Saturday, May 9, 2015

Quitman Public Library Connections

May 13, 2015

To commemorate Memorial Day, the Quitman Public Library has set up a display near the front desk in honor of our military.  The books, available for check-out, span the American Civil War to present day. 
What you may not know about the Quitman Public Library:  We have a collection of nearly 1000 DVDs. Patrons 18+ may check out up to four movies for a 7-day checkout.  The DVDs are located in our A/V department and are grouped by the following type: Humor, Romance, Western, Drama, Classic, Suspense, Biography, History, Adventure, War, Children, Young Adult, Religion, Fantasy and Science Fiction. Stop by and check it out.
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 current events on our Facebook page at

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.
A free FDIC Money Smart "Money Sense” class is meeting each Wednesday 4 - 5:30 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. Money Smart has reached over 2.75 million consumers since 2001. To sign up, call Pam Hortman at 903-763-4191.

Children’s Services
Story Time Hour is Wednesday, May 13, 2015, from 2 - 3 p.m., and the theme will be “Mother Goose” presented by Lillian Gray and Liz Soutendijk. Story Time Hour is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. 

Advisory Board
            The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. The public is always welcome to attend.

Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library held its last meeting of the 2015 season earlier this week by enjoying a pot luck dinner and welcoming Texas Author, June "Jo" Boyd, who has recently published “A Spiritual Awakening" (Tate Publishing).
If you would like to join this active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library, contact Teresa Meeks at

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will hold its final meeting of the 2015 season on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Shamburger Community room at the Quitman Public Library.   Officers will be elected for FY2016. For more information including photographs and recent queries, visit the group’s Facebook page at   The Society will remain active throughout the summer, and current events will be posted on the website at           

On Display
            In the library showcase is a collection of pop-up books from the collection of Rhonda Harris Taylor, Professor Emeritus of Library and Information Science, University of Oklahoma.  Pop-up books are amazing formats of moveable books that unfold from the page through the use of rivets, strings, tabs, folds and cut paper.

New Arrivals
14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, The Bone Tree by Greg Iles, Gathering Prey by John Sandford,  Memory Man by David Baldacci, The Liar by Nora Roberts.

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