Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen, Director - Wood County Democrat 29 May 2013


Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen


                If you have any board games or outdoor lawn games just sitting around collecting dust, please consider donating them to the Quitman Public Library at 202 East Goode Street, Quitman.  Our summer reading theme is “Get Your Game on @ the Quitman Public Library,” and we hope to have plenty of games for everyone to play.  Game activity is planned for each Thursday in June from 4 – 6 p.m., and is designed to re-introduce (and introduce in some cases) board games and outdoor games to our youngest readers.  Volunteers are needed to oversee games such as Scrabble, Sorry, Battleship, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Life, Clue, Monopoly, checkers, dominoes, horse shoes, washers, marbles, hopscotch and jacks.

Join Historian Sarah McCleskey from the Texas Historical Commission (THC) at the Quitman Public Library on Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 1 - 3 p.m. and learn to research and apply for an Official Texas Historical Marker for your community. This free workshop will provide an overview of important historical research fundamentals, as participants walk through a sample historical marker application and a sample narrative. 

Mark your calendar for Friday Night Bluegrass Acoustical Jam Fever on Friday, June 14, from 6 – 9 p.m.  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 and stop by to check out what your library has to offer.



Adult Services

GED classes conclude for the year this Wednesday, July 31, 2013.  English as a Second Language (ESL) classes will hold their last class of the year this Thursday, May 30, 2013.  To learn more about these classes or to sign up for Fall classes, call the library.  

Latino Family Literacy Project begins Thursday, June 6th, 2013 from 10 am - noon at the Quitman Public Library, 202 East Goode Street, Quitman TX. This is a free family reading program for parents of children ages 2 - 10 years old. Learn about new books to read with your children, meet other parents, make a family album! For more information, contact Peggy Lustig, Gateway to Libraries Director,  903-589-6900

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 will meet Friday, May 31st at 11 a.m.  Story Time runs concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. calendar, and will suspend for the summer beginning in June.



Advisory Board

                The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Thursday, July 11, 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 has concluded its 2013 season and will resume activities this fall.  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.  For more information about this group, contact the library. 



Genealogy

                The Wood County Genealogical Society has concluded its 2013 season.  Please visit the society’s website at  http://www.woodtxgene.com for current events.

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.



New Arrivals

The Wanderer by Robyn Carr, And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled  Hosseini, The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine Madness and Murder by Charles Graeber, Cotton’s Devil by Phil Dunlap, Nights of Terror by Steve Frazee, Fire Bell in the Night by Tim Champlin

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