Thursday, December 27, 2012

History lovers, stop by the Quitman Public Library and browse our online database of old newspapers from all over the world at newspaperArchive.com!

I found a mention of Quitman's first newspaper, the Quitman Clipper, from a pre-Civil War article that reads as follows:
"We are in receipt of a sprightly Bell and Everett paper called the Quitman Clipper, published in Quitman Wood County Texas, requesting us to exchange, which we do with pleasure. The Clipper is full of enthusiasm and brings good news for Bell and Everett from the 'Republic' State.
----Constitutional Union Ticket
For President, John Bell of Tennessee
For Vice-President, Edward Everett of Massachusetts ----
Platform of the Constitutional Union Party,
The Constitution of the country! The Union of the States! And the Enforcement of the Laws!”

-The Southern Enterprise
Lucius C. Bryan, Editor
Thomasville, GA
Wikipedia photo, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 1860

Friday, December 21, 2012

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen



The staff and volunteers of the Quitman Public Library wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  The building will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24 - 25, 2012 and Monday, December 31, 2012 and Tuesday, January 1, 2013 for the New Year Holiday.  However, online library services and databases will remain available, and Wi-Fi will be assessable 24/7 in the outdoor patio and parking areas.
  Each month, staff member Melissa Frosch carefully selects media that highlights a particular theme, and prepares an eye-catching display for the patron’s enjoyment.  For January 2013, her theme focuses on New Year’s resolutions of being “Healthier, Wealthier, and Wiser.” Stop in and check out the display located near the front desk.
             Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 for more information or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org      

Advisory Board
            The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board met Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., and accepted the resignation of +R.T. Bridges who has fulfilled two terms as Chairman.  The Board recognizes and commends Bridges for his service to the community. 

Adult Services
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are back in session Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and will run concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. holiday schedule.  Therefore, there will be no class on Thursday, December 20 or December 27, 2012. The class is taught by Sandra Grider, Certified Instructor. 
Knitting instruction is offered by Virginia Hoffpauir in the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Classes will continue throughout the holidays.  Virginia has over 45 years of experience in hand-knitting, can teach all levels, and can unravel almost any snag. Bring your own supplies and join the group for a fun time of free instruction. 
           
Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library invite you to bring your sack lunch and share your lunch hour with them January 8, 2013, from noon until 1:00 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room.  Local author, Maryann Miller, will be their special guest.  Maryann has won numerous awards including being a semi-finalist at the Sundance Institute for her screenplay, “A Question of Honor.”
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 continue its guest-speaker series that focuses on the families and histories of smaller communities in Wood County.  Recent guests have talked about growing up in Pine Mills and the Cartwright community. 
January’s meeting will focus on Alba-Golden and the Rhoads community.  Attendees will discover that Alba was once the largest settlement in the area due to its coal mines and boasted having the first automobile owner in Wood County.
 Join the group when it meets Monday, January 21, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the library.  You may find updated information at http://woodtxgene.com

Youth Services
            Story Time Hour will be suspended until Friday, January 4, 2013. The program is designed for infant to pre-school, however, anyone who wants to hear a good story is welcome.

New Arrivals
Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich, Mad River by John Sanford, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, Against the Odds by Kat Martin, Big Sky River by Linda Lael Miller, the Heart of a Hero Series (Trilogy) by Shelley Gray, Aftershock by Jill Sorenson.


Delene H. Allen
 26 Dec 2012 - Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Author Jerry Yost signing books at QPL!

Author, Jerry Yost, will be at the Quitman Public Library until 5:00 p.m. today meeting patrons and signing copies of his newest book "The Great Arctic Adventure: An Elf's Christmas Tale." Jerry retired from the Texas House of Representatives in 1997, and after years of writing industry publications, he has recently decided that writing for children is a whole lot more fun.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Delene H. Allen's Reviews > When GOD Winks: How the Power of Coincidence Guides Your Life


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Read in December, 2012

This book is all about divine coincidence. Squire Rushnell explores how coincidences are surprising, and how we can all acknowledge and interpret the meaningful connections that come from these coincidences.

These coincidences and connections occur throughout our lives, but many times we fail to consider their impact and appreciate their full meaning. Rushnell proposes that readers explore these coincidences, and understand that their source is divine. GOD Winks" is the author's term for incidents and occurrences that are God's gentle way of warning us and guiding us along life's way.

Rushnell gives us inside examples of well-known success stories, and how a series of incredible coincidences led to the culmination of that success. Rushnell implores the reader to recongize and consider "God Winks" and how the power of coincidence can guide our relationships, career path, creativity, and choices in life.

The author goes so far to say that it is NO coincidence that you have picked this book to read. That in itself is thought-provoking, and possibly a "GOD Wink." 
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/469854703

Friday, December 7, 2012

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen



Shea Birdwell, singer/songwriter
            Stop by the Quitman Public Library for a cup of warm spiced cider and browse our collection of holiday movies and books.
            There will be an Acoustical Musician's Workshop at the Quitman Public Library on Friday, December 14, 2012, from 4 - 6 p.m. This workshop will feature singer, songwriter and guitarist, Shea Birdwell, who will share his song-writing technique and give instruction on guitar rhythm methods and chord transitions.  There is no fee to participate.
Following the workshop will be the regular Friday Night Bluegrass Jam Fever event commencing at 6 p.m. in the community room.  Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome.  Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 903-952-8305
             Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 for more information or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org      

Advisory Board
            The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.  Among the items on the agenda will be a director’s report of plans for 2013. The public is welcome to attend advisory board meetings.

