Common As a Penny by Rebecca Howard

Rebecca Howard

Many of the books that I read are about common things—marriage, family, career—the stuff of everyday life. Often these types of books are unfairly categorized as women’s fiction, but I think taking our cue from the Young Adult genre, we should describe them as realistic fiction. There are no dystopian societies, serial killers, bank heists, spaceships, or demon overlords in these novels-- just mothers, daughters, sons, brothers, spouses, and partners. These novels mine the fields of ordinary for stories, showing us how the ordinary can be artful.

OESC Fall Job Fair

Oklahoma Employment Security Commission Fall Job Fair Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014 Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Place: Eastgate Metroplex,  14002 E. 21st St.     Remember: Dress for success as you will meet potential employers. Don’t forget to bring copies of your resume.   For more information contact Workforce Oklahoma @ 918-796-1200.  

New In The Digital Collections: Zink Lake And Low Water Dam Vertical File

The content of the Library's Tulsa Parks-River Parks-Zink Lake and low water dam vertical file is now available online. Due to copyright concerns, some digitized articles from our vertical files have been restricted to in-house use. Please contact us for more information on restricted items. 

Don't Miss the Penguin Book Truck!

The Penguin Book Truck is back in Tulsa! If you didn't get a chance to visit the truck at Guthrie Green on Wednesday, you'll have another opportunity tonight at the First Friday Art Crawl in the Brady District. The Book Truck should be around from 6-9 offering all sorts of great Penguin books for sale. The best part, as far as we are concerned? They are donating a percentage of all their sales to the Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service! So, tell your friends, post it to Facebook, spread the word. We appreciate it!

Supporting The Central Library Renewed Project is as Easy as Swiping Your Debit Card

Tulsa City-County Library and Oklahoma Central Credit Union are teaming up to offer "My Tulsa Library Community Card," featuring an artist rendering of the renewed Central Library (see card image on the left).  Each time the card is used, a donation will be made to the Central Library Renewed capital campaign.

The Visa Debit Card is available with an Oklahoma Central Credit Union checking account and provides members access to their funds without writing a check.  There are no annual fees and it can be used anywhere Visa is accepted.