Wednesday, January 31, 2018

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

  January 31, 2018 
Wood County MonitorWood County TX

  Along with Valentine's Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. The Quitman Public Library is highlighting this with a selection of materials located near the front checkout desk.
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Feb. 9 from 6 - 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome.
  A special thanks extends to Jack Neel for his generous donation of a 1-year subscription to Air & Space magazine.
  Patron cards are for Wood County residents with photo identification.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17.  Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  TexShare® Databases and OverDrive® services as well as wi-fi are always available 24/7. Call 903-763-4191 or visit our website at  and keep up with current events at
Adult Services
  GED preparatory class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m.  Students are guided independently according to an individually designed study plan using the Steck-Vaughn method. Sign up at the library’s front desk, or call 903-763-4191 for more information.
  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for this free class.

Children’s Services
  QPL Story Time is each Thursday at 2 p.m. It is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. Upcoming themes: Feb. 1 “The Chinese New Year: Year of the Dog” – Feb. 8 “Old Friends and New Friends” – Feb. 15 “It’s Mardi Gras! Valentine Party” – Feb. 22 “Have You Heard What’s Funny?”

Friends of the Library
  The Friends invite everyone to bring a lunch and join them at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 13, for an hour of friendship to learn about “What You Really Should Give for Valentine’s Day” presented by Atty. Lucy Hebron.  Tonya Nix will give her FOL 5-Minute No-Spoiler Book Review and one member always presents a short “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.

  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page at

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 Also, download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos for your electronic devices.


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