Adult Services
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are back in session Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and will run concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. holiday schedule.  Therefore, there will be no class on Thursday, December 20 or December 27, 2012. The class is taught by Sandra Grider, Certified Instructor. 
Knitting instruction is offered by Virginia Hoffpauir in the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Classes will continue throughout the holidays.  Virginia has over 45 years of experience in hand-knitting, and can teach all levels. Bring your own supplies and join the group for a fun time of free instruction. 
           
Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library invite you to share your lunch hour with them January 8, 2013, from noon until 1:00 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room.  Local author, Maryann Miller, will be their special guest.
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 continue its guest-speaker series that focuses on the families and histories of smaller communities in Wood County.  Recent guests have talked about growing up in Pine Mills and the Cartwright community.  January’s meeting will focus on Alba-Golden and the Rhoads community.  Join the group when it meets Monday, January 21, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the library.  You may find updated information at http://woodtxgene.com

Youth Services
            Story Time Hour will meet Friday, December 14, 2012. The program is designed for infant to pre-school, however, anyone who wants to hear a good story is welcome.

New Arrivals
Against the Odds by Kat Martin, Aftershock by Jill Sorenson, Big Sky River by Linda Lael Miller, All He Ever Needed by Shannon Stacey, Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich, Mad River by John Sanford, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, The Heart of a Hero Series (Trilogy) by Shelley Gray, The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton, In Need of a Good Wife by Kelly O’Connor McNees

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen



To run: 5 Dec 2012
Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX
            As part of the “Meet the Author” series, the Quitman Public Library invites the community to stop by and meet Jerry Yost, author of “The Great Arctic Adventure: An Elf’s Christmas Tale,” on Tuesday, December 11th from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Jerry Yost retired from the Texas House of Representatives in 1997 and his experience as a corporate lobbyist earned him a Chair in the Texas Law Library at the University of Texas. He is now writing fiction for his grandchildren.
             The library is now offering access to NewspaperARCHIVE.com -- the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 120 million newspaper pages!  No matter if you are looking for historical data for a novel you are penning or if you want to explore the genealogy of your family, NewspaperARCHIVE.com will connect those in need to hundreds of years of community news, family history, world news, national news and more. Stop in to learn more about access to this valuable database!
            During the month of December, the library will welcome patrons with warm spiced cider and ginger snaps in the front lobby.  This is sponsored through the generosity of the Friends.
              We welcome the Christmas and New Year holidays with a display of media to help with holiday decorating, gift-making, and recipes.  This display is located near the check-out area.  Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 for more information or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org           

Advisory Board
            The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Among the items on the agenda will be a film presentation reviewing events of the past year, and an update of the director’s long-range plans. The public is always welcome to attend advisory board meetings.

Adult Services
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are back in session Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and will run concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. holiday schedule.  Therefore, there will be no class on Thursday, December 27, 2012 or Thursday, January 3, 2013. The class is taught by Sandra Grider, Certified Instructor. 
Knitting instruction is offered by Virginia Hoffpauir in the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Classes will continue through the holidays.  Virginia has over 45 years of experience in hand-knitting, and can teach all levels. Bring your own supplies and join the group for a fun time of free instruction. 
           
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library invite you to join them for the Annual FOL Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, from noon until 1:00 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room.  The Quitman Elementary Choir will be performing holiday selections.
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 not hold a public meeting during the month of December, but will have a Christmas party for members on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the library’s community room.  Find updated information at http://woodtxtene.com

Youth Services
            Story Time Hour will meet Friday, December 7, 2012. The program is designed for infant to pre-school, however, anyone who wants to hear a good story is welcome.

New Arrivals
            The library is adding more DVDs to the collection daily.  Adult patrons may check out up to four DVDs for a one-week period. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Access NewspaperARCHIVE at the Quitman Public Library

Quitman Public Library now offers its patrons access to NewspaperARCHIVE.com -- the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 120 million newspaper pages! 

No matter if you are looking for historical data for a novel you are penning or if you want to explore the genealogy of your family, NewspaperARCHIVE.com will connect those in need to hundreds of years of community news, family history, world news, national news and more.

Stop by the Quitman Public Library today to learn more about access to this valuable database!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

QPL Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

The Quitman Public Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Library Notes - November 16, 2012



Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX
Library Notes by Delene H. Allen
           
During the month of November, the library will highlight the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with a display of media to help with decorating, entertaining, gift-making, and recipe ideas.   There is also a selection of holiday DVDs available for check out. This display is located near the check-out area.  The library will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2012.
             November is National Novel Writing Month, and if you’ve ever wanted to write that novel, it is not too late to begin. Visit http://www.nanowrimo.org or stop by the library for more information.  
             Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 for more information or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org      

Advisory Board
            The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.  The public is welcome to attend advisory board meetings.

Adult Services
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are back in session Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and will run concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. holiday schedule.  Therefore, there will be no class on Thursday, November 22, 2012. The class is taught by Sandra Grider, Certified Instructor. 
Knitting instruction is offered by Virginia Hoffpauir in the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Virginia has over 45 years of experience in hand-knitting, and can teach all levels. Bring your own supplies and join the group for a fun time of free instruction. 
           
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library invite you to join them for the Annual FOL Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, from noon until 1:00 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room.  The Quitman Elementary Choir will be performing holiday selections.
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 not meet during the month of December; however, you can find updated information at http://woodtxtene.com

Youth Services
            Story Time Hour will not meet on Friday, November 23rd due to the Thanksgiving holiday; however, it will resume the following Friday, November 30, 2012. The program is designed for infant to pre-school, however, anyone who wants to hear a good story is welcome.

New Arrivals
            Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson, The Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell, A Wanted Man by Lee Child, Low Pressure by Sandra Brown.