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.

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