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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.