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Tue 07

Zumba w/ Bee — Mtg Room A @ BPL

December 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Tue 07

FREE—Tuesday ELL Conversation Class

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue 07

Yoga w/ Glenda — Meeting Room A @ BPL

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tue 07

FREE — Citizenship Class

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue 07

Johnstone Irregulars Free Book Club

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wed 08

Tai Chi w/ Bee @ Unity Square

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Wed 08

FREE — Wednesday Citizenship Class

December 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan

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The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan, is one of those books you wish you had never read so you could read it again for the first time!  It is short and simply written.

The book begins with this quote: “Dogs speak words, but only poets and children hear.”  The narrator is the poet’s (Sylvan’s) dog Teddy. Teddy was a stray, rescued by Sylvan.  And Teddy in turn rescues a boy and girl who have become lost in the woods on a bitter, snowy day.  He takes them home – and the children understand his words.

The children were left in their mother’s car when she went to find help after their car stalled in the storm. Teddy and the children weather the storm together, and through Teddy’s remembrances we learn of Sylvan’s work as a poet and teacher.  When Sylvan died, it is his student, Ellie, who feeds and checks on Teddy – because Teddy could not leave their home,  a cabin in the woods.

When the storm clears and Ellie comes, the children and Teddy wait for the parents to arrive.  And the story ends there.

This is a thoughtful book, with little truths and little moments of poetry.  MacLachlan is a writer of many children’s books – and winner of the Newberry Medal.  Her books bear reading again and again. – Review by Jan Cravens, Youth Services Assistant

 

 

 

The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 on Monday evening, May 8, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A). The public is invited.

During the 6:30 Beginner’s Corner portion of the meeting, Rita Bibles, an experienced genealogist, will discuss “The importance of using maps and visiting locations in your genealogical search”. At the second portion of the meeting, about 7:15, the guest speaker will be Nadine Hawke, Head of Reference Services at Bartlesville Public Library. She will discuss “Navigating the Local and Family History Map Collection for Your Family Research.” Those in attendance will learn about the maps in the library and how to use them for genealogical research, as well as the new restructuring of your Family History room at the library.

Join us upstairs in meeting room A
on Thursday at noon with Bettye Williams to talk about the book, Hidden Figures—now a major motion picture! The book is a New York Times #1 best seller about the African American women mathematicians who defied discrimination to help the USA win the space race during the Cold War.

 

(Bring your lunch!)

A free class on how to use your Kindle to check out e-books and e-audiobooks from Overdrive will be held Tuesday, April 25 in the Library’s Meeting Room C from 6 pm to 7 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.

Come join us on Tuesday April 18th for the fourth session on healthy cooking and nutrition presented by Josh Wright. The class will be held at 6 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Bartlesville Public Library.

 

 

Ashley Burson, Wellness and Aquatic Specialist and Coordinator at Phillips 66, will teach a Stress and Your Health class on Thursday, April 6 from 12 pm to 1 pm in the Library’s upstairs meeting room. This is a free class and the public is invited to attend.