Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

to run January 4, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX      
                                               
  On Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, several local authors from the Whyte Dove Writer’s Group will be showcasing their books in the library’s lobby beginning at 10 a.m.  At noon, Andy Skrzynski will present a short program sharing how he began as a writer and how you can get started. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited.
  January is National “Get Organized” Month, and the Quitman Public Library has a media display filled with ideas to help you clear, or at least control, the clutter for the New Year.
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 from 6 - 9 p.m.  Acoustic musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome. For more information, call Eugene Allen 903-975-5745.
  If you are among the forty-five percent of Americans made a New Year’s resolution, it is likely that you made one of the top ten – to lose weight, eat more healthily, exercise more, stop smoking, stick to a budget, save money, get more organized, be more patient, find a better job and to just be a better person over all. Without a doubt, information on any of these topics and more can be found at the Quitman Public Library in the form of on-site print media and audiobooks, on OverDrive in e-book format, or online in the library’s TexShare Databases. Stop in and check it out.
  Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.
           
Adult Services
  The spring 2017 GED semester begins Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in the library’s Shamburger Community Room.  The class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik. It’s always a great time to Get Your GED @ QPL! Stop by or call 903-763-4191.
  Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites everyone to bring his or her own supplies and join her group for a fun time of free instruction.  Stop by the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Advisory Board
  The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room.  Among the items on the agenda will be updating library policy.  The public is always welcome to attend advisory board meetings.

Children’s Services
  The Story Time Gang meets each Thursday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. The theme for Jan. 5th is “All About ELVIS!” Be ready to dance, sing, and meet a lady who has collected Elvis Presley memorabilia for years.
  Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome.  Special thanks to Peoples Telephone – Quitman TX for funding and sponsorship of crafts and activities for the Story Time Gang.

Friends of the Library
            They invite others to get involved by joining them on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  The Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the Quitman Public Library.

Genealogy
  The Wood County Genealogical Society meets Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. The public is invited to visit the genealogy department during regular library hours to browse back issues of the Wood County Democrat dating from 1917. To learn more about the society, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx/

On Display

            In the lobby showcase during the month of January is a collection of items on loan from Beverly Chamberlain called “Winter Wonderland.”  

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Santa Visits the Quitman Public Library!

Santa visited today and brought joy to everyone! There was a craft table to make your own ornament, pictures were printed in Christmas cards donated by Sweet Expressions, 

Ann Norris played the auto harp and entertained both parents and children. Cookies were provided by the Friends of the Library. 

Thank you Lillian Gray for the arrangments and to the QPL staff and volunteers for helping create such a great Story Time Christmas Party!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

You don't want to miss this: Santa is coming to the Quitman Public Library on Thursday, Dec 15th at 2 p.m.!
Come meet Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas.
Have your picture made with him, too!
Story Time is an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. It 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) or email Lillian Gray at graybooks88@gmail.com.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Nov. 30, 2016 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX
                                               
  On Tuesday, Dec. 13th at noon, the Friends of the Library will host a Christmas gathering in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. The Quitman Elementary Choir, led by Katrina Morrow, will perform a medley of holiday songs. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited.
  Santa Claus is coming to the Quitman Public Library at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016.  Come have your picture made with Santa! The Friends of the Library will greet patrons with warm spiced cider and ginger snaps in the lobby beginning Dec. 1st.
  Check out our holiday collection of books for pleasure reading, movies with a holiday theme, and books with recipe and decorating ideas to make the holidays extra special. These displays are located near the check-out desk.
  The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Friday, Dec.9, 2016 from 6 - 9 p.m.  Acoustic musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome. Holiday treats and hot cocoa will be served. For more information, call Eugene Allen 903-975-5745.
  Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 for more information or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.    

Adult Services
  Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites everyone to bring his or her own supplies and join her group for a fun time of free instruction.  Stop by the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.
  Get GED Ready@ Quitman Public Library each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m.  Class is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik, and the holiday schedule runs concurrently with the QISD calendar.  Stop by or call 903-763-4191.

