Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

February 15, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX  

  The library is highlighting February as National Black History Month with a media display near the check-out area.  One book, Black Texans by Marion Barnes, celebrates such notable persons as Bessie Coleman who was born in Atlanta, Texas in 1892.  Bessie received her pilot license in 1921, two years before Amelia Earhart. By 1923, she had purchased her first airplane and performed her first air show in Houston, Texas.
  There will be no free Federal Income Tax assistance at the Quitman Public Library this tax season. Call the AARP help line at 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest free tax preparation site. Public computers are available at the library for filing online during regular business hours, and Wi-Fi is available 24/7.
  What you may not know about the Quitman Public Library: In 2006, the Quitman Garden Club began its Beautification Landscaping Project for the library’s east and west patios. Members and volunteers have spent countless hours creating and maintaining the beautiful gardens for the enjoyment of our library and community served. Most of the trees, plants and flowers in the gardens are native to this region. The Quitman Garden Club meets at the library on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
    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
  The General Educational Development (GED) preparatory class meets at the Quitman Public Library each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik. 
  Knitting and crochet instruction class, taught by Virginia Hoffpauir, meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Some of the projects involve special causes like caps and blankets for babies, and you can help make a difference.

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: Feb 16 “All About Bessie Coleman” – Feb 23 “All About the Poetry of Langston Hughes.”
  Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students, but 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, March 14, 2017 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  The Friends invite everyone to join them for an hour of friendship. The short meeting will include “5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review,” of Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, a short presentation of “What You May Not Know about Me” from one of the members, and musical entertainment provided by Mike Gilmore who will play the bagpipe in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Friends is an active group of men and women dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

Genealogy
  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet at the library on Monday, March 20, 2017, at 7 p.m. An early workshop begins at 6 p.m. Visit http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

New Arrivals
  The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog. Also, download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming vi

Monday, February 6, 2017

QPL Connections - February 1, 2017

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February is Black History Month, and the Quitman Public Library is highlighting this with a selection of books and DVDs in the children’s section as well in the display case near the front check-out area. February is also for valentines, so stop by and check out our very large selection of books in regular and large print as well as romantic movies.
Friday, Feb. 10, marks the fifth anniversary of The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam at the Quitman Public Library. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 - 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome.
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 only has 2016 Forms 1040, 1040 A, 1040 EZ and instruction booklets, however, public computers are available at the library for patrons to file online during regular business hours. Public Wi-Fi is available 24/7.
Patron cards are for Wood County residents with photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17. Our hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Call 903-763-4191 or visit our website at quitmanlibrary.org.Keep up with current events on our Facebook.
Adult Services
It’s always a great time to Get Your GED @ QPL! Stop by or call.. The General Educational Development (GED) preparatory class meets at the Quitman Public Library each Thursday from 4- 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik.
Knitting and crochet instruction class, taught by Virginia Hoffpauir, 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 Feb. 2, “All About the Poetry of Phillis Wheatley,” Feb. 9 “All About African American Arts & Crafts,” Feb. 16 “All About Bessie Coleman” and Feb. 23 “All About the Poetry of Langston Hughes.”
Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students,but anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. Special thanks to Peoples Telephone for funding and sponsorship of crafts and activities.
Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, Feb. 14, 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 piano and violin entertainment provided by The Allens.
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. The workshop begins at 6 p.m. prior to the 7 p.m. meeting. For more information including photographs, visit the group’s Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/woocotx.
New Arrivals
The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog. Also, download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of ebooks, audiobooks and streaming videos for your electronic devices.
On Display
The theme for the lobby showcase for February is “All You Need is Love” with items displayed from the collection of Lillian Gray.

Story Time - All About African-American Arts & Crafts

On Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 2 p.m.. Story Time is All About African - American Arts & Crafts!
Lillian Gray has planned an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun to commemorate February as Black History Month. 
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) or email Lillian Gray at graybooks88@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Quitman Public Library Connections by Delene Allen

Quitman Public Library Connections by Delene Allen
February 1, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX    

  February is Black History Month, and the Quitman Public Library is highlighting this with a selection of books and DVDs in the children’s section as well in the display case near the front check-out area. February is also for valentines, so stop by and check out our very large selection of books in regular and large print as well as romantic movies.
  Friday, February 10, 2017, marks the fifth anniversary of The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam at the Quitman Public Library.  Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 - 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome. 
  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 only has printed 2016 Forms 1040, 1040 A, 1040 EZ and instruction booklets, however, public computers are available at the library for patrons to file online during regular business hours. Public Wi-Fi is available 24/7.
  Patron cards are for Wood County residents with photo identification.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17.
  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 – 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik. 
  Knitting and crochet instruction class, taught by Virginia Hoffpauir, 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: Feb. 2 “All About the Poetry of Phillis Wheatley” – Feb 9 “All About African American Arts & Crafts” – Feb 16 “All About Bessie Coleman” – Feb 23 “All About the Poetry of Langston Hughes.”
  Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students, but 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 piano and violin entertainment provided by The Allens.
  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, visit the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

New Arrivals
  The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog. Also, download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of ebooks, audiobooks and streaming videos for your electronic devices.

On Display

  The theme for the lobby showcase for February is “All You Need is Love” with items displayed from the collection of Lillian Gray. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Story Time is All About Phillis Wheatley

  On Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 2 p.m.. Story Time is All About Phillis Wheatley (1753 - 1784). She was the very first published African - American poet! 
  Lillian Gray has planned an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun to commemorate February as Black History Month. 
  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) or email Lillian Gray at graybooks88@gmail.com

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Story Time - Favorite Books

On Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 2 p.m.. Story Time is All About Our Favorite Books! Lillian Gray is going to read whatever books we choose. Then, she's going to open the big craft box and let us make anything we like, too! Oh, wow!!
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

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.