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All ORLA preschool programs are on a break! Check out our schedule for our returning programs beginning August 16th! All are welcome!Oil City Library - Bouncing Babies, Mondays at 10 (best for ages birth-3, beginning August 16th)Storytime, Fridays at 10 (best for ages 3-6, beginning August 20th)Franklin Public Library - Wiggly Worms, Tuesdays at 10:30 (best for ages birth-3, beginning August 17th)Busy Bees, Wednesdays at 10:30 (best for ages 3-6 beginning August 18th)Cooperstown Public Library - Storytime, Tuesdays at 11:00 (best for ages 3-6, beginning August 17th)See you soon! ... See MoreSee Less
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Volume 5 of Hidden Heritage, "Contagion", is up! Discover the story of the Grand View Sanitarium, Oil City's facility designed specifically to house and treat individuals diagnosed with tuberculosis. Read it now at oilregionlibraries.org/hidden-heritage. ... See MoreSee Less
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Manga is a Japanese word that means "short story". Mangas are read backwards for a North American, from right to left. FUN FACT: Several "manga cafés" are available in Japan. Readers can enjoy their favorite mangas with a cup of coffee. We've got some recommendations for #WhatsNEXT Wednesday for you! See a title that interests you? Check availability and place holds here: venango.tlcdelivers.com/ ... See MoreSee Less
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