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.
- 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