Friday, February 13, 2015

Connections by Delene Allen

February 18, 2015

Bessie Coleman
February is National Black History Month, and the library is highlighting this event with a media display near the check-out area.  One book, Black Texans by Marion Barnes, celebrates such notable people as Bessie Coleman who was born in Atlanta, Texas in 1892.  She received her pilot’s license in 1921, two years before Amelia Earhart. By 1923, Bessie had purchased her first airplane and began performing in air shows. Stop by soon and learn more about Black History Month at the Quitman Public Library.

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 18, 2015, Elizabeth Soutendijk will be reading A Frog in the Bog and Jump, Frog. Jump!
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, April 16, 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 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

New Arrivals
            Numerous eBooks have been added to OverDrive®, and we have also 77 DVDs to the collection this month.

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