Wednesday, December 27, 2017

QPL Story Time on Jan 4, 2018

QPL Story Time on Thursday, January 4, 2018 is All About Penguins! Join us at 2 p.m. for great stories, music, and crafts! Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. Click HERE to visit our website.

www.quitmanlibrary.org

Friday, December 22, 2017

HIRING EVENT at QPL! Thursday, January 4 from 1 - 4 p.m. sponsored by Express Employment Professionals of Tyler.
Begin the New Year with a New Career. Contact Vicky Walton, Recruiter www.expresstyler.com

Thursday, November 16, 2017

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
November 22, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX            

  The Quitman Public Library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

  Singer-songwriter and accordionist Jo-El Sonnier will be at the Quitman Public Library on Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. to share his love of music with the Story Time kids and to promote the new autobiography of his childhood, “The Little Boy Under the Wagon” written by his sister-in-law Shirley Strange-Allen. Copies of his book will be available for purchase.

  There is a holiday collection of books for pleasure reading, movies with a holiday theme, and books with recipe and decorating ideas to make Christmas extra special. These displays are located near the check-out desk.
  The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam is Friday, Dec 8, in the library’s community room. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to this informal jam from 6 – 9 p.m. An open mic is set up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are welcome. Call 903-975-5745.

  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.  Visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org and keep up with current events at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
 
  GED class will meet again on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 4 – 6 p.m. The class is designed to prepare adult students for the test in a classroom environment that is motivational. Students work independently at their own pace with a certified instructor assisting according to individual need. Sign up for this free class at the library’s front desk, or call 903-763-4191.

Children’s Services
  Story Time will resume its regular schedule on Thursdays Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. with “When I Grow Up.” Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students, but anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. Call 903-763-BOOK (2665).

Friends of the Library
  The Friends invite everyone to bring a lunch and join them for an hour of friendship on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at noon as members welcome the Quitman Elementary School Choir led by Katrina Morrow. The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

New Arrivals

  The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog. 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.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

A Tornado Hits Wood County TX April 9, 1919

  There are several cemeteries in Wood and surrounding counties that have graves marked with the same date of death – April 9, 1919.  That was the day one of the worst tornadoes of mass destruction tore across much of northern Texas including Wood County.
  It was just after midnight on a Wednesday when the tornado developed what is now known as an F4 that traveled a long track nearly a mile wide making its way through the Red River counties, and Henderson, Van Zandt, Wood and Camp counties. Oddly, the tornado seemed to avoid the larger towns and focused its fury on the smaller farming communities causing horrific damage and loss of life.
EF 4 Tornado
  Relief trains were immediately sent out, each bearing teams of doctors, nurses, and emergency help from Fort Worth, Dallas, Greenville and many other points along the way.
  The Dallas Morning News reported, “Cyclopean Fury of Death Storm . . .  tornado moves through Henderson, Van Zandt, Wood, Camp and Red River counties, killing 42 people and injuring 150.”
  By the evening of Thursday, April 10, verified dispatches from the districts in northern Texas and southern Oklahoma swept by tornadoes showed that at least 86 persons were killed and more than 200 were seriously injured. In the tornado’s aftermath, upwards of 1,000 persons were left homeless including many children some of them orphans of the storm. Dallas Mayor Frank Wozencraft released his statement in a telegram saying, “Dallas sincerely sympathizes with the storm stricken areas and stands ready to cooperate in every possible way to relieve the situation. The Woodmen of the World have kindly offered the use of a large number of tents, and other relief will be supplied if needed.”
Aftermath of the Tornado on April 9, 1919 
  A few days after the catastrophe, Mr. Jim Venable of Big Spring received a letter from his brother in Bonham who witnessed the storm’s aftermath. The letter was dated April 9, 1919.
 “Dear Brother & Family, I will answer your kind letter received yesterday. We had a big cyclone that struck Bonham last night. It swept things clean where it went. It tore Leonard and Ector all to pieces. Killed 14 persons dead and wounded many. Several died today from wounds and several more expected to die. There isn’t a house left from Mulberry to the river. It just swept things clean. Jim, I witnessed the saddest sight this evening I ever did before in my life. I hope I’ll never have to witness it again. I saw them bring 9 dead persons men women and children in a truck to the undertakers office. Their heads were beat all to pieces. Some with both arms and both legs broke. One man in the bunch a piece of a 2 by 4 struck him in the neck and went half way through it.”
  
