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Oklahoma Teen Book Con
Mark your calendars! The Oklahoma Teen Book Con will be held at the University of Oklahoma Memorial Union in Norman on November 16, 2019.
OKTBC is an bi-annual one-day free event for teens and YA-lit fans, aimed at connecting Oklahoma teens to YA authors and books. The mission of the Oklahoma Teen Book Convention is to provide an opportunity for teens to celebrate a love of reading through a multi-faceted experience of diverse activities in an inclusive and accepting environment.
There will be panel sessions with YA Authors from around country, author meet-up sessions, writing workshops, artist alley where Teen Artists can showcase their work, and exhibitors.
Help Yourself + Help Others
Find resources for mental health/addiction at 2-1-1 Oklahoma and Wellness Now.
According to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services(ODMHSAS), between 700,000 and 900,000 Oklahomans are experiencing and in need of treatment for brain disease, mental illness, and substance use disorders. Yet the state ranks 46th in the nation for state-sponsored behavioral health services.
As Oklahomans search for assistance, many turn to their public libraries to locate services and information.