Each Thursday is filled with learning opportunities at the Quitman Public Library. GED preparatory classes are available from 10 – noon to help you prepare for the GED test.
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are also offered on Thursdays 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.
Family Bilingual Literacy Sessions are available from 1 – 3 p.m. and are taught by Gateway to Libraries Instructor, Owen Neace. The focus is to teach parents to read to their children in a manner to insure that children understand what is being read to them.
Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free knitting and crochet instruction. If you have a pattern to share, please bring it. The class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.
Also on Thursdays, test proctoring and tutoring is available by appointment. To sign up for any of these opportunities, stop by during class hours or call 903-763-4191903-763-4191.
As a reminder, Federal Income Tax assistance will not be available this year at the Quitman Public Library due to a shortage of AARP volunteers in Wood County. The nearest locations and times for assistance are the Lindale Public Library, each Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Wesley United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs, each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Regular library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. For more information, please call 903-763-4191903-763-4191 and visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.
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, and her assistant, Jessica King, have 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-BOOK903-763-BOOK (2665).
The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Guest speaker will b Nancy Walker who will present “Sweet Memories of Hawkins, Texas.”
For more information or to make an appointment with a genealogist from the Wood County TX Genealogical Society, contact the library at 903-763-4191903-763-4191 or visit the society’s website at http://www.woodtxgene.com for links to photographs and family histories.
Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb, The Return: A Steve Dancy Tale by James D. Best, A Bullet for Billy the Kid: A Western Trio by Will Henry, and several new e-Book additions to OverDrive. For more information about OverDrive and how to check out e-Books from this library, visit www.quitmanlibrary.org or stop by the front desk.