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"If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I have guesses enough of my own."

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) German writer, scientist, master of poetry, drama and novel


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Food for Fines!
November 10 - December 15

The Argenta-Oreana Public Library District is once again doing Food for Fines! Bring in nonperishable food and hygiene items and receive $1 off your existing fines for each item (up to $10). All goods will be donated to local food pantries. Get rid of those pesky fines and help out your neighbors by bringing in some goods this holiday season!

Job Opening - Maintenance Worker

We have a job opening for a maintenance worker at the library. See a full job description and instructions for applying here.


Book Discussion
December Selection

A Christmas BlizzardA Christmas Blizzard
by Garrison Keillor

Discussion: December 11, 2014 at 1:30pm
Argenta Library


 A short comic novel about a Hawaii-bound holiday traveler who ends up stranded in his North Dakota hometown during a blizzard. A wealthy and depressed man (thanks to the economy he’s not quite rich enough to expand his cache of paintings by Vincent Van Guy, the famed Dutch realist) bound for Christmas in the tropics is abruptly summoned home to North Dakota to visit an ailing aunt. He arrives just in time to be trapped there by a blizzard. The electricity goes out, and when it does, figures from his childhood appear, and historical figures too, for a festive candlelit holiday. In his reverie, our man reaches an epiphany worthy of the season—he hears the harkening angels sing, he is awed by the silence of the night (dead quiet: not even TV) and when he is finally rescued, leaves North Dakota resolved to simplify his life.


E-Readers 101+102!

Monday, December 15Ereader Owl graphic
Oreana Library

Due to popular demand, we're doing another e-reader program this month!

In the first hour of this program, we'll go over the basics of using your e-reader and checking out the library's online collection of e-books and audiobooks. Make sure you bring any usernames and passwords associated with your e-reader. For Kindles, this would be your Amazon account. For Nooks, your Barnes & Noble account. For iPads, your Apple account. If you use a laptop at home, you might want to bring that as well, so that you get comfortable using it together with your e-reader.

The second half of the program will be more advanced tips and tricks, like filtering your searches, saving books on your wish list, putting items on hold, downloading in different formats, and changing the settings on your reading platform. Feel free to bring any specific questions you have as well, and we'll do our best to get them answered.

We would appreciate it if you would sign up beforehand and let us know which kind of device you're bringing. Come in or call us to sign up!

Store your library barcode in your phone with CardStar

Smartphone CardStar is an app that allows you to store your library barcode, as well as barcodes for other membership and loyalty cards, in your smartphone.

See our CardStar instructions for more help.




Zinio downloadable magazines

Zinio icons 2Download magazines (and save them!) onto your iPad, Kindle, PC/laptop, or other mobile device. We have more than 100 subscriptions currently available. See our Zinio help page for more information.



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Location & Hours

Argenta Location
100 East Water
Argenta, IL 62501

Argenta Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 12-7
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 12-7
Friday 9-1
Saturday 9-12
Sunday Closed

Oreana Location
211 South Route 48
Post Office Box 278
Oreana, IL 62554

Oreana Hours
Monday 9-7
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 12-7
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-1
Saturday 9-12
Sunday Closed

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