Thursday, September 15, 2016

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX                                                           
September 21, 2016
       
            The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is holding its Annual Fall Book Sale! It will be a 2-day sale beginning Friday, September 30th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and continuing on Saturday, October 1st from 8 a.m – 6 p.m.  Volunteers will be setting up for the sale on Thursday, September 29th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., so stop in to preview, help out, or make an offer we cannot refuse.
            Quitman Public Library cardholders, if you have a mobile phone or reading device, download the OverDrive® app for access to countless eBooks, audiobooks and videos. Patrons may check out up to five online items for either 7 or 14 days. Visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org and click on the OverDrive link.
            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.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.       
Adult Services
            Get GED Ready@ Quitman Public Library! GED preparatory class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnick.  A study program will be designed to fit individual needs. Register by calling 903-763-4191 or stop by during any class time.
            Quitman Public Library is a registered proctor site for colleges like Tyler Junior College, Kilgore College, Columbia Southern, and Texas Tech. If you are a distance learner taking online courses and need a Texas State Certified administrator to proctor your test, contact the library at 903-763-4191. 
            Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites everyone to bring their own supplies and join her group this fall for a fun time of free instruction.  Stop by the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 
Genealogy
             The Wood County Genealogical Society invites visitors to the library’s genealogy department to research online genealogical records using Heritage Quest, Geni, and the library’s database of digitized images.  There are also unpublished family files exclusive to the library, and a volunteer would be happy to help you research these files. Microfilm readers are available for viewing the Wood County Democrat (1914-2015).  Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx/ to learn more about the society.
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. Weekly themes: September 22nd – friendship, September 29th – character –building, October 6th – bats, October 13th – explorers and pirates.
            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).
Friends of the Library
            Friends of the Library meets Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at noon. Special guest is local author, Ann Norris. Martha Johnson will present the “5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review,” so bring your sack lunch and spend the noon hour with Friends.  Light refreshments will be served.

            Officers for FY2017 are Misty Dawn Sublett – President, Cathy Dye – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Kim Watterson – Treasurer, Hospitality – Martha Johnson.
 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX                                                           
September 7, 2016
       
            Get GED Ready@ Quitman Public Library! GED preparatory class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnick.  Initially, the instructor will meet with each student for assessment, and then will design a study program to fit individual needs. Register by calling 903-763-4191 or stop by during any class time.
            Quitman Public Library is a registered proctor site for colleges like Tyler Junior College, Kilgore College, Columbia Southern, and Texas Tech. If you are a distance learner taking online courses and need a Texas State Certified administrator to proctor your test, contact the library at 903-763-4191. 
            The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Friday, September 9, 2016 from 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 Eugene Allen 903-975-5745. 
            Stop in soon and see what the library has to offer. Near the check-out desk, Melissa Frosch has arranged a display of “Staff Picks” as well as a collection of books and media observing the 9/11 attack on our country. Borrowing privileges are available to individuals who can provide photo identification and proof of residency, taxpayer status, school enrollment, or proof of employment in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.
Adult Services
            Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites everyone to bring their own supplies and join her group this fall for a fun time of free instruction.  Stop by the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 
Genealogy
             The Wood County Genealogical Society invites visitors to the library’s genealogy department to view family files and records of early settlers of Wood County.  You may research online genealogical records using Heritage Quest, Geni, and the library’s database of digitized images.  There are also unpublished family files exclusive to the library, and a volunteer would be happy to help you research these files. A microfilm reader is available for viewing the Wood County Democrat (1914-2015).  Call 903-763-4191or visit  https://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx/ to learn more about the society.
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. 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).
Friends of the Library

            Brookshire’s of Quitman joins the library in welcoming back the Friends of the Quitman Public Library. On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at noon, the Friends will meet for a “Welcome Back” party to gather with old friends and meet prospective new members.  Officers for FY2017 will be Diane Moseley – President, Cathy Dye – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Kim Watterson – Treasurer. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

September 2016 Quitman Public Library Connections


Welcome back, Friends of the Quitman Public Library! We’re looking forward to an exciting season for 2016-2017. New FOL officers for FY2017 are as follows:  Diane Moseley – President, Cathy Dye – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Kim Watterson – Treasurer.
            Lots of exciting things have happened since we last met in May, and rather than list it all here, I will present a short slide show at our meeting on September 6th at noon. Just bring yourself and a friend, because the Quitman Public Library and Brookshire’s – Quitman will sponsor refreshments.
            At the end of May 2016, Kim Watterson reported the FOL balance as $2860.16, which is really good. This time of year, we have a fundraiser that is usually a book sale and bake sale – or we can plan another type of fundraiser. Last year, the quilt raffle did very well.  New fundraising ideas are always welcome!
            Author, Ann Norris, is lined up for our October 11th meeting to talk about her new book, “Voices From Beyond.” Ann and her husband, Jeff, live right here in Quitman.
             As always, I thank the Friends of the Library for its generous support of the Quitman Public Library.

