Friday, April 29, 2016

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Democrat – Quitman TX
May 4, 2016

The public is invited to the Friends of the Quitman Public Library regular meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at noon, to meet author Mary Gail Reed, one of three authors who write as Helen Foster Reed. Gail will be discussing their latest book, A Flock of Sparrows, a novel about five Texas widows, the storm of the century, and the strength of faith and friendship. There will be a covered dish lunch to celebrate the Friends last meeting of the season, so bring a dish and enjoy the fellowship.
The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam Circle is Friday, May 13, 2016. All skill levels and ages are welcome. Everyone is invited to stop by and play or just listen to some great acoustical music.
Keep track of your library account using your mobile device by entering quitman.biblionix.com in your browser. Log in using your library card number, and your password is the telephone number we have on file for your account (include dashes).  Search our online catalog for books, see if they are in, and place your hold.  You may track items you have checked out and renew them yourself.  To avoid overdues, there is a notification option where you can set reminders.
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. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
General Educational Development GED® preparatory class, taught by Virginia Haney, will hold its last class for the year on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. There is no charge for GED classes, so stop by and Virginia will be happy to tell you more about the program and what to expect for classes this fall.
Art Class meets each Thursday from 5 – 6 p.m. and is taught by Sara de la Rosa. For more information and updates visit www.facebook.com/quitmanlibraryart.
Free knitting and crochet instruction is offered each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery and is taught by Virginia Hoffpauir. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group.

Children’s Services
Join the Story Time Gang on on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 2 – 3 p.m. to learn about this week’s theme: Mothers! Lillian Gray will be reading Are you my Mother?, How Many Kisses Do You Want?, and for a craft, the children will make their mothers hand flowers. 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.

Friends of the Library
The Friends invite everyone to a Potluck Dinner at noon on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, for a special hour of community fellowship at the Quitman Public Library!  Guest speakers will be authors Gail Reed and Helen Myers who make up two-thirds of the writing trio who write under the pen name of Helen Foster Reed. Their partner Madeleine Foster is unable to attend. They will be discussing their current book, A Flock of Sparrows. This will be the last meeting of the season, and after a summer break, the Friends will meet again on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. 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 Monday, May 16, 2016 at the library. Volunteers are available, by appointment, to assist anyone who would like to learn more about family history research. Visit the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

On Display
In the lobby showcase is a display, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, arranged by the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Among the interesting items are boots, medals, dog tags and a model of a 187th Assault Helicopter.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

QPL Connections - March 16, 2016

Wood County Democrat – Quitman TX
March 16, 2016
         
Since 1911, our nation has recognized March as National Women’s History Month. Near the library’s checkout desk is a media display to honor many women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and government leadership. March is also National Craft Month, so for hobbyists and do-it-yourselfers, the library now offers these TexShare® Databases: Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, Home Improvement Reference Center, Small Engine Repair Reference Center. Call or stop by to learn more about these and many other databases.
Special thanks extend to Kay Robinson for her donation of a Time magazine subscription, and to Ken and Margo Massat for donating a one-year subscription to the Citizen magazine.
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. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
GED® class will resume on Thursday, March 17, 2016. This General Educational Development preparatory class, taught by Virginia Haney, is on Thursdays from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library and runs concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. calendar. There is no charge for this class.
Free knitting and crochet instruction is offered 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.

Children’s Services
Join the Story Time Gang on Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 2 – 3 p.m. and learn about National Craft Month. Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun.
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 her at graybooks88@gmail.com. 

Friends of the Library
Invite your friends to bring their lunch and join the FOL at noon on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, for a special hour of community fellowship at the Quitman Public Library!  Guest speaker will be children’s author, J.H. Pitts. She will present her newest book, The Cousins and the Great Dragon War.
It’s really okay eat your lunch during the meeting – that’s what it’s all about. Friends of the 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 Monday, March 21, 2016 at the library. Volunteers are available, by appointment, to assist anyone who would like to learn more about family history research. Visit the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.
On Display
                In the lobby showcase is a display commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks System, arranged by the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

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 Download the OverDrive® app on Google Play® to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos for your electronic devices.


