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 and visit the library’s website at 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.

  There will be no meeting of the Wood County TX Genealogical Society until after the Christmas holidays. Follow the society’s Facebook page at 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 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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