News and Events
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FREE MAH JONGG LESSONS AT THE LIBRARY
This past April, Bartlesville Public Library celebrated the Roaring Twenties with a series of programs. One of these programs was a demonstration of the tile game Mah Jongg, which became very popular during the 1920s.
Local group Mah Jongg in the ‘Ville will offer a series of four consecutive classes to teach those interested how to play the game using the National Mah Jongg League rules and hands. This program will take place in the library’s upstairs meeting room. The class will meet from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on four consecutive Thursday evenings in June: June 4, 11, 18 and 25.
So that the instructors can be adequately prepared, please preregister for the classes with Julia at 918-886-0587.
These programs are free and open to the public.
EBOOKS & MORE
BPL BOOK CLUBS (All are welcome to attend)
Gentle Reads (Third Thursday at 2pm): June: The Bloodletter’s Daughter by Linda Lafferty
Johnstone Irregulars (First Tuesday at 7pm): July: Ruby by Cynthia Bond. August: Return to Quail Crossing by Jennifer McMurrian. September: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.
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.