Friday, March 4, 2016

QPl Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Democrat – Quitman TX
March 9, 2016
         
The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is March 11, 2016 from 6 - 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. Occasionally, members from the following regional bands drop by to jam with the locals: The Coleman Brothers, Denim Grass, The Backroad Band, Highway 852, The Hubbard Family and The Massat Family. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome. There is no charge to attend. Call 903-952-8305 for more information.
Since 1911, our nation has recognized March as National Women’s History Month. Near the library’s checkout desk is a media display to honor many women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and government leadership. March is also National Craft Month, so for hobbyists and do-it-yourselfers, the library now offers these TexShare® Databases: Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, Home Improvement Reference Center, Small Engine Repair Reference Center. Call or stop by to learn more about these and many other databases.
Special thanks extend to Kay Robinson for her donation of a Time magazine subscription, and to Ken and Margo Massat for donating a one-year subscription to Citizen magazine.
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. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
There will be no GED® class on Thursday, March 10, 2016 due to Spring Break. The class will resume on Thursday, March 17, 2016. This General Educational Development preparatory class, taught by Virginia Haney, is on Thursdays from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library and runs concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. calendar. There is no charge for this class. For more information, contact Peggy Lustig in Jacksonville TX at 903-589-6900.
Free knitting and crochet instruction is offered 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.

Children’s Services
Join the Story Time Gang on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 2 – 3 p.m. and learn “All About Texas – Part 2,” because Texas is so big, it will take 2 weeks to cover! Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. 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 her at graybooks88@gmail.com. 

Friends of the Library
Invite your friends to bring their lunch and join the FOL at noon on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, for a special hour of community fellowship at the Quitman Public Library!  Guest speaker will be children’s author, J.H. Pitts. She will present her newest book, The Cousins and the Great Dragon War.
It’s really okay to munch your lunch during the meeting – that’s what it’s all about. Friends of the 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 Monday, March 21, 2016 at the library. Volunteers are available, by appointment, to assist anyone who would like to learn more about family history research. Visit the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

On Display
                In the lobby showcase is a display commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks System, arranged by the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

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 Download the OverDrive® app on Google Play® to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos for your electronic devices. 

Friday, January 15, 2016

QPL Connections - Jan 20, 2016

January 20, 2016

January is “Get Healthy, Stay Healthy” month.  If you have decided to exercise more, diet, or just be a better person this year, the library has the information and books you need to be successful.  This special display is located near the check-out area and includes the Bottom Line’s Health Breakthroughs for 2016.
January is National “Art Appreciation Month,” and what better way to appreciate art than to sharpen your own artistic skills? Art classes for all ages are held weekly at the Quitman Public Library and cover an array of media including pencil drawing, charcoal, ink and watercolor. Youth classes for children twelve and under will be held on Wednesdays from 5 – 6 p.m. Adult classes will be held on Thursdays from 5 – 6 p.m. Classes are $4 for youth and $8 for adults. For more information, call 903-497-0156
.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.  TexShare® Databases and OverDrive® services as well as Wi-Fi are always available 24/7. 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.  Class will meet Thursday, January 21, 2016. 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.
            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
Story Time Hour is each Thursday 2 - 3 p.m. This Thursday, January 21, 2016, Lillian Gray has planned a fun hour of thematic stories, crafts, and entertainment focused on “Everyone is Different” The children will create self-portraits and a magazine collage of different people. 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 meet Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  The Friends invite everyone to bring a lunch and join them for an hour of friendship. Special guest will be Lou Verner with Wag’n Tails in Mineola who will be talking about Caregiver Dog Therapy. 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 on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Officers for FY16 are David Gilbreath, 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

            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 on Google Play® to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos for your electronic devices.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

January 6, 2016

January is National “Art Appreciation Month,” and what better way to appreciate art than to sharpen your own artistic skills? Art classes for all ages will be held weekly at the Quitman Public Library beginning January 6, 2016. The classes will cover an array of media including pencil drawing, charcoal, ink and watercolor. Youth classes for children twelve and under will be held on Wednesdays from 5 – 6 p.m. Adult classes will be held on Thursdays from 5 – 6 p.m. Classes are $4 for youth and $8 for adults. An open house will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 1 – 3 p.m. in the Thurman Shamburger Community Room to allow those interested in the course to meet other students and the instructors. Instructor art will be showcased. For more information, call 903-497-0156
January is also “Get Healthy, Stay Healthy” month.  If your resolution is 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.
The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Friday, January 8, 2016, from 6 - 9 p.m in the library’s community room.  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 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.  TexShare® Databases and OverDrive® services as well as Wi-Fi are always available 24/7. 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.  Class will meet Thursday, January 7, 2016. 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.
            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
Story Time Hour is each Thursday 2 - 3 p.m. This Thursday, January 7, 2016, Lillian Gray has planned a fun hour of thematic stories, crafts, and entertainment focused on “Trivia.” The children will play charades and a trivia game. 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)

Advisory Board
The Library Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  The Friends invite everyone to bring a lunch and join them for an hour of friendship. Special guest will be Andy Skrzynsky, author of The New World: A Step Backward. Also, a member will present a 5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review. 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 on Monday, January 18, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Officers for FY16 are David Gilbreath, 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