Children’s Services
  The Story Time Gang meets each Thursday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. The theme for Dec. 1st is “All About Snow” and Dec. 8th is “All About Giving a Gift of Love.”  On Dec. 15th, Santa Claus will arrive at exactly 2 p.m., so come have your picture made!
  Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome.  Special thanks to Peoples Telephone – Quitman TX for funding and sponsorship of crafts and activities for the Story Time Gang.

Friends of the Library
  Friends of the Library invites the public to spend your lunch hour with them on Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 2016 at noon when the Quitman Elementary Choir will sing Christmas carols in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room.  A short meeting will follow.

Genealogy
  The Wood County Genealogical Society meets Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx/ to learn more about the society.

New Arrivals

  We have added new e-book and audio book titles to the library’s online collection. Download the OverDrive® app on your phone or tablet for access to countless eBooks, audio books and streaming video from the Quitman Public Library.  You may check out up to five online items for your choice of 7 or 14 days.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Story Time - All About Snow!

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, Story Time is All About SNOW!
Story Time is an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. It 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) or email Lillian Gray at graybooks88@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX                                                           
November 16, 2016

            The Quitman Public Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.  However, the library’s online catalog, Wi-Fi, OverDrive e-books, and TexShare Databases will remain assessable. Check out our holiday collection of books for pleasure reading, movies with a holiday theme, and books with recipe and decorating ideas to make Thanksgiving 2016 extra special. These displays are located near the check-out desk.
            The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Friday, December 9, 2016 from 6 - 9 p.m.  Acoustic musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome. For more information, call Eugene Allen 903-975-5745.
            Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 for more information or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.     

Adult Services
            Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites everyone to bring his or her own supplies and join her group for a fun time of free instruction.  Stop by the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.
            Get GED Ready@ Quitman Public Library each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m.  Class is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik.  Stop by or call 903-763-4191.

Children’s Services
            The Story Time Gang meets each Thursday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. The theme for November 17th is “All About Ways to Say ‘Thank you’.” There will be no story time on November 24, 2016, but Santa Claus will join us for Story Time on Thursday, December 15th at 2 p.m.
            Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome.  Special thanks go to Peoples Telephone – Quitman TX for funding and sponsorship of crafts and activities for the Story Time Gang.

Friends of the Library
            Friends of the Library invites the public to spend your lunch hour with them on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at noon when the Quitman Elementary Choir will sing Christmas carols in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room.  A short meeting will follow which includes the 5-minute no-spoiler book review.

Genealogy
             The Wood County Genealogical Society meets Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. Members are happy to assist those who are researching family history. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx/ to learn more about the society.

New Arrivals
            We have added new e-book and audio book titles to the library’s online collection. Download the OverDrive® app on your phone or tablet for access to countless eBooks,  audio books and streaming video from the Quitman Public Library.  You may check out up to five online items for your choice of 7 or 14 days.

On Display

            In the lobby showcase is a display of owl and elephant figurines from the personal collection of Beverly Chamberlain. Among the interesting pieces is an Indian elephant carved from walnut wood.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Story Time - It's All About The Lewis & Clark Expedition!

Don't miss the re-enactors in full Native American dress this Thursday, November 10, 2016, Story Time is "All About the Lewis and Clark Expedition with Sacajawea!"

Story Time is an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. It 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) or email Lillian Gray at graybooks88@gmail.com



Friday, October 28, 2016

QPL Story Time - November 2, 2016

It's "All About the Caldecott Medal" at Story Time on Thursday, November 2, 2016 at the Quitman Public Library, 202 East Goode Street, Quitman TX.Story Time is an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. It 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) or email Lillian Gray at graybooks88@gmail.com.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

QPL Connections to run November 2, 2016

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX                                                           
November 2, 2016

            November is National Native American Heritage Month, and the Quitman Public Library is recognizing this event with a display of media available for check out.  Also, there is a holiday collection of books for pleasure reading, movies with a holiday theme, and books with recipe and decorating ideas to make Thanksgiving 2016 extra special. These displays are located near the check-out desk.
            The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Friday, November 11, 2016 from 6 - 9 p.m.  Acoustic musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome. For more information, call Eugene Allen 903-975-5745.
            Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 for more information or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.     