  No one is alive today that can relate a first-hand account, but stories have been handed down describing the horror of this catastrophic tornado. Many local folks recall hearing stories told about how trees had planks of wood lodged clean through them with sheet metal wrapped around fences and trees like cloth. One injured cow was noted as still walking about with a plank of wood in protruding from its side. Another man remembers his father talking about how the wind had blown straw and hay into the bark of the trees.
 
  So many lives were forever changed that April 9, 1919. In Wood County alone, you will find the following:
Nannie A Jones Vickery – Concord Cemetery, Quitman
Iris Lucile Autry White – Ebenezer Cemetery, Oak Grove
Mary Ann Calloway Turner – Ebenezer Cemetery, Oak Grove
Nova Reba Minick – Syrna Cemetery, Winnsboro

  You can remember these and a few others who lost their lives that fateful day by visiting the East Texas Tornado April 9, 1919 Virtual Cemetery created by David Brasfield at this link https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSvcid=692214

Delene Allen, Director
Wood Chips
November 2017



Thursday, November 2, 2017

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen


November 8, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX  

  The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam is Friday, Nov. 10, in the library’s community room. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to this informal jam from 6 – 9 p.m. An open mic is set up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are welcome. Call 903-975-5745.
  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 extra special. These displays are located near the check-out desk.
  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.  Visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org and keep up with current events at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
  Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free crochet and knitting instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. Learn to crochet ornaments for holiday gifts and decorations.
  Get GED Ready @ QPL! Class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is designed to prepare adult students for the test in a classroom environment that is motivational. Students work independently at their own pace with a certified instructor assisting according to individual need. Sign up for this free class at the library’s front desk, or call 903-763-4191.
 
Children’s Services
  Story Time meets each Thursday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming themes are: Nov. 9 “What’s Your Favorite Pie?” – Nov. 16 “Turkey Time is Near” – Nov. 23 there will be no Story Time. – Nov 30 “When I Grow Up” Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students, but anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. Call 903-763-BOOK (2665).

Friends of the Library
  The Friends invite everyone to bring a lunch and join them for an hour of friendship as it welcomes Wood County Extension Agent Angie Monk as the special guest speaker on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at noon. She will be sharing healthy holiday meal tips.  The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

Genealogy
  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets Monday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. Members invite family researchers, historians and storytellers, to commemorate their family’s rich and deep history by allowing it’s volunteers to assist with beginning your genealogical tree. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.

New Arrivals

  The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog. 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.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen


October 25, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX   

  On Thursday, Oct. 26, a representative from the Literacy Council of Tyler and Tyler Junior College will meet with GED students from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. This is a free workshop session to address questions and how best to prepare for the exam.
  The library will present “Spine-Chilling Stories around the Campfire” on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. as part of the Haunting at Hogg Park at Gov. Jim Hogg City Park. Stop by our booth for treats, prizes, games, and share your scary stories.
  The annual Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is set for Nov. 1 – 4 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day. Donations are welcome, and proceeds will benefit children’s programs and book purchases. Come early to help set up and preview the sale!
  The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam is Friday, Nov. 10, in the library’s community room. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to this informal jam from 6 – 9 p.m. An open mic is set up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are welcome. Call 903-975-5745.
  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.  Visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org and keep up with current events at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
  Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free crochet and knitting instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. Learn to crochet ornaments for holiday gifts and decorations.
  Get GED Ready @ QPL! The General Educational Development preparatory class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is designed to prepare adult students for the test in a classroom environment that is motivational. There is no cost for the class, and students can begin at any time. Students may bring their own materials or purchase a class workbook for $15. Students work independently at their own pace with a certified instructor assisting according to individual need. Sign up at the library’s front desk, or call 903-763-4191.
 
