Thursday, July 17, 2014

Library Notes by Delene Allen



July 23, 2014

July is National Air-Conditioning Appreciation Month.  One of the best ways to celebrate this event is to take a break at the Quitman Public Library where you can read the newspaper, enjoy a magazine, check your email, find a book on your favorite subject, or visit with friends. 
The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is always on the second Friday of the month at the Quitman Public Library.  The next acoustical jam is Friday, August 8, 6 - 9 p.m.  Acoustic musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome.  Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 903-952-8305.
Patron cards are available for those residents who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and 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 for more information or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Stop by soon and check out what your library has to offer.
Regular library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.   For more information, please call 903-763-4191 and visit our website.

Adult Services
English as a Second Language (ESL) will hold its last class of the summer on Thursday, July 31, 2014. The classes will reconvene this fall; the date will be announced in August.
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 are invited to bring their own supplies and join the group for this free class.

Advisory Board
The Library Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6 p.m. The public is always welcome.

Young Adult and Children’s Services
Story Time Hours is this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. Elizabeth Soutendijk and Jessica King have planned a fun hour of thematic stories, crafts, and entertainment. Story Time Hour is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome.  For more information, call 903-763-BOOK (2665).

Genealogy
             The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet again on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

New Arrivals
Just in time for more summer reading, we’ve added even more eBooks to our online service, OverDrive®. You may check out up to five eBooks for your choice of 7 or 14 days to read on your on your computer, download to your smart phone, and download to your reading device such as the Nook® or Kindle®. Download instructions are available on our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Attention Summer Readers: Groovy Science! at Gov. Jim Hogg Park this Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 2 - 4 p.m.!! Theda Andrews and volunteers from Quitman's Forever Young will show us how to make our own lava lamps! Disco music provided by Groovetown D.J., and we're hoping for a special guest who will show us how folks busted a move back in the 1970s. Snacks are courtesy of Forever Young - Quitman.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Quitman Library Notes

Quitman Library Notes by Delene Allen

On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, Cedric Haynes, Meteorologist from KLTV-Channel 7, will present a fun program about clouds to kick off this year’s Summer Reading 2014 program. Each summer reader will have a chance to make a 3-D cloud to take home. We will be reading, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” by Judi Barrett. Popcorn and a movie will follow for those who wish to stay. This year’s Texas Summer Reading theme is “Fizz…Boom… READ!” It is a program designed to integrate science and reading with “hands-on” projects for our youngest patrons. Activities are planned for each Wednesday in June, 2 – 4 p.m. and can be found at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Stop by the library soon to register and pick up your Summer Reading game card!

Ol’ Raccoon, a life-sized story-telling raccoon will be reading to our youngest readers Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Elizabeth Soutendijk has a planned a fun hour of stories, crafts, and entertainment. Call 903-763-4191 for more information.

The library will host the 2nd Friday Acoustical Bluegrass Jam on Friday, June 13, 2014 6-9 p.m. Whether you bring your acoustical instruments and join in, or just come and listen, you’re sure to find some great local and regional talent.

Regular library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. For more information, please call 903-763- 4191 and visit our website.

Adult Services

Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free knitting and crochet instruction. She guarantees you will have the skills to knit a scarf before you leave. If you have a pattern to share, please bring it. The class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

Advisory Board

The Library Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 6 p.m. The public is always welcome.

Young Adult and Children’s Services

Join us this Friday, May 30, 2014 for Story Time hour beginning at 11 a.m. with Elizabeth Soutendijk. Elizabeth, who works with Gateway to Libraries - Reading Literacy, and her assistant, Jessica King, have designed a wonderful thematic program that teaches as well as entertains. This will be the final Story Time hour on Wednesdays, as we will move to Fridays at 11 a.m. beginning June 4, 2014.

Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. For more information, call 903-763-BOOK (2665).