Advisory Board
            The Library Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 6 p.m. The public is always welcome.  

Adult Services
            Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites everyone to bring his or her own supplies and join her group for a fun time of free instruction.  Stop by the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.
            Get GED Ready@ Quitman Public Library each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m.  Class is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik.  Stop by or call 903-763-4191.

Children’s Services
            The Story Time Gang meets each Thursday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming weekly themes: November 3rd –Caldecott Books, November 10th - Lewis & Clark with Sacajawea, November 17th – Ways to say “Thank you.” There will be no story time on November 24th because of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome.  Call 903-763-BOOK (2665). Special thanks go to Peoples Telephone – Quitman TX for funding and sponsorship of crafts and activities for the Story Time Gang.

Friends of the Library
            Friends of the Library will hold an informal gathering at The Texas Tea Room on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  The group will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at noon when the Quitman Elementary Choir will sing Christmas carols in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room.  The public is always welcome.

Genealogy
             The Wood County Genealogical Society meets Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. Members are happy to assist those who are researching family history. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx/ to learn more about the society.

New Arrivals
            Over 170 new e-book and audio book titles have been added this month to the library’s online collection. Download the OverDrive® app for access to countless eBooks and audiobooks from the Quitman Public Library.  You may check out up to five online items for your choice of 7 or 14 days.

On Display

            In the lobby showcase is a display of owls and elephants from the personal collection of Beverly Chamberlain. Among the interesting pieces is an Indian elephant carved from walnut wood.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween Story Time!

Don't miss THE MAGIC MAN," Mr. Earl O'Daniel at our Story Time PARTY on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 2 – 3 p.m. 
It's "All About a Halloween Party!" 
Story Time is an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. It 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) or email Lillian Gray at graybooks88@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX                                                                           
October 19, 2016
       
                The Quitman Public Library will present “Spooky Stories around the Campfire” on Monday, October 31, 2016 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Gov. Jim Hogg City Park.  The public is invited to gather around the library’s fire pit to share spine-chilling stories.  Other exciting events and contests are scheduled.
                 Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 for more information or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.     

Adult Services
                Get GED Ready@ Quitman Public Library each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m.  Class is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik.  Study at your own pace. Stop by or call 903-763-4191. The library is also a registered test site for distance learners taking courses that require a proctor. 
                Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites everyone to bring his or her own supplies and join her group this fall for a fun time of free instruction.  Stop by the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m.  All ages and skill levels are welcome. 

Genealogy
                 The Wood County Genealogical Society meets Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. Members are happy to assist those who are researching family history. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx/ to learn more about the society.

Children’s Services
                The Story Time Gang meets each Thursday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming weekly themes: October 20th – bugs and insects, October 27th – It’s a Halloween Party!, November 3rd – Lewis & Clark with Sacajawea.  Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome.  Call 903-763-BOOK (2665).

Friends of the Library
                Friends of the Library will hold an informal gathering at The Texas Tea Room on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  The group will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at noon when the Quitman Elementary Choir will sing Christmas carols in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room.  The public is always welcome.

On Display

                In the lobby showcase is a display honoring the Quitman Volunteer Fire Department designed by Beverly Chamberlain.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Story Time - October 13, 2016

Join us Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 2 – 3 p.m. It's "All About Pirates!"
Story Time is an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. It 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) or email Lillian Gray at graybooks88@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX                                                                             
October 5, 2016
       
                In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week October 9 – 15, 2016, the Quitman Volunteer Fire Department, under the direction of Chief Scott Wheeler, has donated the following children’s book to the library: Fire Safety with Lieutenant Toby! by Ed Schneyer Jr.  Fire Prevention Week has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire which occurred on October 8, 1871, leaving 100,000 people homeless and burning more than 2000 acres in 27 hours. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week recognizing that public education is the best means of fire prevention. 
                The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam is Friday, October 14, 6 - 9 p.m. in the Thurman Shamburger Room of the Quitman Public Library. Acoustic musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome.  Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 903-952-8305.
                The Quitman Public Library will present “Spooky Stories Around the Campfire” on Monday, October 31, 2016 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Gov. Jim Hogg City Park.  The public is invited to gather around the library’s booth to share spine-chilling stories.  Other exciting events and contests are scheduled.
                 Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 for more information or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.     
Adult Services
                Get GED Ready@ Quitman Public Library! GED preparatory class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik.  A study program will be designed to fit individual needs. Register by calling 903-763-4191 or stop by during any class time. The library is also a registered test site for distance learners taking online courses that require a proctor. 
                Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites everyone to bring their own supplies and join her group this fall for a fun time of free instruction.  Stop by the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 
Genealogy
                 The Wood County Genealogical Society meets Monday, October 17, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. Members are happy to assist those who are researching family history. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx/ to learn more about the society.
Children’s Services
                The Story Time Gang meets each Thursday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Weekly themes: October 6th – bats, October 13th – explorers and pirates, October 20th – bugs.  Story Time 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).
Friends of the Library
                Friends of the Library meets Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at noon. Special guest is local author, Ann Norris. Martha Johnson will present the “5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review,” so bring your sack lunch and spend the noon hour with Friends.  Light refreshments will be served. Officers for FY2017: Misty Dawn Sublett – President, Cathy Dye – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Kim Watterson – Treasurer, Hospitality – Martha Johnson.
On Display

                In the lobby showcase is a display honoring the Quitman Volunteer Fire Department designed by Beverly Chamberlain.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX                                                           
September 21, 2016
       
            The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is holding its Annual Fall Book Sale! It will be a 2-day sale beginning Friday, September 30th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and continuing on Saturday, October 1st from 8 a.m – 6 p.m.  Volunteers will be setting up for the sale on Thursday, September 29th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., so stop in to preview, help out, or make an offer we cannot refuse.
            Quitman Public Library cardholders, if you have a mobile phone or reading device, download the OverDrive® app for access to countless eBooks, audiobooks and videos. Patrons may check out up to five online items for either 7 or 14 days. Visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org and click on the OverDrive link.
            Patron cards are available for those residents who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.       
Adult Services
            Get GED Ready@ Quitman Public Library! GED preparatory class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnick.  A study program will be designed to fit individual needs. Register by calling 903-763-4191 or stop by during any class time.
            Quitman Public Library is a registered proctor site for colleges like Tyler Junior College, Kilgore College, Columbia Southern, and Texas Tech. If you are a distance learner taking online courses and need a Texas State Certified administrator to proctor your test, contact the library at 903-763-4191. 
            Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites everyone to bring their own supplies and join her group this fall for a fun time of free instruction.  Stop by the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 
Genealogy
             The Wood County Genealogical Society invites visitors to the library’s genealogy department to research online genealogical records using Heritage Quest, Geni, and the library’s database of digitized images.  There are also unpublished family files exclusive to the library, and a volunteer would be happy to help you research these files. Microfilm readers are available for viewing the Wood County Democrat (1914-2015).  Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx/ to learn more about the society.
Children’s Services
            The Story Time Gang meets each Thursday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Weekly themes: September 22nd – friendship, September 29th – character –building, October 6th – bats, October 13th – explorers and pirates.
            Story Time 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).
Friends of the Library
            Friends of the Library meets Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at noon. Special guest is local author, Ann Norris. Martha Johnson will present the “5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review,” so bring your sack lunch and spend the noon hour with Friends.  Light refreshments will be served.

