Wednesday, December 28, 2011

It's Story Time at the Quitman Public Library!

Story Time is back at the

Quitman Public Library!




Every Friday at 11:00 a.m.


Come join us for a great story and an activity!



The program is designed for infant through pre-school children, but anyone who wants to participate is welcome!



For more information, contact Stephanie Felty at 903-763-4191

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Free ESL Classes Beginning November 10th!


Thanks to Gateway to American Libraries, the American Library Association and Dollar General we are able to offer weekly English as a second language classes. Classes meet every Thursday from 10:00am - noon, and 4:00 - 6:00pm. Don't let a language barrier stop someone you know from pursuing their dreams. If you know someone that is interested in attending these free classes please tell them to join us.
Classes are FREE!!
Any language needed will be taught. We hope to see you soon!
Call 903-763-4191

Gracias al portal de American Libraries, la American Library Association y la Dollar General que son capaces de ofrecer Inglés por semana, en las clases de segundo idioma. Las clases se reúnen todos los jueves de 10:00 am - mediodía, y de 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
No permita que la barrera del idioma para impedir que alguien que sabe de perseguir sus sueños. Si conoces a alguien que esté interesado en asistir a estas clases gratis, por favor dígales a unirse a nosotros. Las clases son GRATIS! Cualquier lenguaje que se necesita se puede enseñar. Esperamos veros pronto! Llame al 903-763-4191

Friday, September 30, 2011

5 Oct 2011 - Library Notes

The Friends of the Quitman Public Library will hold its Annual Bake Sale on Saturday, October 8th beginning at 9:00 a.m. in front of Brookshire’s - Quitman. The Annual FOL Book Sale is scheduled to run October 11 - 14, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the library’s community room. If you have donations to offer for this sale, please contact the library during business hours for drop-off information. The Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth, enhancement and improvement of the library and its services to the community.
To help people navigate the Web to find accurate health information, Quitman Public Library, ETMC-Quitman, and UT Southwestern Medical Center Library are hosting a Consumer Heath Information Workshop on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. to be held in the Thurman Shamburger Conference Room at the Quitman Public Library. John Fullinwider, Director of Research Support at UT Southwestern and Medical Librarian at Baylor Health Sciences Library, will lead this workshop. The public is welcome to attend this free interactive workshop and learn how to find health information you can trust.

Advisory Board
The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet again Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. The public is always welcome to attend advisory board meetings.

Genealogy
The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet Monday, October 17, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library.
If you would like more information about this active group, you may contact the library at 903-763-4191 or visit the society’s website at http://www.woodtxgene.com.

New Arrivals
Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy by Caroline Kennedy (Book and 8-CDs), Son of Stone by Stuart Woods, New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb, Lethal by Sandra Brown, One Summer by David Baldacci.

October is National Information Literacy Awareness Month

The National Forum on Information Literacy (NFIL) was created in 1989 as a response to the recommendations of the American Library Association’s Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Today, the National Forum on Information Literacy is a robust collaborative of over 93 national and international organizations working together, on various levels, to mainstream this critical, 21st century educational and workforce development concept throughout every segment of society.

The NFIL is collaborating with Libraries Thriving for the promotion of National Information Literacy Awareness Month. To view the proclamation issued by President Obama establishing October as National Information Literacy Awareness Month, please visit http://www.librariesthriving.org

Friday, September 23, 2011

28 Sep 2011 - Library Notes

Delene H. Allen
Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX

More people than ever are seeking healthcare information on the Internet, however not all websites are trustworthy. To help people navigate the Web to find accurate health information, Quitman Public Library, ETMC-Quitman, and UT Southwestern Medical Center Library are hosting a Consumer Heath Information Workshop on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. to be held in the Thurman Shamburger Conference Room at the Quitman Public Library. John Fullinwider, Director of Research Support at UT Southwestern and Medical Librarian at Baylor Health Sciences Library, will lead this workshop. The public is invited to attend this interactive, hands-on workshop and learn how to find health information you can trust. For professionals needing Continuing Education Units (CEUs), this workshop will count for 3.
One can find a wealth of research materials and public information at the Quitman Public Library. Library 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 library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Advisory Board
The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet again Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. The public is always welcome to attend advisory board meetings.

Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Quitman Public Library invite the public to join them for the FOL Annual Book Sale to run October 11 - 14, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the library’s community room. Come early for the best selection.
If you have donations to offer for this sale, please contact the library during business hours for drop-off information.

Genealogy
The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet Monday, October 17, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library.
If you would like more information about this active group, you may contact the library at 903-763-4191 or visit the society’s website at http://www.woodtxgene.com.

New Arrivals
Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog & The Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero by Michael Hingson (Large Print), The Ideal Man by Julie Garwood, To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer, Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy by Caroline Kennedy (Book and 8-CDs).

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September 7, 2011 - Library Notes by Delene H. Allen

Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX

In the library’s lobby showcase is a patriotic display to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. Among the interesting items is an exact scale model of the Twin Towers. Also on display is a reproduction of the Constitution of the United States in recognition of Constitution Week (September 17-23, 2011).
One can find a wealth of entertaining reading, research materials, and public information at the Quitman Public Library. 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 library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Quitman Public Library invite the public to join them for the noon hour at the first meeting of the 2012 season on September 13, 2011 in the Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Special musical entertainment is scheduled and light refreshments will be served.
The following officers will serve for 2012: Teresa Meeks - President, Tony Ragsdale - Vice President and Program Chair, Diane Moseley - Secretary, Helen Heavey - Treasurer, Jean Fox - Hospitality Chair.
The Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth, enhancement and improvement of the library and its services to the community.

Genealogy
The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet Monday, September 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community room. The Wood County Genealogical Society has a microfilm reader/printer for those who wish to browse the library’s collection of Wood County Democrat newspapers dating from 1917.
If you would like more information about this active group, you may contact the library at 903-763-4191 or visit the society’s website at http://www.woodtxgene.com.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Quitman Public Library News - September 2011

The Quitman Public Library is gearing up for FY12 which begins October 1, 2011. Lots of exciting things have happened at the library since the Friends of the Library convened this past May.
The library’s summer began with a surprise visit from Sissy Spacek and her friend, author MaryAnn Vollers. The two are working on a book using research material from the genealogical department and Wood County Historical Society.
Speaking of genealogy, the library had another celebrity of sorts. George G. Morgan “The Genealogy Guy” from Ancestry.com presented a one-day workshop. Morgan is touring the southern United States, and we were honored that Quitman, Texas could be one of his stops. Over 75 people attended the session.
The Quitman Garden Club and volunteers from the Wood County Master Gardeners continue to manage the library grounds throughout the summer. Although many volunteers are helping, I recall seeing Becky Watts on several occasions during weekends and odd hours keeping the plants alive during extreme drought conditions. McCluney Pest Control has also been spotted as he volunteers his time and compounds keeping the library’s weeds under control.
The Summer Reading program “Dig Up a Good Book @ the Quitman Public Library” was a smash success with 75 children registered to participate. Nearly every business in the community took part in sponsorship, and over 300 people attended the 5 activity and entertainment presentations each Friday in July. Special thanks to those Friends of the Library members who volunteered their time, made treats, helped with crafts, and served our youngest patrons.
Also, the library is the recent recipient of three grants: $16, 500 from the Tocker Foundation to migrate from Follett Software to Apollo Biblionix circulation software -- $15,000 from Dollar General and $75,000 from TSLAC for English as a Second Language Classes. The ESL grant will be divided among 5 area libraries.
QPL Advisory Board bi-monthly meetings for FY2012 are scheduled for the following Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.:
September 8, 2011
November 10, 2011
January 12, 2012
March 8, 2012
May 10, 2012
July 12, 2012

Friends of the Library members are always invited to attend these meetings.
On behalf of the library staff, volunteers, patrons, and community we serve, I am greatly saddened by the recent loss of Quitman Public Library supporter Alice Harris and long-time Wood County TX Genealogical member, LaHoma Clanton. They are greatly missed by all of us.
As always, I thank the Friends of the Library for its generous support of the Quitman Public Library.

