Thursday, December 11, 2014

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen



 Don’t miss a special Christmas Story Time this Wednesday, December 17, 2014.  Beginning at 2 p.m., Lillian Gray will be reading and acting out The Night Before Christmas, Pooh: The Sweetest Christmas, and Jingle Bells (a sing-a-long book). There will be a craft activity, and then a 45-minute movie will follow beginning at 3 p.m. with cocoa and cookies provided by Friends of the Library.
The Quitman Public Library is one of the city’s warmest gathering places during the holidays.  From now until Christmas, stop by and have a cup of warm spiced cider while you browse our nearly 30,000 items available for check out.  Near the front desk is a seasonal display filled with media pertaining to holiday decorating, entertaining, crafts, recipes, and Christmas movies for all ages. 
In observance of the Christmas Holiday, the library will be closed Thursday, December 25 and Friday, December 26, 2014.  However, TexShare® Databases and OverDrive® services as well as Wi-Fi are always available 24/7.
Patron cards are for those who can provide proof of residence in Wood County 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.

Adult Services
GED® or General Educational Development preparatory class meets at the Quitman Public Library each Thursday from 4:30 – 6 p.m. and is taught by a certified instructor.  The class schedule runs concurrently with the holiday schedule for Quitman I.S.D., therefore, class will meet on Thursday, December 18, 2014, and then break for the Christmas Holiday.  Class will resume Thursday, January 8, 2015. Students are taught independently according to an individually designed study plan, and all materials are free.  Sign up at the library’s front desk, or call 903-589-6900 for more information.

Advisory Board
The Library Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 6 p.m. The public is always welcome to attend.

Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library will meet Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  The Friends invite everyone to bring your own lunch and join them for an hour of friendship. Teresa Meeks will present this month’s 5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review featuring The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Genealogy
The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Officers for FY15 are Shirley Bates, president; Karen Pilgrim, vice president; Mary Ann Niswanger, treasurer; Ronnie Vance, secretary. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

New Arrivals
Gray Mountain by John Grisham, Burn by James Patterson, Deadline by John Sandford, Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs and 55 new eBook arrivals in OverDrive®.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Library Notes by Delene Allen, Director - Quitman Public Library

Library Notes by Delene Allen
Wood County Democrat, Quitman TX


The Quitman Public Library is one of the city’s warmest gathering places during the holidays.  From now until Christmas, stop by and have a cup of warm spiced cider while you browse our nearly 30,000 items available for check out.  Near the front desk is a seasonal display filled with media pertaining to holiday decorating, entertaining, crafts, recipes, and Christmas movies for all ages. 
 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, December 12, 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.
In observance of the Christmas Holiday, the library will be closed Thursday, December 25 and Friday, December 26, 2014.  However, TexShare® Databases and OverDrive® services as well as Wi-Fi are always available 24/7.
Patron cards are for those who can provide proof of residence in Wood County 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.

Adult Services
GED® or General Educational Development preparatory class meets at the Quitman Public Library each Thursday from 4:30 – 6 p.m. and is taught by a certified instructor.  The class schedule runs concurrently with the holiday schedule for Quitman I.S.D.  Students are taught independently according to a individually designed study plan, and all materials are free.  Sign up at the library’s front desk, or call 903-589-6900 for more information.

Advisory Board
The Library Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 6 p.m. The public is always welcome.

Children’s Services
Story Time Hour is each Wednesday 2 - 3 p.m. and runs concurrently with the Quitman I.S.D. calendar. Nichole Bradberry, Lillian Gray, Jessica King and Elizabeth Soutendijk 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).

Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library will meet Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  The Friends invite everyone to bring your own lunch and join them for an hour of entertainment.

Genealogy
The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Officers for FY15 are Shirley Bates, president; Karen Pilgrim, vice president; Mary Ann Niswanger, treasurer; Ronnie Vance, secretary. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

New Arrivals
Gray Mountain by John Grisham, Burn by James Patterson, Deadline by John Sandford, Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs and 55 new eBook arrivals in OverDrive®.

Friday, November 21, 2014

QPLibrary Notes to run 11-26-2014, Wood County Democrat



The Quitman Public Library will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28, 2014, to celebrate Thanksgiving.  However, TexShare® Databases and OverDrive® services as well as Wi-Fi are available 24/7.
At the front desk is a holiday collection of books for pleasure reading, movies with a holiday theme, and books with recipe and decorating ideas to make Christmas extra special.  Stop by and check out what your library has to offer.
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.

Adult Services
GED® or General Educational Development preparatory class will not meet this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  The class is normally held at the Quitman Public Library each Thursday from 4:30 – 6 p.m. and is taught by a certified instructor.  Students are taught independently according to a individually designed study plan, and all materials are free.  Sign up at the library’s front desk, or call 903-589-6900 for more information.

Advisory Board
The Library Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 6 p.m. The public is always welcome.

Children’s Services
Story Time Hour is each Wednesday 2 - 3 p.m. and runs concurrently with the QISD calendar. Nichole Bradberry, Lillian Gray, Jessica King and Elizabeth Soutendijk 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).

Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library will meet Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  The Friends invite the public to join in the Christmas Spirt as the Quitman Elementary Choir, under the direction of Katrina Morrow, perform a holiday presentation.  Refreshments will be served.

Genealogy
The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Officers for FY15 are Shirley Bates, president; Karen Pilgrim, vice president; Mary Ann Niswanger, treasurer; Ronnie Vance, secretary. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

New Arrivals
Gray Mountain by John Grisham, Burn by James Patterson, Deadline by John Sandford, Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs and 55 new eBook arrivals in OverDrive®.

Friday, October 31, 2014



November 5, 2014

The Friends of the Quitman Public Library Annual Fall Book and Bake Sale will take place Thursday November 6, through Saturday, November 8, 2014, beginning at 10 a.m. The sale ends Saturday at 2 p.m. 
November is National Native American Heritage Month, and the Quitman Public Library is recognizing this event with a display of media available for check out.  Also, there is a holiday collection of books for pleasure reading, movies with a holiday theme, and books with recipe and decorating ideas to make Thanksgiving extra special. These displays are located near the check-out desk.
Special thanks go to Ulna McWhorter and family for donating at Kimball console piano for the Thurman Shamburger Community Room.  Also, the Wood County TX Genealogical Society recently awarded a lifetime membership to me, Delene Allen, and I consider this a great honor.
If you already have a mobile phone or reading device, download the OverDrive® app for access to countless eBooks and audiobooks from the Quitman Public Library.  You may check out up to five online items for your choice of 7 or 14 days to read on your computer, your smart phone, and your reading device such as the Nook® or Kindle®. Download instructions are available on our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.
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.

Adult Services
GED® or General Educational Development preparatory class is held at the Quitman Public Library each Thursday from 4:30 – 6 p.m.  The class is taught by a certified instructor, and all study materials are free.  Students are taught independently according to a individually designed study plan.  Sign up at the library’s front desk, or call 903-589-6900 for more information.
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, November 13, 2014 at 6 p.m. The public is always welcome.

Children’s Services
Story Time Hour is each Wednesday 2 - 3 p.m. and runs concurrently with the QISD calendar. Elizabeth Soutendijk, Jessica King, Lillian Gray and Diane Jones 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).

Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library will meet on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room. 

Genealogy
The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet on Monday,  November 17,  2014 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Officers for FY15 are Shirley Bates, president; Karen Pilgrim, vice president; Mary Ann Niswanger, treasurer; Ronnie Vance, secretary. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.