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agenda for ODL Board

ODL Board Meeting

The special meeting of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries’ Board of Directors will be held:

Friday, January 25 at 1:00 pm

Oklahoma Department of Libraries

South Conference Room, 200 NE 18 Street

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


View the Agenda.

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archives meeting

Archives & Records Commission Meeting

The Oklahoma Archives and Records Commission meeting will be held January 24, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Second Floor South Conference Room.

View the agenda.



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conference application

Continuing Education Conference Grant

Attention Librarians:

Apply now for the LSTA Continuing Education Conference Grant! Deadline to submit the application is February 10, 2019!

This LSTA Grant, offered through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is for the purpose of educating library professionals and improving library service in the state. In accordance with the Oklahoma Certification Manual for Public Librarians, the certification program is to ensure that “public libraries in this state be administered and staffed by trained personnel…library staff must increase their skills and knowledge through continuing education in order to keep abreast of development in the information age” in order “to improve library service throughout the state.”

Please review all the instructions on the form before applying. Go to the FY2019 Continuing Education Conference Grant application and apply now!

To fill out the application form, please save the form to your computer and open with Adobe Reader or Acrobat. Filling out the PDF application in your browser window instead of Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat may prohibit file save or print.

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Exercising at the Pioneer Library

Health & Wellness Programs

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.

Look for a Health & Wellness Program at a library near you! Contact your local librarian.

Anadarko Community LibraryJanuaryStory Walk-Tricky Treats
Coweta Public Library1/4/2019Hula Hoops for KidsFriday3:00-4:00
Coweta Public Library1/10-1/31TAI CHIThursday & Friday9:30-10:30
Noble Public Library1/3/2019Healthy Habits Series-Painting JarsThursday6:00-7:00
Noble Public Library1/7-1/30TAI CHI @Noble Community RoomMonday & Wednesday10:45-11:45
Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library, Oklahoma City1/17/2019Memory Care OutreachThursday3:00-4:00
Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library, Oklahoma City1/31/2019Healthy Cooking W/Food for ThoughtThursday6:30-7:30
Creek County Literacy Program, Sapulpa1/8-1/29TAI CHITuesdays10:00-11:00
Creek County Literacy Program, Sapulpa1/14/201930 Minutes cooking for twoMonday3:00-4:00
Creek County Literacy Program, Sapulpa1/15/2019Learn to Execute a Living WillTuesdays11:00-12:00
Creek County Literacy Program, Sapulpa1/15/2019Diabetes BingoTuesday1:00-2:00
Creek County Literacy Program, Sapulpa1/29/2019Risk for FallingTuesday11:00-12:00
Creek County Literacy Program, Sapulpa1/29/2019Dealing with DementiaTo Be AnnouncedTBA
Watonga Public Library1/22/2019My New Insta Pot-Now WhatTuesday12:00-1:00

Find out more about Oklahoma’s Health Literacy Efforts>>>

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Wright News blog by ODL

Wright News

Check out ODL’s Wright News blog for the Oklahoma Center for the Book fall roundup of activities. 

Find information about the Reading Roundup Tour, check out the Oklahoma Book Festival stats and numbers, and also read the the Salute to Ida Sutton Williams.