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El Dia de Los Muertos and Halloween

October is almost over, and that means that two holidays are coming up. Halloween, on October 31st, probably springs to mind first for most Americans, but the festival of El Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, will also take place over the upcoming weekend. 

October Book Club

October's book for the Adult Learner Book Club is We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. 

We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson's 1962 novel, is full of a macabre and sinister humor, and Merricat herself, its amiable narrator, is one of the great unhinged heroines of literature. ‘What place would be better for us than this?’ she asks, of the neat, secluded realm she shares with her uncle and with her beloved older sister, Constance. ‘Who wants us, outside? The world is full of terrible people.’” (GoodReads)

Don't Forget Our Online Resources!

When you are looking for help for yourself, your child, or your learner, don't forget to take a look at TCCL's online offerings. We offer a broad variety of resources, including Homework Help Now for real-time online tutoring in many subjects, Job Now for help with applications and resumes, Universal Class for online, self-paced education, Learning Express for practice taking tests such as the GED or TOEFL, and many more options.

Online Resources for Tutors--Working in Adult Literacy Blog

I know tutors are always looking for new resources to use with their students, especially if the two of you have been working together for a while. Take a look at the blog Working in Adult Literacy. Kate Nonesuch is an educator who shares lots of great ideas for working with adult literacy learners.

Tutoring Tips and Techniques: Networking for Ideas, Advice, and Problem-Solving

Are you a new tutor? Have you been tutoring for a while and need a fresh set of ideas? Do you want to meet other tutors in our program? If so, this workshop is for YOU!

Please join us for a casual panel discussion led by longtime volunteer tutors who will share their knowledge and answer questions about working with a variety of adult learners.

Please call the literacy office at 918-549-7400 to register for this fun and informative workshop.

When: Thursday, September 18th 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: Literacy Services Building--Meeting Room, 2901 S Harvard

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