Delene H. Allen
Library Director


 Food for Fines will take run September 20 - 23, 2011 to benefit the C.O.M.E. house
 The FOL Annual Fall Book Sale is scheduled for October 11-14, 2010 in the library’s community room.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Library Notes for August 2011

The Quitman Public Library appreciates those businesses in our community who offer their time and services in support of their local library. Special thanks go to the following: The Quitman Garden Club for maintaining the library’s patio areas, McCluney Pest Control for keeping the library pest free and weed free, Potts Feed Store for keeping the weeds under control, SuddenLink for providing television cable service for the Thurman Shamburger Community Room, Ray Roberts Service of Quitman for providing routine inspections of the library’s heat and cooling system, and Peoples Wireless for providing library patrons with unbeatable high-speed Internet.
Library 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 library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library. The Friends invite the public to join them for the noon hour at the first meeting of the 2012 season on September 6, 2011 in the Thurman Shamburger Community Room.
The following officers will serve for 2012: Teresa Meeks - President, Tony Ragsdale - Vice President and Program Chair, Diane Moseley - Secretary, Helen Heavey - Treasurer, Jean Fox - Hospitality Chair.

Genealogy
The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will begin its 2012 season by meeting Monday, August 15, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Shamburger Community room at the Quitman Public Library. The society has remained active throughout the summer conducting instructional beginning genealogy classes, assisting the newly formed Quitman/Wood County African-American Historical Society, working with Texas A&M Commerce to digitize genealogical documents and photographs, and hosting the Ancestry.com workshop with internationally-recognized genealogy expert and author, George G. Morgan.
If you would like more information about this active group, you may contact the library at 903-763-4191 or visit the society’s website at http://www.woodtxgene.com.

New Arrivals
In Seconds by Brenda Novak, The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritson, Split Second by Catherine Coulter, Eyes Wide Open by Andrew Gross, Burn by Nevada Barr, 1105 Yakima Street by Debbie Macomber, Claim of Innocence by Laura Caldwell, Only Yours by Susan Mallery,

Thursday, July 7, 2011

"The Genealogy Guys" are Coming to Quitman Public Library

Internationally recognized genealogy expert, author, and lecturer, George G. Morgan will present a genealogy workshop free to the public at the Quitman Public Library during Old Settlers Reunion Week on Friday, August 5th, 2011.

The workshop, sponsored by the Quitman Public Library and the Northeast Texas Regional Library System (NETLS) and hosted by the Wood County Texas Genealogical Society begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Shamburger Room at the library and concludes at 5:15 p.m.

Genealogists, those interested in getting started in genealogy, and the general public are urged to take this opportunity to hear strategies, tips, and inspiration from this talented speaker who with Drew Smith produces The Genealogy GuysSM Podcast on the Internet at genealogyguys.com, the longest running genealogical podcast in the world, with thousands of listeners around the globe.

George is the president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents at local, state, national, and international genealogical conferences.

George is the prolific author of literally hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, in genealogical publications, and at online sites in the U.S., Canada, the U.K, Singapore, and elsewhere. He has written nine books and is at work on the third edition of his How to Do Everything Genealogy for McGraw-Hill.

He is Vice President of Membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and publicity director of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the New England historic Genealogical Society, and more than a dozen societies in the U.S. and the U.K.

TIME SESSION
10:30-11:30 How to Do Everything with Your Genealogy
Based on the second edition of the best-selling book, How to Do Everything: Genealogy by award-winning author George G. Morgan, this seminar provides an overview of genealogy research practices and document types that can be used to locate and study your ancestors.

11:45-12:45 Genealogy Orienteering: Using Maps to Find the Right PlaceMaps are an essential part of our everyday life. As we use them in our genealogical research, it is essential to understand the geographical history of an area and how boundaries and jurisdictions have changed. These changes are important for determining who created what documents and where these materials can now be found. This seminar presents and discusses a simple yet efficient methodology and some resources to help you use maps to quickly and effectively locate the right place to conduct your research.

