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NEW BOOK ON OUR SHELVES: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
by David Grann

Category – True Crime Publication Date – April 18, 2017.

This is an absolute must read for those interested in the plight of the American Indian, mysteries, and true crime.

The Osage tribe was moved several times by the American Government until they were settled in a barren part of Oklahoma, barren, except for the oil underground. They became very wealthy, in fact, per capita they were the richest people in the world. They had beautiful homes, chauffeured limousines, and servants. The government, in its unfailing wisdom, deemed the Osage incapable of handling the money generated from the oil. They were assigned guardians that were to help them manage their money. Corruption abounded as these guardians were out to steal everything they could from the Osage.

During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s over twenty-four Osage Indians were murdered. Law enforcement did little to bring the murderers to justice. The Osage beseeched the Government for help and the FBI was born and action was finally being taken.

When murder trials were convened, a member of the Osage tribe skeptically said, “It is a question in my mind whether this jury is considering a murder case of not. The question for them to decide is whether a white man killing an Osage is murder – or merely cruelty to animals”.

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Story time, puppets, felt board activities, toys and more. For children on the autism spectrum and parent/caregiver.

This Thursday at 10:30 am - Our new program -- Sensory Storytime and More! - for kids on the autism spectrum and their parent(s)/caregiver(s). Stories, puppets, and fun adventures. All ages welcome.

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If you don't have the special glasses, never fear - your research librarians are here! 5 other ways you can safely participate during tomorrow's eclipse:

Clases De Ingles Gratis Para Adultos
Biblioteca de Coatesville
Lunes de 5:00 a 6:30 pm
Los dias 18, 25 de Septiembre
Y los dias 2, 9, y 16 de Otobre 2017
Favor de Inscribirse en la Biblioteca de Coatesville
Al teléfono 610-384-4115 o

Free Adult English Classes
Coatesville Library
Mondays 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Sept 18, 25 y October 2, 9, 16
Register at the Coatesville Library
610-384-4115 or

Over 65 kids painted rocks this summer! Not just any rocks - Library Rocks! We're going to put these little beauties in our courtyard for our very own Rock Garden made by our bestest library users! Thanks kids!! YOU ROCK! YOU'RE NOW A SOLID PART OF OUR COMMUNITY LIBRARY!! <3

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In case you missed it - the Chester County Food Bank's Fresh2You Truck is at the Coatesville Library EVERY SATURDAY 11 am - 2 pm. Come and get your fresh produce, eggs, dried beans, honey, apple cider vinegar, and other yummy stuff!

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If you can't get eclipse glasses, make one of these; it's easy - And absolutely DO NOT look at the sun during the eclipse! (Sunglasses or snow goggles won't cut it - permanent eye injury will result)

YAY! These kids are READY for KINDERGARTEN! Thanks, AHHAH and CCRES for making it possible! <3 our kids!

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It's National Book Lover's Day! What are YOU reading?

Back to school ALREADY??!! Friday, Aug.4, Ms Kathy and Ms Camie gave out calendars, books and bookmarks to all the kids at Scott Middle School. The Coatesville Public Library is here to help everyone, INCLUDING PROCRASTINATORS! - we have LOTS of GREAT books to get your summer reading done. Come in! It's cool and dry!😁

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