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.
If you are looking for assistance in tracking your family information, experienced genealogists will be available on Saturday, April 22 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.
The purpose of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society is to promote and encourage the common interest of family genealogy. All genealogy assistance is a free service provided by the Society.
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.
Sign up now, at the library’s Youth Services Department, for the 8th annual LEGO Creation Contest!
The contest is free to all and participants will be divided into three age groups: Kindergarten through 4th grade, 5th grade through 8th grade, and 9th grade through adult. First, second and third place 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 on Saturday, April 29th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The room will be closed at 11:00 am to allow judging to take place.
Public viewing will begin that same day at 1:00pm, with awards being given out soon after. Winning entries will be shown in the library’s lobby display cases from April 30th through May 6th.
“I hope to see lots of sign-ups for this competition,” says Laura Pryce, Youth Services librarian. “And it would be great to have more adult competitors this year!” To register, come by the Youth Services Desk at the Bartlesville Public Library or call 918-338-4170 for more information.