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 Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at

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.

  Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 18, 2019. Follow the society’s Facebook page at For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.

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. 

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.

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