Free Library buildings will be closing at 4:00 p.m. today, October 27. Normal hours will resume on Wednesday, October 28.
The Free Library is expanding available services at some locations,
including in-building services, and many programs continue to proceed
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On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas, and he had an announcement to make. More than two years before, President Abraham Lincoln had signed…
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