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Going Green in 2013: Literacy Office to Email Bulletins

In an effort to be more green, the Literacy Office has started emailing our thrice-yearly newsletter Lit Bits to tutors and adult learners.  We also email a monthly bulletin to tutors called Literacy Online which discusses important dates for the month (library closings, in-service classes for tutors and learners, etc.).  If you haven’t been receiving the monthly Literacy Online email, it’s likely we don’t have your current email address on file. 

Tulsa-area Schools Mini Arts and Humanities Grants: HECR 2013 Request for Proposals

The Higher Education Cultural Roundtable (HECR) is soliciting proposals for grants to Tulsa-area schools to fund arts and humanities projects.

HECR, a consortium of Tulsa-area colleges and universities, will award "mini-grants" ranging from $50 to $250 to assist with schools' arts and humanities expenses including materials, equipment, supplies, guest lectures, artist fees and travel expenses to art events.

• Applications for the 2013 calendar year will be accepted through February 28, 2013.

Breaking the First Rule of Book Club by Rebecca Howard

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I want to talk about book clubs.  I’ve been involved with several over the years and have found them to be deeply rewarding—each in their own ways.  There are a few dangerous pitfalls that book clubs have to strive to avoid, though.  In no particular order, here they are:
1) The book club becomes a wine club
2) The book club becomes a whine club
3) Not everyone reads the book
4) One individual (who typically has not read the entire book) dominates discussion
5) The same person selects titles each month

Documents in the News -- Consumer Price Index

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Being a Government Documents Librarian (and gov info junky) I was wide awake when on my morning radio news I heard mention of the Consumer Price Index and a desire to change how it's calculated resulting in a shift of the health of our economy.

January Book Club Selection: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

While the Book Club won’t meet in December, there is a book that your adult learner can begin reading for the next meeting in January (it’s a little longer than our typical books, hence two months to read it).  The book for January’s meeting is Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.  This is the second installment of Collins’ Huger Games series, and follows our heroine Katniss Everdeen after she won The Hunger Games, and now finds herself the unwitting spokesperson of a potential rebellion against the Capitol.  We ha

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