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

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Kari Anne Holt is the author of several middle grade novels in verse including House Arrest (Chronicle), a Bank Street Best Book of the Year 2015, and Rhyme Schemer(Chronicle), an Amazon Best Book for Kids and Teens, and a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. Her novel in haiku, Brains for Lunch, was highlighted on the Texas Library Association’s Annotated Lone Star Reading List for 2011. She is also the author of Gnome-a-geddon, Red Moon Rising, and Mike Stellar: Nerves of Steel, a nominee for the 2014 Connecticut Library Association Nutmeg Book Award and the 2013 Maud Hart Lovelace Award. Kari lives in Austin, TX .- http://kaholt.com/bio/

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Tech Talk Scholarship

The library will be open today, January 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  All overdue books due this past weekend will be waived. 

Online card catalog : share

Doug Davis visited the library in 2016 and showed the kids his pedal generator.

Check this link for more information: https://hearttechplusportal.com/

The library has enjoyed having Jacob Eckert as our first Tech Talk Scholarship winner.  Thank you, Jacob, for a school year of service.  You have been such a great addition to the library and we look forward to hiring you for our summer programming.

Jacob volunteers after school on Mondays and Fridays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. He is here to help anyone who has technological questions and also helps the library with updating the website on these days.

The scholarship applications for next year are now open. The application deadline is April 2, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Click on the button for the application or pick one up at the library today.

The Palestine Public Library now has access to Ancestry.com's databases, allowing you to find information on your family's history!

Our Ancestry.com class was a huge success! Sue Jones will be coming back soon to instruct more classes about Ancestry.com.


All books can be placed on hold or ordered with our SHARE button found on each web page.  Use your library barcode for your username and the last four digits for your PIN #.  Order books and we'll call you when they are ready!

Ancestry.com LLC is an Internet company based in Lehi, Utah, United States. The largest for-profit genealogy company in the world, it operates a network of genealogical and historical record websites focused on the United States and nine foreign countries. As of June 2014, the company provided access to approximately 16 billion historical records and had over 2 million paying subscribers. User-generated content tallies to more than 70 million family trees, and subscribers have added more than 200 million photographs, scanned documents, and written stories.

Ancestry's brands include Ancestry, AncestryDNA, AncestryHealth, AncestryProGenealogists, Archives.com, Family Tree Maker, Find a Grave, Fold3, Newspapers.com, and Rootsweb.-Wikipedia

On Dec. 1, patrons of the library will be able to use Ancestry on our public computers for free.  There will be free workshops on how to search for your family history from Sue Jones, Crawford Historical Society.  Sue is regent of the James Halstead Sr. NSDAR Chapter and will be here on December 7th to teach patrons how to use Ancestry.com and other online sources.  There are two workshops, 1-2 and 5-6, each covers the same material. 

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K. A. Holt is visiting Palestine grade school February 9th!

Palestine Public Library District in Palestine