Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

October 11, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX   

  National Family History Month, which is observed annually during the month of October, has grown and evolved since its 2001 origin in Congress. The Quitman Public Library along with the Wood County TX Genealogical Society invite family researchers, historians and storytellers, to commemorate their family’s rich and deep history this month by allowing us to assist with beginning your genealogical tree. The society will meet on Monday, October 16, at 7 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library and the public is invited. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.
  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 this informal 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.
  Quitman Public Library 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.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Keep up with current events at and visit the library’s website at

Adult Services
  Get GED Ready @ QPL! GED® or General Educational Development preparatory class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is designed to prepare adult students for the test in a classroom environment that is motivational. There is no cost for the class, and students can begin at any time. Students may bring their own materials or purchase a class workbook for $15. Students work independently at their own pace with a certified instructor assisting according to individual need. Sign up at the library’s front desk, or call 903-763-4191 for more information.

  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.

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: Oct. 12 “Everything that is Scary” – Oct. 19 “All About Fire Safety” – Oct. 26 “Halloween Party!” with a costume contest, games and prizes.
  Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students, but anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. Call 903-763-BOOK (2665).

Friends of the Library
  The annual FOL Fall Book Sale is set for November 1 – 4 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Donations are welcome.

On Display
  In the lobby showcase is a Halloween display designed by Beverly Chamberlain. Hand-painted pumpkins created by the Story Time children line the front of the display.

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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