Saturday, December 14, 2013

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen



December 18, 2013
Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX

Join us Friday, December 20, 2013 for “An Acoustical Christmas Night” Concert with Shea Birdwell and Rafael Espinoza live at the Shamburger Room inside the Quitman Public Library.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m.  There will be a $5 charge at the door with proceeds benefitting Quitman Christmas Sharing.  Rafael Espinoza released his second CD “Brighter Day” earlier this month, and he recently was winner of the ABS Heart of Blues Challenge in Austin TX.
Rafael Espinoza
The library is hosting “Grant Writing as a Process” sponsored by Southside Bank and presented by A Circle of Ten, Inc. – Network for Collaboration this Wednesday, December 18, 2013.  A free 1-hour information session begins at noon, and then the workshop will be from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Participants will gain a better understanding of grass-roots community organizing, types of grants, and how community and program development relates to grant writing. Stop by or call 903-763-4191 for more information.
The Quitman Public Library is one of the city’s warmest gathering places during the holidays.  From now until Christmas, stop by and have a cup of warm spiced cider while you browse our nearly 30,000 items available for check out.  Near the front desk is a seasonal display filled with media pertaining to holiday decorating, entertaining, crafts, recipes, and Christmas movies for all ages.  
In observance of the Christmas Holiday, the library will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, December 25-26th, 2013.  Normal business hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m Call 903-763-4191 for more information, and please visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.

Adult Services
Class is in session each Thursday for GED preparation from 10 a.m. – noon and English as a Second Language (ESL) from 4 – 6 p.m. in the library’s conference room.  These classes run concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. holiday schedule.  ESL and GED classes are taught by certified instructor, Sandra Grider. To sign up for either class, just stop by during class hours.
Knitting instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites knitters of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free knitting and crochet instruction.  The class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

Young Adult and Children’s Services
Join us for Story Time at the Quitman Public Library, 202 East Goode Street, Quitman TX each Friday from 11 a.m. - noon for an hour of story time activities.  Elizabeth Soutendijk, who works with Gateway to Libraries - Reading Literacy, has designed a wonderful thematic program that teaches as well as entertains. The program is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome.  For more information, call 903-763-BOOK.

Friends of the Library
            The Friends of the Library invite the public to the next meeting on January 14, 2014 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  Special guest will be Boyd Sanders from the Tyler State Park.
Boyd Sanders
                                                                                                           
Genealogy
             The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. For more information or to make an appointment with a genealogist from the Wood County TX Genealogical Society, contact the library at 903-763-4191 or visit the society’s website at http://www.woodtxgene.com for links to photographs and family histories.

New Arrivals
Dark Prairie by John D. Nesbitt, The Last Lawman: A Rusty Spur Novel by Peter Brandvold, Bad Day at Willow Creek by Ralph Cotton (all Large Print Westerns), The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig, The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert, Her Last Breath  by Linda Castillo, The Pursuit of Murieta by Thomas D. Clagett, A Lady’s Choice by Sandra Robbins, Always Remembered by Janelle Mowery, A Christmas Home by Greg Kincaid.

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen



December 11, 2013
Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX
 
Jerry Yost, author of The Great Arctic Adventure: An Elf’s Christmas Tale and Rune will be meeting patrons in the lobby of the Quitman Public Library on Friday, December 13th, from 10 a.m. until noon.  Jerry retired from the Texas House of Representatives after serving twelve years, and also published a paper on corporate lobbying that earned him a Chair in the Texas Law Library at the University of Texas. He is now fulfilling a lifelong dream of writing novels for young adults.
The Quitman Public Library is one of the city’s warmest gathering places during the holidays.  From now until Christmas, stop by and have a cup of warm spiced cider while you browse our nearly 30,000 items available for check out.  The library has all of the local and regional newspapers as well as popular monthly and weekly magazines, so stop by and see what your local public library has to offer. Near the front desk is a seasonal display filled with media pertaining to holiday decorating, entertaining, crafts, recipes, and Christmas movies for all ages.  
Friday Night Bluegrass Jam Fever is always on the second Friday of the month in the library’s community room.  The next acoustical jam is Friday, December 13, 6 - 9 p.m.  Come early to tune up.  Acoustic 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.
In observance of the Christmas Holiday, the library will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, December 25-26th, 2013.  Normal business hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m Call 903-763-4191 for more information, and please visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.

