Monday, April 29, 2013

Meet the Author and Open House at QPL - Friday, May 3rd!!

" . . . and others" include:  Ross Jones, Janice Glass, Allen Martin.
 
The Public is invited to stop by anytime between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., however, some authors will not be available the entire day.  Call 903-763-4191 for more information or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org




Sunday, April 21, 2013

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen



April 24, 2013
Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX
  
                A Spring Book Sale will take place at the Quitman Public Library on Friday, April 26 from 10 - 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013.  Proceeds benefit Friends of the Quitman Public Library.
                Mark your calendar for Friday Night Bluegrass Acoustical Jam Fever on Friday, May 10, from 6 – 9 p.m. in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room at 202 East Goode Street right here in Quitman! Doors open at 5 p.m. for those who want to tune up or practice.  Acoustical musicians of all ages and skill levels are welcome, and listeners are welcome too. Refreshments are available, but feel free to bring anything you like.  For more information, call 903-952-8305 or 903-763-4191.
                Library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org for a calendar of  library events.  Stop by soon and check out what your library has to offer.

Adult Services
GED classes meet each Wednesday from 4-6 p.m., and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes meet each Thursday 4-6 p.m.  The free classes are taught by Sandra Grider.
Knitting and crochet 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. 

Young Adult and Children’s Services
Story Time meets each Friday at 11 a.m.  The program and craft activities are designed for preschoolers, but anyone who wants to hear a good story is welcome.  Special thanks go to volunteer readers, Sara de la Rosa, Stephanie Felty, Thomas Harrell II and Diane Moseley.

Advisory Board
                The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room.  The public is always welcome to attend advisory board meetings.

Friends of the Library
                The Friends of the Quitman Public Library invites the public to join them for a “pot luck” dinner at their next meeting at noon on Tuesday, May 14, 2012, in the library’s community room.
Friends of the Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.  The public is always invited to bring a lunch and spend an hour with people who really love their library.  

Genealogy
                The society will meet on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Shamburger Community room at the Quitman Public Library.  Volunteers will be available beginning at 6 p.m. to help anyone with a research project. Visit the society’s website at  http://www.woodtxgene.com.
Ancestry.com is now available at no charge for library patron. This subscription is provided by a generous gift from members of the Wood County Genealogical Society.



Thursday, April 11, 2013

Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale!

ETMC-Quitman Auxiliary is sponsoring its annual Masquerade $5 Jewelry and Accessory Sale in the Quitman Public Library Community Room 202 East Goode Street, Quitman

Proceeds benefit ETMC - Quitman Auxiliary Scholarship Fund

Thursday, April 11 ---  7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, April 12 ---  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cash, Credit/Debit cards accepted.  Call 903-763-4191 for more information.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

"Touched by an Artist" ART SHOW by Erica Fry

"Touched by an Artist" ART SHOW by Erica Fry
Saturday, April 6, 2013 6-8pm
QUITMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
202 East Goode Street, Quitman TX

Erica's series of black and white allegorical images have been inspired by M.C. Escher, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, and the Holy Bible. Since the Bible is a great source of inspiration for Erica, she has recently began incorporating the color red to represent the message of Christ. She is a native of East Texas and currently resides in Quitman, TX. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Director's Corner - April 2013



Quitman Public Library News

If you haven’t noticed, the Quitman Public Library is one of the busiest places in town – and that’s a very good thing!   
            Across the country gardeners are celebrating National Gardening Month!  On display this month is a collection of books -- ranging from novice to expert -- to help you grow your best garden ever!  Many of the books were selected by and purchased with funds donated by the Quitman Garden Club.
            This is short notice, but the library is hosting an Art Show for Erica Fry on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room, and the public is invited.  Erica Fry is owner of Murals Plus+ and has been working on the mural in the library’s Young Adult Department, and it is a one-of-a-kind sight to behold.  
Also, the staff and I are planning an Open House and Author’s Expo which will be an all-day event on Friday, May 3, 2013.  Some of the scheduled authors will be Jerry Yost, Jackie Blackerby Ricks, Rebecca Crump, Maryann Miller and  Dot Drulman Strause.  
The Friends are welcome to set up a community information table for the Open House.  Hopefully, by then, we should receive the 4’ x 8’ banner designed exclusively for the Friends of the QuitmanPublic Library (pictured).

            The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet on April 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.  Friends of the Library members are always welcome to join these bi-monthly meetings.
GED classes are in session each Wednesday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., and English as a Second Language (ESL) meet on Thursdays from from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  The classes are taught by Sandra Grider. 
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.  Light refreshments and finger foods welcome.
The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet Monday, April 15, 2013 at 7 p.m.  An open workshop begins at 6:00 p.m. for anyone who needs help with family history research.
            The crowd is really growing at the Acoustical Bluegrass Jam which is held here at the Quitman Public Library on the 2nd Friday of each month 5-9p.m. The public is invited to join in and play, sing, or just listen.  It’s free and lots of fun!  Next one is Friday, April 12, 2013!
There are so many new things and services offered by our Quitman Public Library, and we want to share our excitement with the community. As always, I thank the Friends of the Library for its generous support of the Quitman Public Library.

Delene H. Allen
Library Director