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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."

Absentee and Early Voting

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Tulsa County Municipal Elections are Tuesday, June 11 with early in-person, absentee voting will be available June 7 & 10. For those wanting to vote absentee, applications for absentee ballots must be mailed, faxed or hand-delivered to the Election Board by 5p.m. Wednesday, June 5.

City of Tulsa voters will be voting on Mayor, City Auditor, and 3 unopposed Council seats. 

Facebook offers free how-to guide for nonprofits

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Facebook has released Building Your Presence with Facebook Pages: A Guide for Causes and Nonprofits​,  a 13-page manual that gives step-by-step instructions on how to build a Facebook page, draw followers, improve content, and analyze visitor data.

View or download the guide for free from Facebook Public Files.

 

Keep learning over the summer with creative, no cost resources

Keep learning over the summer with creative, no cost resources

"Parents do not need to create a lesson plan in order to help their children learn during the summer. All it takes is carving out a bit of time each day to explore the world around us." - Emily Kirkpatrick, Vice President, National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL)

From gardening projects to online summer camps, here are some fun approaches to learning for the whole family to share.

It is not about reading, it is about language, and the more you expand your child's world, the more language tools (knowledge, vocabulary, etc.) your child will have. 

Lesson Idea: Use a Voice Recorder

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A voice recorder is a great tool to use with your ESL or basic literacy adult learner.

·         Record the same reading on multiple occasions for comparison over time.

·         Send a recording home with your learner for a transcription assignment.

·         Record your learner and immediately play back for pronunciation help.

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