Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen


April 26, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX     

    The Quitman Public Library appreciates businesses in our community who offer their time and services in support of their local library. Special thanks to Quitman Garden Club for maintaining the library’s patio areas, Hog Computer for keeping our computers up to speed, McCluney Pest Control for keeping the library pest free, SuddenLink for providing television cable service for the Thurman Shamburger Community Room, Ray Roberts Service of Quitman for providing routine inspections of the library’s heat and cooling system, and Peoples Wireless for providing funding for this year’s Story Time program and crafts.
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam at the Quitman Public Library is Friday, May 12, 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 on our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.

Adult Services
  GED preparatory classes meet each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. to help you prepare for the test. 
The class is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik. 
  Instructors 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 library advisory board will meet on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 1 p.m. Among the items on the agenda will be a library policy update. Board members are: Barbara Coleman, Theresa Dunn, Sandra Evans, Dorothy Harbin, Wayne McCluney, Ulna McWhorter, Diane Moseley, and Bob Phipps. The public is welcome to attend this meeting.

Children’s Services
  Story Time will not meet on Thursday, April 27th, but will meet again on May 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. with “Let’s Go to Mexico!” We will read stories about Mexico and learn about maps and travel.
  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 – Quitman TX for sponsoring this year’s crafts and activities.

Friends of the Library
  Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at noon for a Pot Luck Lunch. Spend your lunch hour among Friends – an active group of men and women dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

Genealogy
  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets at the library on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7 p.m. An early workshop begins at 6 p.m. Visit http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

On Display
  In the lobby showcase, the Quitman Garden Club has displayed a beautiful collection to celebrate gardening in Texas. The club invites anyone interested in gardening to join them at their next meeting on Tuesday, May 9, 2013 from 2 – 4 p.m.

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.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

April 12, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX     
   Each year the month of April is set aside as National Poetry Month, inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, and the Quitman Public Library is highlighting this event with a display near the front check-out area. Because poetic fragments have been found on monoliths and rune stones, historians believe that poetry originated from people reciting or singing as a way to remember things – like we still do to this day!  
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam at the Quitman Public Library is Friday, April 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.
  What you may not know about the Quitman Public Library: TexShare Databases are licensed e-resources that are available 24/7 for Texas library patrons. Within the TexShare database, you can find the most up-to-date online resources for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development. Call, stop by or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org to log on and search.
  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.

Adult Services
  GED preparatory classes meet each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. to help you prepare for the test. 
The class is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik. 
  Instructors 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.

Children’s Services
  On Thursday, April 13 at 2 p.m., Story Time is “All About Loving Your Library” to celebrate National Library Week.  Upcoming Story Time calendar: April 20 “All About Rainy Days” and we will play board games; April 27 “All About Being Money Smart” and we will play money games.
  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 – Quitman TX for sponsoring this year’s crafts and activities.

Friends of the Library
  Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at noon for a Pot Luck Lunch. Spend your lunch hour among Friends – an active group of men and women dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

Genealogy
  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets at the library on Monday, April 17, 2017, at 7 p.m. An early workshop begins at 6 p.m. Visit http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

On Display
  In the lobby showcase, Beverly Chamberlain has displayed a beautiful collection to celebrate gardening in Texas.

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.