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—Carl Lotus Becker (1873-1945) American historian


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Fall Book Sale- Argenta Library

until Friday, 10/9


Argenta Public Library's book sale has been extended until Friday, October 9. We still have lots of books left to go!

There are no prices at the sale, but we will be accepting free will donations. All proceeds from the sale will be used to buy new items for the library.



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October Selection

Whistling Past the GraveyardWhistling Past the Graveyard
by Susan Crandall

Discussion: Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 1:30pm
Argenta Library


Born to teenage parents in Mississippi, Starla is being raised by a strict paternal grandmother, Mamie, whose worst fear is that Starla will turn out like her mother: the woman who abandoned three-year old Starla with the empty promise that one day she would be a famous singer in Nashville and mother, father, and daughter would be reunited and live happily ever after.

On the Fourth of July, 1963, Starla is caught sneaking out of the house and fears that Mamie will make good on her threats to send her to reform school. In a panic, she runs away from home. Once out in the country, she is offered a ride by a black woman, Eula, who is traveling with a white baby. She accepts the ride, with the ultimate goal of reaching her mother in Nashville.

As the two unlikely companions make their long and sometimes dangerous journey, Starla’s eyes are opened to the harsh realities of 1963 southern segregation. Through talks with Eula, reconnecting with her parents, and encountering a series of surprising misadventures, Starla learns to let go of long-held dreams and realizes family is forged from those who will sacrifice all for you, no matter if bound by blood or by the heart.



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E-Readers 101
Kindles and iPads and Nooks, Oh My!

Monday, October 19
Oreana Library

Have questions about your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, Nook, or Windows tablet?

Want to learn how to use it to check out library e-books and e-audiobooks?

Come to our monthly e-reader and tablet workshop! We'll do our best to answer any questions you have about your device and show you how to use our online libraries, like Library on the Go! Bring any usernames and passwords that might be associated with your device.


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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.




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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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