Hey BPL patrons! We are excited to begin creating a “things collection” and we need your input. What is a things collection? A things collection is an assortment of items that you can borrow from us. These would be items that you would like to try out or may only need once in a while. Some examples include special cookware, tools, a sewing machine, shredder, musical instrument or a telescope. Please let us know what you would be interested in borrowing by completing the short 5 question survey linked below. Thank you!
The Newbery Award celebrates its 95th year in 2017. It is an annual and national award honoring the finest literary work for young people published in the U.S. by a U.S. author in the previous year. A prestigious committee reviews and chooses the medal winner and other honor books. BPL has maintained the Newbery collection throughout these 95 years. This October, the books are gathered in the center display in the library. These books are a reflection of the national journey as well as the literary journey of 95 years. They represent and reflect the times, the people, and the attitudes of this journey. There are books here which seemed appropriate, even at the forefront when published. However, in 2017, we see they reveal years of racial and economic stereotypes we now understand to be outdated and in error. In this context, it is appropriate to use the Newbery journey as a teaching tool, and to promote children’s literature—fiction and nonfiction; prose and poetry—on a continuing basis.
Remember the Days When Hula Hooped?
Come join the Bartlesville Public Library Literacy Services
Thursday October 5th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in meeting room A.
Discover the surprising benefits of hula hooping!
Join us this Tuesday at 7 pm for an evening of Celtic guitar, history and humor!
This is a free program and YOU are invited!
The program will be in the Library’s upstairs meeting room.
New library cards have arrived! If you would like to replace your current card you can get a new one for only $1 thru the end of the year.
We will be closed this Friday the 29th for in-service training and will reopen Saturday. Also, OK Virtual is always open, 24/7!
From e-books and audiobooks to car repair guides, legal forms and business plans, the Library offers a host of services that are available to you at no cost, all from our website. To learn more about these, we will be offering a class on Monday, October 2, in the Library’s meeting room C.
Laptops will be available during the class, but participants can bring their own laptops or tablets if they wish to do so.
The class is free; however, class size is limited, so registration is required. To register, contact the Reference Desk at 918-338-4169.
Join us for an evening of beautiful music and lively storytelling with renowned Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow. A virtuoso musician, his repertoire is composed of a synthesis of traditional music from the British Isles and his own original Celtic-inspired compositions. An award-winning and critically acclaimed artist, Barlow has performed at numerous art centers, universities, theaters and libraries.
This year’s program focuses on the immigration of the Irish to America during the Potato Famine and the hardships they faced once they arrived. You will get to hear their history, their music, and their stories. For more information about the artist and to sample his music, please go to his website.
This free hour-long concert will be held in the Library’s upstairs meeting room, Tuesday, October 3rd, at 7 pm. This program is primarily geared for adults, but children over 10 are welcome.
For more information, please contact the Library at 918-338-4187.