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Creating "Semantic Maps" of Winter

The science of reading research highlights how "semantic maps" help us comprehend what we read. In its basic form, the more you know about a topic - the more connected bits of knowledge you have on your semantic map of, say, winter - the more you will be able to understand an article or book about that topic.

Can The Library Help Me Locate Phone Numbers And Addresses Of Individuals And Companies?

Yes, the library offers a directory database called Reference USA. This database can be used at all library locations and from home. To access this database from the library's homepage, go to Research & Learn, then click on the Alphabetical List of Databases, and you'll Reference USA under R.

'Tis the Season... To Sing!

One of my fondest memories is sitting under the Christmas tree with my dad singing carols and other winter songs. My sisters and I would snuggle next to him and join in with all of our kid hearts. Our favorites were the cheerful refrains (and happy ending) of "Frosty the Snowman" and the contemplative beauty of "Lord of the Dance."

Here's the thing: my dad is a wonderful man, but singing is not one of his many gifts. Despite the wrong pitches and off notes, every year we looked forward to this special tradition with Dad.

Gift Books: "Practical Literacy" Meets Holiday Need

If you're looking for a way for your kids or students to get involved in holiday gift-giving - but don't want to break the bank - consider helping them conceive and create "gift books" for the special people in their lives.

Needing assistance for the holidays or wanting to help those in need? Here's a good place to find opportunities.

The library’s Tulsa Organizations and Services (TOS) database is a collection of local area charities, government agencies, clubs, support groups, professional societies and more.

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