Children’s Services
  Story Time meets each Thursday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming themes are: Oct. 26 “Halloween Party!” with a costume contest, games and prizes – Nov. 2 “Thinking and Thanking” – Nov. 9 “What’s Your Favorite Pie?” – Nov. 16 “Turkey Time is Near” – Nov. 23 there will be no Story Time. – Nov 30 “When I Grow Up” Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students, but anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. Call 903-763-BOOK (2665).

Friends of the Library
  The Friends invite everyone to bring a lunch and join them for an hour of friendship as it welcomes Wood County Extension Agent Angie Monk as the special guest speaker on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at noon. She will be sharing healthy holiday meal tips.  The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

Genealogy
  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society invite family researchers, historians and storytellers, to commemorate their family’s rich and deep history by allowing it’s volunteers to assist with beginning your genealogical tree. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.

New Arrivals

  The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen


October 11, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX   

  National Family History Month, which is observed annually during the month of October, has grown and evolved since its 2001 origin in Congress. The Quitman Public Library along with the Wood County TX Genealogical Society invite family researchers, historians and storytellers, to commemorate their family’s rich and deep history this month by allowing us to assist with beginning your genealogical tree. The society will meet on Monday, October 16, at 7 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library and the public is invited. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam is Friday, October 13, at the Quitman Public Library. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to this informal jam from 6 – 9 p.m. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome. Call 903-975-5745.
  Quitman Public Library 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 at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.

Adult Services
  Get GED Ready @ QPL! GED® or General Educational Development preparatory class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is designed to prepare adult students for the test in a classroom environment that is motivational. There is no cost for the class, and students can begin at any time. Students may bring their own materials or purchase a class workbook for $15. Students work independently at their own pace with a certified instructor assisting according to individual need. Sign up at the library’s front desk, or call 903-763-4191 for more information.

  Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free crochet and knitting instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

Children’s Services
  Story Time meets each Thursday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming themes are: Oct. 12 “Everything that is Scary” – Oct. 19 “All About Fire Safety” – Oct. 26 “Halloween Party!” with a costume contest, games and prizes.
  Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students, but anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. Call 903-763-BOOK (2665).

Friends of the Library
  The annual FOL Fall Book Sale is set for November 1 – 4 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Donations are welcome.

On Display
  In the lobby showcase is a Halloween display designed by Beverly Chamberlain. Hand-painted pumpkins created by the Story Time children line the front of the display.

New Arrivals
  The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog.


Friday, October 6, 2017

Get GED Ready @ QPL!



GED® or General Educational Development preparatory class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m.
The class is designed to prepare students for the test in a classroom environment along with other students.
There is no cost for this motivational class, and you can begin at any time.
Students may bring their own materials or purchase a class workbook for $15.
Students work independently at their own pace with a certified instructor assisting according to individual need.

Sign up at the library’s front desk, or call 903-763-4191 for more information.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Genealogy vs. Family History – There is a Difference

  In helping patrons with family research, I have found myself using the terms genealogy and family history interchangeably. I began to wonder whether or not the terms were synonymous. What I found is, although they overlap, there is indeed a difference between genealogy and family history.

Genealogy Pedigree Chart
  By definition, genealogy is a study of family ancestors with pertinent data such as birth, marriage and death dates. Genealogy is specifically concerned with tracing family lineages and determining kinship. For example, a genealogical record may be needed for certain legal situations that deal with inheritance, and it is most definitely required proof for membership in societies like the Daughters of the American Revolution. A genealogy researcher will begin by recording parents’ full names and then enter facts about birth, marriage and death dates. It is helpful to make a simple pedigree chart starting with yourself and work your way backward. For the family history researcher, this record of factual genealogy is the starting point for creating a family narrative.


  Family history tells the story of your family and highlights individual biographies, achievements, social standings, economic status, land ownership, medical issues, military history, geographic locations, children born or adopted into families, and the list goes on. A lot can be learned from family Bibles, diaries, letters and journals, newspaper articles, and from stories or oral histories handed down through generations. Also, family history researchers have so many digital records becoming available through websites like Ancestry.com and Newspaper Archive. Creating family history narratives by learning more about our ancestor’s likes, dislikes, skills, documenting anecdotal stories, and examining their daily lives can be fascinating.

