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Be a Power Up! Volunteer

Hey tutors!

Have some free time on your hands and want to help integrate new literacy students to the program? We need volunteers to assist us with our 2 hour orientation sessions for incoming students in which we discuss how the program works, what the expectations are of both students and their prospective tutors, and goal setting strategies in detail. 
 
If you think you might be interested in becoming a Power Up! volunteer, please call the Literacy Office at 918-549-7400. 

I'm interested in helping someone learn to read. How do I apply to become a literacy tutor at the library?

Featured Service

Recent statistics indicate that approximately 1 in 6 adults in Oklahoma perform at the most basic or below basic literacy levels. The Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service, located at the Central Library, promotes literacy across the lifespan through emergent and family literacy outreach initiatives and adult basic and English language instruction.

 

When Language Fails by Rebecca Howard

It happens once a week at choir practice on Wednesday evening.  Reading through a new piece of music will undoubtedly raise the question of whether or not to modify gendered language.  There’s only so much you can do with the words “king,” “father” and “lord” before you’ve made a piece of music entirely absent of lyricism.  Typically, the director will ask how strongly we feel about changing the language and a few eyes will dart to me, wondering what the most vocal resident feminist will suggest.  Ty

Fab Lab Tulsa - TCC Students to have Hands-On Fabrication Experience

Tulsa Community College will become the first educational partner for Fab Lab Tulsa, short for Fabrication Laboratory, offering both professors and students the opportunity to work directly with computer-controlled fabrication technology, including 3D printers and laser cutters used in the industry.

Fab Lab Tulsa is a non-profit community workspace in Tulsa that features a variety of computer-controlled fabrication technology, including 3D printers and laser cutters, serving numerous industries ranging from engineering to interior design.

layman's legal -- june 13

Join us Wednesday June 13 at 10 a.m. for another installment of Layman's Legal. This month's session features Kimberly Waite, attorney with Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, discussing landlord/tenant issues and a pro bono program available through the Tulsa County District Court.

The details again...
Layman's Legal: Landlord/Tenant Issues
When: Wednesday, June 13 -- 10-11 a.m.
Where: Central Library, Lecture Room (4th Street & Denver Ave)

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