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Tuesday, April 02, 2013
2:02 PM | Posted by Bartlesville Public Library
LEGOmania is returning to the Bartlesville Public Library during the month of April. Sign-up at the library begins April 1st.
Contestants must find a picture online, in a magazine or taken with a camera, and then duplicate that picture in LEGOs. The picture can be whatever you’d like; just make sure you stay within the size requirements.
The contest is free to all and 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.
Contestants will build their LEGO creations at home using their own LEGOs during the month of April. The participants will drop off their LEGO creations to the library’s upstairs meeting room on Saturday, April 27th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The meeting room will be closed at 11:00 am to allow judging to take place.
Public viewing will begin that day at 1pm, with an awards ceremony being held at 2pm. Winning entries will be displayed in the lobby of the library from May 1st through May 10th.
We encourage everyone to take part in this wonderful celebration of creativity. To register, please come by the Youth Services Desk at the Bartlesville Public Library or call 918-338-4170 for more information.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
2:21 PM | Posted by Bartlesville Public Library
On Tuesday, March 19, at 7:00, Kay Little of “Little History Adventures” will present her program on Ellis Island. This wonderful presentation includes period costume, historical artifacts, a PowerPoint presentation and lots of information and interesting stories. Says Little, “As I researched about Ellis Island, I was blown away by the stories of the immigrants…of the hardships they endured in their homelands, on the ships, at Ellis Island, and in the U.S. after they settled here. The thing that really touched me was the hope and joy they had being in the United States, even after all these hardships!” This program is free and open to the public. Call 918-338-4170 for more info.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
2:52 PM | Posted by Bartlesville Public Library
Spring Break is right around the corner! Be sure to check out the Flying Paper Airplanes activity at the Bartlesville Public Library on March 18 at 2 P.M. In this fun, free workshop for kids and teens, we'll be making and decorating a variety of paper airplanes then launching them from the "bridge" on the library's 2nd floor. It will be amazing to see all the various decorated airplanes flying through the air and off the bridge!
Did you know that the record for the longest flight of a paper airplane is 193 feet? That is farther than the first airplane flight by the Wright brothers!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
11:38 AM | Posted by Bartlesville Public Library
The “Battle of the Books,” sponsored by the Bartlesville Friends of the Library, will be held March 4 at 7:00pm in the Central Middle School auditorium. This yearly competition began in 1994, between teams from Central and Madison Middle Schools, and has evolved over the years to now include St. John Catholic School and Osage Hills School. Participating students read the books on the Sequoyah Award Master List of nominees and, after much practice, come together for a quiz bowl competition where they answer questions about the stories. The name of the winning team’s school will be added to the travelling trophy.
“We’re especially excited this year to introduce our new wireless buzzer/scorekeeping system, generously funded by our Friends of the Library group,” says Laura Pryce, Youth Services Librarian. Serving as emcee for the event is Beth De Geer, Assistant Director of the Bartlesville Public Library. “Ms. De Geer is actually responsible for this wonderful event, as she planned and coordinated the first Battle of the Books when she served as the Youth Services Librarian,” says Pryce. “We’re honored to have her as our emcee.” All of the books featured in the competition are available for checkout at the library. Call 918-338-4170 for more information
Monday, February 25, 2013
2:29 PM | Posted by Bartlesville Public Library
It's a rainy day on a Monday with a snowy blizzard forecast for this evening and tomorrow! Thoughts of being stuck inside (maybe there will be a snow day no school kind of a day) make me want to be at home in front of a cozy fire reading a good book or knitting. So, if you are looking for a great chick book this may be a trilogy for you. This is just not for the craft types; but for anyone who's ever found friends in the most unlikely places. The characters in these books are irresistible, fun, and as warm as a pair of hand-knit mittens. Many of you will relate to the day to day juggling act that teens typically deal with such as friendship, first love, and surviving high school.
Included in all three of these books are step-by-step instructions for cool knitting projects. If you don't know how to knit, we have several knitting instructional books here at the BPL which will help you get started. Then all you will need is a skein of yarn, knitting needles and off you go!
These books can be found in the Young Adult Fiction section at Youth Services in the Bartlesville Public Library. Check them out!
Sunday, February 24, 2013
3:03 PM | Posted by Bartlesville Public Library
This Irish Dirt Cake recipe is a great idea to make with your BFF and have a few friends over for an Irish celebration!
*2 cartons of Vanilla yogurt
*1 box sugar free white chocolate pudding
*1/2 cup milk
*8 ounces whipped topping
*1 cup white chocolate chips melted
*1 and 1/2 cups lucky charms
*green food coloring
Steps to take:
1. Combine the yogurt, pudding, and milk.
2. Use the green food coloring to tint the pudding green
3. Gather some mini trifle cups
4. Make the following layers in the trifle cups:
whipped cream topping
Now all you have to do is phone those friends to come on over! Enjoy the Irish Dirt Cake!
Saturday, February 02, 2013
2:14 PM | Posted by Bartlesville Public Library
The February 2013 issue of Seventeen magazine has a great article by Kaitlin Menza with some unique ideas for Valentine fun. Who needs boys? Celebrate this holiday with the great loves of your life--your girls!
Here are some of the great ideas to do with your friends:
Have a movie Marathon! This would be the perfect opportunity to have a sleepover and watch those romantic chick flicks that you've been dying to see.
Chow down! You don't have to be a couple to get dressed up and go out for a special meal.
Play Cupid! Put all of your friend's names in a hat and let each one draw a name. Give your secret Valentine friend little gifts throughout the week.
Send a cool Valentine! use the iphone app Comic Book and create graphic images that look like they came straight out of a comic book.
DIY some love! You know those cool candy hearts that everyone loves on Valentine's day? Create a shirt using fabric paint on a pastel t-shirt and write a complimentary phrase.
Get baking! Bake some yummy cupcakes or goodies to take to school on Valentine's Day.
You can find this issue of Seventeen near the Youth Services Desk at the Bartlesville Public Library. Check it out!!
Monday, December 03, 2012
1:08 PM | Posted by Bartlesville Public Library
DIY gifts that any girl can make!
The December/January issue of Girl's Life Magazine is a totally fab holiday issue! The article Shine on by Jessica D'Argenio Waller and photographed by Brion McCarthy is one that caught my eye. These DIY gifts of sparkle will dazzle all of your BFFs out there! Detailed instructions are given on how to make the following items:
- Charming Chain Bracelets
- Glittering Peace Ornaments
- Metallic Makeup Bags
- Haute Hair Combs
- Lacy Jewelry Trays
- Twinkling Teacups
I especially loved the Haute Hair Combs which are very cute and colorful.
- Plastic or metal hair side comb
- 18- inch piece of scrap fabric
- 18- inch piece of metallic ribbon or cord
How to make it:
- Snip the scrap fabric to 1-inch wide, or tear along the grain to get a frayed edge. Slip the fabric and the ribbon/cord together around the first tine of the comb and knot the ends, leaving a short tail.
- First, wrap the fabric around the comb, skipping every 2 tines and making sure the loops are even throughout.
- Then wrap the ribbon/cord over top of the fabric wrapping, again skipping every 2 tines.
- Finish by taping both the fabric and ribbon/cord together on the last tine. Trim the ends on both sides.
All of this and much more can be found in this awesome issue of GL. Come to the BPL and check out this magazine in the Youth Services area! It will give you some great ideas for holiday fun!