            Officers for FY2017 are Misty Dawn Sublett – President, Cathy Dye – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Kim Watterson – Treasurer, Hospitality – Martha Johnson.
 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX                                                           
September 7, 2016
       
            Get GED Ready@ Quitman Public Library! GED preparatory class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnick.  Initially, the instructor will meet with each student for assessment, and then will design a study program to fit individual needs. Register by calling 903-763-4191 or stop by during any class time.
            Quitman Public Library is a registered proctor site for colleges like Tyler Junior College, Kilgore College, Columbia Southern, and Texas Tech. If you are a distance learner taking online courses and need a Texas State Certified administrator to proctor your test, contact the library at 903-763-4191. 
            The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Friday, September 9, 2016 from 6 - 9 p.m.  Acoustic musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome. For more information, call Eugene Allen 903-975-5745. 
            Stop in soon and see what the library has to offer. Near the check-out desk, Melissa Frosch has arranged a display of “Staff Picks” as well as a collection of books and media observing the 9/11 attack on our country. Borrowing privileges are available to individuals who can provide photo identification and proof of residency, taxpayer status, school enrollment, or proof of employment in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.
Adult Services
            Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites everyone to bring their own supplies and join her group this fall for a fun time of free instruction.  Stop by the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 
Genealogy
             The Wood County Genealogical Society invites visitors to the library’s genealogy department to view family files and records of early settlers of Wood County.  You may research online genealogical records using Heritage Quest, Geni, and the library’s database of digitized images.  There are also unpublished family files exclusive to the library, and a volunteer would be happy to help you research these files. A microfilm reader is available for viewing the Wood County Democrat (1914-2015).  Call 903-763-4191or visit  https://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx/ to learn more about the society.
Children’s Services
            The Story Time Gang meets each Thursday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Story Time 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).
Friends of the Library

            Brookshire’s of Quitman joins the library in welcoming back the Friends of the Quitman Public Library. On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at noon, the Friends will meet for a “Welcome Back” party to gather with old friends and meet prospective new members.  Officers for FY2017 will be Diane Moseley – President, Cathy Dye – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Kim Watterson – Treasurer. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

September 2016 Quitman Public Library Connections


Welcome back, Friends of the Quitman Public Library! We’re looking forward to an exciting season for 2016-2017. New FOL officers for FY2017 are as follows:  Diane Moseley – President, Cathy Dye – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Kim Watterson – Treasurer.
            Lots of exciting things have happened since we last met in May, and rather than list it all here, I will present a short slide show at our meeting on September 6th at noon. Just bring yourself and a friend, because the Quitman Public Library and Brookshire’s – Quitman will sponsor refreshments.
            At the end of May 2016, Kim Watterson reported the FOL balance as $2860.16, which is really good. This time of year, we have a fundraiser that is usually a book sale and bake sale – or we can plan another type of fundraiser. Last year, the quilt raffle did very well.  New fundraising ideas are always welcome!
            Author, Ann Norris, is lined up for our October 11th meeting to talk about her new book, “Voices From Beyond.” Ann and her husband, Jeff, live right here in Quitman.
             As always, I thank the Friends of the Library for its generous support of the Quitman Public Library.

