Sunday, May 31, 2015

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Democrat – Quitman TX
June 3, 2015
           
Summer Reading 2015 “Every Hero Has a Story” begins this month, and young readers are encouraged to stop by and register and pick up their reading game card at the Quitman Public Library. Each Wednesday in June, from 2 – 4 p.m., there will be an activity.  
This Wednesday, June 3rd, professional storyteller, Elizabeth Ellis, will entertain young readers in the library’s community room.  Elizabeth has shared her stories throughout the United States and is a favorite at the National Storytelling Festival; Winner of Circle of Excellence and Tejas Storytelling Association awards. Popcorn and a super hero movie will follow at 3 p.m.
June is National Audiobook Month, and if you enjoy listening to the occasional audiobook, stop in and check something out.  We also have hundreds of titles available that are downloadable to your listening device using OverDrive®. The Quitman Public Library has nearly 30,000 books in regular print, large print, audio and electronic format, so stop in soon and check out what’s new.
2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam is always on the second Friday of the month at the Quitman Public Library.  The next jam is Friday, June 12, 6 - 9 p.m.  Acoustic musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome.  Refreshments are available. For more information, call 903-952-8305.
What you may not know about the Quitman Public Library:  The Thurman Shamburger Room is a 900 square foot community room that is available for lease. The main area can seat up to 100 people, and has a kitchenette with a full-sized refrigerator and a food service window.  The room has 24/7 Wi-FI and is perfect for showers, reunions, workshops and public meetings.  Contact the library for lease rates and scheduling at 903-763-4191.  
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.  Visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
GED® or General Educational Development preparatory class is on break at the Quitman Public Library, but it will be starting back up soon.  Contact Peggy Lustig at 903-589-6900 for class information.
Virginia Hoffpauir is offering free knitting and crochet instruction 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.
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Children’s Services
Story Time Hour will be on a break during the month of June, but will be back on July.

Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library held its last meeting of the 2015 season and will reconvene in September 2015. If you would like to join this active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library, contact Teresa Meeks at tameeks@etmc.org.

Genealogy

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society recently held its final meeting of the 2015 season, but will reconvene in September 2015. For more information including photographs and recent queries, visit the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.   The Society will remain active throughout the summer with special projects and possible field trips. Stay current by visiting their website at http://www.woodtxgene.com.            

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