Thursday, November 10, 2016

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX                                                           
November 16, 2016

            The Quitman Public Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.  However, the library’s online catalog, Wi-Fi, OverDrive e-books, and TexShare Databases will remain assessable. Check out our 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, December 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.
            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
            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. The theme for November 17th is “All About Ways to Say ‘Thank you’.” There will be no story time on November 24, 2016, but Santa Claus will join us for Story Time on Thursday, December 15th at 2 p.m.
            Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome.  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 invites the public to spend your lunch hour with them on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at noon when the Quitman Elementary Choir will sing Christmas carols in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room.  A short meeting will follow which includes the 5-minute no-spoiler book review.

             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
            We have added new e-book and audio book titles to the library’s online collection. Download the OverDrive® app on your phone or tablet for access to countless eBooks,  audio books and streaming video 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 owl and elephant figurines from the personal collection of Beverly Chamberlain. Among the interesting pieces is an Indian elephant carved from walnut wood.

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