Thursday, April 4, 2019

QPL Friends of the Library Newsletter - April 2019



Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX      
 
      
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam at the Quitman Public Library is Friday, April 12, 2019. Acoustical 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.

  What you may not know about the Quitman Public Library: Notary service is usually available during regular business hours, but to guarantee an appointment, call 903-763-4191.

  Patron cards are for Wood County residents with photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.

Adult Services
  A representative from Workforce Solutions of East Texas is at the Quitman Public Library each 1st Friday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to assist job seekers. The next workshop is Friday, May 3, 2019. No appointment is necessary.
  Virginia Hoffpauir and Rebekah Yeager invite you to free crochet and knitting instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

Children’s Services
  Story Time, designed for young readers and home-schooled students, meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Terri Bennett plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming events:  – Apr. 17 “Meet Our Local Heroes” – Apr. 24 “It’s Okay to be Mad” – May 1 “Monkey Around” Peoples Telephone is sponsor of this year’s crafts and activities.


Friends of the Library
  Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room. The public is invited to join the Friends for a potluck dinner to mark the last meeting of the season. After a summer break, the group will reconvene in September.   
  Friends of the Quitman Public Library 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, Apr. 15, 2019. Follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.


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 newest eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video. 


Friday, March 29, 2019

QPL Connections by Delene Allen, Library Director


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2019      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX     
 
    Workforce Solutions of East Texas will conduct a Hiring Fair on Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room of the Quitman Public Library. Several caregiver positions are open starting at $9 per hour.
  Each year the month of April is set aside as National Poetry Month, inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, and the Quitman Public Library is highlighting this event with a display near the front check-out area. Because poetic fragments have been found on monoliths and rune stones, historians believe that poetry originated from people reciting or singing to remember things – like we still do today.  
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam at the Quitman Public Library is Friday, April 12, 2019. Last month, Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and performer Jo-EL Sonnier stopped in to join the jammers. Acoustical 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.
  What you may not know about the Quitman Public Library: TexShare Databases are licensed e-resources that are available 24/7 for Texas library patrons. Within the TexShare database, you can find the most up-to-date online resources for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development. Call 903-763-4191 for log-in information.
  Patron cards are for Wood County residents with photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.

Adult Services
  A representative from Workforce Solutions of East Texas is at the Quitman Public Library each 1st Friday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to assist job seekers. The next workshop is Friday, Apr. 5, 2019. No appointment is necessary.
  Virginia Hoffpauir and Rebekah Yeager invite you to free crochet and knitting instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

Children’s Services
  Story Time, designed for young readers and home-schooled students, meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming events:  Apr. 10 “Inspire Others” – Apr. 17 “Meet Our Local Heroes” – Apr. 24 “It’s Okay to be Mad” – May 1 “Monkey Around” Special thanks to Peoples Telephone – Quitman TX for funding and sponsorship of this year’s crafts and activities.

Friends of the Library
  Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room. 
  Friends of the Quitman Public Library 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, Apr. 15, 2019. Follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.

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. 



Monday, March 11, 2019

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX       
 
    There will be no free Federal Income Tax assistance at the Quitman Public Library this tax season, however, printed Forms 1040, 1040 A, and 1040 EZ are available here. The AARP Tax Aide office at 1-888-227-7669 for the nearest free tax preparation site. 

     Public computers, with no time limits, are available at the library, and patron public Wi-Fi is available 24/7.

  Patron cards are for Wood County residents with photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
  A representative from Workforce Solutions of East Texas is at the Quitman Public Library each 1st Friday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to assist job seekers. The next workshop is Friday, Apr. 5, 2019. No appointment is necessary.
  Virginia Hoffpauir and Rebekah Yeager invite you to free crochet and knitting instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

Children’s Services
  Story Time, designed for young readers and home-schooled students, meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming events:  Mar. 13 – Field Trip to Mineola Museum; Mar. 20 – “Meet the Mayor!”; April 27 – “Marching Orders!” Learning about our military. Special thanks to Peoples Telephone – Quitman TX for funding and sponsorship of this year’s crafts and activities.


Friends of the Library
  Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room. 
  Friends of the Quitman Public Library 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, Apr. 15, 2019. Follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.

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, February 22, 2019

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wednesday, February 27, 2019      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX         
 
    The 2nd Friday Acoustic Music Jam at the library is beginning its 8th year this Friday, Mar. 8, 2019. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 - 9 p.m. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome. You never know who will show up, so come on out! Call 903-975-5745 for more information.
  Meet the Author on Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Linda Brendle, author of Tatia's Tattoo and A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver's Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos, will be meeting the public and signing books.
  There will be no free Federal Income Tax assistance at the Quitman Public Library this tax season, however, printed Forms 1040, 1040 A, and 1040 EZ are available here. The AARP Tax Aide office at 1-888-227-7669 for the nearest free tax preparation site. Public computers, with no time limits, are available at the library for patrons to file online during regular business hours. Public Wi-Fi is available 24/7.
  Patron cards are for Wood County residents with photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
  A representative from Workforce Solutions of East Texas is at the Quitman Public Library each 1st Friday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to assist job seekers. The next workshop is Friday, Mar. 1, 2019. No appointment is necessary.
  Virginia Hoffpauir and Rebekah Yeager invite you to free crochet and knitting instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.
  Adult General Educational Development (GED) support services with assistance provided by State-certified instructor is offered each Thursday, 4 – 6 p.m. in the library’s public computer area. It’s always a great time to Get Your GED @ QPL!

Children’s Services
  Story Time, designed for young readers and home-schooled students, meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming events:  Feb. 27 Talk About Bullies!; Mar. 6 – Wow! Flowers!; Mar. 13 – Field Trip to Mineola Museum. Special thanks to Peoples Telephone – Quitman TX for funding and sponsorship of this year’s crafts and activities.

