Recycled Crafts for Children

By Tia Garrett Arts and crafts make learning and developing new skills fun for your children.  Young children are movers.  They learn through play and hands-on activities. Stringing colored cereal, or adding scales to Rainbow Fish provides them with opportunities to practice counting, learn colors, and develop fine motor skills. The tissue paper trees are …

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Post-Apocalyptic Fiction and Our Environment

By Alicia Ballard Who doesn’t love a good sole-survivor-in-a-post-apocalyptic-wasteland story? A good high-tension story to wrap yourself in and escape reality for a few hours. Yet, we can always come back to our comforts and our stable society. Yet, if we are not careful, we may end up throwing ourselves into the same situation that …

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Bee the change in your neighborhood!

By Peggy Kindiger We’ve all heard the mantra, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” (and add to that “Repurpose” or “Upcycle”).  With spring being a time of renewal and Earth Day being celebrated on April 22nd, this is a good time to revisit the concept of caring for our environment. The idea of conservation is hardly a new …

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Getting to know our library board: Jeanne Hobson

Where did you grow up? Tahlequah, Oklahoma Where did you go to school? Tahlequah, El Reno, Northeastern Tell us about your family. Married for 54 years to the same man. Have two sons. Four grandchildren. Do you have any pets? No What are some of your hobbies? Gardening-sewing-crafts-cooking Do you read? Yes What do you …

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