News and Events
1920s PROGRAMMING IN APRIL
Thanks to those who joined us for the Jazz Dance Party. Photos from the event are posted here and available to download..
April 19th, 2-4 @ Library—Woolaroc. Bob Fraser will present the beginnings of Woolaroc from its construction in 1925. Osage Tribal Dancers will perform traditional dances of the Osage Nation. Upstairs meeting room.
April 23, 7-9pm@ Library – Mah Jongg. In the 1920s this tile game from China was all the rage, and is now making a comeback. Local group, Mah Jongg in the ‘Ville, will demonstrate the game playing National Mah Jongg League rules and hands. Upstairs meeting room.
April 26th, 2-4 @ Library—Bartlesville in the 1920s. Speakers include Jan Dreiling on Women’s Suffrage, Gale Kane on Hillcrest Country Club, and Jim Hess on Business in Bartlesville. The Sound Emporium Barbershop Quartet, led by John Stewart of OWU, will be performing. Upstairs meeting room.
The Bartlesville Public Library is hosting its 6th Annual Lego Creation Contest! Everyone from kindergarten age to adults is welcome to participate.
Registration begins March 25, 2015, with the judging and awards ceremony to be held on April 25, 2015.
To register or for more information on the contest, come by the Youth Services Desk at the Bartlesville Public Library or call 918-338-4170. To download an entry form, click here.
BOOKS SANDWICHED IN
The popular Books Sandwiched-In series presented by the Bartlesville Friends of the Library, has been scheduled for this spring.
On April 23rd at noon, Connie Lavoie will review Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner.
On May 21st at noon, Mary O'Toole will review All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
All programs are free and open to the public. No reservation is required. Refreshments will be served.
EBOOKS & MORE
BPL BOOK CLUBS (All are welcome to attend)
Gentle Reads (Third Thursday at 2pm): April: The Wives of Los Alamos by Tara Shea Nesbit. May: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.
Johnstone Irregulars (First Tuesday at 7pm): May: The Blood Letter's Daughter by Linda Lafferty. June: The Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim and July: Ruby by Cynthia Bond.
Downloadable Books & Finding a Good Book
DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOKS & E-AUDIOBOOKS
Download e-books and e-audiobooks from our Oklahoma Virtual Library site: http://okvirtuallibrary.lib.overdrive.com/
Directions for Kindle Fire Users
Directions for Kindle eReader Users (not Kindle Fire)
Directions for Tablet Users (including iPad and Nook Color/HDX, etc.)
Directions for eReader Users (not tablets and not Kindles, plain eReaders)
Directions for borrowing eAudiobooks and Music
FINDING A GREAT BOOK
Online tools to help you find a great read:
- Book Psychic
- Staff Picks
- BookLetters: New and Notable
- Award Winning Books
- BookLetters email newsletters: Sign up and recieve lists of books and audiobooks on a regular schedule.
- The Dear Reader online book clubs are a great way to sample new books. Each day we'll email you a 5-minute portion of a book. During the week you can read 2-3 chapters and decide if you want to check the book out of the library. Every Monday we start new books. Sign up here and start reading.
Pick up a free copy of Book Page the next time you are in the library. This monthly "book newspaper" is an excellent way to find out about new and notable titles.
The Library subscribes to Bookmarks magazine, which can be found in the Periodical Room, near the Reference Desk.
Want to buy books? We have an online bookstore with ABE Books. The Friends of the Library have a booksale in our lobby each Wednesday from 10 to 3.