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November 11 is Veterans Day.

Every year as part of recognition and gratitude for their service, restaurants and businesses offer free meals and discounts for veterans and active-duty service members. However, we do not have to wait until November 11 to honor our veterans and service members. The Tulsa City-County Library has compiled Veteran Resources to assist veterans, active-duty service members, families, caregivers or anyone interested in supporting troops.

So, it's 9:30 pm and your teenager has just decided to start algebra homework, a process which always involves you, and you're too tired to help. Fear not, weary parent, for we have the solution!

The new Homework Help Now! database, debuting on November 1, can connect your little mathematicians with a live tutor who can help them with their algebra (or chemistry or geometry or biology or writing or social studies or physics, etc)! A student can either request generic help with their homework or they can narrow in on specific concepts, e.g. solving linear equations.

I'd like to see what programs are coming up at the library, but I forgot to pick up an event guide. How can I find that information online?

You can access our searchable event guide through our website. From the home page, click on Classes and Events at the top of the screen. It will show a calendar of the current month, as well as a list of any and all programs going on throughout the Tulsa City County Library system for that day. You can select different days of the month to see what's coming up on a particular date. You can even select a whole week or month at a time by clicking the arrow buttons on the left side of the calendar.

I want to write a letter to my Congressmen, both in Oklahoma City and D.C. How can I find out who represents my area?

You can find your elected Congressional officials, on the state and federal levels, through the library's Government Documents, or Gov Docs, pages. You can find the Gov Docs collection by going to the Research & Learn drop down menu and selecting Government. Once there, select ‘Government Frequently Asked Questions'.

Are you planning on going to college? The library has resources to help!

Whether you're a high school student making plans for after graduation or an adult wanting to go back to school, the library can help you with the process of getting into college. Our Education Guide, found on the Research tab of the library's home page, has a number of resources that can be found in the College Bound menu on the left side of the page. Some of the topics covered are:

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