Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Quitman Public Library Connections

February 11, 2015

The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Friday, February 13, 2015, from 6 - 9 p.m. in the library’s community room.  Acoustic musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to play, and listeners are always welcome.  Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 903-952-8305.
There will be no free Federal Income Tax assistance at the Quitman Public Library, and this is due to a shortage of AARP volunteers in Wood County.  The program is still offered at public libraries in Smith and Hopkins counties. Also, the IRS Tax Form Outlet Program has limited our printed tax forms, to Forms 1040 EZ, 1040 A, Publication 17, and Publication 4604  which guides filers to the website at Useful numbers are 1-800-829-1040 and 1-800-829-3676. Computers are available at the library for patrons to file online, and Wi-Fi is always available 24/7.
Stop in and save a forgotten book. Melissa Frosch is weeding through the library’s collection of over 30,000 books to pull items that have not circulated in the last few years.  She has created a display near the check-out area called “Forgotten Books” in order to give these books one last chance before going in the discard box. 
Patron cards are for Wood County residents with photo identification.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17.  Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 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 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.  Sign up at the library’s front desk, or call 903-589-6900 for more information.
            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 4, 2015, Lillian Gray and Elizabeth Soutendijk have planned a fun hour to celebrate the birthday of American writer, animator, and creator of children's books, Mo Willems. Stories will be The Day the Crayons Quit and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.
Story Time Hour 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 (2665)

Advisory Board
The Library Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

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. 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, February 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

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