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With Funds provided by the Leo Herning Foundation Grant, the Palestine Public Library is once again hosting FREE Computer Workshops in our Technology Center. Check out all that we have to offer! Register by calling 586-5317 or register at the front desk! Registration is required.

  • April 3, 10, 17, 24th from 6 - 8 pm - Introduction to Online College Courseswith Hannah Tuemler from Lincoln Trail College 

  • May 8, 15, 22, 29th from 6 - 8 pm- Quickbooks for Intermediate Users with Lauren Lewis and AnneMarie Hopkins from Kemper

  • May 15, 17, 22, 24th from 4 - 6 pm- Basic Computing with Chuck Bennett from Lincoln Trail College 

  • June 5, 7, 12, 14th from 4 - 6 pm- Windows 10 with Chuck Bennett from Lincoln Trail College 

  • June 19,21, 26, 28th from 4 - 6 pm (tentative)- File Management with Linda Branch and Tancy Finkbiner

  • July 10, 12, 17, 19th from 4-6 pm- Computer Maintenance and Safety with Chuck Bennett from

  • Lincoln Trail College

  • July 24, 26, 31 & Aug. 2 from 4 - 6 pm - Excel with Linda Branch and Tancy Finkbiner

W. White Amvets #33, Cheryl Mefford



Adult Reading Club

The Big Read: Year Long Book Selection for the whole Palestine District


Club meets on the second Thursday of every month from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Refreshments are provided

Computer Workshops

Palestine Chamber of Commerce

Grade School Programs 

Robert Taylor

Ruth Ellen Goodman is a British freelance historian of the early modern period, specialising in offering advice to museums and heritage attractions.[3] She is a specialist in British social history and is a presenter of the BBC television educational documentary series Victorian Farm, Victorian Pharmacy, Edwardian Farm, Tudor Monastery Farm, Wartime Farm[4] and Full Steam Ahead. She also presented the 2005 series Tales from the Green Valley,[3][5]and occasionally presents features for The One Show. She co-presented Secrets of the Castle in 2014.

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computer workshops  Full Schedule

May 30th- Juggling Jeff

@Palestine Public Library 10:00- 11:00 am

June 6th- Animal Tales

@Palestine Public Library 10:00 - 11:00 am

June 13th- Richard Landry

@Palestine Public Library 10:00 - 11:00 am

June 20th- Mad Science

@Palestine Grade School 10:00 - 11:00 am

June 27th- Fairytale Entertainment

@Fife Opera House 10:00 - 11:00 am

Pool Party -Date to be announced

@ Robinson Municipal Swimming Pool 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Set in the untamed American West, a highly original and haunting debut novel about a makeshift family whose dramatic lives are shaped by violence, love, and an indelible connection to the land.

You belong to the earth, and the earth is hard.

At the turn of the twentieth century, in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, a solitary orchardist named Talmadge carefully tends the grove of fruit trees he has cultivated for nearly half a century. A gentle, solitary man, he finds solace and purpose in the sweetness of the apples, apricots, and plums he grows, and in the quiet, beating heart of the land--the valley of yellow grass bordering a deep canyon that has been his home since he was nine years old. Everything he is and has known is tied to this patch of earth. It is where his widowed mother is buried, taken by illness when he was just thirteen, and where his only companion, his beloved teenaged sister Elsbeth, mysteriously disappeared. It is where the horse wranglers--native men, mostly Nez Perce--pass through each spring with their wild herds, setting up camp in the flowering meadows between the trees.

One day, while in town to sell his fruit at the market, two girls, barefoot and dirty, steal some apples. Later, they appear on his homestead, cautious yet curious about the man who gave them no chase. Feral, scared, and very pregnant, Jane and her sister Della take up on Talmadage's land and indulge in his deep reservoir of compassion. Yet just as the girls begin to trust him, brutal men with guns arrive in the orchard, and the shattering tragedy that follows sets Talmadge on an irrevocable course not only to save and protect them, putting himself between the girls and the world, but to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past.​-​Goodreads


Mon, Wed, Fri

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

Tues & Thurs

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

​Closed Sat & Sun