Saturday, December 14, 2013

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

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. 
             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 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.

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