Friday, February 20, 2015

Library Connections



Free financial literacy sessions, FDIC Money Smart "Money Sense" will begin at the Quitman Public Library in March and will be offered each Wednesday for 10-weeks from 4 - 5:30 p.m.  Registration is March 4, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the library’s lobby.  This course is designed for Young Adults (ages 12-20), but anyone may attend.  According to Quitman BSA Troop #36 Scout Master, Danny King, completion of this course will partially satisfy requirements for the Personal Finance Badge. This curriculum is also in alignment with the State of Texas Core Standards for Math and Economics. 
What you may not know about the Quitman Public Library: The library houses the family history collection of the Wood County TX Genealogical Society (WCTGS).  The society is an active group that meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. to share tips on family research.  Since 2011, the Quitman Public Library has been one of nearly 120 libraries across the State of Texas that is certified as a designated LDS FamilySearch® Center. FamilySearch’s Microfilm Ordering service is your gateway to a vast collection of genealogical and historical records.
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.  Call 903-763-4191 or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Keep up with daily happenings on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
GED® or General Educational Development preparatory classes will end the last week of March 2015 with attendance certificates presented the first week of April 2015.  The class meets at the Quitman Public Library each Thursday from 4:30 – 6 p.m. and is taught by a certified instructor. All materials are free.  Call 903-589-6900.
            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 Wednesday 2 - 3 p.m. This Wednesday, February 25, 2015.  This week’s theme is “We Love Dr. Seuss!” Lillian Gray will be reading, “The Cat in the Hat Comes Back” and other Seuss books. Story Time Hour is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. 

Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  The Friends invite everyone to bring a lunch and join them for an hour of friendship that will include this month’s 5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review by Virginia Hoffpauir who has chosen If the Devil Had a Wife by Frank Mills. This book is about the Stark family of Orange, Texas. 
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, March 16, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. 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 is a collection of leather crafts by Bob Hibbard.  Bob is also a huge fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs who is best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan®. Among the interesting pieces in Bob’s collection is a Bowie knife that commemorates the 100th anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs' 1912 publication of Tarzan of the Apes. Because no casing comes with this knife, Bob has crafted customized sheaths that he donates when he attends Tarzan® trade auctions. Bob, and his wife Becky, live in Quitman TX.

New Arrivals
            Private Vegas by James Patterson, Motive by Johathan Kellerman, and Saint Odd by Dean Koontz.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Connections by Delene Allen



February 18, 2015

Bessie Coleman
February is National Black History Month, and the library is highlighting this event with a media display near the check-out area.  One book, Black Texans by Marion Barnes, celebrates such notable people as Bessie Coleman who was born in Atlanta, Texas in 1892.  She received her pilot’s license in 1921, two years before Amelia Earhart. By 1923, Bessie had purchased her first airplane and began performing in air shows. Stop by soon and learn more about Black History Month at the Quitman Public Library.


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 daily happenings on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

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. 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 Wednesday 2 - 3 p.m. This Wednesday, February 18, 2015, Elizabeth Soutendijk will be reading A Frog in the Bog and Jump, Frog. Jump!
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, April 16, 2015 at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  The Friends invite everyone to bring a lunch and join them for an hour of friendship that will include this month’s 5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review by Virginia Hoffpauir who has chosen If the Devil Had a Wife by Frank Mills. This book is about the Stark family of Orange, Texas.
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, March 16, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. For more information including photographs and recent queries, visit the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

New Arrivals
            Numerous eBooks have been added to OverDrive®, and we have also 77 DVDs to the collection this month.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Quitman Public Library Connections



February 11, 2015

The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Friday, February 13, 2015, from 6 - 9 p.m. in the library’s community room.  Acoustic musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to play, and listeners are always welcome.  Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 903-952-8305.
There will be no free Federal Income Tax assistance at the Quitman Public Library, and this is due to a shortage of AARP volunteers in Wood County.  The program is still offered at public libraries in Smith and Hopkins counties. Also, the IRS Tax Form Outlet Program has limited our printed tax forms, to Forms 1040 EZ, 1040 A, Publication 17, and Publication 4604  which guides filers to the website at www.irs.gov. Useful numbers are 1-800-829-1040 and 1-800-829-3676. Computers are available at the library for patrons to file online, and Wi-Fi is always available 24/7.
Stop in and save a forgotten book. Melissa Frosch is weeding through the library’s collection of over 30,000 books to pull items that have not circulated in the last few years.  She has created a display near the check-out area called “Forgotten Books” in order to give these books one last chance before going in the discard box. 
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 daily happenings on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

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. 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 Wednesday 2 - 3 p.m. This Wednesday, February 4, 2015, Lillian Gray and Elizabeth Soutendijk have planned a fun hour to celebrate the birthday of American writer, animator, and creator of children's books, Mo Willems. Stories will be The Day the Crayons Quit and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.
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, February 12, 2015 at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  The Friends invite everyone to bring a lunch and join them for an hour of friendship that will include this month’s 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, February 16, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. For more information including photographs and recent queries, visit the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

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®.