Thursday, October 30, 2008

Weatherford Area Health Services Directory

If you need a name or telephone number for help with just about any type of medical problem, check out this website. It also lists emergency numbers and a plethera of local and county officials. It even lists veterinarians to call should your pet become inured or sick. Click on the blue title above to access.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Top 46 events in Oklahoma Political History.

Want to guess the top political history events in Oklahoma? Photo shows Kate Barnard addressing a crowd of women in downtown Oklahoma City in 1907. Kate was the first woman in the U.S. to hold a statewide elected office. (Too bad she wasn't elgible to vote!) Click on the blue title above to check out this facinating website via Oklahoma Crossroads.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Can Technology Be Used to Slow Down Cheating?

Teachers, long behind in the cheating arms race, may finally be catching up. They are using new technologies, including text-matching software, webcams, and biometric equipment, as well as cunning stratagems such as Web "honey pots," virtual students, and cheat-proof tests. Read more about plagiarism and cheating in an article from U.S. News & World Report.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Reference Desk Phone Unavailable 10/23/2008

The Reference Desk phone will be unavailable Thursday, October 23rd due to remodeling. For at-home reference assistance, please feel free to contact the library using Instant Messaging or email. In-person reference is still available, so feel free to stop in at the Reference Desk. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Oklahoma During the Current Financial Crisis

Click on the blue title above to read what Governor Brad Henry has to say about how our state is faring in the current financial crisis.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Teachers Can Help Abused/Neglected Kids

Click on the blue title above to peruse "School's Role in the Intervention of Child Abuse and Neglect: a Resource Manual for School Personnel" by Dr. Bart Trentham and provided by Oklahoma Crossroads.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Route 66 in Oklahoma : A Historic Context in Review

Click on the blue title above for a little history about Route 66. Did you know that much of the original route 66 was built with horse or mule drawn implements? Photo was taken west of Clinton, Oklahoma about 1927. If nothing else, you need to explore all of the links at the end of the article. They contain everything from personal photos of Route 66 to a John Steinbeck website.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Is the earth actually getting warmer or is it getting cooler?

Check out ICECAP (International Climate and Environmental Assessment Project) to find out more about the earth's temperature changes.

ICECAP "is the portal to all things climate for elected officials and staffers, journalists, scientists, educators and the public. It provides access to a new and growing global society of respected scientists and journalists that are not deniers that our climate is dynamic (the only constant in nature is change) and that man plays a role in climate change through urbanization, land use changes and the introduction of greenhouse gases and aerosols, but who also believe that natural cycles such as those in the sun and oceans are also important contributors to the global changes in our climate and weather. We worry the sole focus on greenhouse gases and the unwise reliance on imperfect climate models while ignoring real data may leave civilization unprepared for a sudden climate shift that history tells us will occur again, very possibly soon."

So, if you want to know more about global warming (and cooling), ICECAP is a great starting place!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on the Biofuels Industry in Oklahoma During the 21st Century

Click on the blue title above to read a recent article from Oklahoma Crossroads about climate change and global warming. See what the projected temperature and precipitation changes could be for the latter part of this century. Cycles of wet or dry time periods are becoming much longer. Also dry areas of the world are forcast to become drier and wet areas wetter. Extreme temperatures will become more so. On August 12, 1936 (during a drought) an area in southwestern Oklahoma recorded a high temperature of 120 degrees F. Could it happen again?

Monday, October 06, 2008

2nd Presidential Debate Watch Party

Still undecided for this year's presidential election? Senators Obama and McCain will be having their second presidential debate on Tuesday, October 7th. Please drop by the library to watch Presidential Debate at 8:oopm in the Library's News Room.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

VP Debate Watch Party

Still undecided for this year's presidential election? Interested in what Sarah Palin has to say? Curious about Joe Biden's views? Well, please drop by the library tonight at 8:00pm for a Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party in the Library's News Room.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

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