5 Sep 2012
Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month to remind people that one of the most important learning tools is a library card. This month also marks the 11th Anniversary of 9/11, and the library is honoring this tragic event with a display of images and memorabilia in the lobby’s showcase.
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, September 14, 6 - 9 p.m. Come early to tune up. 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 library appreciates 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, Hog Computer for keeping our computers up to speed, 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.
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.
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes will resume September 13, 2012. The regular class schedule is Thursdays 10 a.m. – noon and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and will run concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. holiday schedule. Classes are taught by Sandra Grider, Certified Instructor.
Each Thursday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., knitting instruction is offered by Virginia Hoffpauir in the library’s main gallery. Bring your own supplies and join the group for a relaxing and fun time of free instruction.
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.
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.
During the month of August, the Quitman Public Library received donations honoring the community service of Dorothy Harbin, Rubye Kindsvater, Don and Willadene Hines, Dewitt and Terry Blanchard, and Stuart and Renee Boswank.