Friends of the Library
  Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  The Friends invite join them for an hour of friendship including a short meeting that always includes a “5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review,” a short presentation of “Show and Tell” from one of the members. Special speaker is Ronnie Vance with the Wood County TX Genealogy Society.  
  Friends of the Quitman Public Library 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, Mar. 18, 2019. Follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.

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. 

On Display
  The theme for the lobby showcase for March is “Genealogy and Family History” with items and photos displayed from the collection of John and Rebekah Yeager.



Monday, February 11, 2019

Quitman Public Library Connections by Delene Allen



Wednesday, February 13, 2019      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX        
 
  There will be no free Federal Income Tax assistance at the Quitman Public Library this tax season, however, printed Forms 1040, 1040 A, and 1040 EZ are available here. The AARP Tax Aide office at 1-888-227-7669 for the nearest free tax preparation site. Public computers, with no time limits, are available at the library for patrons to file online during regular business hours. Public Wi-Fi is available 24/7.
  February is Black History Month, and the library is highlighting this with a selection of books in the children’s section as well in the display near the front check-out area.
  The 2nd Friday Acoustic Music Jam at the library is Friday, Mar. 8, 2019. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 - 9 p.m. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome. Call 903-975-5745 for more information.
  

  Patron cards are for Wood County residents with photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Adult Services
  A representative from Workforce Solutions of East Texas is at the Quitman Public Library each 1st Friday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to assist job seekers. The next workshop is Friday, Mar. 1, 2019. No appointment is necessary.
  Virginia Hoffpauir and Rebekah Yeager invite you to free crochet and knitting instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.
  Adult General Educational Development (GED) support services with assistance provided by State-certified instructor is offered each Thursday, 4 – 6 p.m. in the library’s public computer area. It’s always a great time to Get Your GED @ QPL!



Children’s Services
  Story Time, designed for young readers and home-schooled students, meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming events:  Feb. 13 – Valentine Party!; Feb. 20 – What’s Different About Me?; Feb. 27 Talk About Bullies!; Mar. 6 – Wow! Flowers!; Mar. 13 – Field Trip to Mineola Museum
  Special thanks to Peoples Telephone – Quitman TX for funding and sponsorship of this year’s crafts and activities.


Friends of the Library
  Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  The Friends invite join them for an hour of friendship including a short meeting that always includes a “5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review,” a short presentation of “Show and Tell” from one of the members. Special speaker is Ronnie Vance with the Wood County TX Genealogy Society.  
  Friends of the Quitman Public Library 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, Mar. 18, 2019. Follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.



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. 



On Display
  The theme for the lobby show case for March is “Genealogy and Family History” with items and photos displayed from the collection of John and Rebekah Yeager.






Friday, January 25, 2019

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wednesday, January 30, 2019      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX
 
  February is Black History Month, and the Quitman Public Library is highlighting this with a selection of books in the children’s section as well in the display near the front check-out area. February is also for valentines, so stop by and check out a romantic movie from our large collection of DVDs.
  Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, marks the seventh anniversary of the 2nd Friday Acoustic Music Jam at the library. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 - 9 p.m. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome. Call 903-975-5745 for more information.

  There will be no free Federal Income Tax assistance at the Quitman Public Library this tax season. Printed Forms 1040, 1040 A, and 1040 EZ are available here. The AARP Tax Aide office can help with locating the nearest free tax preparation site by calling 1-888-227-7669. Public computers, with no time limits, are available at the library for patrons to file online during regular business hours. Public Wi-Fi is available 24/7.
  Patron cards are for Wood County residents with photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.


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.
  It’s always a great time to Get Your GED @ QPL! Adult General Educational Development (GED) support services with assistance provided by State-certified instructor is offered each Thursday, 4 – 6 p.m. in the library’s public computer area.

Children’s Services
  Story Time, designed for young readers and home-schooled students, meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming events:  Jan. 30 – Fun Day with Hot Cocoa and a Movie; Feb. 6 – How Big is America?; Feb. 13 – Valentine Party!; Feb. 20 – What’s Different About Me?; Feb. 27 Talk About Bullies!
  Special thanks to Peoples Telephone – Quitman TX for funding and sponsorship of this year’s crafts and activities.


Friends of the Library
  Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  The Friends invite join them for an hour of friendship including a short meeting that always includes a “5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review,” a short presentation of “Show and Tell” from one of the members. Special speaker is Mike Holbrook with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra.
  Friends of the Quitman Public Library 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, Feb. 18, 2019. Follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.



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. 


On Display
  The theme for the lobby show case for February is “Valentine’s Day” with items displayed from the collection of Beverly Chamberlain.

Monday, January 14, 2019

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wednesday, January 16, 2019      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX
 
  January is “Get Healthy, Stay Healthy” month.  If you have resolved to exercise, diet, or just be a better person, the library has the information and books you need to be successful. 
  There will be no free Federal Income Tax assistance at the Quitman Public Library this tax season. The AARP Tax Aide office can help you locate your nearest free tax preparation site by calling 1-888-227-7669. The library will have printed 2018 Forms 1040, 1040 A, and 1040 EZ. Also, public computers are available at the library for patrons to file online during regular business hours. Public Wi-Fi is available 24/7.
  The 2nd Friday Acoustic Jam at the Quitman Public Library on Friday, Feb. 8, 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.
                               

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 with assistance provided by 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. 16 – It’s Wet and Cold!; Jan. 23 – Snowman – What’s His Story?; Jan. 30 – Fun Day with Hot Cocoa and a Movie!; Feb. 6 – Why We Have America?
  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, Feb. 18, 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 hobby crafts and books to commemorate January as National Hobby Month. 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.