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Health & Wellness Programs in Oklahoma

These health-based workshops at public libraries across Oklahoma incorporate ways to eat healthy, exercise, and maintain overall mind and body health.

The following programs are brought to you by these local public libraries/systems, Oklahoma Department of Libraries’ Health Literacy project and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Questions about health programs at your library?… Contact your local librarian.

Look for a Health & Wellness Program near you!

2018 Health Classes

Library LocationTitle of Health ClassDatesDay/Time
Blanchard Public LibraryKids Cooking Healthy PizzaMarch 12Monday 3:40-4:40p
Blanchard Public LibraryChildren Cooking HealthyMarch 14Tuesday 3:45-4:45p
Blanchard Public LibraryDiabetes Empowerment Education ProgramMarch 22- 29Thursdays 4:00p
Piedmont Public LibraryPreSchool Music & MovementMarch 7Wednesday 10:00a
Piedmont Public LibraryCooking with SteamMarch 8Thursday 4:00p
Tecumseh Public LibrarySpring Break Fun Exercise for ChildrenMarch 19- 23M-F 2:00p
Norman Public LibraryHow to Make Healthy SnacksMarch 22Monday 6:00p
Ft. Gibson- Q.B.Boydston LibraryKiwi DemonstrationMarch 13Tuesday 10:00a-2:00p
Duncan Public LibraryEyeBall 101March 15Thursday 10:00a
Shawnee Public LibraryDowntown Block Party-Blue ZoneMarch 16Friday 6:30p
Shawnee Public LibraryHealthy Living Blue ZoneMarch 27Tuesday 6:30p
Moore Public LibraryBeginners YogaMarch 5- 29Mondays 6:00-7:00p
Moore Public LibraryZumbaMarch 8- 14Thursdays 6:00-7:00p
Bartlesville Public LibraryTAI CHIMarch 1- 26Thursdays 10:00-11:00a
Bartlesville Public LibraryREFITMarch 7- 14Wednesdays 5:30-6:30p
Bartlesville Public LibraryEat Healthy Be ActiveMarch 2- 9Fridays 11:30a
Bartlesville Public LibraryFun and Easy CookingMarch 14Wednesday 12:00p
Bartlesville Public LibraryWCHI-ABCS PreventionMarch 20Tuesday 12:00-6:00p
Atoka County Library- SOLSTAI CHI March 5- 26Mondays 10:00a
Ardmore Library- SOLSTAI CHI March 5- 26Mondays 10:00a
Ardmore Library- SOLSDiabetes Empowerment Education ProgramMarch 6- 27Tuesdays 10:00a
Atoka County Library- SOLSTAI CHI March 7- 28Wendesdays 10:00a
Ardmore Library- SOLSTAI CHI March 7- 28Wednesdays 10:00a
Ardmore Library- SOLSCounter Top Cooking March 7Wednesday 1:30p
Atoka County Library- SOLSCPR TrainingMarch 10Saturday 9:00a-1:00p
Oklahoma City - OICNutrition What Does It MeanMarch 8Friday 10:00a
Sapulpa- Creek County LiteracyCell Phone 101March 1Friday 3:00p

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Libraries=Education Workshop

Libraries = Education with Valerie Gross

Sign up for this lively, interactive workshop with Valerie Gross to experience Libraries = Education, a vision that is ushering in a new era of how libraries are viewed. Building on the great work already in place at your library, the strategy will make you, your library, and our profession indispensable for centuries to come. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Redefine your library in a new, innovative way using strategic vocabulary
  • Dispel misperceptions about libraries and increase respect for librarians
  • Heighten your library’s visibility and stature with your customer base and funding sources
  • Introduce this approach to key constituents
  • Develop strategies you can integrate immediately into your work

The workshop is free, and staff members from all types of libraries are invited!

The first 15 registrants at each of the regional workshops will receive a free copy of Valerie’s book: Transforming our Image, Building our Brand: The Education Advantage.

Registration is first come/first served because space may be limited. Click the preferred link below to sign up for the workshop! CEUs and/or Certificates of Attendance will be available for participants.

Tuesday, March 6 • Woodward Conference Center • Woodward

Wednesday, March 7 • Oklahoma Department of Libraries • Oklahoma City

Thursday, March 8, Tulsa Central Library • Tulsa

Questions? Contact Wendy Gabrielson or Doris Dixon.

This workshop is made possible courtesy of the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Libraries Rock

Summer Reading Workshops for Public Librarians

Join Jenifer Strauss and Will Stuck for the 2018 Music Summer Reading Workshops!

Jennifer Strauss has a background in education and is a co-founder of the Center for Imagination and a partner with Cygnus Storytelling, LLC. Strauss brings her expertise on brain development for Early Literacy, Children, and Teens. She’ll suggest theme-appropriate books that can be included with her creative activities and program ideas.

Will Stuck has twenty years in children’s services and has presented Summer Reading Workshops for Missouri State Library, Mid-Continent Library System and the Arkansas State Library. Stuck’s program and activity suggestions include STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and creating musical instruments from unusual recycled materials.

All workshops are FREE, include CEU’s and are 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Lunch is 12:30-1:30pm.

*The Elk City Public Library will either video conference or livestream the workshop from their location. Information on video conferencing hosting libraries or how to livestream the workshop from Elk City Public Library on March 5 is forthcoming. If you are interested in watching the workshop either using video conference or livestream register for the Elk City Public Library SRP Workshop location. You can still register for another SRP location if needed.

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Computer & App Classes Available

Computer & App Classes for spring 2018 are now open for enrollment!

We are still working on scheduling additional spring classes in the ODL’s computer lab. But right now we are offering nine classes on finding and using health information resources. The classes are open to Oklahoma library staff and literacy program staff and volunteers.  Some library staff members may wish to consider taking several of the courses in order to become a Certified Health Information Specialist.

Click here for more information about the Health Information Specialist Program.


ENROLL NOW! See the complete list and description of Health Information Classes. Or view the class quick links.

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Register for Librarian Certification Courses

Librarian Certification Classes are now available for registration.

See the complete list of classes
(Or you can download the PDF for the Spring 2018 Schedule.)

Register for each class by clicking on the link for the particular class you want to attend. All registrations are processed online using the Eventbrite service. This online system allows you to verify you are registered. In addition, you can see who else is attending and from where so carpooling opportunities are identified.  There is a class limit of 25 for each class and classes will NOT be held if less than 5 people register. You will be notified by e-mail a week in advance if a class has been cancelled.

If any of the classes are full, you can place your name on a waiting list if you register with an email address. If you have any questions, contact Wendy Gabrielson via email or call 405.522.3322.