand Opening Festivities

The Tulsa City-County Library just received some exciting news! We have received a technology grant from Microsoft. They are opening a new retail store at Woodland Hills Mall on Thursday, November 20th, and they have asked TCCL to bring library supporters to the event. We will be at the new store from 9-11. Attendees will get MS freebies and to view the opening from a special section.

If you would like to support TCCL at this event, please contact the Literacy Office for more information! We need to know by November 19th

El Dia de Los Muertos and Halloween

October is almost over, and that means that two holidays are coming up. Halloween, on October 31st, probably springs to mind first for most Americans, but the festival of El Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, will also take place over the upcoming weekend.  While those unfamiliar with the Day of the Dead may confuse it with Halloween, regarding both holidays as "spooky," actually the holidays are quite different, although they share some of the same roots in harvest festivals and the Catholic Church. Interested in learning more about Halloween and El Dia de los Muertos?

Free Resources!

Hey, tutors! The Literacy Office has some extra books and materials that we no longer have space for. If you are looking for materials that your students can keep permanently, please stop by our office and take a look at what we have to offer! This is a great opportunity to build up your resources or your student's library. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 549-7400.

October Book Club

October's book for the Adult Learner Book Club is We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson.  “We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson's 1962 novel, is full of a macabre and sinister humor, and Merricat herself, its amiable narrator, is one of the great unhinged heroines of literature. ‘What place would be better for us than this?’ she asks, of the neat, secluded realm she shares with her uncle and with her beloved older sister, Constance. ‘Who wants us, outside?

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