1:30-2:30 Bring ‘Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor ProfileIn the course of our genealogical research, we often become engrossed in the collection of information snippets, failing to put them into a logical perspective. We lose sight of the fact that the people we’re tracing participated in the life of their historical times, led complex lives, and interacted with one another.

Organizing the information we collect into a biographical profile can help you begin to recognize character traits and decision patterns. And the profile also provides an invaluable, portable research tool that avoids your taking voluminous amounts of notes with you on research trips. This seminar presents a methodology and a structured model for taking the details you collect about your ancestor and creating a biographical profile.

3:00-4:00 Using the HeritageQuest DatabasesHeritageQuest Online is one of the premiere ProQuest databases for genealogical researchers. It contains six excellent databases of interest to genealogists: U.S. Federal Census: 1790-1930; the Periodical Source Index (PERSI); more than 28,000 digitized, indexed, and full-text searchable local and family histories; the Freedman’s Bureau Bank records; Revolutionary War records; and the American Serial Set. This seminar addresses the contents of HeritageQuest Online, and also introduces embedded online tools that can really help your research.

4:15-5:15 New Ways to Research Our Roots We’ve come a long, long way in the last several decades in our genealogical research work. We started with writing letters and sending away for individual records, and now we are using the Internet, DNA, and social networking applications to collaborate with other researchers.
This session takes the attendees from our beginnings to the future of genealogical research, and it concentrates on the products, services, technology, and initiatives that are advancing our research each day. Learn about new research resources available today and trends into the future with books, records, digitization, DNA, and more.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Library Notes to run June 22, 2011

This week includes the first day of summer, and the Quitman Public Library is one of the coolest spots in the city to take a break. Stop by the library and read the newspaper, enjoy a magazine, check your email, find a book on your favorite subject, or visit with friends. A display of media filled with light summer reading and ideas for summer travel, picnics, sports, and family activities is located near the front check-out area.
Mark your calendars for Friday, July 1st for the Summer Reading Kick-off Party at the library. This summer’s reading program is “Dig up a Good Book @ the Quitman Public Library.” Sign-up ends June 30th, and the program runs through July 29th, 2011. Contributors and sponsors for summer reading include: Lowe Funeral Home, James and Meloney Sustaire, J&J Wrecker Service, Heritage Nursing Home, G&S Sales, Precision Hardware, Terri’s Nail Salon, Wood County Automatic Gas Company, City National Bank, Bulldog Computers, Quitman Realty, Reneau or Thelma Anders, Hidden Treasure Quick Lube, Ray Roberts Service Co., Tumble Time, Scroggins & Associates, Wood County National Bank, Paddy’s Autoworks, Peoples Telephone, Nasco, Hatfield Cleaners, Bank Texas, and Friends of the Quitman Public Library.
Library 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 library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. For more information about the library, visit www.quitmanlibrary.org or call 903-763-4191.

Genealogy
“The Genealogy Guys” will be at the library on Friday, August 5, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for a workshop hosted by the Wood County TX Genealogical Society.
“The Genealogy Guys” are George G. Morgan, internationally-recognized genealogy expert, author, and lecturer and Drew Smith, MLS, instructor at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Their podcast is heard by millions on Ancestry.com each week.
The Society will remain active throughout the summer with “How-To” classes covering basic computer use and beginning genealogy research. Current events are posted on the website at http://www.woodtxgene.com.

Advisory Board
The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. The public is always welcome to attend advisory board meetings.

New Arrivals
The Creed Legacy by Linda Lael Miller, Dangerous by Diana Palmer, Inside by Brenda Novak, Savor the Danger by Lori Foster.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer Reading Entertainment Schedule

Come join us at the Quitman Public Library for our Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “Dig up a Good Book”.
We will give out cool prizes and have an over all good time while enjoying
some good books. Come to the library and pick up a Summer Reading Registration Sheet, or download and print a Summer Reading Registration Sheet @ www.quitmanlibrary.org.

