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,

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