Genealogy

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. For more information or to make an appointment with a genealogist from the Wood County TX Genealogical Society, contact the library at 903-763- 4191 or visit the society’s website at http://www.woodtxgene.com for links to photographs and family histories. Also you can visit the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

New Arrivals

New arrivals are coming in every day, just in time for summer. Also, you can check out books through OverDrive® -- just another way to offer you the latest eBooks! If you have a library card you can check out up to 5 eBooks for 1 or 2 weeks to read on your computer, download to your smart phone, and download to your reading device such as the Nook® or Kindle®. Please visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org or stop by for more information. Step-bystep instructional fliers are available at the front desk and on our website.


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Friday, April 11, 2014

Library Notes to run April 16. 2014



April 16, 2014

OverDrive Read is a new way of reading eBooks, and it is now available for patrons of the Quitman Public Library as part of the Northeast Texas Library Consortium. What that means is you can check out and read the latest eBooks for up to 2 weeks without the need for downloads or special software on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. All you need to borrow digital titles is an Internet connection and a library card.
If you’re using a tablet or smartphone, you may want to download OverDrive’s free mobile app to easily find and save the library’s OverDrive website and to download and enjoy borrowed titles on these popular devices and platforms: Android™, BlackBerry®, iOS (iPhone®/iPad®/iPod® touch), Windows® Phone, Kindle® Fire tablets, KoboTM tablets, and NOOK® tablets.
            Available at the front desk and on our website are short handouts that outline basic steps for borrowing and enjoying digital titles from your library, as well as specific steps for getting started.
Regular library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.   For more information, please call 903-763-4191 and visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.

Adult Services
Each Thursday is filled with learning opportunities at the Quitman Public Library. GED preparatory classes are available from 10 – noon to help you prepare for the GED test.  English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are also offered on Thursdays from 4 – 6 p.m. in the library’s conference room.  These classes run concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. holiday schedule.  ESL and GED classes are taught by certified instructor, Sandra Grider. Also on Thursdays, test proctoring and tutoring is available by appointment. To sign up for any of these opportunities, stop by during class hours or call 903-763-4191.
Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free knitting and crochet instruction. If you have a pattern to share, please bring it.  The class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

Young Adult and Children’s Services
Join us for Story Time at the Quitman Public Library, 202 East Goode Street, Quitman TX each Friday from 11 a.m. - noon for an hour of story time activities.  Elizabeth Soutendijk, who works with Gateway to Libraries - Reading Literacy, and her assistant, Jessica King, have designed a wonderful thematic program that teaches as well as entertains.
The program is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome.  For more information, call 903-763-BOOK (2665).

Genealogy
             The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Guest speaker will be Nancy Walker who will present “Sweet Memories of Hawkins, Texas.”
For more information or to make an appointment with a genealogist from the Wood County TX Genealogical Society, contact the library at 903-763-4191 or visit the society’s website at http://www.woodtxgene.com for links to photographs and family histories.

New Arrivals
Matchless by Jane Candia Coleman, The Loner: Blood of Renegades by J.A. Johnstone, Awakening by Ralph Reed, and several new e-Book additions to OverDrive.  For more information about OverDrive and how to check out e-Books from this library, visit www.quitmanlibrary.org or stop by the front desk.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Library Notes by Delene Allen - March 2014




Each Thursday is filled with learning opportunities at the Quitman Public Library. GED preparatory classes are available from 10 – noon to help you prepare for the GED test. 
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are also offered on Thursdays from 4 – 6 p.m. in the library’s conference room.  These classes run concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. holiday schedule.  ESL and GED classes are taught by certified instructor, Sandra Grider.
Family Bilingual Literacy Sessions are available from 1 – 3 p.m. and are taught by Gateway to Libraries Instructor, Owen Neace. The focus is to teach parents to read to their children in a manner to insure that children understand what is being read to them.
Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free knitting and crochet instruction. If you have a pattern to share, please bring it.  The class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.
Also on Thursdays, test proctoring and tutoring is available by appointment. To sign up for any of these opportunities, stop by during class hours or call 903-763-4191903-763-4191.
As a reminder, Federal Income Tax assistance will not be available this year at the Quitman Public Library due to a shortage of AARP volunteers in Wood County.  The nearest locations and times for assistance are the Lindale Public Library, each Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Wesley United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs, each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Regular library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.   For more information, please call 903-763-4191903-763-4191 and visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.

