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 -- 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, 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           

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. 

             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

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. 

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