Friday, July 27, 2012

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen

Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX During the week of the Old Settler’s Reunion, the library invites visitors to the genealogy department to view family files and records of early settlers of Wood County. We offer Wi-Fi, and you may research online genealogical records using Ancestry.com Library Edition, Heritage Quest, Geni, and digitized images from our database. Also available is a microfilm reader/printer for viewing the Wood County Democrat (1914-2011). The library has several copies of Wood County 1850-1900 available for $15.00 each. Proceeds benefit the Wood County Historical Society. The library appreciates other businesses in our community who offer their time and services in support of their local library. Special thanks go to The Quitman Garden Club for maintaining the library’s patio areas, McCluney Pest Control for keeping the library pest free, Potts Feed Store for keeping the weeds under control, SuddenLink for providing television cable service for the Thurman Shamburger Community Room, and Ray Roberts Service of Quitman for providing routine inspections of the library’s heat and cooling system. 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, August 10, 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. 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 are on summer break and will reconvene with regular meetings this in September. 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 Silent Witness by Diane Burke, Twin Peril by Laura Scott, Navy Seal Rescuer by Shirlee McCoy, Ricochet by Christy Barritt, The Witness by Nora Roberts, Standing Guard by Valerie Hansen

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