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 Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at     

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. 

                 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 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.

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