Friday, September 28, 2012

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

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.

             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

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

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