Tuesday, June 26, 2012


27 Jun 2012

Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX

June is National Audiobook Month, and if you enjoy listening to the occasional audiobook, stop in and check something out.  We also have hundreds of titles available that are downloadable to your listening device.  The Quitman Public Library has nearly 40,000 books in regular print, large print, audio and electronic format, so stop in soon and check out what’s new.
Friday Night Bluegrass Jam Fever is always on the second Friday of the month at the Quitman Public Library.  The next acoustical jam is Friday, July 13, 6 - 9 p.m.  Acoustic 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.
The Quitman Garden Club and its volunteers have done a wonderful job keeping the library’s patios beautiful.  The plants are all native to this area and are in full bloom.
The library will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2012 to observe Independence Day.  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. Stop by soon and check out what your library has to offer.

Adult Services
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are suspended until the fall.  However, the Latino Family Literacy Project is going on right now at the library for families who want to read together.  Activities are planned for each Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.  Activities are led by Sandra Grider.  This program is free, and the public is invited.  For more information, please call 903-763-4191.

Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library elected the following officers to serve for 2012-13:  Teresa Meeks - President, Tony Ragsdale - Vice President and Program Chair, Diane Moseley - Secretary, Annette Wilbourn - Treasurer, Jean Fox - Hospitality Chair, and Judith Sanders – Communications Chair.  The Friends will take a summer break and reconvene with regular meetings in the fall.
QPL Library Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library. 

Genealogy
             The Wood County Texas Genealogical Society will be on break until September, however, the club remains active the summer hosting ancestral research activities.  Updated information can be found at http://www.woodtxgene.com.

New Arrivals
Riders of the Rimrock Trail by Jackson Cole, The Last Voyage of the Steamer Barnard Clinton by David E. Unruh, Summer Nights by Susan Mallery, Midnight Promises by Sherryl Woods, Against the Sun by Kat Martin, Small Town Protector by Hope White.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen



 
Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX

    
It's August, which means it is National Golf Month! Do you where the largest green is, what's inside a golf ball, or your odds of scoring an albatross? Before you go out and play 36 holes in a day, swing by the Quitman Public Library and check out our display of the best books on golf written by those who know the game.          
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 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. Stop by soon and check out what your library has to offer.

Adult Services
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are suspended until September.  Classes will be taught by Sandra Grider, Certified Instructor, and are scheduled for Thursdays 10 a.m. – noon and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

Friends of the Library
The Friends will hold their first meeting of the 2012-13 season in the library’s Shamburger Community Room at noon on September 11, 2012.  QPL Library Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library. 

Genealogy
             The Wood County Texas Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, September 17, 2012.  Club members gather for a pre-meeting social at one of the area restaurants, and the public is invited to join them. Updated information can always be found at http://www.woodtxgene.com.

New Arrivals
When Lightning Strikes by Brenda Novak, Where Azaleas Bloom by Sherryl Woods, Cast Into Doubt by Patricial MacDonald, False Impressions by Laura Caldwell, Danger on the Mountain by Lynette Eason.