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PA CareerLink will be at Franklin & Oil City Libraries this month doing free Computer Basics Workshops! Almost all workplaces require some computer skills. Learn to confidently navigate your way through basic systems, including the desktop environment, internet searching, emailing, and Microsoft word. This workshop is free & open to anyone.Register today at your library to attend this workshop on either of the following dates:📌Tuesday, Feb. 07, 3PM - Oil City Library📌Tuesday, Feb. 14, 3PM - Franklin Public Library ... See MoreSee Less
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The 2023 Puzzle Challenge took place Saturday, January 28th at the Belles Lettres Club of Oil City. This year, 12 total teams competed across 2 divisions to finish either a 500 or 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle within the 4-hour time limit.Team "Livin' on the Edge (Pieces)" were the winners of the Adult Division, finishing their 1000-piece puzzle in 3 hours, 31 minutes & 2 seconds! "Team Dumot" were the All Ages Division winners, finishing their 500-piece puzzle in just 1 hour & 50 seconds!Team "3 Daughters & a Mom" also finished within the time limit, completing their 1000-piece puzzle in 3 hours, 53 minutes & 14 seconds. Team "Ollie's Puzzle Pummelers" crushed their 500-piece puzzle in 2 hours, 19 minutes & 45 seconds."Team Dumot" stuck around for the remainder of the competition and finished ANOTHER puzzle (this time a 750-piece) with time left to spare!A huge thank you to the Belles Lettres Club for the amazing venue & yummy food! ... See MoreSee Less
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Volume 43 of Hidden Heritage, "Rich and Famous", is up! Read it now at oilregionlibraries.org/rich-and-famous or pick up a print copy at the Oil City Library.⁠ Many Oil City residents earned high recognition as well as enormous wealth. Others, meanwhile, have shared ties with those individuals who had both fame and money.The relationships included leading U.S. businessmen, company founders, and philanthropists.Hidden Heritage is currently sponsored by Jack Eckert & Susan Hahn, in memory of Kay Ensle. 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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  • Rich and Famous
    Rich and Famous

    Many Oil City residents earned high recognition as well as enormous wealth. Others, meanwhile, have shared ties with those individuals who had both fame and money. The relationships included leading U.S. businessmen, company founders, and…

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  • Quirky Links to Oil City
    Quirky Links to Oil City

    Oil City and the surrounding area luxuriated in wealth gained from the booming oil and gas industries for decades. While those successful men, and a few women, had direct ties to the local industries, others…

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