Friday, September 25, 2015

Connections - 30 September 2015

Wood County Democrat – Quitman TX
September 30, 2015
         
Celebrate National Chewing Gum Day on September 30th at the Quitman Public Library. Stop in and check out what your library has to offer, and grab a piece of gum. Humans have been chewing gum for over 5,000 years according to archaeologists who have discovered pieces of bark tar with tooth imprints. In 1869, someone thought to patent chewing gum, and the rest is history.  
Bryan Bowers, Renowned Autoharpist
Mark your calendar for the next Friends of the Library meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at noon.  Special guest will be Bryan Bowers who will present a mini-concert.  Later that evening at 7 p.m., Bryan Bowers will present a full performance in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. This concert is sponsored by Ann and Jeff Norris of Quitman, TX. To learn more, visit www.bryanbowers.com
The 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam will be October 9, 2015 6 – 9 p.m. at the library. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and listeners are welcome, too. Refreshments are available, and there is no charge to attend. Call Eugene Allen at 903-952-8305 for more information.    
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. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
GED® or General Educational Development preparatory class, taught by Virginia Haney, begins Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 4:30 – 6 p.m at the Quitman Public Library. There is no charge for this class. For more information, contact Peggy Lustig in Jacksonville TX at 903-589-6900.
Free knitting and crochet instruction is offered 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.

Children’s Services
Join us for Story Time on Thursday, October 1, 2015   from  2 – 3 p.m. Theme: Fancy Nancy. Lillian Gray will read Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles (I Can Read Book 1) by Jane O'Connor. Craft:  maze puzzle and “finish the story” vocabulary activities. 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
The FOL is holding a raffle this fall for a full-sized 90” x 74” oblong hexagon-design quilt hand-quilted by the Quitman Piecemakers. Stop by the library to see this beautiful quilt and purchase your ticket to win. Tickets are $5 each (or 5 for $20). The drawing will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at noon, and you need not be present to win.
The next FOL meeting is at noon on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. If you would like to join this active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library, just show up or you may contact FOL President, Teresa Meeks at tameeks@etmc.org for more information.

Genealogy
The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet Monday, October 19, 2015 at the library. Visit the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx and website at http://www.woodtxgene.com.  

New Arrivals on OverDrive®

After the Storm by Linda Castillo, Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs, Alert: A Michael Bennett Novel by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. 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, you can download the OverDrive® app on Google Play® to connect to the library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos for your electronic devices. 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Connections by Delene Allen

         
Come in from the summer heat, relax and enjoy the Quitman Public Library. With over 30,000 books, movies, audio books, magazines, newspapers and eBooks, there is something for everyone. What makes great summer reading? It’s different for everyone, but mostly a “good read” follows these criteria: nostalgia-inducing, a little humor and romance, and a relaxing easy to follow storyline. Stop by and check it out!
The Quitman Public Library is a host site for the East Texas Food Bank “Summer Meals for Kids” program, for children 18 and younger, each Tuesday and Thursday at 11:30 a.m. through July 16th.  The library is located at 202 East Goode St Quitman, TX. 
Money Camp for Children ages 5 - 13 years old is in its final week and will meet this Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. until noon, Martha Scroggins and Rebecca L. Crump are the camp leaders, and the remaining topic is  “Ready, Set, Goal!”  
Patron cards are for Wood County residents with photo identification.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17.  Hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
GED® or General Educational Development preparatory class is on break at the Quitman Public Library, but it will be resuming this fall.  Contact Peggy Lustig at 903-589-6900 for class information.
Free knitting and crochet instruction is offered 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. This Thursday, July 16th,  Carla Clark and Pam Crump with be instructing the class.

Children’s Services
Story Time now meets on Thursdays 2 – 3 p.m.  Join us Thursday, July 16th at 2 p.m. and enjoy an hour of stories and activities presented by Elizabeth Soutendijk, Angie de la Rosa and Lillian Gray. This week’s theme: Love.

Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library will reconvene in September 2015. If you would like to join this active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library, please contact FOL President, Teresa Meeks at tameeks@etmc.org.

Genealogy
Keep up with the Wood County TX Genealogical Society by visiting the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx and website at http://www.woodtxgene.com

New Arrivals

Uncaged, The Singular Menace-Book 1 by John Sandford and Michele Cook; Download the OverDrive® app on Google Play® to connect to the library vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos. The latest books, audiobooks and movies in our collection can always be found by visiting our catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog.

Wood County Democrat – Quitman TX
July 15, 2015