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Skill Improvement: Nonprofit Writing

No matter its form--email, text, or tweet--writing is an essential skill for nonprofit professionals who must be able to clearly communicate goals, persuade donors to give, market services, and more.

If you feel less than confident in your writing ability, or just need to brush up, check out the library's free online writing classes and books:

Learning Express* offers courses and guides on grammar, editing, researching, and more.

African-American History Month: WPA Oklahoma Slave Narrative, Mary Grayson

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Mary Grayson was born into slavery in Indian Territory. Her parents were owned by Mose Perryman (pictured left), and they lived in the Choska (pronounced Choe-skey) bottoms, a fertile floodplain across the Arkansas river from Haskell. She describes Creek Indian division during the Civil War, including a bit about Opothle Yahola:

Resume Writing 101, Online!

Starting your resume can be a daunting task--and perfecting it is even harder! Let Universal Class help you learn how to make your resume work for you, with the free online class, Resume 101.  All you need is your library card!

Changes Coming to U.S. Postal Service

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) is set to announce the end of Saturday postal delivery. This change to delivery service is said to save the USPS billions of dollars per year, something much needed for this quasi-agency that in recent years has hemorrhaged money.

The delivery change is set to take effect August 1, 2013.

Past, Present and Future: The Tulsa City-County Library

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It used to be that when you went to a book repository you had to look up a book in a catalog or index, then go up to a librarian and make a request for him or her to retrieve it for you.

In 1965, the Tulsa City-County Library reformed our idea of what a library is, becoming one of the first in the nation to use today's standard of browsing books in an "Open Library."

Today, the library continues to serve all members of the community, serving as a gateway to resources for students, young and old, families, community groups, entrepreneurs and large businesses. 

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