Thursday, November 16, 2017

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
November 22, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX            

  The Quitman Public Library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

  Singer-songwriter and accordionist Jo-El Sonnier will be at the Quitman Public Library on Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. to share his love of music with the Story Time kids and to promote the new autobiography of his childhood, “The Little Boy Under the Wagon” written by his sister-in-law Shirley Strange-Allen. Copies of his book will be available for purchase.

  There is a holiday collection of books for pleasure reading, movies with a holiday theme, and books with recipe and decorating ideas to make Christmas extra special. These displays are located near the check-out desk.
  The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam is Friday, Dec 8, 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 and keep up with current events at

Adult Services
  GED class will meet again on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 4 – 6 p.m. The class is designed to prepare adult students for the test in a classroom environment that is motivational. Students work independently at their own pace with a certified instructor assisting according to individual need. Sign up for this free class at the library’s front desk, or call 903-763-4191.

Children’s Services
  Story Time will resume its regular schedule on Thursdays Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. with “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 on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at noon as members welcome the Quitman Elementary School Choir led by Katrina Morrow. The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

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 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.

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