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The Amazing Three States of Amazement by Rebecca

As I’m writing this post, news is swirling about the death of Osama Bin Laden. And in the hours after this news, national fatigue, doubt, and anxiety gave way to spontaneous cheering in Washington , New York, and, most likely in private residences throughout the country. We feel a collective sense of pride and a sigh of relief this morning, but I have to wonder at what will remain—how citizens will construct meaning from this decade long mission and what the American identity will look like in another ten years.

I'm looking for a book that the library does not own. Is there any other way I can get my hands on it?

InterLibrary Loan (ILL) is a service which borrows books, videos, sound recordings, microfilm, photocopies, etc. when the requested items are not available at any Tulsa City-County Library. We borrow items from many public, academic, and special libraries throughout the country.If a particular item is not owned by any of the Tulsa City-County Library locations, customers with a valid library card may use the ILL Service to request that the item be borrowed from another library system for their use.

Under the Spell of Meg Wolitzer by Rebecca

Meg Wolitzer’s books generally focus on women’s lives, psychologies, and relationships in a thoughtful, honest, and compassionate way. They reflect a feminism that is wise, hard-fought, and grown up. There are no easy answers and no moralizing. Men are equally hurt by gender roles, and women are equally flawed. She extends grace to her characters, which makes us see ourselves in them.

Are You a Librarian or a Rock Star?

Several months ago I came across a blog post in the online version of the Guardian titled “How the Brontës Divide Humanity” by Imogen Russell Williams.

I need to replace the oil pressure switch in my truck, but the Chilton's manual for my vehicle is checked out. Do you have another way I can find auto repair instructions?

Yes, the library has a database called the Auto Repair Reference Center that provides repair information from the Chilton Total Car Care Series. It covers vehicles from 1945 to the present, both domestic and imports. This info includes repair instructions, wiring schematics, technical bulletins, and labor time estimates. You can access the ARRC in our Research & Learn section via the Alphabetical List of Databases.

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