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 and visit our website at 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. 

  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 Also, download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos for your electronic devices.    

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