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State of the Union

Seal of the President

Tonight, February 12, President Obama will offer his State of the Union Address. The Republican rebuttal will be offered by the Republican Senator from Florida Marco Rubio.

The evening's excitement will begin at 8 p.m. Central Time and will continue for days to come.

A Fairy Tale of New York by Nick Abrahamson

It would be too easy, too dismissive, to say Mark Helprin’s Winter’s Tale is about New York City.  It is set in New York City.  It is about New Yorkers.  But similar to Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin,

School Board Elections Tuesday (February 12)

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On Tuesday, February 12 Tulsa County voters are being asked to decide school board posts in  Broken Arrow, Liberty and Berryhill School Districts.

Voters will also vote on school bonds for Jenks and Union School Districts. The bond issues don't raise property taxes because school districts pay off existing bonds as new ones are added, officials said.

Voters in Jenks will be asked to approve an $11.5 million bond issue for the purchase of textbooks, school buses, classroom renovations, safety equipment and more.

Skill Improvement: Nonprofit Writing

No matter its form--email, text, or tweet--writing is an essential skill for nonprofit professionals who must be able to clearly communicate goals, persuade donors to give, market services, and more.

If you feel less than confident in your writing ability, or just need to brush up, check out the library's free online writing classes and books:

Learning Express* offers courses and guides on grammar, editing, researching, and more.

African-American History Month: WPA Oklahoma Slave Narrative, Mary Grayson

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Mary Grayson was born into slavery in Indian Territory. Her parents were owned by Mose Perryman (pictured left), and they lived in the Choska (pronounced Choe-skey) bottoms, a fertile floodplain across the Arkansas river from Haskell. She describes Creek Indian division during the Civil War, including a bit about Opothle Yahola:

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