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 Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at     

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.

             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.

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.

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