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LIBRARY CLOSURE –  the water in our building will be turned off from Friday evening through Sunday evening this weekend so we will not be open on Saturday, July 30.  We will reopen to the public on Tuesday morning, Aug. 2, at 9:30 am as we are normally closed on Mondays.

DONATE YOUR USED BOOKS! We are planning a BOOK SALE to be held on Saturday,  October 22, 2016 and we need your used books. The sale will be held at the OBCGS Library and all proceeds will go to the operating budget of the library. Bring your donated books to the library and we will process them for the sale. Thanks for helping the Society!

 

Please call 828-253-1894 if you have any questions about our open hours, volunteer opportunities or events.

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