Young Adult and Children’s Services
Join us for Story Time at the Quitman Public Library, 202 East Goode Street, Quitman TX each Friday from 11 a.m. - noon for an hour of story time activities.  Elizabeth Soutendijk, who works with Gateway to Libraries - Reading Literacy, and her assistant, Jessica King, have designed a wonderful thematic program that teaches as well as entertains.
The program is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome.  For more information, call 903-763-BOOK903-763-BOOK (2665).

Genealogy
             The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Guest speaker will b Nancy Walker who will present “Sweet Memories of Hawkins, Texas.”
For more information or to make an appointment with a genealogist from the Wood County TX Genealogical Society, contact the library at 903-763-4191903-763-4191 or visit the society’s website at http://www.woodtxgene.com for links to photographs and family histories.

New Arrivals
Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb, The Return: A Steve Dancy Tale by James D. Best, A Bullet for Billy the Kid: A Western Trio by Will Henry, and several new e-Book additions to OverDrive.  For more information about OverDrive and how to check out e-Books from this library, visit www.quitmanlibrary.org or stop by the front desk.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Library Notes - March 2014



March 2014 - Quitman Public Library News

Mark your calendar early for Tuesday, May 13, 2014 for the Quitman Public Library's Spring Open House. Join us for a fun day filled with interesting guests and events.  Special guest, Cheryl Rogers-Barnett will be here from noon until 3 p.m.  Cheryl is the adopted daughter of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, and she will present a 1-hour program about her life that includes a short film and a Q&A session. She is the author of two books: Cowboy Princess and The All-American Cowboy Grill.  Cheryl and her husband, Larry Barnett, are co-founders of Happy Trails Forever™ - Preserving the Legacy of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. To learn more, please visit these links at www.happytrailsforever.com and www.cherylrogers.com/texas.
Also on that day, local artist, Bart Soutendijk, will present his newest sculpture to the Quitman Public Library.  Bart wall sculpture will be displayed on our front tower as pictured. Bart  has illustrated with wire since 1972, and his art is represented by galleries in the US, and and he has sold to collectors all over the world. Visit his website at http://www.wirewallart.com.
Of course, the last meeting of the season for the Friends of the Library will take place at noon on Tuesday, May 13th, and the Quitman Garden Club will meet later that day from 2 – 4 p.m.   
Our GED, ESL and Bilingual Family Literacy programs are gaining momentum. Instructors Sandra Grider and Owen Neace are working with the Gateway to Libraries project that provides all classroom materials. To learn more about these free opportunities, call 903-763-4191 or stop by the library on Thursdays.
The Wood County Genealogical Society is inviting everyone to their meeting Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7 p.m. here at the library.  Special guest, Bobby J. Phipps, will be speaking on “How Genetics Affect Our Family History.” Bobby holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. Also at that meeting, the public can learn more about the society’s Family History Field Trip to Jefferson, Texas planned for April.
Our patrons are excited about OverDrive® -- our library’s online source for the latest eBooks! People stop me everywhere, most recently in the dentist’s chair, to ask me about OverDrive! If you have a library card you can check out up to 5 of the newest eBooks for 1 or 2 weeks to read on your computer, download to your smart phone, and download to your reading device such as the Nook® or Kindle®. Stop by or call, and I’ll help you get started.
             
Calendar:

  •          2nd Friday Acoustical Bluegrass Jam on Friday, March 14th 6-9p.m.
  •          Elizabeth Soutendijk (wife of Bart Soutendijk) is the director of Story Time each Friday from 11 a.m. – noon. 
  •          Knitting instruction by Virginia Hoffpauir in the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m. 
As always, I thank the Friends of the Library for its generous support.

Delene Allen, Library Director