On Tuesday, May 21, from 2 pm to 4 pm, there will be an Introduction to Making Wreaths Class. Wreaths are used to decorate for many holidays and celebrations, and a possible idea for a wreath to make for this class would be a patriotic one for Memorial Day and July 4th. Wreath frames will be provided, but participants will need to bring a roll of 5″ wide burlap ribbon to the class.
This class is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Library’s meeting room C. Basic materials will be provided. You just need to bring your enthusiasm and the desire to create. You are welcome to bring your own materials to the class. To register, follow this link: http://evite.me/d26NST2kKq. For more information, please contact the Reference desk at 918-338-4169.
Oklahoma Law Day
Get free legal advice today from attorneys with the Oklahoma Bar Association until 9 PM! Also, tune in to a special program with the Okla. Bar Association at 7 PM on OETA.
Lloyd Coke, who has spent almost 40 years metal detecting, will talk on the subject Wednesday, March 27 from 7 pm to 8 pm in the Library’s Meeting Room A. Coke belongs to two local metal detecting clubs and has won six times in national treasure hunts. His finds, which have been frequently showcased in displays at the Library, include numerous coins, rings, watches, jewelry, keys and toys, to name a few of the objects he has found.
Coke will discuss strategies on how to best use a metal detector, including the Library’s new Garrett ACE 200 Metal Detector from the Library’s Things Collection. He will cover what you can find with the metal detector, as well as the “10 commandments of metal detecting,” which includes information about the state and federal regulations that protect sites against unauthorized relic digging.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Reference desk at 918-338-4169.
Pop up authors of the day, Charles Dickens and Laura Ingalls Wilder!
Learn more about Dickens https://tinyurl.com/y98mca5v and Ingalls Wilder https://tinyurl.com/ycl5bxe2 and see which of their works we have at the library with the preceding links. Also, you can find downloadable materials in our digital library here: https://tinyurl.com/y8ctcwem
Join us, starting Tuesday (the 9th) from 1 PM – 4 PM, and every Tuesday this month (16th, 23rd, & 30th) we will have a staff member and a guest demonstrating how to spin wool into yarn on an antique spinning wheel and braid skeins! Come watch all the fun!
And while you’re in, checkout the gorgeous period display in the lobby by our Local & Family History Department staff, which highlights objects used in work and daily life from the 1800s and early 1900s.
Join us in the largest global digital book club, The Big Library Read! BLR is an opportunity for those with a valid library card to read the same digital title at the same time without any wait lists or holds. From Oct. 1-15, you can check out Katherine Locke’s “The Girl with the Red Balloon” ebook from Overdrive with no holds or waiting lists. More than 19,000 schools and libraries around the world are participating – you do not want to miss this!
Just visit https://okvirtuallibrary.overdrive.com/okvirtual-bartlesville/content … or download the Libby or Overdrive apps from your device’s app store. For more info and to join the online discussion visit https://biglibraryread.com
Short plot teaser: When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she’s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall–but even to the balloon makers, Ellie’s time travel is a mystery. When it becomes clear that someone is using dark magic to change history, Ellie must risk everything–including her only way home–to stop the process.
Katherine Locke’s new book, “The Spy with the Red Balloon” comes out this month.