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Bartlesville Public Library

600 S. Johnstone

Bartlesville, OK 74003

918-338-4161

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M-Th: 9am-9pm

Fri-Sat: 9am-5:30pm

Sun (Sept-May): 1:30pm-5:30pm

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Kids

Have you heard about BPL’s Youth Launchpads, 
the latest addition to our Library of Things Collection? 

They are a wonderful resource with pre-loaded educational games, helping youth of all ages have fun while learning on “their own tablet”!  
To view BPL’s selection of Launchpads, click here.  
If you have questions or for more information, please call our Reference Department
(918) 338-4168. To check out a Playaway Launchpad, stop by the BPL Reference Desk. 

Learning has never been so much fun!

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SNEAK PEEK!

The new BPL “Library of Things” Collection begins checking-out
Monday, June 11.
Enjoy this sneak peak of the Youth Musical Instruments.
Adult Musical Instruments are available also.

Click here: http://www.bartlesville.lib.ok.us/ho…/new-and-noteable-books, to view the “Library of Things” Collection.
Also, you may now place a hold on any item found in the catalog;
some items are still processing, so please be patient with us.

Happy browsing!

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SIGN UP NOW for the Jr. Master Gardeners Club for kids ages 8-12! Space is limited. The Washington County Master Gardeners will be facilitating this Jr. Gardeners Club. The flower bed right outside the window in the Youth Services department will be cultivated and planted by this group. They will meet on four different Saturday mornings (June 9&23, July 7&21). To participate, you MUST pre-register by calling 918-338-4170. We can accept a maximum of 15 participants and they must be willing and able to commit to attending all or most of the four sessions.

Registration is underway at the Bartlesville Public Library’s Youth Services Department for the annual LEGO Creation Contest!
 
The contest is free, and participants will be divided into three age groups: Kindergarten through fourth grade, fifth grade through eighth grade, and ninth grade through adult.
 
First, second and third place winners 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, abiding by the rules and criteria noted on the registration form. They will then drop off their entries at the upstairs meeting room of the library between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28.
 
The room will be closed at 11 a.m. to allow judging to take place. Judging the contest will be John Dunn of Ambler Architects, Eric Randall of Tri-County Tech and George Halkiades, retired engineer and facilitator of local FIRST Robotics Team 2165.
 
“We are extremely grateful to these professionals who are willing to lend their knowledge and expertise to the evaluation of the contest entries,” said Pryce. “Our judges each year bring a discerning eye and an enthusiastic attitude to the job.”
 
Public viewing will begin that same day at 1 p.m., with awards being presented soon after. Winning entries will be shown in the library’s lobby display case throughout the first week of May.
 
“Novices and experts are both welcome to participate,” said Pryce. “We encourage everyone to try and to be confident, no matter their skill level.”
To register, come by the Youth Services Desk at the Bartlesville Public Library, 600 S. Johnstone Ave. in downtown Bartlesville, or call 918-338-4170 for more information.

Join us Saturday, February 10th from 10:30 to noon, for the library’s monthly LEGO Club meeting.

Miss Jan will be reading us the true story of The Great Bridge-Building Contest, written by Bo Zaunders and illustrated by Roxie Munro.

Following that, you’ll break out into groups to design and build your own bridges!

 

The Doll Graveyard by Lois Ruby

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If you don’t mind creepy stories, and can leave your rational thought at the front cover, The Doll Graveyard by Lois Ruby is a great book for a rainy Saturday afternoon!
First, we have a family in turmoil (divorce) making a change (big move to inherited house) in the near countryside (Colorado) with daughter Shelby (12) and son Brian (9) protesting all the way.
Next, add in a possible haunting of not only the big house, but also two smaller houses up the road and then a very strange doll graveyard out back, and it’s time for full creep factor. One creepy problem is that the dolls won’t stay where they’re put! First they’re in the dirt, and then they’re in the attic in a doll house that’s the exact replica of the house.
Finally, toss in a possibly wicked former resident, a possible murder, and a possible wish by the dolls to do harm.
Stir in all sorts of little twists and turns, and come out with a satisfactory answering of all the questions that showed up along the way.
This was a Sequoyah Award nominee for 2017. It’s fun and quick and has a few really creepy pages!

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Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

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Reading Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt is like reading an old friend. The narrative is of a story spun by Keturah in order to stave off Lord Death’s intentions in her small village. It is reminiscent of the story of Scheherazade and the One Thousand and One Arabian Nights.
Keturah is from a small village in Angleland, rich in poverty and characters. She has two very best friends, Gretta and Beatrice, who remain staunchly at her side throughout. She assists her grandmother as a midwife, but it is known that if the child or mother is going to die, Keturah absents herself from the room.
There is already an aura around her when she encounters Lord Death in the woods. She is to be taken by him, but she bargains with him – one, with a story which she must return to finish, and two – if she can find and marry her true love by day’s end, she will be allowed to live.
Each villager ultimately is touched by Keturah, including Lord Temsland’s handsome son, John, and finally, she does find her true love. The ending is sweetly predictable, but the journey is pleasant.
This is a National Book Award Finalist from a previous year, and can be found in the new book display at the front of the library.

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Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis

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Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis combines several genres to make a really good book! Lewis mixes science fiction – especially robots – romance, and government resistance to form a narrative about a hidden princess.
Essie “ran away from home” at a young age and lived on the fringes of a mining community on the planet of Thanda. She makes her spare money by cage fighting, and has earned the wary respect of most of the miners who come into contact with her. Her love and her job is robotics, with the robots sharing duties in the mines and saving lives due to her expert “stitching.” “Stitching” is how she refers to the almost mystical task of programming and rewiring the robots.
She is kidnapped/rescued by, of course, a prince in disguise, Dane. Dane is a young man of many talents, and he assumes the role of Essie’s bodyguard. And thus their adventure together begins with the goal of reuniting the four planets of this dysfunctional world into their proper whole. In the process, they have to deceive not only Essie’s (Princess Snow) father, the king, but others in the royal palace. And they have to bring to light the hidden parts of the king’s wife, Princess Snow’s evil step-mother.
Only after reading the book does the meaning of the title come clear, and Ms. Lewis has been very clever in her choice. This is an engaging book and easy to like. It was one of the 2017 Sequoyah Award nominees, and is available in our library.

—Reviews by Jan Cravens, Youth Services Assistant

 

You may have seen the ad in the B-Monthly magazine regarding the author’s visit to Bartlesville this week. Unfortunately, due to hurricane & flight issues, all presentations planned this week by Patricia Polacco have been postponed until Spring. She will NOT be at the Bartlesville Public Library this Friday evening.