  To sum it up, genealogy is mainly a pedigree chart. Once you work your way back to your 5th great grandparents, you will have 128 people on your chart! If creating a family history is your ultimate goal, genealogy is one tool to achieving that goal. Genealogy can be compared to the trunk and branches of a tree, but a rich family history truly gives the tree its unique color, fruit, leaves, and perhaps will reveal a few nuts!

Delene Allen
Fall 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

QPL Story Time "Let's Fall Around"

QPL Story Time on Thursday, September 21, 2017 is All About "Let's FALL Around!" Join us at 2 p.m. in the library's community room for great stories, music, crafts and a few surprise treats!

Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome.

Quitman Public Library 202 East Goode Street, Quitman TX

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Week of September 13, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX           

  International Read an Ebook Day is September 18, and the Quitman Public Library is encouraging readers to give eBooks a try. If you are a patron and have a mobile phone or reading device, download the OverDrive® app for access to countless eBooks and audiobooks from the Northeast Texas Digital Consortium. You may check out up to five online items for your choice of 7 or 14 days. You can find OverDrive on our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.
  September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association and public libraries throughout the country encourage students to get a free library card. 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. 
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam is Friday, October 13, at the Quitman Public Library. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to jam from 6 – 9 p.m. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome. Call 903-975-5745.
  Notary service is available at the library by appointment. Call 903-763-4191. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Keep up with current events at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
  The fall semester is beginning, so it is a perfect time Get GED Ready @ QPL! The GED preparatory class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is designed to prepare students for the GED test. There is no cost for the class, but the workbook is $15. The library is also a registered test site for courses that require an exam proctor. 
  Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free crochet and knitting instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

Children’s Services
  Story Time meets each Thursday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming themes are: Sep. 14 “Kings & Queens and Other Things” – Sep. 21 “Let’s FALL Around” – Sep. 28 “Mother Goose Knows All. 
  Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students, but anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. 

Friends of the Library
  The Friends will meet in the library’s Shamburger Community Room on October 10 at noon. Special guest will be Joy Johnson from the Northeast Public Health District in Tyler. The one-hour meetings always include a “5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review,” and a short presentation of “What You May Not Know about Me” that is always entertaining. The Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

Genealogy
  The Wood County Texas Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, September 18, at 7 p.m. at the library.  Club members gather at 6 p.m. for a pre-meeting social at one of the area restaurants, and the public is invited to join them. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.

On Display
  In the lobby showcase is a collection of hand-made crocheted dresses modeled on 11 ½ inch dolls. The dresses were crafted by Bonita Gray who began her hobby in 1996. One of the extraordinary dresses has over 3000 seed pearls which took three months to design.

New Arrivals
  The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog.


Sunday, September 3, 2017

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month

(QUITMAN, TX) – If you haven’t had a library card in years, or if your child needs his or her first card, September is the perfect month to get one. The Quitman Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to encourage everyone to get the best deal around – a free library card.

“Library cards are free for first-time accounts, and replacement cards for existing accounts are only $2.00,” says Director Delene Allen.

You can get a lot from having a library card. Currently, the Quitman Public Library holds around 30,000 items of fiction, non-fiction, audio books and movies in categories like reference, large print, western, biography, genealogy, easy reader, children’s, and young adult, just to name a few. Also, there are thousands of eBooks available from Overdrive® for card-holding patrons.

In addition, the Quitman Public Library subscribes to online TexShare Databases® where patrons can find the most current information available. “Some of the more popular databases are Heritage Quest, Legal Collection, Medline, Small Engine Repair Reference Center, Funk and Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia, and all Ebsco databases,” says Allen.

“People can turn to the library for materials, programs and services that support academic achievement, job skills and advancement, personal growth, research, or even entertainment from the pleasure of reading. The library also offers free Wi-Fi and Internet access,” says Allen.

Patron cards are available for those residents who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and provide photo identification.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17.
Stop the Quitman Public Library any Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. to get the best deal around – a free library card.



