Saturday, May 9, 2015

Quitman Public Library Connections



May 13, 2015

To commemorate Memorial Day, the Quitman Public Library has set up a display near the front desk in honor of our military.  The books, available for check-out, span the American Civil War to present day. 
What you may not know about the Quitman Public Library:  We have a collection of nearly 1000 DVDs. Patrons 18+ may check out up to four movies for a 7-day checkout.  The DVDs are located in our A/V department and are grouped by the following type: Humor, Romance, Western, Drama, Classic, Suspense, Biography, History, Adventure, War, Children, Young Adult, Religion, Fantasy and Science Fiction. Stop by and check it out.
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 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.
A free FDIC Money Smart "Money Sense” class is meeting each Wednesday 4 - 5:30 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. Money Smart has reached over 2.75 million consumers since 2001. To sign up, call Pam Hortman at 903-763-4191.

Children’s Services
Story Time Hour is Wednesday, May 13, 2015, from 2 - 3 p.m., and the theme will be “Mother Goose” presented by Lillian Gray and Liz Soutendijk. Story Time Hour is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. 

Advisory Board
            The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. The public is always welcome to attend.

Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library held its last meeting of the 2015 season earlier this week by enjoying a pot luck dinner and welcoming Texas Author, June "Jo" Boyd, who has recently published “A Spiritual Awakening" (Tate Publishing).
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 will hold its final meeting of the 2015 season on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Shamburger Community room at the Quitman Public Library.   Officers will be elected for FY2016. 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, and current events will be posted on the website at http://www.woodtxgene.com.           

On Display
            In the library showcase is a collection of pop-up books from the collection of Rhonda Harris Taylor, Professor Emeritus of Library and Information Science, University of Oklahoma.  Pop-up books are amazing formats of moveable books that unfold from the page through the use of rivets, strings, tabs, folds and cut paper.

New Arrivals
14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, The Bone Tree by Greg Iles, Gathering Prey by John Sandford,  Memory Man by David Baldacci, The Liar by Nora Roberts.

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.