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Art of Conversation by Rebecca Howard

I discovered Emily Bronte in 1992.  I wasn’t the first to discover her and I won’t be the last, but my initial reading of Wuthering Heights during my 17th year was as marvelous a discovery as any.  See, Wuthering Heights was written for me.  Sure, you’ve read it, too, but I daresay it’s a different book for me than it is for you and that’s why people continue to read it and

Wordless (or nearly so) Books That Help Your Kid Read

Spirit of the Wild

How can a book without words help your child learn to read? By giving him/her a chance to practice the words he/she knows, learn new words that are related to those, and understand how stories are put together. It isn’t just how many words your child hears, it is also how many he/she says. Where do you find these books? Some are picture books. Some are comic books. Some are photography books. Ask your local librarian for help, and here are three to start with:

Khan Academy

Do you know about Khan Academy? This free online resource is dedicated to providing educational courses for everyone. Need help with math? Want to learn some more science? There are even healthcare classes. You can check it out here. And, again, it's all free!

Registration Open: Nonprofit Finance for Non-Accountants

 

 

 

Making Sense of Your Dollars and Cents: Nonprofit Finance for Non-Accountants

Presented by RSVP Professional Consultants
Jim Naufel and Walter Kruse

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
9:30a.m.-11:30a.m.

Hardesty Regional Library
8316 E. 93rd St.

Henry Zarrow (1916-2014) On Tulsans

Henry Zarrow, Tulsa businessman and philanthropist, passed away Saturday at the age of 97. Many local charities and organizations, including the Tulsa City-County Library, benefited from Mr. Zarrow's generosity. Mr. Zarrow, though, was quick to deflect praise, often assuring interviewers that Tulsans, in general, were the generous ones: 

"Tulsa people are always willing to help. Sometimes they just have to have time to think about it."

"I see how great the Tulsa people are in giving and helping. The $5, the $25...it amounts to quite a bit of money over a period of time."

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