September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month to remind people that one of the most important learning tools is a library card. Patron cards are available for those residents who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17.
This month also marks the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attack, and the library is honoring this tragic event with a media display near the check-out area.
Friday Night Bluegrass Jam Fever is always on the second Friday of the month at the Quitman Public Library. The next acoustical jam is Friday, September 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.
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 www.quitmanlibrary.org. Stop by soon and check out what your library has to offer.
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes will resume Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and will run concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. holiday schedule. ESL and GED classes are taught by Sandra Grider, Certified Instructor.
Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites everyone to bring their own supplies and join her group for a fun time of free instruction. Stop by the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m. to join the session. All levels welcome.
Young Adult and Children’s Services
Story Time is back! Join us at the Quitman Public Library, 202 East Goode Street, Quitman TX each Friday from 11a.m - noon for an hour of story time activities. The program is designed for young readers and home-school students, however anyone who wants to hear is a great story is welcome. Elizabeth Soutendijk, who works with Gateway to Libraries - Reading Literacy, has designed a wonderful thematic program that teaches as well as entertains. For more information, call 903-763-BOOK
Friends of the Library
The Friends are accepting donations of books of all types in preparation for the Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale scheduled for October. In addition to books, the Friends will accept movies, magazines, video games, board games and jigsaw puzzles. Call the library for drop-off information.
Friends of the Library is an active group of men and women dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library. The Friends invite the public to join them each 2nd Tuesday of the month at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.
Officers for the 2013-14 year are Teresa Meeks - President; Tony Ragsdale - Vice President and Program Chairman, Diane Moseley – Secretary, Melba Hargrave - Hospitality Chairperson, and Annette Wilbourn - Treasurer.
The Wood County Genealogical Society invites visitors to the library’s genealogy department to view family files and records of early settlers of Wood County. We offer Wi-Fi, and you may research online genealogical records using Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, Newspaperarchive.com, Geni, and the library’s database of digitized images. Also available is a microfilm reader/printer for viewing the Wood County Democrat (1914-2011).
Please visit the society’s website at http://www.woodtxgene.com for more information including current events.
Large Print arrivals: War Relic by Mackey Murdock, Bad man’s Range by Jackson Cole, The Red Raider by William Colt MacDonald, Redemption: Hunters by James Reasoner, Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter by William W. with J.A. Johnstone