Monday, December 31, 2018

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wednesday, January 2, 2019      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX   
 
  
  Quitman Public Library staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2019! The library will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 for New Year’s Day.

  This month, the library will highlight the new year with a display of self-help books selected by Melissa Frosch and Jessica King. Look for the “New Beginning” display near the front checkout desk.
  If you got a new guitar for Christmas, bring it on out to the 2nd Friday Acoustic Jam at the Quitman Public Library on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 from 6 – 9 p.m. Musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in with acoustical instruments only. Beginners are welcome to come early to workshop at 5 p.m. Listeners are always welcome at this free event. Contact Eugene Allen at 903-975-5745.

  Patron cards are available for those who provide photo identification and proof of residence in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Wi-Fi is available 24/7. 

                               
Adult Services
  Knitting and Crochet class will resume on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

  Adult GED support services will resume on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Assistance from a State certified instructor is offered each Thursday, 4 – 6 p.m. in the library’s public computer area.


Children’s Services
  Story Time meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming events: Jan. 2 – Snow Globes; Jan. 9 – Who Sleeps During the Winter?; Jan. 16 – It’s Wet and Cold!; Jan. 23 – Snowman – What’s His Story?; Jan. 30 – Fun Day with Hot Cocoa and a Movie!
  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 of the Quitman Public Library invites everyone to its next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at noon in the Thurman Shamburger Community Room. The Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.


Genealogy
  Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.



On Display
  In the lobby showcase is a collection of Snoopy memorabilia to commemorate on loan from Tonia Nix.

New Arrivals
  Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog to see what is new. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video. 


Friday, December 14, 2018

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wednesday, December 19, 2018      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX        
 
  Don’t miss a special Christmas Story Time this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018.  Beginning at 2 p.m., Elvis (instead of Santa) will perform and he will hand out scarves and teddy bears to the kids! Everyone is welcome regardless of age. Pizza will be served, but feel free to bring another one!
  Quitman Public Library staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! The library will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 for the Christmas holiday.
  The 2nd Friday Acoustic Jam is Friday, Jan 11, 2019 from 6 – 9 p.m. Musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in with acoustical instruments only. Listeners are always welcome at this free event. Contact Eugene Allen at 903-975-5745.
  Patron cards are available for those who provide photo identification and proof of residence in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Wi-Fi is available 24/7. 
                               
Adult Services
  Knitting and Crochet class will resume on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.
  Adult GED support services will resume on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Assistance from a State certified instructor is offered each Thursday, 4 – 6 p.m. in the library’s public computer area.

Children’s Services
  Story Time meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming events: Dec. 19 – Christmas Party with Elvis!; Dec. 26 – Holiday Break (no Story Time); Jan. 2 – Snow Globes; Jan. 9 – Who Sleeps During the Winter?; Jan. 16 – It’s Wet and Cold!; Jan. 23 – Snowman – What’s His Story?; Jan. 30 – Fun Day with Hot Cocoa and a Movie!
  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 of the Quitman Public Library invites everyone to its next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at noon in the Thurman Shamburger Community Room. The Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

Genealogy
  There will be no meeting of the Wood County TX Genealogical Society until after the Christmas holidays. Follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.

On Display
  In the lobby showcase is a collection of Snoopy memorabilia to commemorate on loan from Tonia Nix.

New Arrivals
  Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog to see what is new. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video. 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Wednesday, November 21, 2018      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX        

 

  The Quitman Public Library staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday.


  November is National American Indian Heritage Month, and the library has highlighted this month-long event with a media display designed by Melissa Frosch.  

  The 2nd Friday Acoustic Jam is Friday, Dec. 14 from 6 – 9 p.m. Musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in with acoustical instruments only. Listeners are always welcome at this free event. Contact Eugene Allen at 903-975-5745.


  Patron cards are available for those who provide photo identification and proof of residence in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Wi-Fi is available 24/7. 

                               

Adult Services

  Knitting and Crochet class will resume on Thursday, Nov. 29 after the Thanksgiving holiday. Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

  Adult GED support services will resume on Thursday, Nov. 29, as well. Assistance is offered each Thursday, 4 – 6 p.m. in the library’s public computer area.



Children’s Services

  Story Time meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming events: Nov. 21 – No QPL Story Time; Nov. 28 – “Clap Your Hands” with finger painting for craft activity; Dec. 5 – Polar Animals with paper crafts; Dec. 12 – Who is Santa Claus? We will write letters to Santa.

  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 of the Quitman Public Library invites everyone to its “FOL Christmas, Cookies, Wassail and Caroling” party on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at noon in the Thurman Shamburger Community Room. This is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.


