Come to the library today and check out one of our books from the Sequoyah display!!
With this award, Oklahoma honors the Native American leader Sequoyah for his unique achievement in creating the Cherokee syllabary. Sequoyah chose eighty-five symbols to represent all spoken sounds of the Cherokee language. In so doing, he created a way to preserve his people’s language and culture.
Mia Scozzafava – Adult Services Librarian
September Events for Adults
Hobbit Movies: Saturdays September 4th, 18th and October 2nd. Join us and go on an adventure with Bilbo Baggins through Middle Earth. Movies start at 11 all three weekends. Snacks will be provided.
Hobbit Movies: Sábados 4, 18 de septiembre y 2 de octubre. Únete a nosotros y ve a una aventura con Bilbo Bolsón a través de la Tierra Media. Las películas comienzan a las 11 los tres fines de semana. Se proporcionarán refrigerios.
Parent Resources: If you’re struggling to meet all of your child’s needs, or maybe you just need a little help, come to our Parent Resources event. We’re partnering with the Panhandle Services for Children to help you discover the possibilities of what are available for you. Theresa Carillo will be presenting before we open the floor to questions. We’re hosting two different events to help accommodate all schedules. The first will be on Thursday, September 9th from 6-7. The second will be on Saturday the 25th from 10-11. This last year has been hard for all of us. Let’s work together to take care of our children.
(Note: In order to ensure that everyone can pay attention to what’s being offered, please leave your children at home for the event.)
Recursos para padres: Si está luchando para satisfacer todas las necesidades de su hijo, o tal vez solo necesita un poco de ayuda, venga a nuestro evento de Recursos para padres. Nos estamos asociando con los Servicios panhandle para niños para ayudarle a descubrir las posibilidades de lo que están disponibles para usted. Theresa Carillo hará una presentación antes de que abramos la palabra a las preguntas.
. Estamos organizando dos eventos diferentes para ayudar a acomodar todos los horarios. La primera será el jueves 9 de septiembre del 6 al 7. La segunda será el sábado 25 de 10-11. Este último año ha sido duro para todos nosotros. Trabajemos juntos para cuidar a nuestros hijos
(Nota: Para garantizar que todos puedan prestar atención a lo que se ofrece, deje a sus hijos en casa para el evento).
Yoga: This month’s theme is adventure! We’ll be trying out all sorts of different poses, going on a journey from one to another. Bring your mat or a towel and we’ll see you there!
Yoga: ¡El tema de este mes es la aventura! Vamos a probar todo tipo de poses diferentes, yendo en un viaje de uno a otro. ¡Trae tu colchoneta o una toalla y nos vemos allí!
Craft: This month in Crafterwork we’re going to be creating a dotted letter mandala. You’ll start by drawing your favorite letter on a piece of paper and then covering it in a mandala of your own design. We’ll meet up in the Classroom this month, so we hope to see you there on Tuesday, September 21st.
Craft: Este mes en Crafterwork vamos a crear un mandala de letras punteadas. Comenzarás dibujando tu carta favorita en un pedazo de papel y luego cubriéndola en un mandala de tu propio diseño. Nos reuniremos en el Aula este mes, así que esperamos verte allí el martes 21 de septiembre.
Adulting 101 – Whether you’re looking for your first job or you’re searching for something new, we’re opening this class to everyone 16+. Learn how to write a resume that grabs attention and make the most of your skills for landing your next job. Join us on September 20th from 4-6. (It’s ok if you come after the program starts, what matters is that you come!)
Adulting 101 – Ya sea que esté buscando su primer trabajo o esté buscando algo nuevo, estamos abriendo esta clase a todos los que tienen más de 16 años. Aprenda cómo escribir un curriculum vitae que agarre la atención y haga la mayor parte de sus habilidades para aterrizar su trabajo siguiente. Únase a nosotros el 20 de septiembre de 4-6. (Está bien si vienes después de que comience el programa, ¡lo que importa es que vengas!)
Ways for students to cope with tricky vocabulary on the speaking test portion of the Citizenship Test!
Many citizenship teachers have reported that students are being asked to define legal terminology from Part 12 of the citizenship application form (N-400) as a test of their English speaking ability. A coalition of national immigrant advocacy groups has objected, warning that the practice is inconsistent with naturalization policy (because these advanced legal terms are not “words in ordinary usage”).
But while we wait for the practice to be halted nationally, and examiners to be properly trained, Lynne Weintraub, author of Citizenship: Passing the Test—Ready for the Interview, is offering a tool to help citizenship students prepare in the event they are asked to provide definitions of these difficult words.
In this three-page downloadable PDF, she identifies a word or phrase in each question that is likely to cause difficulty for students and suggests a simple way of explaining it. While these are far from precise definitions, we hope that they will be enough to convince an examiner that the student understands the topic of the question.
We’re spreading the word about FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit. Having a broadband connection is essential for households gain access to jobs, healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. Enrollment starts May 12.
What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit?
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a temporary FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford broadband internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The benefit offers:
- Up to $50 per month discount for broadband service
- Up to $75 per month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands
- A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet bought through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price.
Limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
Who Can Apply
A household is eligible if someone in the household meets one of these criteria:
- Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline.
- Gets benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program or did so in the 2019-2020 school year.
- Got a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year.
- Had a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020.
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.
Learn more: FAQs for Emergency Broadband Benefit
3 Ways to Apply
- Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process. See Providers in Oklahoma: Emergency Broadband Benefit Providers in Oklahoma
- Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online.
- Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it with proof of eligibility to:
Emergency Broadband Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742
Questions and Answers about the Broadband Benefit
Do I get the Funds Each Month?
No, the participating broadband provider will get the funds directly from the EBB program.
Which Providers are Participating?
Broadband providers choose whether or not to participate. See a list of Providers in Oklahoma.
Will I Be Automatically Billed at Higher Rates if the Program Ends?
No. Households will need to opt-in to keep their service once the EBB program ends.
See more questions and answers: FAQs for Emergency Broadband Benefit
You can now submit Interlibrary Loan Requests by submitting a form online!
Find it here!