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.

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