Saturday, December 14, 2013

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen

December 18, 2013
Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX

Join us Friday, December 20, 2013 for “An Acoustical Christmas Night” Concert with Shea Birdwell and Rafael Espinoza live at the Shamburger Room inside the Quitman Public Library.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m.  There will be a $5 charge at the door with proceeds benefitting Quitman Christmas Sharing.  Rafael Espinoza released his second CD “Brighter Day” earlier this month, and he recently was winner of the ABS Heart of Blues Challenge in Austin TX.
Rafael Espinoza
The library is hosting “Grant Writing as a Process” sponsored by Southside Bank and presented by A Circle of Ten, Inc. – Network for Collaboration this Wednesday, December 18, 2013.  A free 1-hour information session begins at noon, and then the workshop will be from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Participants will gain a better understanding of grass-roots community organizing, types of grants, and how community and program development relates to grant writing. Stop by or call 903-763-4191 for more information.
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.  Near the front desk is a seasonal display filled with media pertaining to holiday decorating, entertaining, crafts, recipes, and Christmas movies for all ages.  
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
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.
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.

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.
Boyd Sanders
             The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. 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
Dark Prairie by John D. Nesbitt, The Last Lawman: A Rusty Spur Novel by Peter Brandvold, Bad Day at Willow Creek by Ralph Cotton (all Large Print Westerns), The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig, The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert, Her Last Breath  by Linda Castillo, The Pursuit of Murieta by Thomas D. Clagett, A Lady’s Choice by Sandra Robbins, Always Remembered by Janelle Mowery, A Christmas Home by Greg Kincaid.

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