Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

October 25, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX   

  On Thursday, Oct. 26, a representative from the Literacy Council of Tyler and Tyler Junior College will meet with GED students from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. This is a free workshop session to address questions and how best to prepare for the exam.
  The library will present “Spine-Chilling Stories around the Campfire” on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. as part of the Haunting at Hogg Park at Gov. Jim Hogg City Park. Stop by our booth for treats, prizes, games, and share your scary stories.
  The annual Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is set for Nov. 1 – 4 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day. Donations are welcome, and proceeds will benefit children’s programs and book purchases. Come early to help set up and preview the sale!
  The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam is Friday, Nov. 10, in the library’s community room. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to this informal jam from 6 – 9 p.m. An open mic is set up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are welcome. Call 903-975-5745.
  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.  Visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org and keep up with current events at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
  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. Learn to crochet ornaments for holiday gifts and decorations.
  Get GED Ready @ QPL! The 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.
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. 26 “Halloween Party!” with a costume contest, games and prizes – Nov. 2 “Thinking and Thanking” – Nov. 9 “What’s Your Favorite Pie?” – Nov. 16 “Turkey Time is Near” – Nov. 23 there will be no Story Time. – Nov 30 “When I Grow Up” 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 Friends invite everyone to bring a lunch and join them for an hour of friendship as it welcomes Wood County Extension Agent Angie Monk as the special guest speaker on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at noon. She will be sharing healthy holiday meal tips.  The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society invite family researchers, historians and storytellers, to commemorate their family’s rich and deep history by allowing it’s volunteers to assist with beginning your genealogical tree. 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 http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog

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