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🔔NEW EPISODE ALERT! Listen on your favorite podcast platform or listen on Spotify here: open.spotify.com/episode/0ZSSNelsq9oY6QBdNPsWnS?si=fee22b1bd3b5410dDan Flaherty, Executive Director of the Oil Region Library Association, joins us to talk about the Oil Region's three libraries & their offerings to the surrounding area. We also spend some time discussing how to connect your community to resources & why it's important.The Venango Speaks Podcast is a group project by students of the Venango Leadership program. The podcast is a show about people, places & things in Venango County, Pennsylvania. Incorporating discussions about recreation, business, volunteerism, revitalization, & community on the local level, the podcast aims to provide the surrounding area with engaging conversations featuring local youth, leaders & professionals. ... See MoreSee Less
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Volume 28 of Hidden Heritage, "Parochial Schools", is up! Read it now at oilregionlibraries.org/parochial-schools or pick up a print copy at the Oil City Library.Catholic education has a long history in Oil City as a result of efforts undertaken by hundreds of parishioners from five Catholic churches. Enrollment in Catholic schools within the city hit its zenith in 1959 when nearly one-fourth of the school age population within the Oil City School District was enrolled in the parochial schools.Hidden Heritage is currently sponsored by the Oil Region Alliance and Gates & Burns Realty. Thank you for supporting this important project! Want to be a sponsor? Email promotions@oilregionlibraries.org for more details. ... See MoreSee Less
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Look who is making a splash with her summer reading! She has completed her first 100 books on her journey to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Way to go! ... See MoreSee Less
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  • Parochial Schools
    Parochial Schools

    Catholic education has a long history in Oil City as a result of efforts undertaken by hundreds of parishioners from five Catholic churches. Enrollment in Catholic schools within the city hit its zenith in 1959…

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    Peaches & Parking Meters

    Oil City’s unique history can come out in bits and pieces. The community can claim one-of-a-kinds, distinguished public servants, music accolades and a wide assortment of the ‘Did You Know?’ categories. Here’s a quick sampling…

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