Brittney Willis GPLC Newest Member and AmeriCorps VISTA Member
This is Brittney Willis, she is an AmeriCorps VISTA member. A VISTA member provides indirect service, building the capacity of the organization to be able to provide direct service. AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, health, and homeland security. Those members who serve will receive a partial education award. Brittney’s first assignment was to set up a display of well-known Authors for Black History month in the library. These books and many others are available to check out at the Southern Prairie Library System. Welcome Brittney to our program and we are excited to have you with us for an eventful year.
Gloria Casias – Organizational Assistant
We are excited to introduce you to Gloria Casias. She is our newest contracted office staff member at GPLC. Her employment was made possible by the ARPA grant offered through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL). Gloria is assisting with the organization of our program office and classroom areas. We are glad to have Gloria be a part of the GPLC program.
National Radio Interview with Ruth Ortega
Let’s listen to Ruth Ortega, Interim Coordinator of Great Plain Literacy Council, as she speaks with Joel Reagan on national radio about our local Great Plains Literacy. Ruth talks about the services offered through the Great Plains Literacy and how these services impact our community.
Groundhog Day, February 2, 2022
Did he see his shadow? Do you know what it means if he sees his shadow? Let’s take a look at the Farmers Almanac to see what Groundhog Day and Winter means.
Questions about diabetes?
Join Haley Babb RD/LD, CDCES from the Jackson County Diabetes Center of Excellence on how to manage many different areas of physical and mental health that affect your diabetes.
This seminar can help you gain the strength and skill you need to help get your diabetes under control.
Every Tuesday @ 11am. November 9 – 30, 2021
Teen Cuisine – Grades 6 – 12
Want something to do on Tuesday afternoons?
We have an idea for you!!
The Southern Prairie Library System, Great Plains Literacy Council and the OSU Community Nutrition Education Program (CNEP) will present “Teen Cuisine.” This is a FREE program series taught by Nutrition Education Assistant, Shelly Mullens. Lessons include food safety, nutrition, food preparation, and physical activity. The lessons are geared toward students in grades 6 to 12. The classes will be every Tuesday from November 2nd through December 7th, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. and last about one hour. For more information, please call the Altus Public Library at 580-477-2890. Please join us!
The Great Plains Literacy Council and the Southern Prairie Library System are co-sponsoring a series of Health and Wellness programs to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles in southwest Oklahoma. “Financial assistance for these special projects is made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.” Additional funding is provided by a Southwest Rural Electric Operation Round Up grant.
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Zumba Gold with Suzanne Rooker
Suzanne Rooker is a very knowledgeable and entertaining licensed Zumba instructor & ISSA certified Group Fitness Instructor. ISSA is the International Sports Sciences Association.
Some of you may know her from Stand Strong Fitness Center where she is a Zumba instructor.
Her classes are enjoyed by many.
5 Free MS Word Classes
What are you doing
October 26th & 28th
and November 2nd, 4th & 9th?
Let’s learn just a few of the basic elements for creating, editing, saving and printing a Microsoft Word Document.
Come for the first one, stay for all 5 classes.
Coffee Cup Bunch Friends of the Library September 1, 2021
Bring your sluething skills. Altus Public Library @10 am
Come join Kent Frates an historian and award-winning true crime author of Oklahoma’s Most Nortorious Cases.
Basic Computer Technology Class
Come join us on July 29th or August 5th!! for this easy and informative class.
Want a little help connecting to the internet, downloading apps, searching for resources or maybe connecting to your bank?
Then this class is for you! See you there!!