 Genealogy

  There will be no meeting of the Wood County TX Genealogical Society until after the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.



On Display

  In the lobby showcase is a collection of military memorabilia to commemorate Veteran’s Day. The items are on loan from Beverly Chamberlain.



New Arrivals

  Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog to see what is new. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video. 

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Wednesday, November 7, 2018     Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX         

 

  The FOL Fall Book Sale begins Wednesday, Nov. 14 and runs through Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The sale will take place during library business hours from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day.

  The 2nd Friday Acoustic Jam is Friday, November 9 from 6 – 9 p.m. Musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in with acoustical instruments only. Listeners are always welcome at this free event. Contact Eugene Allen at 903-975-5745.

  The Quitman Public Library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

  Patron cards are available for those who provide photo identification and proof of residence in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Wi-Fi is available 24/7. 

                               

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.

  Adult GED support services are offered each Thursday, 4 – 6 p.m. in the library’s public computer area.



Children’s Services

  Story Time meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming events: Nov. 7 – “It’s a Field Trip to the Pecan House!” meet up at 1225 W Loop 564 Mineola, TX; Nov. 4 – “Family Makes You Smile” Thanksgiving table decorations for craft activity; Nov. 21 – No QPL Story Time; Nov. 28 – “Clap Your Hands” with finger painting for craft activity.

  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 of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, Nov. 13 at noon in the Thurman Shamburger Community Room for an hour of fellowship and fun. This is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.



Genealogy

  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets Monday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Guest speaker, Eugene Allen, will present “The Bankhead Highway and Its Course Through Wood County, Texas.” The society gathers for a pre-meeting social dinner at Peralta’s Mexican Restaurant in Quitman at 6 p.m. and invites newcomers to fellowship. The society’s Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.



On Display

  In the lobby showcase is a collection of military memorabilia to commemorate Veteran’s Day. The items are on loan from Beverly Chamberlain.



New Arrivals

  Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog to see what is new. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video. 

Friday, September 21, 2018

National Voter Registration Day! September 25, 2018

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 25, 2018!

The Quitman Public Library is participating in the month-long 
“Register in September – Vote in November” voter registration campaign. 

Forms are available at the front desk. 

Quitman Public LIbrary
202 East Goode Street
Quitman TX 75783

903-763-4191

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wednesday, September 26, 2018      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX       
 
  National Family History Month is observed annually during the month of October. 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 15, at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam is Friday, Oct. 12 from 6 – 9 p.m. Musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 – 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. Listeners are always welcome at this free event. Contact Eugene Allen at 903-975-5745.
  Patron cards are available for those who can provide photo identification and proof of residence in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Wi-Fi is available 24/7. 
                               
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.

Children’s Services
  Story Time meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming themes: Sep. 26 – “Eat Your Vegetables” and create a vegetable platter, Oct. 3 – “I Spy” with games, Oct. 10 – “Crows and Scarecrows” making popsicle stick scarecrows, Oct. 17 – “A Blue Story Time” all the books we read will be blue! Oct. 24 – “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 Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, Oct. 9 at noon for an hour of fellowship and fun. This is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library. FOL Officers for 2019 are: Cathy Dye – President, Beverly Chamberlain – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Rebekah Yeager – Treasurer/Newsletter, and Diane Moseley – Hospitality.  

Genealogy
  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. The society gathers for a pre-meeting social dinner at Peralta’s Mexican Restaurant in Quitman at 6 p.m and invites newcomers to fellowship. The society’s Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

On Display
  In the lobby showcase is a collection of chicken memorabilia on loan from Beverly Chamberlain.

New Arrivals
  Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog and select “What’s Hot” to check new arrivals. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video. 


Thursday, September 6, 2018

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wednesday, September 12, 2018      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX       
 
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam is Friday, September 14 from 6 – 9 p.m. Musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 – 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome. This is a free event. For more information, call 903-975-5745.
  National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 25, and the Quitman Public Library is participating in the month-long “Register in September – Vote in November” voter registration campaign. Forms are available at the front desk.
  September is also National Library Card Sign-up Month, so stop in and see what your library has to offer. 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 our pages at www.quitmanlibrary.org and www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.  Wi-Fi is available 24/7. 
                               
Adult Services
  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery and is taught by Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring  supplies and join the group for free instruction.
 
Children’s Services
  QPL Story Time has moved to Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Upcoming Story Time themes: Sept 12 – “Easy Food for Kids” where we will prepare our own snacks; Sept. 19 – “It’s Shark Week!”; Sept 26 – “Eat Your Vegetables” where we will create a vegetable platter.

