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
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. 
             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  There are also unpublished family files exclusive to the library, and a volunteer would be happy to help you research these files.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 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. 

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