Friday, February 20, 2015

Library Connections

Free financial literacy sessions, FDIC Money Smart "Money Sense" will begin at the Quitman Public Library in March and will be offered each Wednesday for 10-weeks from 4 - 5:30 p.m.  Registration is March 4, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the library’s lobby.  This course is designed for Young Adults (ages 12-20), but anyone may attend.  According to Quitman BSA Troop #36 Scout Master, Danny King, completion of this course will partially satisfy requirements for the Personal Finance Badge. This curriculum is also in alignment with the State of Texas Core Standards for Math and Economics. 
What you may not know about the Quitman Public Library: The library houses the family history collection of the Wood County TX Genealogical Society (WCTGS).  The society is an active group that meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. to share tips on family research.  Since 2011, the Quitman Public Library has been one of nearly 120 libraries across the State of Texas that is certified as a designated LDS FamilySearch® Center. FamilySearch’s Microfilm Ordering service is your gateway to a vast collection of genealogical and historical records.
Patron cards are for Wood County residents with photo identification.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17.  Hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 or visit our website at Keep up with daily happenings on our Facebook page at

Adult Services
GED® or General Educational Development preparatory classes will end the last week of March 2015 with attendance certificates presented the first week of April 2015.  The class meets at the Quitman Public Library each Thursday from 4:30 – 6 p.m. and is taught by a certified instructor. All materials are free.  Call 903-589-6900.
            Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for this free class.

Children’s Services
Story Time Hour is each Wednesday 2 - 3 p.m. This Wednesday, February 25, 2015.  This week’s theme is “We Love Dr. Seuss!” Lillian Gray will be reading, “The Cat in the Hat Comes Back” and other Seuss books. Story Time Hour is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. 

Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  The Friends invite everyone to bring a lunch and join them for an hour of friendship that will include this month’s 5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review by Virginia Hoffpauir who has chosen If the Devil Had a Wife by Frank Mills. This book is about the Stark family of Orange, Texas. 
The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. For more information including photographs and recent queries, visit the group’s Facebook page at

On Display
            In the lobby showcase is a collection of leather crafts by Bob Hibbard.  Bob is also a huge fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs who is best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan®. Among the interesting pieces in Bob’s collection is a Bowie knife that commemorates the 100th anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs' 1912 publication of Tarzan of the Apes. Because no casing comes with this knife, Bob has crafted customized sheaths that he donates when he attends Tarzan® trade auctions. Bob, and his wife Becky, live in Quitman TX.

New Arrivals
            Private Vegas by James Patterson, Motive by Johathan Kellerman, and Saint Odd by Dean Koontz.

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