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I'm looking for a good book to read. Can the library help me find something that will fit my tastes?

Well, we can certainly give it a shot. The Tulsa library offers a service called Your Next Great Read, which compiles a list of books and authors for individuals based on their personalized reading preferences.

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Songs To Sing Along With

Mr. Fred Rogers

For decades, Mr. Rogers entertained kids on PBS, but did you know that he was an expert on child development? (And a Marine?!?) Everything Mr. Rogers did was based on great research and designed to help children grow and learn. Now you can play his songs and print out the lyrics so you and your child can sing along. Start here: http://pbskids.org/rogers/songs/index.html
 

The Books of Summer by Rebecca Howard

As I write this, we are experiencing the first full-fledged summer weather of the season—highs in the mid-90s, a light south wind, and a cloudless, expansive sky.   This is the summer I love.  Don’t talk to me in July when it’s too hot to be outside at 10 p.m., and you have to put booties on your dog when you take her out for a walk, so she won’t burn her paws crossing the street.  No, today is the perfect summer day—made for lazing poolside (friends with pools, call me!) with a great novel.   

It's Flag Day

Margaret Gorman

It's June 14, which means it's flag day.

Though not a federal holiday, President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 did issue a proclamation officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day. Why June 14? The flag of the United States was adopted on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

French Place Names In Oklahoma

spavinaw, olahoma

In the Dictionary of French Place Names in The U.S.A., René Coulet Du Gard writes that the first Frenchmen who came to the United States can be divided into three categories: the mainly Canadian-born trappers and wood scouts or "coureurs des bois," the missionaries, and those serving the House of France.

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