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




Sunday, February 23, 2014

Library Notes by Delene Allen

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.
Media displays throughout the library for February will highlight President’s Day, Valentine’s Day, National Heart Month, and Black History Month. Stop by soon and check out what your library has to offer.
The library appreciates businesses and individuals in our community who offer their time and services in support of their local library. Special thanks to Quitman Garden Club for maintaining the library’s patio areas, Hog Computer for keeping our computers up to speed, McCluney Pest Control for keeping the library pest free, SuddenLink for providing television cable service for the Thurman Shamburger Community Room, and Ray Roberts Service of Quitman for providing routine inspections of the library’s heat and cooling system.
Regular library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call 903-763-4191 and visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.

Adult Services
Family Bilingual Literacy Sessions are available each Thursday 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.
GED preparatory classes are available at the library from 10 – noon each Thursday 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.
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.
To sign up for any of these free opportunities, just stop by during class hours or call 903-763-4191.

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, March 17, 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. For those who wish to browse the library’s collection of Wood County Democrat newspapers dating from 1917, has a microfilm reader/printer to help with your research.

New Arrivals
The complete Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J. R. Ward, The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body by Cameron Diaz, The Knight Marshal by Karen L. Azinger, Rawhide Robinson Rides the Range by Spur Award-winning author, Rod Miller.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

2nd Friday Bluegrass Jam - February 14, 2014

2nd Friday Night Acoustical Music Jam which will be Friday, February 14, 2014
at the Quitman Public Library, 202 East Goode Street, Quitman (2nd block east of the Wood Co. Courthouse)
6 -- 9 p.m. but you can come early as you like to tune up and practice in groups (some folks show up at 4 p.m.)

All ages and skill levels welcome. Acoustical instruments only. Listeners are always welcome, too!

Call 903-952-8305 if you need more information.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

February 2014 FOL Newsletter



February 2014 - Quitman Public Library News


Spend your lunch hour with the Friends of the Quitman Public Library at noon on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Special guest will be Linda Kunze, Educational Curator with the Tyler Caldwell Zoo. There will be light refreshments, but you are welcome to bring your own lunch.
Mark your calendars for May 13th! Cheryl Rogers-Barnett will be visiting our library on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 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.


Castro Roofing has completed our roof and Ray Robert’s Service has installed all of our new HVAC units. The roof was over 20 years old, and some of the units were original to the building, so a change was in order. We can already tell the difference in efficiency.
For the next few months, you will see a new face around the library on Thursdays.  Owen Neace is a bilingual instructor from Yantis, with a degree from the University of Missouri, and he will be working with the Gateway to Libraries project that provides Bilingual Family Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes here at the Quitman Public Library.
So many patrons have stopped by or called to get online with OverDrive® -- our newest way to offer you the latest eBooks! 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®. We still need libraries, but I have to admit that this is pretty cool!
             

Calendar:

  • 2nd Friday Acoustical Bluegrass Jam on Friday, February 14th 6-9p.m. 
  • Thursday GED classes meet from 10 – noon, Family Literacy 1 – 3 p.m., and English as a Second Language (ESL) meet from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Both classes are taught by Sandra Grider; volunteers welcome.  
  • Elizabeth 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