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 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.  

                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 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.

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