Thursday, January 12, 2017

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

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.

Adult Services
  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.

Children’s Services
  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.
 
Genealogy
  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.

On Display

  In the lobby showcase during the month of January is an assortment of snowman figurines from the collection of Beverly Chamberlain.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

to run January 4, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX      
                                               
  On Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, several local authors from the Whyte Dove Writer’s Group will be showcasing their books in the library’s lobby beginning at 10 a.m.  At noon, Andy Skrzynski will present a short program sharing how he began as a writer and how you can get started. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited.
  January is National “Get Organized” Month, and the Quitman Public Library has a media display filled with ideas to help you clear, or at least control, the clutter for the New Year.
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 from 6 - 9 p.m.  Acoustic musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome. For more information, call Eugene Allen 903-975-5745.
  If you are among the forty-five percent of Americans made a New Year’s resolution, it is likely that you made one of the top ten – to lose weight, eat more healthily, exercise more, stop smoking, stick to a budget, save money, get more organized, be more patient, find a better job and to just be a better person over all. Without a doubt, information on any of these topics and more can be found at the Quitman Public Library in the form of on-site print media and audiobooks, on OverDrive in e-book format, or online in the library’s TexShare Databases. Stop in and check it out.
  Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 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.
           
Adult Services
  The spring 2017 GED semester begins Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in the library’s Shamburger Community Room.  The class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik. It’s always a great time to Get Your GED @ QPL! Stop by or call 903-763-4191.
  Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites everyone to bring his or her own supplies and join her group for a fun time of free instruction.  Stop by the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Advisory Board
  The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room.  Among the items on the agenda will be updating library policy.  The public is always welcome to attend advisory board meetings.

Children’s Services
  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. The theme for Jan. 5th is “All About ELVIS!” Be ready to dance, sing, and meet a lady who has collected Elvis Presley memorabilia for years.
  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 for the Story Time Gang.

Friends of the Library
            They invite others to get involved by joining them on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  The Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the Quitman Public Library.

Genealogy
  The Wood County Genealogical Society meets Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. The public is invited to visit the genealogy department during regular library hours to browse back issues of the Wood County Democrat dating from 1917. To learn more about the society, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx/

On Display

            In the lobby showcase during the month of January is a collection of items on loan from Beverly Chamberlain called “Winter Wonderland.”  

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Santa Visits the Quitman Public Library!

Santa visited today and brought joy to everyone! There was a craft table to make your own ornament, pictures were printed in Christmas cards donated by Sweet Expressions, 

Ann Norris played the auto harp and entertained both parents and children. Cookies were provided by the Friends of the Library. 

Thank you Lillian Gray for the arrangments and to the QPL staff and volunteers for helping create such a great Story Time Christmas Party!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

You don't want to miss this: Santa is coming to the Quitman Public Library on Thursday, Dec 15th at 2 p.m.!
Come meet Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas.
Have your picture made with him, too!
Story Time is an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. It 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) or email Lillian Gray at graybooks88@gmail.com.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Nov. 30, 2016 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX
                                               
  On Tuesday, Dec. 13th at noon, the Friends of the Library will host a Christmas gathering in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. The Quitman Elementary Choir, led by Katrina Morrow, will perform a medley of holiday songs. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited.
  Santa Claus is coming to the Quitman Public Library at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016.  Come have your picture made with Santa! The Friends of the Library will greet patrons with warm spiced cider and ginger snaps in the lobby beginning Dec. 1st.
  Check out our holiday collection of books for pleasure reading, movies with a holiday theme, and books with recipe and decorating ideas to make the holidays extra special. These displays are located near the check-out desk.
  The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Friday, Dec.9, 2016 from 6 - 9 p.m.  Acoustic musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome. Holiday treats and hot cocoa will be served. For more information, call Eugene Allen 903-975-5745.
  Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 for more information or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.    

Adult Services
  Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites everyone to bring his or her own supplies and join her group for a fun time of free instruction.  Stop by the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.
  Get GED Ready@ Quitman Public Library each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m.  Class is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik, and the holiday schedule runs concurrently with the QISD calendar.  Stop by or call 903-763-4191.

Children’s Services
  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. The theme for Dec. 1st is “All About Snow” and Dec. 8th is “All About Giving a Gift of Love.”  On Dec. 15th, Santa Claus will arrive at exactly 2 p.m., so come have your picture made!
  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 for the Story Time Gang.

Friends of the Library
  Friends of the Library invites the public to spend your lunch hour with them on Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 2016 at noon when the Quitman Elementary Choir will sing Christmas carols in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room.  A short meeting will follow.

Genealogy
  The Wood County Genealogical Society meets Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx/ to learn more about the society.

New Arrivals

  We have added new e-book and audio book titles to the library’s online collection. Download the OverDrive® app on your phone or tablet for access to countless eBooks, audio books and streaming video from the Quitman Public Library.  You may check out up to five online items for your choice of 7 or 14 days.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Story Time - All About Snow!

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, Story Time is All About SNOW!
Story Time is an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. It 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) or email Lillian Gray at graybooks88@gmail.com.