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Bartlesville Public Library

600 S. Johnstone

Bartlesville, OK 74003



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A Breast Cancer and Early Detection videoconference class will be hosted by the McMillen Center for Health Education of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The class will take place in the Library’s upstairs meeting room on Thursday, June 1 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. The class is free and the public is invited to attend.


We will have reading prizes and fun events for both children and teens…see below.


Starting on June 5th, participants are asked to share with library staff what they’ve been reading each week, in order to be eligible for weekly prize drawings for books, local gift certificates & more. This can by done by showing your reading log to library staff, calling 918-338-4170, emailing, or using the Report Your Reading link on the library’s website. (

Completing an extra weekly reading challenge from the list in your packet will get you entered into the prize drawings twice!



Kids 7 and up who have registered for the Summer Reading Program are invited to On The Rock from 10am to noon.

Children 6 and under who have registered for the Summer Reading Program may come by the library’s booth at the Kiddie Park that evening at 7:00 and receive free ride tickets.

You may also sign up for the program AT the kick-off events.


Friday, June 9, 10:00 – Joseph Evans from Ambler Architects will show us basic design concepts and assist kids with their own architectural ideas.

Monday, June 12, 10:00 – Building a Better City – Learn about all the departments of the City of Bartlesville and how they work together to make our community a great place to live, learn and play! City vehicles and equipment will be parked at the Bartlesville Community Center for everyone to look at, touch, take photos and ask questions.

Monday, June 19, 10:00 – Science Museum Oklahoma presents “Science Unites!” Experience the wonder of collaboration and teamwork through amazing experiments and spectacular action.

Tuesday, June 27, 10:00 – Leonardo’s Rockin’ & Reading! – Rockers become big readers in this high energy, humorous music show featuring Leonardo, a Parents’ Choice Award-winning family entertainer.

Friday, June 30, Darkish – Join us for FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT at the new City Center Pavilion in Johnstone Park, featuring The Lego Movie!

Monday, July 17, 2:00 – Magician Kevin Wade will astound and amaze!

Friday, July 28, 6:30 – Final Reward Party at Frontier Pool.



The first 50 to sign up will get two free books. Be entered into weekly prize drawings by showing what you’ve been reading each week. This may be done in person, by phone (918-338-4170), by email (, or through the “Report Your Reading” link on the library’s website.(

Completing an extra weekly reading challenge from the list in your packet will get you entered into the prize drawings twice!


June 19, 2:00: Can You Take On Rube Goldberg? In this collaborative program presented by    “Science Museum Oklahoma,” help design, build, & engineer a delightfully complex machine with a nearly endless supply of materials!

June 30, Darkish: FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT! See The Lego Movie at the new Johnstone Park Pavilion.

July 5 & July 7, 2:00: Two-day Improv Class presented by Maria Gus, member of “The Comedy Clinic.”

July 14, 2:00: Architecture/Design workshop presented by Joseph Evans of Ambler Architects. 

July 22, 10:00-4:00: ESCAPE ROOM AT THE LIBRARY! Designed and facilitated by staff from “Your Escape.”

July 25, 2:00: Robotics Workshop featuring Team 2165, Tri-County Tech’s robotics team, led by mentor George Halkiades.

July 28, 6:30-8:30: Final Reward Party at Frontier Pool, for children & teens who read for all eight weeks of the Summer Reading Program!

A special thank you to the Bartlesville Friends of the Library for supporting this program and to Sonic and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which funds this and other library programs through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.







If you are looking for assistance in tracking your family information, experienced genealogists will be available on Saturday, May 20 from 9 to 4 in the Local and Family History Room of the Bartlesville Public Library. Volunteer genealogists will be there to guide you, whether you are beginning family research or need suggestions to further your research. It is helpful to bring the family information you already have, along with the questions or family information you need answered. All genealogy assistance is a free service provided by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society.

A free class on how to use your Kindle to check out e-books and e-audiobooks from Overdrive will be held Wednesday, May 17 in the Library’s Meeting Room C from 2 pm to 3 pm.

Overdrive is a service offered by Bartlesville Public Library that lets patrons borrow e-books, e-audiobooks, and more from their digital collection for free.

You are welcome to bring your charged and registered Kindle device to the class. Class size is limited so please call to register at 918-338-4169.

Erin K. Moritz, PA-C will be giving tips on preventing skin cancer. May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and this will be an opportunity to be reminded of how to have safe fun in the sun. Come join us at 10:30 a.m. upstairs, meeting room A, on Wednesday, May 24.

Individuals and businesses can now use any of the Library meeting rooms for a fee. Do you need a classroom like space for an employee training session? Need space for a staff meeting? Want to host a birthday party or baby shower? The Library has three rooms to accommodate a variety of meetings and events. Non-profits can still use any of the rooms free of charge.

The rooms are available to all on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Click the About BPL Tab for meeting room guidelines and applications.

Our May/June newsletter is out now! Find out about Summer Reading, upcoming health & wellness classes, tutoring opportunities, the Memorial Day service, book clubs, how to reserve a meeting room, and much, much more.


Ashley Burson, Wellness and Aquatic Specialist and Coordinator at Phillips 66, is teaching a series of REFIT Exercise classes Wednesday nights from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the Library’s upstairs meeting room. REFIT classes are scheduled for May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31. REFIT combines several elements of fitness into one power-packed hour. While the focus is structured around Cardio Dance movements, toning and flexibility, strength training and stretching are also incorporated into the REFIT workout. The workout formula is easy to follow and will challenge both fitness enthusiasts and welcome beginners.

An Online Job Search Tips and Resources Class will be held on Monday, May 8, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Library’s Meeting Room C. Nadine Hawke will show what the Library has to offer to help you with your job search including its subscription to JobNow and the Library’s Career Center.

She will also provide information on the most notable websites for different phases of your job search. Laptops will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own laptop or tablet.

The class is free, but please register by contacting the Reference desk at 918-338-4169.

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