The 26th Annual FOL Creative Writing Contest kicks off December 1st!
If you love to write, this is your opportunity to tell your tale and share your work with others. To enter, participants must be a Bartlesville Public Library cardholder. This year, for the first time, 8th grade students will be able to participate in the contest in the categories of poetry and fiction.
Applications will be available at the Circulation and Reference desks as well as on the Library’s website below. All entries must be received or postmarked by February 1, 2018. Winners will be announced at the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting in April 2018.
The library building may be closed for a holiday, but our digital materials are always available 24/7!
BPL is pleased to announce it’s beginning to build its Things Collection, but we could use your help. Many patrons told us via our survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LLDJDZR that they would be interested in borrowing specialty baking pans. This time of year many people are rummaging thru pantries to find holiday themed pans; if you find any specialty pans that you would like to donate to the library’s Things Collection so that they may be shared with others in the community please bring them to any staff member at any service desk. Thank you!
Barbara Shoff, a genetic genealogist, will discuss how to use autosomal DNA testing to find biological family members. Her talk will include methods and online tools that can aid in the search, and be used by both adoptees and those who have a relative in their genetic line who were adopted. She will discuss using a form of “reverse genealogy” to aid in the identification process to find unknown parents, and she will emphasize using various tools to solve these mysteries.
To better accommodate people’s schedules, this class will be repeated twice on Thursday, Nov. 16. The first class will from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the second class will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both classes will take place in the Library’s meeting room C.
These classes are free and open to the public. Class size is limited, so please register by calling the Local and Family History Department at 918-338-4167.
Overdrive is a service offered by the Library that lets you borrow e-books and audiobooks for free. In this class you will learn how to search on Overdrive’s web site and how to check out and download e-books and audiobooks onto your tablet. You are welcome to bring your registered and charged tablet to the class. This class will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Library’s meeting room C.
This class is free, but class size is limited, so please register by contacting the Reference desk at 918-338-4169.
A Job Search Tips Class is planned from 6 – 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, in the Library’s meeting room C. Learn what the Library has to offer to help you with your job search, including the Library’s subscription to JobNow, which features live coaches to help with resume writing and interviewing skills.
In addition, the Library has a Career Center, a dedicated space with additional resources to assist you with your job search.
The class will also cover using social media and the most notable websites to use for different phases of your job search.
The class is free, but class size is limited, so please register by calling the Reference desk at 918-338-4169.
We recently put in a few study nooks near the Local & Family History room. You can plug in your laptop or tablet and get right to work, or just kick up your feet and read a book with some excellent lighting. Enjoy!
These study nooks were purchased with grant funding from ConocoPhillips.