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
  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

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.

  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

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