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—Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian, essayist


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Book Discussion
September Selection

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar ChildrenMiss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs

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


A mysterious island, an abandoned orphanage, and a strange collection of very curious photographs. A horrific family tragedy sends sixteen-year-old Jacob to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.


E-Readers 101+102!

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Argenta Library

That's right! We're going to have another e-reader program! If you recently found yourself with a Kindle, an iPad, a smartphone, or a Nook, and you're wondering what to do with it, we can help!

Bring any burning questions you have about your device and we'll try to get you some answers! We'll also have a general overview of how to use the library's online resources to check out library e-books, plus a few special tips about how to make the most out of your e-reader.

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.




2014 Community Garden at the Library

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Join us for our 4th year of the community garden at the Oreana Library. All residents of the AO Library District are welcome to participate.

There are individual plots as well a large community plots. You can participate in either or both. Help is available for beginning gardeners.


Get more information and download an application.


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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