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

Sunday, June 14, 2015

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Democrat – Quitman TX
June 17, 2015
           
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.  Stop by for a hot lunch and check out a great book! The Quitman Public Library is located at 202 East Goode St Quitman, TX. 
Money Camp for Children ages 5 - 13 years old is in full swing at Quitman Public Library.  Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. until noon, and are taught by Martha Scroggins and Rebecca L. Crump. The camp runs until July 16th, 2015. Remaining topics are “History of Money”; Budget Blaster: “Needs vs. Wants”; “Saving like a Super Hero”; “Ready, Set, Goal.”  
Summer Reading 2015 “Every Hero Has a Story” will continue through the month of June, and young readers are encouraged to pick up their reading game card at the Quitman Public Library. Each Wednesday in June, from 2 – 4 p.m., there will be an activity.  This Wednesday, June 17th, we will recognize Flag Day and salute military heroes Airforce E-5 Staff Sergeant Greg Demko, and Army Sergeant James Saylor with activities in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room.
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
Virginia Hoffpauir is offering free knitting and crochet instruction 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.
GED® or General Educational Development preparatory class is on break at the Quitman Public Library, but it will be starting back up soon.  Contact Peggy Lustig at 903-589-6900 for class information.

Children’s Services
Beginning in July, Story Time will switch to Thursdays 2 – 3 p.m.  Join us July 2nd at 2 p.m. and enjoy an hour of stories and activities presented by Elizabeth Soutendijk and Lillian Gray. This week’s theme: “Being Stubborn.”

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, contact 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

Radiant Angel: a John Corey Novel by Nelson DeMille, The President’s Shadow by Brad Meltzer, and Finders Keepers by Stephen King Our latest books, audiobooks and movies can always be found by visiting our catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog

Thursday, June 4, 2015

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Democrat – Quitman TX
June 10, 2015
           
Money Camp for Children ages 5 - 13 years old begins on June 9th at Quitman Public Library.  Sessions are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. until noon starting June 9th and ending on July 16th, 2015. Weekly topics are: Avengers: “Saving the Day”; “Learn to Earn”; “History of Money”; Budget Blaster: “Needs vrs. Wants”; “Saving Like a Super Hero”; “Ready, Set, Goal.”  The East Texas Food Bank “Summer Food Service Program” will provide HOT Lunches for the children at 11:30 am during the Money Camp session. The Quitman Public Library is located at 202 East Good St Quitman, TX.  If you would like to reserve a space for your child at the Money Camps, please call 903 589-6900.
Summer Reading 2015 “Every Hero Has a Story” will go on through the month of June, and young readers are encouraged to stop by and register and pick up their reading game card at the Quitman Public Library. Each Wednesday in June, from 2 – 4 p.m., there will be an activity.  This Wednesday, June 10th, join us at Gov. Jim Hogg City Park where the Quitman Fire Department will show us how to put out a pretend house fire.  Be prepared to get soaked! Volunteers from Glowing Hearts Ministries of Grand Prairie TX will help us make Super Hero masks.
The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam is this Friday, June 12, 6 - 9 p.m.  Acoustic musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome. 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.  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 starting back up soon.  Contact Peggy Lustig at 903-589-6900 for class information.
Virginia Hoffpauir is offering free knitting and crochet instruction 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.
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Children’s Services
Story Time Hour will be on a break during the month of June, but will be back on July.

Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library held its last meeting of the 2015 season and 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, contact 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

The latest books can always be found on our Quitman Public Library catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog

Sunday, May 31, 2015

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Democrat – Quitman TX
June 3, 2015
           
Summer Reading 2015 “Every Hero Has a Story” begins this month, and young readers are encouraged to stop by and register and pick up their reading game card at the Quitman Public Library. Each Wednesday in June, from 2 – 4 p.m., there will be an activity.  
This Wednesday, June 3rd, professional storyteller, Elizabeth Ellis, will entertain young readers in the library’s community room.  Elizabeth has shared her stories throughout the United States and is a favorite at the National Storytelling Festival; Winner of Circle of Excellence and Tejas Storytelling Association awards. Popcorn and a super hero movie will follow at 3 p.m.
June is National Audiobook Month, and if you enjoy listening to the occasional audiobook, stop in and check something out.  We also have hundreds of titles available that are downloadable to your listening device using OverDrive®. The Quitman Public Library has nearly 30,000 books in regular print, large print, audio and electronic format, so stop in soon and check out what’s new.
2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam is always on the second Friday of the month at the Quitman Public Library.  The next jam is Friday, June 12, 6 - 9 p.m.  Acoustic musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome.  Refreshments are available. For more information, call 903-952-8305.
What you may not know about the Quitman Public Library:  The Thurman Shamburger Room is a 900 square foot community room that is available for lease. The main area can seat up to 100 people, and has a kitchenette with a full-sized refrigerator and a food service window.  The room has 24/7 Wi-FI and is perfect for showers, reunions, workshops and public meetings.  Contact the library for lease rates and scheduling at 903-763-4191.  
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 starting back up soon.  Contact Peggy Lustig at 903-589-6900 for class information.
Virginia Hoffpauir is offering free knitting and crochet instruction 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.
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Children’s Services
Story Time Hour will be on a break during the month of June, but will be back on July.

Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library held its last meeting of the 2015 season and 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, contact Teresa Meeks at tameeks@etmc.org.

Genealogy

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society recently held its final meeting of the 2015 season, but will reconvene in September 2015. For more information including photographs and recent queries, visit the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.   The Society will remain active throughout the summer with special projects and possible field trips. Stay current by visiting their website at http://www.woodtxgene.com.