Delene Allen, Director
Quitman Public Library
quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com
903-763-4191

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
August 30, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX     

  The Quitman Public Library joins libraries across the country to remind parents that the most important school supply of all is your library card! 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. 
  If you have a mobile phone or reading device, 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. You can find OverDrive on our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam is Friday, September 8, at the Quitman Public Library.   Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to jam from 6 – 9 p.m. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome. Call 903-975-5745.
    Notary service is available at the library by appointment. Call 903-763-4191. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Keep up with current events at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
  Get GED Ready @ QPL! The GED preparatory class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. It is designed to prepare students for the GED test. There is no cost for the class, but the workbook is $15. The library is also a registered test site for courses that require an exam proctor. 
  Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free crochet and knitting instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

Advisory Board
  The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, September 12, at 1 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room.

Children’s Services
  Story Time meets each Thursday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming themes are: Sep. 7 “All About Little Bear and his Friends” – Sep. 14 “Kings & Queens and Other Things” – Sep. 21 “Let’s FALL Around” – Sep. 28 “Mother Goose Knows All.  
  Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students, but anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. 

Friends of the Library
  The Friends will hold its first meeting of the 2017-18 season in the library’s Shamburger Community Room on September 11 at noon. Meetings always include a “5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review,” and a short presentation of “What You May Not Know about Me” that is always entertaining. Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library. Officers for 2017-2018 are Cathy Dye – President, Beverly Chamberlain – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Rebekah Yeager – Treasurer, and Diane Moseley – Hospitality.

Genealogy
  The Wood County Texas Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, September 18, at 7 p.m. at the library.  Club members gather at 6 p.m. for a pre-meeting social at one of the area restaurants, and the public is invited to join them. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.

New Arrivals
  The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog.


SEPTEMBER IS LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH




(QUITMAN, TX) – If you haven’t had a library card in years, or if your child needs his or her first card, September is the perfect month to get one. The Quitman Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to encourage everyone to get the best deal around – a free library card. 

“Library cards are free for first-time accounts, and replacement cards for existing accounts are only $2.00,” says Director Delene Allen.  

You can get a lot from having a library card. Currently, the Quitman Public Library holds around 30,000 items of fiction, non-fiction, audio books and movies in categories like reference, large print, western, biography, genealogy, easy reader, children’s, and young adult, just to name a few. Also, there are thousands of eBooks available from Overdrive® for card-holding patrons.  

In addition, the Quitman Public Library subscribes to online TexShare Databases® where patrons can find the most current information available. “Some of the more popular databases are Heritage Quest, Legal Collection, Medline, Small Engine Repair Reference Center, Funk and Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia, and all Ebsco databases,” says Allen.

“People can turn to the library for materials, programs and services that support academic achievement, job skills and advancement, personal growth, research, or even entertainment from the pleasure of reading. The library also offers free Wi-Fi and Internet access,” says Allen.

Patron cards are available for those residents who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and provide photo identification.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17. 
Stop the Quitman Public Library any Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. to get the best deal around – a free library card. 



Delene Allen, Director
Quitman Public Library

903-763-4191

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

August 16, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX     

  August is National Golf Month, so let your first swing be to swing by the Quitman Public Library to check out our collection of the best books on golf written by those who best know the game.
  We still have a few eclipse viewing glasses, and the last day to pick those up will be Friday, August 18, 2017, before 6 p.m.
  On display near the front desk is a reading collection presented by Melissa Frosch called “100 Books to Read Before You Die.” Among the titles in the collection are older standards like The Grapes of Wrath, Where the Red Fern Grows and Catch 22, as well as contemporary classics like Lonesome Dove, Outlander, and Watership Down.
  It’s almost time for school, so the Quitman Public Library joins libraries across the country to remind parents that the most important school supply of all is @ your library® - it's your library card! 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. 
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam at the Quitman Public Library is Friday, September 8, 2017.   Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 – 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome. For more information, call 903-975-5745.
  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Keep up with current events on at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org for links to OverDrive and the TexShare Databases.

Adult Services
  Get GED Ready @ QPL! The GED preparatory class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik. The class is designed to prepare students for the GED test. Call 903-763-4191 or stop by on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. to meet with the instructor. There is no cost for the class, but the workbook is $15. The library is also a registered test site for distance learners taking online courses that require a proctor. 
  Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free knitting and crochet instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

Advisory Board
  The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 1 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room. The public is always welcome to attend.

