Journal Writing Comes Alive At Belle Isle Library


Most of us think of keeping a journal as a means of recording our own personal histories, but there are more benefits than that.

The Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa, is presenting a workshop called “Journal Writing For Everyone: Journal to the Self” on Saturday, August 10, at 1:00 p.m. 

“The workshop is based on the work of Kathleen Adams, Center for Journal Therapy,” said librarian Ann Meeks.  “Using a personal journal can be a useful tool for many reasons, including recording memories and clarifying thoughts.  You know how you sometimes get a better grasp of a situation when you write down what you’re thinking?  But one thing that people might not be aware of is that writing in a journal can actually reduce stress.”

The session is free and good for both beginners and experienced journal writers, who will pick up some tips and ideas.

Call the library at 843-9601 with questions, and for more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website,

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 14 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Almonte, Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at