Friends of the Library
  The Friends meet Tuesday, October 9 at noon for an hour of fellowship and fun. One member will share a “5-minute-no-spoiler Book Review,” and another member will present “What You May Not Know about Me.”
  The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library. FOL Officers for 2019 are: Cathy Dye – President, Beverly Chamberlain – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Rebekah Yeager – Treasurer, and Diane Moseley – Hospitality. Becky Crump – Newsletter

Genealogy
  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets Monday, September 17 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room.
The society gathers for a pre-meeting social dinner at Peralta’s Mexican Restaurant in Quitman at 6 p.m and invites newcomers to fellowship. The society’s Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

On Display
  Neat the checkout area is a display of books arranged by Melissa Frosch to highlight the American Library Association’s “Banned Books Month” to promote freedom to read.
  Also, a collection of golf memorabilia, on loan from Beverly Chamberlain, is on display in the front lobby.

New Arrivals
  Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog and select “What’s Hot” to check new arrivals. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video. 



Thursday, August 23, 2018

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 ● Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, so stop in and see what your Quitman Public Library has to offer. 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.
With kids heading back to the classroom, the library is highlighting online resources that are especially helpful for students and teachers. A variety of tools for homework help can be found on our website under the Youth Connection and Reference tabs. Exclusive online resources can be found in the TexShare® Databases accessible within the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org . Call 903-763-4191 for log-in information.
Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Visit our pages at www.quitmanlibrary.org and www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary. Wi-Fi is available 24/7.

Adult Services
Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery and is taught by Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring supplies and join the group for free instruction.
The 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam is Friday, September 14 from 6 – 9 p.m. Musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 – 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome. This is a free event. For more information, call 903-975-5745.

Children’s Services
QPL Story Time has moved to Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Upcoming Story Time themes: Sept 5 – “A Field Trip!” We will tour the Wood County Courthouse; Sept 12 – “Easy Food For Kids” We will have a cooking class. Sept. 19 – “It’s Shark Week!”; Sept 26 – “Eat Your Vegetables” We will create a vegetable platter.

Friends of the Library
The Friends meet Tuesday, September 11 at noon for an hour of fellowship and fun. Guest speaker will be the owner of Speakeasy Coffee - Quitman who will share the history of the building on the square and its renovations. Beverly Chamberlain will present the “5-minute-no-spoiler Book Review,” on Sweet Mandarin by Helen Tse. Also, a FOL member will present “What You May Not Know about Me.”
The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library. FOL Officers for 2019 are: Cathy Dye – President, Beverly Chamberlain – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Rebekah Yeager – Treasurer, and Diane Moseley – Hospitality. Becky Crump – Newsletter

Genealogy
The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets Monday, September 17 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. The society gathers for a pre-meeting social dinner at Peralta’s Mexican Restaurant in Quitman at 6 p.m and invites newcomers to fellowship. The society’s Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

New Arrivals
Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog and select “What’s Hot” to check new arrivals. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video.

Friday, June 1, 2018

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX
 
  The 2018 Summer Reading theme at the Quitman Public Library during the entire month of June is “Libraries Rock!” On Thursday, June 7 at 2 p.m. we will be rocking the house here at the library with ventriloquist and magician, Howdy Do-Dat, then on Thursday, June 14 at 2 p.m. we will have a 50s Sock Hop with Dale “The C” Cummings.  Exciting musical events are planned for each Thursday in June, and there will be lots of prizes and surprises. Pick up your game card and check out some of our brand new books selected especially for our youngest readers!
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam is Friday, June 8 from 6 – 9 p.m. Special guests are planning to attend from deep East Texas as well as Central Texas, so this will be a great time to network! Acoustical instruments only and listeners are always welcome. Beans and cornbread served at 7 p.m. This is a free event.


Displayed near the front check out desk is a collection of summer reads selected by Melissa Frosch. Stop by and check it out!  
  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Visit our pages at www.quitmanlibrary.org and www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.  Wi-Fi is available 24/7. 
           
Adult Services
  QPL’s Get GED Ready class is on summer break and will resume September 6, 2018. For more information, call or stop by the library.
  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery, and it will meet throughout the summer. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for this free instruction.

Children’s Services
  QPL Story Time will be on summer break until September 6, 2018.   

Friends of the Library
  The Friends will be on summer break until Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

Genealogy
  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will have volunteers on hand throughout the summer to assist you with your family history research, according to WCTGS President, David Gilbreath. Call 903-763-4191 to schedule an appointment or contact a member through the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

On Display
  In the lobby showcase during June, is a collection of interesting donations the library has acquired through the years. Some of the items have been found in old or returned books.  If you have items you would like to display in the monthly showcase, contact Beverly Chamberlain at 903-763-4191.

New Arrivals
  Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog and select “What’s Hot” to see what’s new. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s newest additions of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video.