On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Library will offer a free class to demonstrate how to search on Overdrive’s website and how to check out and download e-books and audiobooks. Overdrive is a service offered by the Library that lets you borrow e-books and audiobooks for free. You are welcome to bring your charged and registered tablets and e-readers to class. The class will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Library’s meeting room C.
Registration is appreciated but not required. To register, or for more information, please contact the Reference desk at 918-338-4169.
On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the Library will offer a free class that will cover the basics of navigating the Internet, including how to effectively use web browsers and search engines. Laptops will be available for you to use, or you can bring your own laptop or tablet. The class will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Library’s meeting room C.
Registration is appreciated, but not required. To register, or for more information, please call the Reference desk at 918-338-4169.
A new series of healthy cooking classes begin this week!
Join BPL and Chef Sandy at Noon this Thursday October 11th,
and learn some new healthy cooking techniques!(Facebook Link)
Bartlesville Public Library is expanding services by offering a Library Lane Express. This new service will enhance patron experience by catering to those with specific limitations and needs. Do you have a physical limitation that will cause you difficultly walking about the library in search of materials? Perhaps you have a sick child or an item on hold, and don’t have the time to come in to go through the check-out process.
Simply visit the BPL catalog at http://bartlesville.polarislibrary.com, find the materials you need, call 918-338-4171, tell us what you need, and BPL staff will let you know how much time they need to gather the items on your behalf! Come to the Library, park in the Library Lane Express located on the west side of our main entrance. Call us upon your arrival (918-338-4171). Staff will hand deliver your materials to your vehicle! The Library Lane Express will kick off on Monday, October 8, 2018.
Bartlesville Public Library – serving our community with excellence!
Win this “Incredibles” Prize Package! Enter the drawing at the library’s Youth Services desk. Winner will be drawn on Halloween Wednesday at high noon!
Join us, starting Tuesday (the 9th) from 1 PM – 4 PM, and every Tuesday this month (16th, 23rd, & 30th) we will have a staff member and a guest demonstrating how to spin wool into yarn on an antique spinning wheel and braid skeins! Come watch all the fun!
And while you’re in, checkout the gorgeous period display in the lobby by our Local & Family History Department staff, which highlights objects used in work and daily life from the 1800s and early 1900s.
Join us in the largest global digital book club, The Big Library Read! BLR is an opportunity for those with a valid library card to read the same digital title at the same time without any wait lists or holds. From Oct. 1-15, you can check out Katherine Locke’s “The Girl with the Red Balloon” ebook from Overdrive with no holds or waiting lists. More than 19,000 schools and libraries around the world are participating – you do not want to miss this!
Just visit https://okvirtuallibrary.overdrive.com/okvirtual-bartlesville/content … or download the Libby or Overdrive apps from your device’s app store. For more info and to join the online discussion visit https://biglibraryread.com
Short plot teaser: When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she’s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall–but even to the balloon makers, Ellie’s time travel is a mystery. When it becomes clear that someone is using dark magic to change history, Ellie must risk everything–including her only way home–to stop the process.
Katherine Locke’s new book, “The Spy with the Red Balloon” comes out this month.