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.