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Vote Tomorrow (or today)!!

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Tomorrow is primary election day in the City of Tulsa and parts of Tulsa County. Polls will be open Tuesday, June 11 7am-7pm. Early voting is available today (Monday, June 10) at the Tulsa County Election Board (555 N. Denver Ave, Tulsa) until 6pm.

What's on the Ballot?

  • Mayor for City of Tulsa
  • City Auditor, Tulsa
  • County Commisioner District

Need to know your polling place? Find it with the Precinct Locator.

Music Training Enhances Children’s Verbal Intelligence

Music Training Enhances Children’s Verbal Intelligence

"The famous Mozart effect was certainly overhyped and oversimplified, but it now appears that learning to appreciate complex music really can boost overall intelligence."

Kids who learn music are smarter overall, and even have better language skills!

Plenty of music for kids for free at the Tulsa City-County Library!

National Doughnut Day

Salvation Army War Cry Cover

It's the first Friday in June, which also means it's National Doughnut Day.

What do doughnuts have to do with government documents? Well, as it turns out, a little... during WWI Salvation Army volunteers would hand out doughnuts (donuts) to America's war weary GIs. At the time doughnuts were considered a European Delicacy.

Closing for Renovation!

Central Library will close August 30 and undergo an exciting two-year renovation project.

During renovation, we will provide select services for customers at Librarium, a temporary facility located at 11th and Denver. It will open September 3.

A Thousand Selves by Laura Raphael

*This article is adapted from Laura’s One Small Good Thing blog, a project this past spring in which she asked librarians to notice “one small good thing” per day for a month.

This is going to sound unnecessarily dark, but once, years ago, my therapist asked if I was having suicidal thoughts. "No," I answered. Then, "Well, yes, sort of? Like, I think about how great it would be not to be myself anymore. Not to be dead, exactly, but to wake up and just be some different person."

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