News and Events
MEET LOUIE THE LIGHTNING BUG
Louie the Lightning Bug will be visiting the Bartlesville Public Library for a very special story time on Thursday, April 17 at 11 a.m. Louie will be visiting with children ages 4 years and older, reading stories, and as weather permits, he will also bring his buddy, Mr. Truck-Driver and his Bucket Truck. Louie and his friends are visiting to encourage and support Early Childhood Literacy. This visit is sponsored by PSO in support of Early Childhood Literacy. The Library is located at 6th & Johnstone; this program is free and everyone is welcome.
APRIL 1950s EVENTS
Our final program is on Sunday, April 27 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm in the library’s upstairs meeting room. It features 1950s Bartlesville. We’ll have special guest speakers, and Joe Todd as our emcee. Hear stories about Bartlesville’s role in the birth of telemovies, the library’s own controversial Ruth Brown, the inner workings at Radar Hill, the construction of the Price Tower, and personal experiences of the Korean War. To conclude our series, we’ll pay a special tribute to soldiers from Washington County who lost their lives during the Korean War.
LEGO Creation Contest
The Bartlesville Public Library is hosting its 5th Annual LEGO Creation Contest. Sign up now at the library’s Youth Services Department! To participate, contestants must find a picture (online, in a magazine, taken with a camera, etc.) and then duplicate that picture in LEGOs. The picture can be of anything, but the LEGO creation must stay within the size requirements listed on the registration form.
The contest is free to all and will be divided into three age groups: Kindergarten through 4th grade, 5th grade through 8th grade, and 9th grade through adult. First, second and third place will be awarded in each category with one overall grand prize being awarded. Winners will receive LEGO products and ribbons. Contestants will build their LEGO creations at home using their own LEGOs. They will then drop off their entries at the upstairs meeting room of the library on Saturday, May 10th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The room will be closed at 11:00 am to allow judging to take place.
Public viewing will begin that same day at 1:30pm, with an awards ceremony being held at 2:00pm. Winning entries will be displayed in the lobby of the library from May 11th through May 16th. “This is a much-anticipated event every year,” says Laura Pryce, Youth Services librarian. “It’s great to see the amazing and original ideas that the participants come up with!” To register, come by the Youth Services Desk at the Bartlesville Public Library or call 918-338-4170 for more information.
BPL BOOK CLUBS (All are welcome to attend)
Gentle Reads (Third Thursday): April 17 @ 2pm THE CHAPERONE by Laura Moriarty
Johnstone Irregulars (First Tuesday): May 6 @ 7pm: MISS JULIA SPEAKS HER MIND by Ann B. Ross
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.