Friends of the Library
  The Friends will hold their first meeting of the 2017-18 season in the library’s Shamburger Community Room at noon on September 11, 2012. 
  Officers for 2017-2018 are Cathy Dye – President, Beverly Chamberlain – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Rebekah Yeager – Treasurer, and Diane Moseley – Hospitality. QPL Library Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library. 

Genealogy
  The Wood County Texas Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, September 18, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the library.  Club members gather at 6 p.m. for a pre-meeting social at one of the area restaurants, and the public is invited to join them. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.

New Arrivals

  The latest books, audiobooks, and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog. Also, download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos for your electronic devices.    

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

July 19, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

  July is National Air-Conditioning Appreciation Month.  One of the best ways to celebrate this event is to take a break at the Quitman Public Library where you can read the newspaper, enjoy a magazine, check your email, find a book on your favorite subject, or visit with friends.  July is also National Anti-boredom month and the library is showcasing some great summer reads and movies to aid in the fight against boredom.
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is always on the second Friday of the month at the Quitman Public Library.  The next acoustical jam is Friday, August 11, 6 - 9 p.m.  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.
  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.  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.
  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Keep up with current events on at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org for links to OverDrive and the TexShare Databases. Stop by soon and check out what your library has to offer.

Adult Services
  GED preparatory classes are continuing throughout the summer. The class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik. The class is designed to prepare students for the GED test. Call 903-763-4191 or stop by on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. to meet with the instructor. There is no cost for the class, but the GED workbook is $15.
  Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free knitting and crochet instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

Friends of the Library
  Friends of the Quitman Public Library recently held its last meeting of the season and will meet again in September 2017 after Summer Break. Officers for 2017-2018 are Cathy Dye – President, Beverly Chamberlain – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Rebekah Yeager – Treasurer, and Diane Moseley – Hospitality.
  Friends is an active group of men and women dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

On Display
  In the lobby showcase, during the month of July, is a selection of hand-crafted needlework items from the collections of several local crafters. Among the interesting items is an award-winning quilt designed and hand-stitched by Virginia Hoffpauir.

New Arrivals
  We have added a number of great summertime reads to get you through the hot days ahead. The latest books, audiobooks and movies can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos for your electronic devices. Enjoy your summer!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen


July 4, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX        

  July is National Anti-boredom month and the library is showcasing some great summer reads and movies to aid in the fight against boredom.  You can find this collection displayed near the front check-out area. Also, we have added loads of new audiobooks, eBooks and movies on Quitman Public Library’s OverDrive platform for access on your reading devices. To access OverDrive, just sign in, select this library, and enter your library card number and password we have on file for you by going to https://netldc.overdrive.com.      
  Special thanks extend to Peoples Wireless, Subway – Quitman, Friends of the Library, Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis, Glowing Hearts Ministries, City of Quitman, and the staff and volunteers of Quitman Public Library for making this year’s “Build a Better World” Summer Reading 2017 program great for our community’s youngest readers!
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam at the Quitman Public Library is Friday, July 14, 2017.   Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 – 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome.
  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Keep up with current events on at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org for links to OverDrive and the TexShare Databases.

Adult Services
  GED preparatory classes will extend through the summer. The class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik. The class is designed to prepare students for the GED test. Call 903-763-4191 or stop by on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. to meet with the instructor. There is no cost for the class, but the GED workbook is $15.
  Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free knitting and crochet instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

Friends of the Library
  Friends of the Quitman Public Library recently held its last meeting of the season and will meet again in September 2017 after Summer Break. Officers for 2017-2018 are Cathy Dye – President, Beverly Chamberlain – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Rebekah Yeager – Treasurer, and Diane Moseley – Hospitality.
  Friends is an active group of men and women dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

On Display
  In the lobby showcase, during the month of July, is a selection of hand-crafted needlework items from the collections of several local crafters. Among the interesting items is an award-winning quilt designed and hand-stitched by Virginia Hoffpauir.

New Arrivals

  We have added a number of great summertime reads to get you through the hot days ahead. The latest books, audiobooks and movies can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos for your electronic devices. Enjoy your summer!