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Mon 16

Tai Chi

September 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am - August 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Mon 16

Health Awareness Series with Josh Wright

September 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - January 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Mon 16

Kick Boxing with Howard Nelson

September 4 @ 5:00 pm - October 30 @ 6:00 pm
Mon 16

Kick Boxing with Howard Nelson

September 11 @ 5:00 pm - November 6 @ 6:00 pm
Mon 16

Citizenship Classes

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Bartlesville Public Library

600 S. Johnstone

Bartlesville, OK 74003



M-Th: 9am-9pm

Fri-Sat: 9am-5:30pm

Sun (Sept-May): 1:30pm-5:30pm

Days Library is Closed

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Registration is underway at the Bartlesville Public Library’s Youth Services Department for the annual LEGO Creation Contest!
The contest is free, and participants will be divided into three age groups: Kindergarten through fourth grade, fifth grade through eighth grade, and ninth grade through adult.
First, second and third place winners will be awarded in each category with one overall grand prize being awarded. Winners will receive LEGO products and ribbons.
Contestants will build their LEGO creations at home using their own LEGOs, abiding by the rules and criteria noted on the registration form. They will then drop off their entries at the upstairs meeting room of the library between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28.
The room will be closed at 11 a.m. to allow judging to take place. Judging the contest will be John Dunn of Ambler Architects, Eric Randall of Tri-County Tech and George Halkiades, retired engineer and facilitator of local FIRST Robotics Team 2165.
“We are extremely grateful to these professionals who are willing to lend their knowledge and expertise to the evaluation of the contest entries,” said Pryce. “Our judges each year bring a discerning eye and an enthusiastic attitude to the job.”
Public viewing will begin that same day at 1 p.m., with awards being presented soon after. Winning entries will be shown in the library’s lobby display case throughout the first week of May.
“Novices and experts are both welcome to participate,” said Pryce. “We encourage everyone to try and to be confident, no matter their skill level.”
To register, come by the Youth Services Desk at the Bartlesville Public Library, 600 S. Johnstone Ave. in downtown Bartlesville, or call 918-338-4170 for more information.

In our last cooking class, Mike Minnich taught us how to cook pork chops with reduction sauce. The results of his fine cooking was the sample of delicious pork chops with a cranberry reduction and an orange reduction sauce.

Chef Mike gave us some very good cooking instructions, including the surprising use of pans that are not coated with a non-stick coating. Not only did Chef Mike give us these instructions, he also showed us a technique that would make the cleaning of our skillet much easier.

On April 4th, at noon at the Bartlesville Public Library, Chef Mike will return to teach us some new ways to cook cauliflower. Chef Mike believes that cauliflower is one of the most underrated vegetables there are.

Come join us at noon on Wednesday, April 4th at the Bartlesville Public Library and discover new ways to appreciate cauliflower!


La Clase de Computación es gratuita y se llevara acabo el lunes 19 de marzo en la sala de conferencias C de la Biblioteca de 6 pm – 7 pm. Norma Seabolt enseñara la clase en español. Esta clase es para principiantes y cubrirá los principios básicos de la computation. Las computadoras portátiles estarán disponibles para su uso, pero pueden traer sus propias computadoras portátiles.

Para registrarse, póngase en contacto con el servicio de información al 918-338-4169 o 918-338-4000 ext. 5131

A free Introduction to the Computer Class will be held at the Library on Monday, March 19 in the Library’s Meeting Room C from 6 pm to 7 pm.

Norma Seabolt, Citizenship/Immigration/ESL Assistant with the Bartlesville Public Library Literacy Services, will teach the class in Spanish. This class is for the beginner and will cover the basics of the computer including exploring the computer’s desktop and using the keyboard and the mouse. Laptops will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own laptop.

To register, please contact the Reference desk at 918-338-4169 or Norma at 918-338-4000 Ext. 5131.

The Bartlesville Public Library Literacy Services is pleased to welcome, once again, Chef Mike Minnich from Tri-County-Tech to demonstrate Fun and Easy cooking tomorrow, March 14, at noon.

In our last session, Chef Minnich demonstrated cooking soups as he prepared Chicken Noodle soup and Broccoli Cheese soup for our enjoyment.

Chef Mike, also explained some of the terms used in cooking, such as “Mise En Place” which is French for, “to put in place” and is the most efficient method for cooking. “Mise En Place” is simply laying out all ingredients and tools in an organized and methodical way to make cooking even more fun and easy.

As he prepared the soups, Chef Mike also explained the different types of stock used for different types of soup, including Mirepoix, a standard vegetable stock made up of carrots, celery, and onion which is also known as “COCO” (carrots, onion, celery, onion), which, by the acronym, tells us that we always have one part carrots, one part celery and two parts onion in this stock.

Tomorrow, Chef Mike will be demonstrating cooking boneless pork chops with a reduction sauce. Don’t forget to come Wednesday, March 14 at noon, in Meeting Room A at the Bartlesville Public Library to enjoy the full sensory experience of watching Chef Mike prepare pork chops in reduction sauce.


If you would like to know more about how to effectively use the Internet and social media for your job search, then please join us for a free class on Thursday, March 15 from 6 – 7 pm.

We will also talk about what services and resources the Library has to offer you, including our Career Center and the Library’s subscription to JobNow, which features live coaches to help with resume and interviewing skills.

This class will take place in the Library’s Meeting Room C. To register, please contact the Reference desk at 918-338-4169.


Come learn how to download free e-books and audiobooks onto your e-reader or tablet from the Library’s Overdrive service. This free class will be on March 12, from 6 pm to 7 pm in the Library’s Meeting Room C.

You are welcome to bring your charged and registered tablets to the class.

To register for the class, please call the Reference desk at 918-338-4169.

The March/April BPL Bookmark newsletter is hot off the presses! View it here: or pick up a copy at the library to find out about all of our dozens of classes and programs happening in the next two months, including a presentation by award winning children’s author/illustrator Patricia Polacco! programming during Spring Break from the OKC Zoo, and much, much, more!