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10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tues & Thurs

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Fall from Valhalla by Mike Whicker

Just released in April of this year, Mike Whicker's fourth installment of this series has just been purchased by the library.  If you are going on the trip and want books signed, please bring them with you.  Mr. Whicker will have some copies available but supplies will be limited.

In the months just after the end of WW II, two deadly and cunning women find themselves pitted against each other in a lethal game of cat-and-mouse. One was Nazi Germany’s top spy now working for the United States: her opponent, Soviet Russia’s most feared assassin. Fall from Valhalla is a superbly researched uber-thriller set in the clandestine world of undercover ‘spooks’ and ‘ghosts’ operating during the earliest days of the Cold War.

Author led Bus tour of Evansville October 20th

Spaceman Benny (Wesley Adams) and Princess Unikitty were a definite hit with the kids in the Labor Day Parade!

Our tour of the LST Ship Memorial starts at 1:00.  Groups of 15 will take the tour at intervals.  There is a gift shop at the Memorial.

Writing Workshops this school year at Palestine Grade School

Bus Leaves October 20th

9:00 A.M.

New Titles- Check them out!

Adult Reading Club book selection for september 8th meeting 5-6 pm

After the tour, Mike Whicker will lead us on a bus tour of key places in Evansville that are featured in his first book.  The LST Shipyard where the boats were actually made; the site of the Dogtown Tavern; Erika Lehman's apartment over the diner; and the grand finale (BEWARE: book spoiler alert) the bridge where she jumped off into the Ohio River.

The bus will be stopping at Haubstadt where there will be the choice of either Arby's or McDonalds- or you can bring something for yourself to tide you over until you get home.  We should arrive at the library between 7 and 8 p.m.

January starts a new theme: Pioneers to Pluto. 

Students will write a short story about their trip to Pluto.

February Students will learn how to use chiaroscuro (and learn what that means.) They will illustrate their story to Pluto.

In March, it will be time for a fun craft. Perler beads make great window suncatchers.

The computer room will be reserved again for April for digitizing their story.

May is the last program and photos will be taken aboard the Lego StarWars Spaceship that was at the Labor Day Parade.  Students will be able to get into the space suit and take a photo. 

June 7th is our first Summer Reading Program.  Pioneers to Pluto is going to be a great summer theme which will get everyone ready for the solar eclipse in August of 2017.

Palestine Public Library will be visiting the grade school once a month throughout the school year to keep students connected with the library and to encourage them to draw and write. 

In September, students will have short lessons on how to create using the right side of their brain.  They will then be shown how to use 'creepy crawly' lines to draw contours of something- in this case: cars.

For October, students will write a short story to go with their drawing.  The 'heroes journey' will be discussed and they will follow an outline to write their own journey in their car.

November's class will combine the line art and the story and it will all be digitized and decorated.

Also in November, the students will learn the basics of color theory.

December's class will meet at the library to bring everything together to make Christmas presents.

Hilltop Inn has asked that we order and pay in advance.  The menu's are available at the library.  Please fill out each ticket (which can include several people) and make sure to write the names of everyone included in the ticket on the sheet.  Also, payment and orders are due by October 3.

On the menu, pay attention to the Fiddlers- they were featured in the first book.  Hilltop Inn is known for brain sandwiches but Mike Whicker says the Burgoo is really good too.

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew. 

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