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The effects of major depression are far reaching, but most of those who are afflicted suffer in secret and silence. According Healthline.com, one in 10 Americans has symptoms of clinical depression, but over 80 percent of those are not receiving treatment. Oklahoma is listed as one of the seven states with the highest rates of depression. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance reports that depression is one of the top three workplace issues.
The Metropolitan Library System will be closed Sunday, Sept. 6 and Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day. Regular service hours will resume Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Does your year start in February when you can buy all the books you want for practically nothing at the Friends of the Library Sale? (Dates for the sale this year are February 27 & 28th, by the way) What happens when you’ve participated in Summer Reading and have read everything you bought at the sale? Well, of course you can check out some books at the library… OR, if you want your very own copies to keep, you can come to the Friends of the Library Buy the Box Sale!
Learn how to navigate Marketplace Healthcare Enrollment with tips from a professional application counselor at the Del City Library, 4509 SE 15th, Monday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m.
A special photography exhibit and premier of the newest Share Your Story video highlights the impact of libraries on the homeless community in Oklahoma City at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave., Monday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m.