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Wellness Symposium & Health Fair

June 17, 2019
The road to better health

Bringing Oklahoma citizens & health care providers together to encourage and nurture change leading to healthy lifestyles.

June 27, 2019 @ WOSC, 2801 N. Main, Altus, OK

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Featured Speakers

  • Kevin Shepherd – Path towards Healthy Communities
  • Aaron Hunnel – The Process of Change
  • Bonnie McBride – Learn the Signs – Act Early; CDC Ambassador

Important Topics

  • Child Welfare & Escaping Trauma with La Tasha Jackson-McDougal
  • Blue Zones with Pam Hyde
  • CrossSector Innovations, Metafund with Ed Long
  • Tobacco & Vaping Research with Chantel Hartman
  • Music Therapy with Dr. Sophia Lee

Register for the Wellness Symposium & Health Fair

For More Info

Dr. Robbie V. McCarty

Victoria Cleveland

Hosted by: Great Plains Literacy Council, Jackson County Health Department, & Western Oklahoma State College.

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Se Ofrece Un Programa De Inmigracion

March 1, 2019

El Great Plains Literacy Council y Southern Prairie Library System organizarán programas de ciudadanía el martes 12 de Marzo 2019 y el miércoles 13 de Marzo de 2019 en la Biblioteca Pública de Altus, 421 N. Hudson.

El Oficial de Relaciones con la Comunidad de Inmigración y Ciudadanía de EE. UU. Jesús Ramírez de la Oficina del Distrito de Dallas llevará a cabo Sesiones de Información de Naturalización en inglés y en español en la Biblioteca Pública de Altus de 5pm a 7pm.

El martes por la noche, presentará una Sesión informativa de naturalización en inglés.

Luego, el miércoles por la noche, presentará una sesión de información de naturalización en español.

Ambas reuniones se centrarán en preguntas que a menudo hacen los extranjeros residentes y sus familias. No hay ningún costo para asistir.

Where: Altus Public Library, 421 N. Hudson
Date: March 12th and 13th, 2019
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Note: First night presented in English, Second night presented in Spanish.

Dónde: Biblioteca pública de Altus, 421 N. Hudson
Fecha: 12 y 13 de Marzo
Hora: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Nota: Primera noche presentada en inglés, segunda noche presentada en español.

Financial assistance for this special project is made possible with Federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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“Grate” Altus 2019 Spelling Bee

February 28, 2019

GPLC will hold its annual fundraising event on Saturday, March 30 at the Pioneer Heritage Center at WOSC, 2801 N. main, Altus.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The event will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

The “Grate” Spelling Bee is a fun way to increase awareness of GPLC and to continue our free services to empower Jackson and Harmon County residents through improved literacy skills.

How To Register

Call the library at 580-477-2890 or download the brochure.

Lady Liberty

Citizenship Presentation with USCIS

February 26, 2019

Two Events: one in English and one in Spanish

On March 12 & 13, 2019 GPLC & the Altus Public Library will host two Immigration and Citizenship information events.

Both events will begin at 6:00 pm and will be presented by Jesus Ramirez, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Community Relations Officer, from the Dallas Regional Office.

On Tuesday evening the session will be conducted in English; on Wednesday evening the session will be in Spanish.

If you have questions about citizenship, please plan to attend. For more information about citizenship, or to complete an application, go to

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Tutor Talks – Training

February 22, 2019

We will have regularly scheduled training sessions for both new and experienced tutors. In addition, tutors have access to all of the resources on the ProLiteracy website.

Local training is free and tailored to individual tutor/learner needs. ProLiteracy online training is free with GPLC’s membership. Contact us for the member code to enter for training.

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Tai Chi for Better Balance

February 13, 2019

Tai Chi – Classes begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday March 1, 2019 at the Altus Public Library.

The class will meet on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30 am for twelve weeks.

Tai Chi for Better Balance is offered free of charge through a partnership between the Jackson County Health Department and the Great Plains Literacy Council.

GPLC’s Health Literacy outreach is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with a federal grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services.