Friday, September 28, 2012

Friends of the Library BOOK and BAKE sale


Library Notes by Delene H. Allen



Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX
 
            Friends of the Quitman Public Library is in the midst of its Annual Book Sale this week in the library’s community room.  Stop in during business hours to browse through hundreds of books, movies, audiobooks, magazines, games and puzzles.  The Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth, enhancement and improvement of the library and its services to the community. 
In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week 2012 (October 6th-13th), the Quitman Volunteer Fire Department, under the direction of Chief Scott Wheeler, has donated the following children’s books to the library: Stop Drop and Roll by Margery Cuyler, Fire! Fire! By Gail Gibbons, and No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids (and Dragons) by Jean E. Pendziwol.  Fire Prevention Week has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire which occurred on October 8, 1871, leaving 100,000 people homeless and burning more than 2000 acres in 27 hours. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week recognizing that public education is the best means of fire prevention. 
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, October 12, 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 Quitman Public Library is participating with the Chamber of Commerce on October 27th to present “A Haunting in Hogg Park” from 5 - 7 p.m. at the park.  The public is invited to gather around the library’s booth to share spine-chilling stories.  Other exciting events and contests are scheduled.
             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 welcomes Jane Herring as its newest member.  The next QPL Advisory Board meeting will be Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.  The public is welcome to attend advisory board meetings.

Adult Services
Knitting instruction is offered by Virginia Hoffpauir in the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Bring your own supplies and join the group for a relaxing and fun time of free instruction. 
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are back in session Thursdays 10 a.m. – noon and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and will run concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. holiday schedule.  GED instruction is also being offered. Classes are taught by Sandra Grider, Certified Instructor.  Sign-in sheets are at the library’s front desk.

Friends of the Library
Spend your lunch hour with the Friends of the Quitman Public Library on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, from noon until 1:00 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room.  Special guest will be Dr. Randy Bennett who will present information about Quitman Community Charities.
Refreshments will be available, but you are always welcome to bring your lunch and enjoy a relaxing hour among Friends.

Genealogy
             The Wood County Texas Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, October 15, 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.

Youth Services
            Story Time Hour happens each Friday from 11:00 a.m. until noon.  The program is designed for infant to pre-school, however, anyone who wants to hear a good story is welcome.

New Arrivals
Wyoming Fierce by Diana Palmer, Fourth Day by Zoe Sharp, Lady Justice by Ellen Elizabeth Hunter

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Meeting - Quitman Volunteer Chapter

The Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center - Quitman Chapter Volunteers will hold its first meeting this Sunday, Sept 23rd, 2 - 3 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library.

Come see what it's all about, then decide if you want to join this worthy cause and help our children! For more information call or text 903-952-8305

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

QPL now able to borrow media from LDS Family History Library


The Quitman Public Library has a lending agreement with the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, to borrow microfiche, microfilm and publications listed in the LDS Family History Library Catalog at www.familysearch.org


• The collection includes over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records; 727,000 microfiche; 356,000 books, serials, and other formats; over 4,500 periodicals and 3,725 electronic resources.
• Records available are from the United States, Canada, the British Isles, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
• A majority of the records contain information about persons who lived before 1930.
• Approximately 200 cameras are currently digitizing records in over 45 countries. Records have been filmed in over 110 countries, territories, and possessions.

For more information about this service, call Delene H. Allen, Director - Quitman Public Library at 903-763-4191

Friday, September 7, 2012

Lost in the Woods Painters at the Quitman Public Library, Saturday, September 8, 2012

Lost in the Woods Painters will hold an all-day decorative painting session at the Quitman Public Library on Saturday, September 8, 2012. The class is for members only, but if you would like to join this area's chapter of The Society of Decorative Painters, contact Pat Webber, President at (903) 967-2103. Visit www.decorativepainters.org to learn more.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen



Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX
 
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month -- a time when libraries across the country remind parents that the most important learning tool is a library card.  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. 
This month also marks the 11th Anniversary of 9/11, and the library is honoring this tragic event with a display available for check out near the front desk. 
Friday Night Bluegrass Jam Fever is always on the second Friday of the month at the Quitman Public Library hosted by Eugene Allen.  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.
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, our blog at http://quitmanlibrary.blogspot.com, our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary or our online catalog at www.quitman.biblionix.com.   
Stop by soon and check out what your library has to offer.

Adult Services
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
QPL Library Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.  The public is invited to join The Friends for regular meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at noon in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. 
The following officers have been elected 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. 

Genealogy
             The Wood County Texas Genealogical Society was organized in 1983 to provide for the common interest of ancestral research. Genealogy volunteers are available at the library or by appointment to aid researchers with family history.  The society holds regular meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library, and the public is always welcome.
The Wood County Texas Genealogical Society has elected the following officers for 2012-13:   Ronnie Vance - President, Deason Hunt - Vice President, Shirley Patrick - Secretary, Wayne McCluney - Treasurer.
On Monday, September 17, 2012, club members will 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 or by calling 903-763-4191.

New Arrivals
Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs, A Sunless Sea by Anne Perry, Rizzoli & Isles: Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen. On order is: Zoo by James Patterson ana Michael Ledwidge, Robert B. Parkers Fool Me Twice: A Jesse Stone Novel by Michael Brandman, Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb.