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Bartlesville Public Library
600 S. Johnstone
Bartlesville, OK 74003

Phone: (918) 338-4161
Fax: (918) 337-5340
Mon-Thurs 9-9 Friday/Saturday 9-5:30 Sundays (Sept-May) 1:30-5:30
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LET'S TALK ABOUT IT: Mysterious Fears and Ghastly Longings

Join us this fall as we explore horror fiction through a four-program series called “Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma”. In this series, we will delve into eight literary works from the horror fiction genre. Aiding our discussions will be scholars who will shed light on the works and their authors and raise questions for us to ponder and discuss. Engage in book discussions which will examine the works through the humanities, i.e. examining the readings within their historical context, literature, ethics and philosophy. 

The program series is free and the books will be provided, but registration is required and seats are limited. To register, please call the Reference desk at 918-338-4169.

All four programs will be at 6:30 pm in the Library’s Upstairs Meeting Room.                                                             

Books, services, and other materials for this series are provided by Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma, a project of the Oklahoma Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Funding for this series was provided by grants from the Inasmuch Foundation and Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of OH or NEH.

About the Oklahoma Humanities

The mission of the Oklahoma Humanities (OH) is to strengthen communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understand new perspectives, and participate knowledgeably in civic life. OH is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. As the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we strive to stimulate discussion, encourage new perspectives, and to actively engage people in the humanities disciplines, such as history, literature, philosophy, and ethics.


All are welcome to join us at these free book clubs.

Gentle Reads: Third Thursday at 2pm

  • August -- The All-Girl Filling Station Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

Johnstone Irregulars: First Tuesday at 7pm

  • August-The Dark Half by Stephen King
  • September-Mutation by Robin Cook
  • October-Salem's Lot by Stephen King
  • November-Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen


We now have special Ebook & EAudiobook collections for kids and for teens, as well as for all ages.

Movies are also available for checkout and download from the Oklahoma Virtual Library.


FREE WIFI throughout the Library building and in the back parking lot. Log on to BPL Wireless. Password is bvillelibrary


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Downloadable Books & Finding a Good Book


Download e-books and e-audiobooks from our Oklahoma Virtual Library site:

Overdrive Help Videos for checking out eBooks & eAudiobooks from the Oklahoma Virtual Library


Online tools to help you find a great read:

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.

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.