July 1st Summer Kick-Off Party on Bermuda St. between Potts Feed and the Quitman Public Library. We will have lots of fun learning about dirt and we’ll have a hotdog lunch. 11am-Noon

July 8th Geologist Marsha Layton from TJC will be doing a presentation about geology; she will bring different samples to check out. Afterwards we will make our own pet rocks. 11am-Noon

July 15th On your marks, Get set, GO! Worm races at Jim Hogg Park. It will be lots of fun, smiles, prizes, and a good time for all. 11am-Noon

July 22nd Let’s plant something together; The Garden Club will partner with us and we will create our very own plants. Let’s learn a little bit about the gardening world together. 11am-Noon

July 29th Movies Night (day) at the library; come join us for a movie and a fun time with popcorn, drinks, and smiling faces. Come in your pj’s. It will be b.y.o.p (bring your own pillow). 1pm-End of movie

Upcoming Events

Event: Quitman Public Library presents “Dig up a Good Book” Summer Reading Kick-off party

Date: Friday, July 1, 2011

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Place: Thurman Shamburger Community Room, Quitman Public Library

202 East Goode Street and Bermuda street area between the library and Pott’s Feed

Desc: Summer Reading Kick-off party with games, prizes, contests, hot dogs

*Additional events are scheduled for each Friday in July

Event: Quitman Public Library and Wood Co. TX Genealogical Society present “The Genealogy Guys”

Date: Friday, August 5, 2011

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Place: Thurman Shamburger Community Room, Quitman Public Library

202 East Goode Street, Quitman TX 903-763-4191

Desc: The Genealogy Guys are two avid and enthusiastic genealogists who want to discuss all facets of genealogical research. The Genealogy Guys are George G. Morgan, internationally-recognized genealogy expert, author, and lecturer and Drew Smith, MLS, instructor at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Florida in Tampa.



Event: Northeast Texas Library System presents “Revitalize Your Reach”

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2011

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Place: Thurman Shamburger Community Room, Quitman Public Library

202 East Goode Street, Quitman TX 903-763-4191

Desc: Expand your reach to the served and underserved populations. Help them see how your library services and collections can be accessible, valuable and relevant specifically to them. Free, public is invited.



Event: Northeast Texas Library System - Regional Advisory Council Meeting

Date: Friday, August 26, 2011

Time: 8:00 AM -5:00 PM

Place: Thurman Shamburger Community Room, Quitman Public Library

202 East Goode Street, Quitman TX 903-763-4191

Desc: The Northeast Texas Library System Advisory Council consists of seven representatives who represent the interests and needs of all the member libraries in the System. The NETLS Advisory Council serves as the liaison agency of the member libraries, their governing bodies and their Library Boards or Trustees to advise in the formulation of the Annual and Long Range Plans of Service and budgets. The Council chooses to meet at the Quitman Public Library because of the meeting room accommodations and because of the city’s centralized location within the region.



Event: The Quitman Public Library and UT Southwestern Medical Center present “Consumer Health Information Workshop”

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Time: 1:00 -3:00 PM

Place: Thurman Shamburger Community Room, Quitman Public Library

202 East Goode Street, Quitman TX 903-763-4191

Desc: To help people navigate the Web to find accurate, trustworthy health information, Quitman Public Library and UT Southwestern Medical Center Library are hosting a Consumer Heath Information Workshop led by John Fullinwider, director of research support and education services for the library at UT Southwestern. The session is sponsored in part by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/South Central Region.

Friday, June 10, 2011

In Honor of SGT. Joshua Powell

The Quitman Public Library will open its lobby and community room Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. for those who wish to wait for the funeral procession of SGT. Joshua Powell of Quitman TX. The route of the vehicle carrying SGT. Powell will be North on Hwy 69 from Tyler to HWY 37 into Quitman. May God rest his soul as we honor our fallen hero. --Delene H. Allen, Library Director

Library Notes to run June 15, 2011

Library Notes to run June 15, 2011

Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen

Mark your calendars for Friday, July 1st for the Summer Reading Kick-off Party. There is still time to sign up for “Dig up a Good Book @ the Quitman Public Library,” which runs through July 29th, 2011. The program is designed for babies through 6th grade. Stop in for your registration packet with a full schedule of summer activities.
A display of media filled with light summer reading and ideas for summer travel, picnics, sports, and family activities is located near the front check-out area.
Library 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 library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
For more information about the library, visit www.quitmanlibrary.org or call 903-763-4191.

Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library elected the following officers to serve for 2012: Teresa Meeks - President, Tony Ragsdale - Vice President and Program Chair, Diane Moseley - Secretary, Helen Heavey - Treasurer, Jean Fox - Hospitality Chair. The Friends will reconvene September 6, 2011.

Genealogy
The Wood County Texas Genealogical Society has elected the following officers for 2012: Ronnie Vance - President, Deason Hunt - Vice President, Shirley Patrick - Secretary, Wayne McCluney - Treasurer.
The Society will remain active throughout the summer with “How-To” classes covering basic computer use and beginning genealogy research. Current events are posted on the website at http://www.woodtxgene.com.

Advisory Board
The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. The public is always welcome to attend advisory board meetings.

New Arrivals
The Creed Legacy by Linda Lael Miller, Dangerous by Diana Palmer, Inside by Brenda Novak, Savor the Danger by Lori Foster.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen -- Wood County Democrat

Library Notes to run May 11, 2010

Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen

In honor of Memorial Day, the Quitman Public Library has set up a display of books available for check-out that span the American Civil War to present day. Also there is a section of cookbooks filled with recipes and ideas for the perfect Memorial Day picnic.
New public information is available in print format regarding the Keystone XL Project in the form of two reports: 1) “Effects of Keystone XL Pipeline Leak into Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer” presented by Lawrence G. Dunbar, P.E. and 2) “Supplemental Draft - Environmental Impact Statement - TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP” presented by the USDS Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.
Regular library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
For more information about the library, call 903-763-4191.

Genealogy
The Wood County Texas Genealogical Society will hold its final meeting of the FY2011 season on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Shamburger Community room at the Quitman Public Library. Officers will be elected for next year. Entertainment will be provided by the Hand-bell Ringers from the First United Methodist Church of Quitman who will perform a medley of hymns and folk songs.
The Society will remain active throughout the summer, and current events will be posted on the website at http://www.woodtxgene.com.

Advisory Board
The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. Among the items on the agenda will be updating the community room lease policy and establishing eBook lending policy and procedure. The public is always welcome to attend advisory board meetings.

On Display
In the lobby showcase during the month of May is a display of carvings by Susanne Jacobs, Master Wood Carver. Suzanne, who has been carving almost 20 years, began as a “self-taught” carver then studied under the tutelage of German Master Carver, Ludwig Keininger. Her award-winning carvings are in the traditional European method with mallet and chisels. Most of the pieces displayed are not for sale, but Suzanne does accept commissions.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Friends of the Library Newsletter - Director's Note for May 2011

The Quitman Public Library welcomes Stephanie Felty who joined the staff in April as a part-time employee. Stephanie has volunteered for several months, and has been a perfect fit -- especially with the children’s department. She says, “I am so excited to be able to work with the youngest members of our library in hopes of nourishing our newest library lovers of tomorrow.”
This summer, the library’s reading program will be “Dig up a Good Book @ the Quitman Public Library.” Stephanie Felty has organized the program schedule, details and activities for our youngest readers. The program will run June 1st through July 31st with special entertainment scheduled for each Friday in July.
Volunteers from the Quitman Garden Club have been working in the library’s patio areas as part of the Community Beautification Project. Please join the library in letting the club know how much we appreciate what they are doing. If you would like to join the Quitman Garden Club, contact Becky Watts 903-967-2270
QPL Advisory Board bi-monthly meetings for the remainder of FY2011 are scheduled the following Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.:
May 12, 2011
July 14, 2011
September 8, 2011
November 10, 2011
Friends of the Library members are encouraged to attend these meetings.
On behalf of the library staff, volunteers, patrons, and community we serve, I thank the Friends of the Library for its generous support of the Quitman Public Library.



Delene H. Allen
Library Director