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