Adult Services
Knitting instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites knitters of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free knitting and crochet instruction.  The class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.
Class is in session each Thursday for GED preparation from 10 a.m. – noon and English as a Second Language (ESL) from 4 – 6 p.m. in the library’s conference room.  These classes run concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. holiday schedule.  ESL and GED classes are taught by certified instructor, Sandra Grider. To sign up for either class, just stop by during class hours.

Young Adult and Children’s Services
Join us for Story Time at the Quitman Public Library, 202 East Goode Street, Quitman TX each Friday from 11 a.m. - noon for an hour of story time activities.  Elizabeth Soutendijk, who works with Gateway to Libraries - Reading Literacy, has designed a wonderful thematic program that teaches as well as entertains. The program is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome.  For more information, call 903-763-BOOK.

Friends of the Library
            The Friends of the Library invite the public to the next meeting on January 14, 2014 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  Special guest will be Boyd Sanders from the Tyler State Park
Friends of the Library is dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library. 
                                                                                                            
Genealogy
             Whether you're new to family history research or have devoted a lifetime to it, the library has the resources you need.  We offer on-site access to NewspaperArchive, Ancestry, HeritageQuest and AncientFaces at no charge to patrons, and we are a designated LDS FamilySearch center. 
For more information or to make an appointment with a genealogist from the Wood County TX Genealogical Society, contact the library at 903-763-4191 or visit the society’s website at http://www.woodtxgene.com for links to photographs and family histories.

New Arrivals
Dust by Patricia Cornwell, Sycamore Row by John Grisham, Accused by Lisa Scottoline, Always Remembered by Janelle Mowrey, A Lady’s Choice by Sandra Robbins.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Author, Jerry Yost at QPL this Friday

Jerry Yost, author of The Great Arctic Adventure: An Elf’s Christmas Tale and Rune will be meeting patrons in the lobby of the Quitman Public Library on Friday, December 13th, from 10 a.m. until noon.

Jerry retired from the Texas House of Representatives after serving twelve years, and also published a paper on corporate lobbying that earned him a Chair in the Texas Law Library at the University of Texas. He is now fulfilling a lifelong dream of writing novels for young adults.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Friends of the Quitman Public Library Newsletter - December 2013



 I am excited to announce that the Quitman Public Library is finally getting our new roof installed! Construction is scheduled to begin Wednesday, December 18, 2013, and this should be a 6-week project according to the contractors at  Castro Roofing.  We will also be replacing our old HVAC units with new ones, at a discount, courtesy of Ray Robert’s Service in Quitman. Parking will likely be a problem for a few weeks, but it will be worth it.  If you have any questions or concerns about the project, feel free to stop by or call me at 903-763-4191.
Everyone’s talking about OverDrive®, and here’s why: If you have a Quitman Public Library card, you can now check out up to 5 of the newest eBooks for 2 weeks to read on your computer, download to your smart phone, and download to your reading device such as the Nook® or Kindle®. 
To make it easy to understand, OverDrive® is the platform that stores eBooks.  The Northeast Texas Digital Consortium is a group of libraries that join our resources and finances to purchase and share eBooks with each other.  The Quitman Public Library now subscribes to be part of this consortium. Follow these step-by-step instructions to start reading today:

1.  Visit our webpage at www.quitmanlibrary.org and click on the link provided, or go to: http://netldc.lib.overdrive.com (don’t use www.)
2.       Sign in on Northeast Texas Digital Consortium page (upper right)
3.       Select Quitman Public Library from drop-down menu
4.       Enter your library card # (call us if you have lost/forgotten #)
5.       Enter PIN# (this is the phone # we have on file USING dashes, ex: 903-763-4191)
6.       Start browsing. For tablet and smart phone users, download the OverDrive® app

Calendar:
  • Author, Jerry Yost, will be meeting patrons and signing books on December 13th 10 a.m. – 1 p.m
  • Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 6:00 p.m
  • 2nd Friday Acoustical Bluegrass Jam on Friday, December 13th 5-9p.m
  • Each Thursday GED classes meet from 10 - noon and English as a Second Language (ESL) meet from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Both classes are taught by Sandra Grider. 
  • Elizabeth Soutendijk is now the director of Story Time each Friday from 11 a.m. – noon.
  • Knitting instruction by Virginia Hoffpauir in the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m

As always, I thank the Friends of the Library for its generous support.

Delene Allen
Library Director