December 13th non-fiction title

All 5th graders to 8th grade can sign up. Parents must first sign a waiver sheet and pay the $3.00 one time computer fee.

Games Include:

  • online games
  • board games
  • chess
  • legos
  • coding
  • puzzles

snacks are included

January fiction title

Barry was born in Providence, RI, graduated from Brown University, and entered a Ph.D. program at the University of Rochester but withdrew from graduate school in the middle of the semester after he received his M.A. He then coached high school and college football, and his first published article appeared in a professional journal for coaches, Scholastic Coach. In the 1970s he began freelancing for magazines and moved to Washington, where he frequently contributed to The Washington Post Sunday Magazine and was Washington editor of the now-defunct Dun's Review and Dun's Business Month.


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Crawford County Model Railroaders meet at Palestine Public Library every month.  Their meetings are scheduled at 7:00 pm on the second Tuesday of every month.  The group is open to the public but only members may attend.  To sign up, call the library.

The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry

At the height of WWI, history’s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not the Middle Ages, and 1918 marked the first collision of science and epidemic disease. Magisterial in its breadth of perspective and depth of research and now revised to reflect the growing danger of the avian flu, The Great Influenza is ultimately a tale of triumph amid tragedy, which provides us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the epidemics looming on our own horizon. John M. Barry has written a new afterword for this edition that brings us up to speed on the terrible threat of the avian flu and suggest ways in which we might head off another flu pandemic.

Adult Reading Club

Gamer's Night



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Lost Light by Michael Connelly

The vision has haunted him for four years--a young woman lying crumpled in death, her hand outstretched in silent supplication. Harry Bosch was taken off the Angella Benton murder case when the production assistant's death was linked with the violent theft of two million dollars from a movie set. Both files were never closed. Now retired from the L.A.P.D., Bosch is determined to find justice for Angella. Without a badge to open doors and strike fear into the guilty, he's on his own. And even in the face of an opponent more powerful and ruthless than any he's ever encountered, Bosch is not backing down.

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

Refreshments are provided

Michael Connelly was born in Philadelphia, PA on July 21, 1956. He moved to Florida with his family when he was 12 years old. Michael decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing — a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews.

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