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Knit one, Bless two

The Palestine Public Library knitting club led by Patti Shaw has finished a box of sweaters to go to Debbie Macomber's program Knit One, Bless Two program through World Vision.    The sweaters are distributed to children in need all around the world.  Debbie is the spokeswoman for the program and her story is a page-turner.  Check it out here: 


When bestselling author Debbie Macomber sat down to write a mission statement, you might think she would focus on writing or selling books.

But instead, her mission was inspired by God’s covenant with Abraham: “I will make you a blessing!”

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With funds from the Leo Herning Foundation Grant, Palestine Public Library is hosting a four-day Writing Workshop with LTC instructor Aaron White where patrons will receive college credits and learn from a published author.

 Aaron White holds an MA in Literary Studies from Eastern Illinois University and contributes to Bluestem Magazine as an assistant nonfiction editor. His work has appeared in Mothers Always Write, Parent Co, 13th Dimension, Prong & Posy, The Pedestal Magazine, and other publications. He spends his days raising a toddler, navigating academia, trying to sell a novel, and wallowing in obscurity. Connect with him on Twitter @amwhite90 and Tumblr at amwhite90.tumblr.com.

Degrees include-- Ph.D. student (Indiana State University, 2017 to present); MA in Literary Studies with Creative Writing emphasis & BA in English with Creative Writing minor (Eastern Illinois University); AS in General Studies (Lincoln Trail College)

The workshops will include a Skype discussion with William Kent Krueger, Palestine's #1 Favorite Author for 2018.  Future classes in January will teach patrons how to use Kindle Direct Publishing and the library hopes to publish works completed during this workshop together in a collection.

For more information or to pre-register, call 618-586-5317.

Palestine Public Library District in Palestine



P:  618.586.5317  E:  palestinelibrary@outlook.com  F:  618.586.9711

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The sweaters will be donated to Knit One, Bless Two and the hats are going to local children in the Head Start program.  Want to knit at home and be a part of the giving?  Drop your item off at the library and we will send them once a year for you!  Visit the Knit One, Bless Two website for free patterns:  http://www.knitforkids.org/patterns

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The library will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24th and 25th for Christmas and Tuesday, January 1st for New Year's Day