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 and visit our website 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, 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.

  Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 15, 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. 

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