Thursday, November 15, 2018

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 and visit the library’s website at 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.


  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 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 to see what is new. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video. 

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