Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen



To run: 5 Dec 2012
Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX
            As part of the “Meet the Author” series, the Quitman Public Library invites the community to stop by and meet Jerry Yost, author of “The Great Arctic Adventure: An Elf’s Christmas Tale,” on Tuesday, December 11th from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Jerry Yost retired from the Texas House of Representatives in 1997 and his experience as a corporate lobbyist earned him a Chair in the Texas Law Library at the University of Texas. He is now writing fiction for his grandchildren.
             The library is now offering access to NewspaperARCHIVE.com -- the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 120 million newspaper pages!  No matter if you are looking for historical data for a novel you are penning or if you want to explore the genealogy of your family, NewspaperARCHIVE.com will connect those in need to hundreds of years of community news, family history, world news, national news and more. Stop in to learn more about access to this valuable database!
            During the month of December, the library will welcome patrons with warm spiced cider and ginger snaps in the front lobby.  This is sponsored through the generosity of the Friends.
              We welcome the Christmas and New Year holidays with a display of media to help with holiday decorating, gift-making, and recipes.  This display is located near the check-out area.  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 will meet Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Among the items on the agenda will be a film presentation reviewing events of the past year, and an update of the director’s long-range plans. The public is always welcome to attend advisory board meetings.

Adult Services
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are back in session Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and will run concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. holiday schedule.  Therefore, there will be no class on Thursday, December 27, 2012 or Thursday, January 3, 2013. The class is taught by Sandra Grider, Certified Instructor. 
Knitting instruction is offered by Virginia Hoffpauir in the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Classes will continue through the holidays.  Virginia has over 45 years of experience in hand-knitting, and can teach all levels. Bring your own supplies and join the group for a fun time of free instruction. 
           
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library invite you to join them for the Annual FOL Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, from noon until 1:00 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room.  The Quitman Elementary Choir will be performing holiday selections.
The Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth, enhancement and improvement of the library and its services to the community. 

Genealogy
             The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will not hold a public meeting during the month of December, but will have a Christmas party for members on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the library’s community room.  Find updated information at http://woodtxtene.com

Youth Services
            Story Time Hour will meet Friday, December 7, 2012. The program is designed for infant to pre-school, however, anyone who wants to hear a good story is welcome.

New Arrivals
            The library is adding more DVDs to the collection daily.  Adult patrons may check out up to four DVDs for a one-week period. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Access NewspaperARCHIVE at the Quitman Public Library

Quitman Public Library now offers its patrons access to NewspaperARCHIVE.com -- the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 120 million newspaper pages! 

No matter if you are looking for historical data for a novel you are penning or if you want to explore the genealogy of your family, NewspaperARCHIVE.com will connect those in need to hundreds of years of community news, family history, world news, national news and more.

Stop by the Quitman Public Library today to learn more about access to this valuable database!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

QPL Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

The Quitman Public Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Library Notes - November 16, 2012



Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX
Library Notes by Delene H. Allen
           
During the month of November, the library will highlight the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with a display of media to help with decorating, entertaining, gift-making, and recipe ideas.   There is also a selection of holiday DVDs available for check out. This display is located near the check-out area.  The library will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2012.
             November is National Novel Writing Month, and if you’ve ever wanted to write that novel, it is not too late to begin. Visit http://www.nanowrimo.org or stop by the library for more information.  
             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 will meet Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.  The public is welcome to attend advisory board meetings.

Adult Services
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are back in session Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and will run concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. holiday schedule.  Therefore, there will be no class on Thursday, November 22, 2012. The class is taught by Sandra Grider, Certified Instructor. 
Knitting instruction is offered by Virginia Hoffpauir in the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Virginia has over 45 years of experience in hand-knitting, and can teach all levels. Bring your own supplies and join the group for a fun time of free instruction. 
           
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library invite you to join them for the Annual FOL Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, from noon until 1:00 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room.  The Quitman Elementary Choir will be performing holiday selections.
The Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth, enhancement and improvement of the library and its services to the community. 

Genealogy
             The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will not meet during the month of December; however, you can find updated information at http://woodtxtene.com

Youth Services
            Story Time Hour will not meet on Friday, November 23rd due to the Thanksgiving holiday; however, it will resume the following Friday, November 30, 2012. The program is designed for infant to pre-school, however, anyone who wants to hear a good story is welcome.

New Arrivals
            Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson, The Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell, A Wanted Man by Lee Child, Low Pressure by Sandra Brown.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wood County TX Genealogical Society Meets November 19, 2012

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room at the Quitman Public Library.  The public is invited to early for the mixer and refreshments at 6 p.m. and stay for the program.
 
Special guest, Fred Morrow, will be sharing the history of the Cartwright Community.  

If you would like to bring light refreshments, please let Deason Hunt know by calling 903-769-0792 .
 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Book Review - John Borgstedt's "I Love You Mom: Please Don't Break My Heart"

Look at the cover of the book. That is John Borgstedt, a precious child crying as he runs toward his retreating mother as she abandons him yet again. Who can see this child's face and not feel something - anger, sorrow, sympathy, or maybe even empathy?

John Borgstedt's story, though so very painful to read, is a chronicle of his spirit of triumph against all odds. His story documents such painful suffering that is nearly incomprehensible to many, yet so prevalent in our society.

John was a victim of his environment, and he looked to his guardians to keep him safe. Unfortunately, he found neither the love nor protection he needed, and thereby suffered repeated abuse and abandonment. It breaks my heart that he never knew the security a child can feel in his mother's arms. That was withheld from him with malicious intent.

I have heard John speak, and I cried as he bravely stood before us recalling his suffering at the hands of adults. Society let him fall through the cracks, but he survived by the grace of God. I have cried again reading his story and watching his movie/documentary.

John's story gives us an inside view into the cycle of child abuse, and he shows us what could have been done to save him and children like him, and what we can do now. As adults, it is our duty to be aware our society's children and step in to help when we see that they are in danger.

John Borgstedt is a conqueror. He is a big man with a big voice and big message, and serves a BIG GOD who has called him to a great mission. John has overcome the challenges in his life, and is on a full-forward mission to help others. Nothing will stand against him and the God's call on his life.

Contact John Borgstedt and join him making a difference for the sake of our children

Friday, November 9, 2012

Author Jerry L. Clark signing books at QPL!

Texas author Jerry L. Clark will be at the Quitman Public Library meeting patrons and signing his newest novel on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Clark has also written under the pen name, Jack Collins. Call Library Director, Delene Allen at 903-952-8305 for more information or visit the library's website at www.quitmanlibrary.org

Thursday, November 8, 2012

7 Nov 2012 Library Notes by Delene Allen



7 Nov 2012
Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX

             Friday Night Bluegrass Jam Fever is always on the second Friday of the month at the Quitman Public Library.  The next acoustical jam is this Friday, November 8, 6 - 9 p.m.  Come early to tune up.  Acoustical 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.

During the month of November, the library will highlight the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with a display of media to help with decorating, entertaining, gift-making, and recipe ideas.   This display is located near the check-out area.
            The Quitman Public Library appreciates those businesses in our community who offer their time and services in support of their local library.  Special thanks go to the following: McCluney Pest Control for keeping us pest free, SuddenLink for providing free cable service for the Thurman Shamburger Community Room, Ray Roberts Service of Quitman for providing routine inspections of the library’s HVAC units, and Hog Computer for keeping the library’s computers up to speed.
             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 will meet 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 fun time of free instruction. 
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are back in session Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and will run concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. holiday schedule.  The class is taught by Sandra Grider, Certified Instructor. 

Friends of the Library
Spend your lunch hour with the Friends of the Quitman Public Library on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from noon until 1:00 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room.  The Hand Bell Choir from the First United Methodist Church – Quitman will be performing.
Refreshments will be available, but you are always welcome to bring your lunch and enjoy a relaxing hour among Friends. The Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth, enhancement and improvement of the library and its services to the community. 

Genealogy
             The Wood County Texas Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, November 19, 2012.  Club members gather for a pre-meeting social at one of the area restaurants, and the public is invited to join them. Genealogy volunteers are requesting any family history books or annuals from any of the area schools to add to the library’s permanent history collection. Updated information can always be found about the society 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 preschool, however, anyone who wants to hear a good story is welcome.

New Arrivals
            We have just received a large supply of Large Print books just in time for winter reading.  There are too many titles to list, so stop by and check out the “New Arrival” shelf.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

FOL Newsletter - November 2012



November 2012
Quitman Public Library News

     On behalf of the staff, I wish to thank the Friends of the Library for hosting such an outstanding Book and Bake Sale this year.  There were a few boxes of really nice books that we will store for the next sale. 
     For the past year, I have been working on a grant to renew funding for the English as a Second Language Program (ESL).  Our funding has been renewed for 2013, and we hope to add a GED program soon. Sandra Grider is our instructor, and new students are signing up weekly.
     I recently met with Dr. Christopher Chappa, Dean of Tyler Junior College, in hopes of reaching a contract agreement for the library to be an off-site campus for selected TJC courses. 
     Story Time is back and happens each Friday at 11:00 a.m.  We are always looking for volunteer readers, so check with me if you would like to share a book with our youngest readers.  Thanks go to Diane Moseley, Wayne McCluney, and Sara de la Rosa (pictured) who regularly donates her Friday lunch hour to the children. 
    We have just received a large supply of Large Print books, audio books on CD, and movies on DVD.  We hope to have these cataloged and out over the next couple of weeks in time for holiday check-outs. 
     The library recently participated in the Texas Library Association “Library Snapshot Day.” This is an annual project where libraries across the state can showcase a typical library day. Pictured here is one of our   “typical day” submissions.  http://www.flickr.com/groups/librarysnapshotday   
     Friends of the Library members are always welcome to join the bi-monthly QPL Advisory Board meetings.  The FY2013 meetings are scheduled for the following Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.:                     
November 8, 2012
January 10, 2013
March 14, 2013
May 9, 2013
September 12, 2013
November 14, 2013

     The library is hosting Acoustical Bluegrass Jams on the 2nd Friday of each month 5-9p.m. The public is invited to join in and play, sing, or just listen.  It’s free and lots of fun!
As always, I thank the Friends of the Library for its generous support of the Quitman Public Library.

Delene Allen,
Library Director

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
From: Delene, Melissa, Mallory, Allyson, Martha & Virginia