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.

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