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Sat 17

Boot Camp REV + FLOW

August 14 @ 5:30 pm - August 29 @ 6:30 pm
Mon 19

Citizenship Classes

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mon 19

Spanish Class

August 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tue 20

Silverware Jewelry Making Class

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 20

Yoga

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Contact Us

Bartlesville Public Library

600 S. Johnstone

Bartlesville, OK 74003

918-338-4161

Hours:

M-Th: 9am-9pm

Fri-Sat: 9am-5:30pm

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

Days Library is Closed

bpl@cityofbartlesville.org

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LFH Online Databases

Bartlesville Newspaper Index: The Local and Family History Staff has been indexing the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise newspaper since 2000. Newspapers are archived on microfilm and are available in the LFH Room.

We have an excellent collection of resources for this kind of research.  Local files include Bartlesville-Area newspapers on microfilm back to the 1800’s and an extensive obituary file.  We also offer occasional genealogy classes. Contact the LFH department for details at 338-4167.

Obituary Lookups: At no charge to out-of-town patrons, LFH Library staff will search for up to 3 obituaries or conduct one hour of lookup time per patron. Obituary lookups are limited to only those who are believed to have lived in/and or died in Washington County, Oklahoma. There is a charge of $2.00 per page for copies of successfully located obituaries. These will be sent to requestors in self-addressed, stamped envelopes sent to LFH at 600 S. Johnstone, Bartlesville, OK 74003 or as attachment e-mails to the patron’s e-mail address. Copies will not be mailed or sent as attachment e-mail files until payment is received. LFH accepts cash, checks or money orders made to Bartlesville Public Library. Due to limited staff time, this is a one time service. If additional research is required or requested, LFH Staff will be happy to provide names and contact information for area researchers who have indicated a willingness to provide further assistance. Terms of their services are negotiated directly with the researcher.

  • “Frank Eaton, a.k.a., Pistol Pete: The Man and the Legend”

    Join us this Thursday, August 1st at 7:00 p.m.,
    as Bartlesville Public Library
    co-hosts an exciting “Pistol Pete”
    program with the
    Bartlesville Area History Museum (BAHM). 

    Betty Keim, the Bartlesville Area History Museum Education Coordinator, will present the Pistol Pete historical program. 

    Click HERE for the full event information.

    It is sure to be an interesting event that you won’t want to miss!

    Bartlesville Public Library – Serving our community with excellence!

  • 2019 Flag Day at BPL – June 14th at 11:00 a.m.

    Join us at Bartlesville Public Library on
    Friday June 14 and celebrate
    National Flag Day! 


    Click (HERE) for more information.

    The ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. at the
    flagpoles located in front of the Library. 

    The 2019 ceremony sponsors are
    the Bartlesville Chapters of the Daughter of the American Revolutions (DAR) and
    the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). 

    In the event of inclement weather,
    the ceremony will be moved inside to
    BPL’s meeting room C. 

    Bartlesville Public Library – Serving Our Community with Excellence!

  • Bartlesville Genealogical Society’s July Meeting

    The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 pm  Monday, July 10, in the Library’s upstairs meeting room. The public is invited.
    At 6:30 pm, Rita Bibles, an experienced genealogist, will discuss “Where Do You Start Your Research”. She will explain how you should begin with yourself and work backwards. She will also explain how to use a pedigree chart and why you will want to complete the family group sheets.
    At about 7:15 pm, experienced genealogists will be on hand to answer questions from members and guests concerning ancestry search efforts. If time permits, a tutorial will be presented on the use of Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org and Findagrave.com.

  • Ask a Genealogist Day

    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.

  • Bartlesville Genealogical Society’s May Meeting

    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.

ASK A GENEALOGIST DAY

Held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Local and Family History Room, members of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society will be available to help you with your family research, whether you’re just beginning or need some help overcoming an obstacle. This is a free services provided each month by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society