Delene H. Allen, Library Director

 


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX                                                           
August 10, 2016
       
            The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Friday, August 12, 6 - 9 p.m.  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.
            With kids heading back to the classroom this August, the Quitman Public Library is highlighting some of the online resources that are especially helpful to young scholars. Students can find a variety of tools for homework help on our website under the Youth Connection and Reference tabs. Use Discovery Texas® to find actual books, articles, and other items in all libraries across Texas, and then request them for delivery to this library by using Interlibrary Loan. Exclusive online resources can be found in the TexShare® Databases accessible within the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Call 903-763-4191 for log-in information.
            Stop in soon and see what the library has to offer. Borrowing privileges are available to individuals who can provide photo identification and proof of residency, taxpayer status, school enrollment, or proof of employment in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.
Adult Services
            GED preparatory classes will begin September 1, 2016 from 4 – 6 p.m. and will be taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnick.  Materials will be provided and there is no cost for this class. Call 903-763-4191 for more information.
            Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites everyone to bring their own supplies and join her group for a fun time of free instruction.  Stop by the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m. 
            Art classes will not meet during the month of August.
Genealogy
             The Wood County Genealogical Society invites visitors to the library’s genealogy department to view family files and records of early settlers of Wood County.  You may research online genealogical records using Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, Geni, and the library’s database of digitized images.  Also available is a microfilm reader/printer for viewing the Wood County Democrat (1914-2015).  Call 903-763-4191 for more information.
Children’s Services
            The Story Time Gang meets Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 2 p.m., and the theme will be “All About Apples!”  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)
Friends of the Library
            Friends of the Quitman Public Library will meet on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Officers for FY2017 will be Diane Moseley – President, Cathy Dye – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Kim Watterson – Treasurer.
New Arrivals

            The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our library’s physical collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog. Visit www.quitmanlibrary.org to download the OverDrive® app and connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos to enjoy on your electronic devices.  

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

GED...YES, you can DO IT!!

YES, You Can DO IT!! 
GED® class will resume Thursday, September 1, 2016. This General Educational Development preparatory class, taught by Susan Resnick, is on Thursdays from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library - Quitman TX and runs concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. calendar. There is no charge for this class. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

QPL Connection by Delene Allen

Wood County Democrat – Quitman TX
July 6, 2016
         
July is National Anti-boredom month, and what better place to combat boredom than at your local library?  In addition to being a comfortable, quiet place to read and study, the Quitman Public Library has a great deal to offer.  It houses nearly 30,000 bestsellers, series books, audio books, reference materials, genealogical resources, biographies, movies, magazines, regional daily and weekly newspapers, trade journals, encyclopedic databases, and much more. There are countless full-text books available online from OverDrive® when you download the app. Patrons also have access to high-speed wireless Internet 24/7. 
The 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam is Friday, July 8, 6 - 9 p.m. Acoustical 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.
Anyone who lives, works, attends school or owns property or a business in Wood County is entitled to a free library card at the Quitman Public Library.  Borrowing privileges are available to those who can provide photo identification and proof of residency, taxpayer status, school enrollment, or proof of employment in Wood County.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17.  Library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. 
The library appreciates businesses and individuals in our community who donate their time and services in support of their local library. Special thanks to Quitman Garden Club for maintaining the library’s patio areas, 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.
Visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org and keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
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
The Story Time Gang will not meet during the summer months, but will resume in September in conjunction with the Quitman I.S.D. calendar.

Friends of the Library
After a summer break, the Friends of the Quitman Public Library will meet again on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 to plan a fall book sale. Officers for FY2017 will be Diane Moseley – President, Cathy Dye – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Kim Watterson – Treasurer.
 
Genealogy
Members of the Wood County TX Genealogical Society 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.

New Arrivals

The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our library’s physical collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Democrat – Quitman TX
July 6, 2016
         
July is National Anti-boredom month, and what better place to combat boredom than at your local library?  In addition to being a comfortable, quiet place to read and study, the Quitman Public Library has a great deal to offer.  It houses nearly 30,000 bestsellers, series books, audio books, reference materials, genealogical resources, biographies, movies, magazines, regional daily and weekly newspapers, trade journals, encyclopedic databases, and much more. There are countless full-text books available online from OverDrive® when you download the app. Patrons also have access to high-speed wireless Internet 24/7. 
The 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam is Friday, July 8, 6 - 9 p.m. Acoustical 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.
Anyone who lives, works, attends school or owns property or a business in Wood County is entitled to a free library card at the Quitman Public Library.  Borrowing privileges are available to those who can provide photo identification and proof of residency, taxpayer status, school enrollment, or proof of employment in Wood County.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17.  Library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. 
The library appreciates businesses and individuals in our community who donate their time and services in support of their local library. Special thanks to Quitman Garden Club for maintaining the library’s patio areas, 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.
Visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org and keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
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
The Story Time Gang will not meet during the summer months, but will resume in September in conjunction with the Quitman I.S.D. calendar.

Friends of the Library
After a summer break, the Friends of the Quitman Public Library will meet again on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 to plan a fall book sale. Officers for FY2017 will be Diane Moseley – President, Cathy Dye – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Kim Watterson – Treasurer.

Genealogy
Members of the Wood County TX Genealogical Society 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.

New Arrivals

The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our library’s physical collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog