January 18, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX
Due to a shortage of AARP Tax Aide Program volunteers in Wood County, there will be no free Federal Income Tax assistance at the Quitman Public Library this tax season. The AARP Tax Aide office can help you locate your nearest free tax preparation site by calling 1-888-227-7669. The library will only receive printed 2016 Forms 1040, 1040 A, and 1040 EZ. Also, public computers are available at the library for patrons to file online during regular business hours. Public Wi-Fi is available 24/7.
January is “Get Healthy, Stay Healthy” month. If you have resolved to exercise, diet, or just be a better person, the library has the information and books you need to be successful. This special display is located near the check-out area.
Patron cards are for Wood County residents with photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17. Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Call 903-763-4191 or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.
It’s always a great time to Get Your GED @ QPL! Stop by or call 903-763-4191. The General Educational Development (GED) preparatory class meets at the Quitman Public Library each Thursday from 4:30 – 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik. All materials are free.
Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for this free class.
The Story Time Gang meets each Thursday at 2 p.m. Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming themes are: Jan 19th “All About Reading Our Favorites!” Jan 26th “All About a Crafting Free-for-all,” and February is going to be “All About African American History Month.” Be ready to read, dance, sing, play games and make stuff.
Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. Special thanks to Peoples Telephone – Quitman TX for funding and sponsorship of crafts and activities.
Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room. The Friends invite everyone to bring a lunch and join them for an hour of friendship. There will be a short meeting that always includes a “5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review,” a short presentation of “What You May Not Know about Me” from one of the members, and entertainment provided by a special guest.
The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.
The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet in the library’s Shamburger Community Room on Monday, February 13, 2017. The workshop begins at 6 p.m. prior to the 7 p.m. meeting. For more information including photographs and recent queries, visit the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.
In the lobby showcase during the month of January is an assortment of snowman figurines from the collection of Beverly Chamberlain.