The Newbery Award celebrates its 95th year in 2017. It is an annual and national award honoring the finest literary work for young people published in the U.S. by a U.S. author in the previous year. A prestigious committee reviews and chooses the medal winner and other honor books. BPL has maintained the Newbery collection throughout these 95 years. This October, the books are gathered in the center display in the library. These books are a reflection of the national journey as well as the literary journey of 95 years. They represent and reflect the times, the people, and the attitudes of this journey. There are books here which seemed appropriate, even at the forefront when published. However, in 2017, we see they reveal years of racial and economic stereotypes we now understand to be outdated and in error. In this context, it is appropriate to use the Newbery journey as a teaching tool, and to promote children’s literature—fiction and nonfiction; prose and poetry—on a continuing basis.
Kids 9 and under, come to the library for LEGO games, giveaways, & goodies! This is a free event, but we’d appreciate your pre-registration at 918-338-4170 or email@example.com . Please give us your name, age, & phone/email.
Remember the Days When Hula Hooped?
Come join the Bartlesville Public Library Literacy Services
Thursday October 5th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in meeting room A.
Discover the surprising benefits of hula hooping!
Join us this Tuesday at 7 pm for an evening of Celtic guitar, history and humor!
This is a free program and YOU are invited!
The program will be in the Library’s upstairs meeting room.
New library cards have arrived! If you would like to replace your current card you can get a new one for only $1 thru the end of the year.
The LEGOS are out! We now have a collection of LEGOS in the Youth Services department that may be used at any time. We will start our monthly LEGO Club events in November, after two kick-off parties during Fall Break! October 19th, at 2:00, we welcome participants under the age of 10. October 20th, at 2:00, we’re holding an event for those 10 and up. Join us for games, giveaways, and treats! These are free programs but you need to register by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (918-338-4170). We need your name, age and phone number/email address.
We will be closed this Friday the 29th for in-service training and will reopen Saturday. Also, OK Virtual is always open, 24/7!
From e-books and audiobooks to car repair guides, legal forms and business plans, the Library offers a host of services that are available to you at no cost, all from our website. To learn more about these, we will be offering a class on Monday, October 2, in the Library’s meeting room C.
Laptops will be available during the class, but participants can bring their own laptops or tablets if they wish to do so.
The class is free; however, class size is limited, so registration is required. To register, contact the Reference Desk at 918-338-4169.