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       .

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. 

             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

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.

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