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Now that school is out, I want to take my kids to some of the museums around town. Does the library have a list of the ones in the Tulsa area?

Yes, we do. You can find a list of local museums, as well as parks, swimming pools, and camps in our Tulsa Organizations and Services (or TOS) database. This database is a wealth of information on local groups, nonprofits, government agencies, professional associations, clubs, and more, and covers the cities within Tulsa County as well as a few other nearby areas. In most entries, TOS includes info such as address and phone numbers, links to outside websites, and brief descriptions of each group or organization and what they have to offer.

June Job Labs

Need a little help with the job search?  Join us for a June Job Lab!  Job Lab is open computer time for job seekers.  It's offered at three locations:

Central Library, Computer Training Room

June 11 & 25 ■ 2-4 P.M.

Rudisill Regional Library, Computer Lab

June 26 ■ 1-3 P.M.

Martin Regional Library, Computer Lab

Mondays (excluding holidays) ■ 9 A.M.-11 A.M.

I'm taking a trip this summer and need to learn how to communicate with the locals. Can the library help me learn a foreign language?

Yes, we have a database called Mango that is great for learning or practicing a foreign language. The lessons use a combination of audio and visual cues to give a more comprehensive guide to understanding words and phrases.

I'm looking for some good book suggestions. Can the library help me find something that will fit my tastes?

Well, we can certainly give it a shot. The Tulsa library offers a service called Your Next Great Read, which compiles a list of books and authors for individuals based on their personalized reading preferences.

Epic Proportion by Rebecca

When I say Oedipus Rex, chances are you have a pretty visceral reaction. My first thought is of someone gouging out his own eyeballs. I don’t know why that particular image has remained with me ever since first reading parts of the play in middle school, but it has. (It might be my affinity for the dramatic.) The story of Oedipus is deeply imbedded in our collective unconscious—whether from reading the play or studying Freud’s stages of psychosexual development. It is a story that triggers our deepest anxieties about identity and destiny.

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