February is Black History Month, and the Quitman Public Library is highlighting this with a selection of books and DVDs in the children’s section as well in the display case near the front check-out area. February is also for valentines, so stop by and check out our very large selection of books in regular and large print as well as romantic movies.
Friday, Feb. 10, marks the fifth anniversary of The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam at the Quitman Public Library. 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.
There will be no free Federal Income Tax assistance at the Quitman Public Library this tax season. The AARP Tax Aide office can help you locate your nearest free tax preparation site by calling 1-888-227-7669. The library only has 2016 Forms 1040, 1040 A, 1040 EZ and instruction booklets, however, public computers are available at the library for patrons to file online during regular business hours. Public Wi-Fi is available 24/7.
Patron cards are for Wood County residents with photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17. Our hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Call 903-763-4191 or visit our website at quitmanlibrary.org.Keep up with current events on our Facebook.
It’s always a great time to Get Your GED @ QPL! Stop by or call.. The General Educational Development (GED) preparatory class meets at the Quitman Public Library each Thursday from 4- 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik.
Knitting and crochet instruction class, taught by Virginia Hoffpauir, meets each Thursday 2 - 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for this free class.
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 themes are Feb. 2, “All About the Poetry of Phillis Wheatley,” Feb. 9 “All About African American Arts & Crafts,” Feb. 16 “All About Bessie Coleman” and Feb. 23 “All About the Poetry of Langston Hughes.”
Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students,but anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. Special thanks to Peoples Telephone for funding and sponsorship of crafts and activities.
Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, Feb. 14, at noon in the Shamburger Community Room. The Friends invite everyone to bring a lunch and join them for an hour of friendship. There will be a short meeting that always includes a “5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review,” a short presentation of “What You May Not Know about Me” from one of the members, and piano and violin entertainment provided by The Allens.
Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.
The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet in the library’s Shamburger Community Room on Monday. The workshop begins at 6 p.m. prior to the 7 p.m. meeting. For more information including photographs, visit the group’s Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/woocotx.
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.
The theme for the lobby showcase for February is “All You Need is Love” with items displayed from the collection of Lillian Gray.