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Color Your Way To Calm!

Oreana Library
Monday, February 8

The Oreana Library will be hosting a coloring party for adults on Monday, February 8th at 11am. You can bring your own coloring book and supplies if you have them, or the library will provide free pages, markers, and colored pencils for anyone’s use. If you’ve heard of this new hobby and want to give it a shot, or if you’re already hooked and want to see who else is in the same boat, come on in and color away your stress!

Book Discussion
February Selection

A Man Called OveA Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman

Discussion: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 1:30pm
Argenta Library


Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.

Modern Technology Support Group/Computer Class

Ereader Owl graphic

Tuesday, February 16
Argenta Library

For late-bloomers, technophobes, Luddites, and the kicking and screaming, we are having a meeting to commiserate, complain, compare experiences, and find solutions to our many technological woes (besides the ever-popular “hitting it with a baseball bat”).

This meeting will focus on computer issues, but we can also talk about phones, tablets, or printers if people prefer that.

Bring your laptop, phone, tablet, or gadget, or use the library’s laptop computers. We’ll provide sage advice and coffee to facilitate the learning process.


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.

We can also accept pictures of your library card barcode. Or you can memorize your number. Or you can bring a driver's license or other government-issued ID with you into the library.



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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
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
Mailing Address:
Argenta-Oreana Public Library District
PO Box 278
Oreana, IL 62554
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Upcoming Events
Book Discussion Feb 11, 2016 01:30 PM (US/Central) — Argenta Library
Library Closed - President's Day Feb 15, 2016 (US/Central)
Book Discussion Mar 10, 2016 01:30 PM (US/Central) — Argenta Library
Library Closed - Good Friday Mar 25, 2016 (US/Central)
Library Closed - Easter Saturday Mar 26, 2016 (US/Central)