Delene H. Allen, Library Director

 


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX                                                           
August 10, 2016
       
            The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Friday, August 12, 6 - 9 p.m.  Acoustic musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome.  Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 903-952-8305.
            With kids heading back to the classroom this August, the Quitman Public Library is highlighting some of the online resources that are especially helpful to young scholars. Students can find a variety of tools for homework help on our website under the Youth Connection and Reference tabs. Use Discovery Texas® to find actual books, articles, and other items in all libraries across Texas, and then request them for delivery to this library by using Interlibrary Loan. Exclusive online resources can be found in the TexShare® Databases accessible within the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Call 903-763-4191 for log-in information.
            Stop in soon and see what the library has to offer. Borrowing privileges are available to individuals who can provide photo identification and proof of residency, taxpayer status, school enrollment, or proof of employment in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.
Adult Services
            GED preparatory classes will begin September 1, 2016 from 4 – 6 p.m. and will be taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnick.  Materials will be provided and there is no cost for this class. Call 903-763-4191 for more information.
            Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites everyone to bring their own supplies and join her group for a fun time of free instruction.  Stop by the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m. 
            Art classes will not meet during the month of August.
Genealogy
             The Wood County Genealogical Society invites visitors to the library’s genealogy department to view family files and records of early settlers of Wood County.  You may research online genealogical records using Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, Geni, and the library’s database of digitized images.  Also available is a microfilm reader/printer for viewing the Wood County Democrat (1914-2015).  Call 903-763-4191 for more information.
Children’s Services
            The Story Time Gang meets Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 2 p.m., and the theme will be “All About Apples!”  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Story Time 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)
Friends of the Library
            Friends of the Quitman Public Library will meet on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Officers for FY2017 will be Diane Moseley – President, Cathy Dye – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Kim Watterson – Treasurer.
New Arrivals

            The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our library’s physical collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog. Visit www.quitmanlibrary.org to download the OverDrive® app and connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos to enjoy on your electronic devices.  

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

GED...YES, you can DO IT!!

YES, You Can DO IT!! 
GED® class will resume Thursday, September 1, 2016. This General Educational Development preparatory class, taught by Susan Resnick, is on Thursdays from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library - Quitman TX and runs concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. calendar. There is no charge for this class. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

QPL Connection by Delene Allen

Wood County Democrat – Quitman TX
July 6, 2016
         
July is National Anti-boredom month, and what better place to combat boredom than at your local library?  In addition to being a comfortable, quiet place to read and study, the Quitman Public Library has a great deal to offer.  It houses nearly 30,000 bestsellers, series books, audio books, reference materials, genealogical resources, biographies, movies, magazines, regional daily and weekly newspapers, trade journals, encyclopedic databases, and much more. There are countless full-text books available online from OverDrive® when you download the app. Patrons also have access to high-speed wireless Internet 24/7. 
The 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam is Friday, July 8, 6 - 9 p.m. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome.  Refreshments will be available.  For more information, call 903-952-8305.
Anyone who lives, works, attends school or owns property or a business in Wood County is entitled to a free library card at the Quitman Public Library.  Borrowing privileges are available to those who can provide photo identification and proof of residency, taxpayer status, school enrollment, or proof of employment in Wood County.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17.  Library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. 
The library appreciates businesses and individuals in our community who donate their time and services in support of their local library. Special thanks to Quitman Garden Club for maintaining the library’s patio areas, McCluney Pest Control for keeping the library pest free, SuddenLink for providing television cable service for the Thurman Shamburger Community Room, and Ray Roberts Service of Quitman for providing routine inspections of the library’s heat and cooling system.
Visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org and keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
Art Class meets each Thursday from 5 – 6 p.m. and is taught by Sara de la Rosa. For more information and updates visit www.facebook.com/quitmanlibraryart.
Free knitting and crochet instruction is offered each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery and is taught by Virginia Hoffpauir. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group.

Children’s Services
The Story Time Gang will not meet during the summer months, but will resume in September in conjunction with the Quitman I.S.D. calendar.

Friends of the Library
After a summer break, the Friends of the Quitman Public Library will meet again on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 to plan a fall book sale. Officers for FY2017 will be Diane Moseley – President, Cathy Dye – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Kim Watterson – Treasurer.
 
Genealogy
Members of the Wood County TX Genealogical Society are available, by appointment, to assist anyone who would like to learn more about family history research. Visit the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

New Arrivals

The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our library’s physical collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog