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      

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. 

             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

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

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