Local business YOUR ESCAPE will be hosting a two-room escape competition titled “Race for the Cure” on Saturday July 22nd at the library located at 600 S Johnstone Avenue. Each room will be competing the other to find and assemble DNA strands in their attempt to find a cure for cancer. The rooms may have a max participant number of 10 people. There will be six hour-long sessions throughout the day. This is a great chance to experience an escape room at no charge!
Book your time slot NOW at the YOUR ESCAPE website: http://yourescape.net This is at the bottom of their homepage under “Special Event.”
FRIDAY, JULY 14TH, 2:00 – 3:00
Join Joseph Evens, of Ambler Architects, for a fun, informative, and interactive session on architecture and design. This event is free and open to all teens entering middle-school and high-school.
We greatly appreciate your generous donations to the library of LEGOs and DUPLOs! Very soon, library staff will empty the booth and begin the process of cleaning and sorting the “bricks” so we can begin our monthly LEGO Club. Stay tuned!
The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 pm Monday, July 10, in the Library’s upstairs meeting room. The public is invited.
At 6:30 pm, Rita Bibles, an experienced genealogist, will discuss “Where Do You Start Your Research”. She will explain how you should begin with yourself and work backwards. She will also explain how to use a pedigree chart and why you will want to complete the family group sheets.
At about 7:15 pm, experienced genealogists will be on hand to answer questions from members and guests concerning ancestry search efforts. If time permits, a tutorial will be presented on the use of Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org and Findagrave.com.
Movie Night is ON at the Pavilion! We will start the movie as soon as it’s dark enough inside the pavilion. Arvest will provide free popcorn and Kona Ice will have sno-cones for sale. See you there!
Our Lego donation booth is filling up! But we’re still humbly asking for your generous support thru Lego and Duplo donations for our future Lego Club. Next Friday, the 23rd, will be the last day to pour your donations into the booth (but we’ll still be taking donations after that). Many libraries have Lego programs already, and since this year’s theme for the Summer Reading Program is “Build a Better World”, what better time than now to start our own Lego program. We of course couldn’t do this without you, our patrons! And we are truly grateful for your generous support! Thank you!
Do you have clients that you need to meet with but lack adequate office space? How about looking for a place to hold your next board meeting? BPL can provide meeting room space for practically any need and with audio/visual equipment at no extra charge. For details follow this link.
We now lend video games!!! We have games for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Wii U consoles. We plan on having about 25 games per console type in the collection, which is located in the teen area. Patrons may borrow up to 3 games at a time and the lending period is 2 weeks with the option to renew if no one else has a hold on the game. Fines will be 25 cents per item per day late. Check out the collection here: https://tinyurl.com/y86sytf8
Meeting rooms are available for your next meeting or special event; room details are found here http://www.bartlesville.lib.ok.us/wp-content/uploads/MEETING-ROOM-FACT-SHEET-WEBPAGE-1.pdf
John Grisham starts his new book tour tomorrow https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/nation-now/2017/04/19/john-grisham-camino-island/100630236/ It’s his first “big” tour in a quarter century. Alas! we’re not on the list of tour stops, but! we do have his new book, Camino Island! https://tinyurl.com/ya782stb Available in Large Print, Audio (CD), eBook, and eAudiobook; reserve a copy today!