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  There are also unpublished family files exclusive to the library, and a volunteer would be happy to help you research these files.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

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