Thursday, December 27, 2012

History lovers, stop by the Quitman Public Library and browse our online database of old newspapers from all over the world at newspaperArchive.com!

I found a mention of Quitman's first newspaper, the Quitman Clipper, from a pre-Civil War article that reads as follows:
"We are in receipt of a sprightly Bell and Everett paper called the Quitman Clipper, published in Quitman Wood County Texas, requesting us to exchange, which we do with pleasure. The Clipper is full of enthusiasm and brings good news for Bell and Everett from the 'Republic' State.
----Constitutional Union Ticket
For President, John Bell of Tennessee
For Vice-President, Edward Everett of Massachusetts ----
Platform of the Constitutional Union Party,
The Constitution of the country! The Union of the States! And the Enforcement of the Laws!”

-The Southern Enterprise
Lucius C. Bryan, Editor
Thomasville, GA
Wikipedia photo, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 1860

Friday, December 21, 2012

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen



The staff and volunteers of the Quitman Public Library wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  The building will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24 - 25, 2012 and Monday, December 31, 2012 and Tuesday, January 1, 2013 for the New Year Holiday.  However, online library services and databases will remain available, and Wi-Fi will be assessable 24/7 in the outdoor patio and parking areas.
  Each month, staff member Melissa Frosch carefully selects media that highlights a particular theme, and prepares an eye-catching display for the patron’s enjoyment.  For January 2013, her theme focuses on New Year’s resolutions of being “Healthier, Wealthier, and Wiser.” Stop in and check out the display located near the front desk.
             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 met Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., and accepted the resignation of +R.T. Bridges who has fulfilled two terms as Chairman.  The Board recognizes and commends Bridges for his service to the community. 

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 20 or December 27, 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.  Classes will continue throughout the holidays.  Virginia has over 45 years of experience in hand-knitting, can teach all levels, and can unravel almost any snag. Bring your own supplies and join the group for a fun time of free instruction. 
           
Friends of the Library
Friends of the Library invite you to bring your sack lunch and share your lunch hour with them January 8, 2013, from noon until 1:00 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room.  Local author, Maryann Miller, will be their special guest.  Maryann has won numerous awards including being a semi-finalist at the Sundance Institute for her screenplay, “A Question of Honor.”
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 continue its guest-speaker series that focuses on the families and histories of smaller communities in Wood County.  Recent guests have talked about growing up in Pine Mills and the Cartwright community. 
January’s meeting will focus on Alba-Golden and the Rhoads community.  Attendees will discover that Alba was once the largest settlement in the area due to its coal mines and boasted having the first automobile owner in Wood County.
 Join the group when it meets Monday, January 21, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the library.  You may find updated information at http://woodtxgene.com

Youth Services
            Story Time Hour will be suspended until Friday, January 4, 2013. The program is designed for infant to pre-school, however, anyone who wants to hear a good story is welcome.

New Arrivals
Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich, Mad River by John Sanford, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, Against the Odds by Kat Martin, Big Sky River by Linda Lael Miller, the Heart of a Hero Series (Trilogy) by Shelley Gray, Aftershock by Jill Sorenson.


Delene H. Allen
 26 Dec 2012 - Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Author Jerry Yost signing books at QPL!

Author, Jerry Yost, will be at the Quitman Public Library until 5:00 p.m. today meeting patrons and signing copies of his newest book "The Great Arctic Adventure: An Elf's Christmas Tale." Jerry retired from the Texas House of Representatives in 1997, and after years of writing industry publications, he has recently decided that writing for children is a whole lot more fun.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Delene H. Allen's Reviews > When GOD Winks: How the Power of Coincidence Guides Your Life


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This book is all about divine coincidence. Squire Rushnell explores how coincidences are surprising, and how we can all acknowledge and interpret the meaningful connections that come from these coincidences.

These coincidences and connections occur throughout our lives, but many times we fail to consider their impact and appreciate their full meaning. Rushnell proposes that readers explore these coincidences, and understand that their source is divine. GOD Winks" is the author's term for incidents and occurrences that are God's gentle way of warning us and guiding us along life's way.

Rushnell gives us inside examples of well-known success stories, and how a series of incredible coincidences led to the culmination of that success. Rushnell implores the reader to recongize and consider "God Winks" and how the power of coincidence can guide our relationships, career path, creativity, and choices in life.

The author goes so far to say that it is NO coincidence that you have picked this book to read. That in itself is thought-provoking, and possibly a "GOD Wink." 
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/469854703

Friday, December 7, 2012

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen



Shea Birdwell, singer/songwriter
            Stop by the Quitman Public Library for a cup of warm spiced cider and browse our collection of holiday movies and books.
            There will be an Acoustical Musician's Workshop at the Quitman Public Library on Friday, December 14, 2012, from 4 - 6 p.m. This workshop will feature singer, songwriter and guitarist, Shea Birdwell, who will share his song-writing technique and give instruction on guitar rhythm methods and chord transitions.  There is no fee to participate.
Following the workshop will be the regular Friday Night Bluegrass Jam Fever event commencing at 6 p.m. in the community room.  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
             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 director’s report of plans for 2013. 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, December 20 or December 27, 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.  Classes will continue throughout 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
Friends of the Library invite you to share your lunch hour with them January 8, 2013, from noon until 1:00 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room.  Local author, Maryann Miller, will be their special guest.
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 continue its guest-speaker series that focuses on the families and histories of smaller communities in Wood County.  Recent guests have talked about growing up in Pine Mills and the Cartwright community.  January’s meeting will focus on Alba-Golden and the Rhoads community.  Join the group when it meets Monday, January 21, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the library.  You may find updated information at http://woodtxgene.com

Youth Services
            Story Time Hour will meet Friday, December 14, 2012. The program is designed for infant to pre-school, however, anyone who wants to hear a good story is welcome.

New Arrivals
Against the Odds by Kat Martin, Aftershock by Jill Sorenson, Big Sky River by Linda Lael Miller, All He Ever Needed by Shannon Stacey, Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich, Mad River by John Sanford, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, The Heart of a Hero Series (Trilogy) by Shelley Gray, The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton, In Need of a Good Wife by Kelly O’Connor McNees