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"Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for."

—Alice Walker (b. 1944) American writer, Meridian, The Color Purple


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November Selection

The Collector of Lost ThingsThe Collector of Lost Things
by Jeremy Page

Discussion: November 13, 2014 at 1:30pm
Argenta Library


Inspired by a true story of 19th century European explorers who killed an entire species of a beautiful Penguin-like bird called the Great Auk, in order to sell the carcasses to museums around the world, this is a tale of a young man joining a hunting ship to the Arctic in the hope of finding a remaining live specimen. A historical novel about love, obsession and extinction.



Thriller Thursday!

Thursday, October 30
Argenta Library

Do you love mysteries? Thrillers? Suspense? If so, then you should come to Thriller Thursday and celebrate the Halloween season with us! Hear about some new mystery series, talk about all your favorites, and get some new ideas for your next great read! Snacks, coffee, and enthusiastic book recommendations will be provided.


E-Readers 101+102!

Monday, November 10Ereader 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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