Wednesday, November 9, 2022

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

 

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Thursday, November 17, 2022      Wood County Monitor – Wood County, TX

 

  The Quitman Public Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25, 2022.

  During November, the library celebrates several events and highlighs each with displays of books, movies, audiobooks, and eBooks. Near the checkout area is a display of arranged by the QPL staff to help you plan for the holidays. Stop by and check it out.

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society invites family researchers and historians to meet on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the library. Contact Shirley Patrick (903) 312-8451for meeting confirmation and follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

The In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas meets every 4th Monday in the library’s community room. The next meeting is Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Visit with other photographers, share ideas, and participate in photography-related contests and events. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the 6:30 p.m. meeting and workshop. 

  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the lobby. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction.

  Adult GED support services are available for students who have registered online at www.ged.com. Certified instructors are available in the computer area at the library on Wednesdays to assist with reading/writing skills and math.

  Download the Libby® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audio books and streaming video. Also, the online TexShare® database is loaded with invaluable and up-to-the-minute research tools and reference resources. Keep current at www.quitmanlibrary.org and www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Call us at (903) 763-4191.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

 

To run Thursday, November 3, 2022   ●   Wood County Monitor – Wood County, TX   

 

  This week is the FOL Fall Book Sale to be held through Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Stop by and make a deal.

  The next meeting of the Friends of the Quitman Public Library will be Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 at noon in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room.

  During November, the library is celebrating several events and highlighting each with displays of books, movies, audiobooks, and eBooks. Near the checkout area is a display of books arranged by the QPL Staff to highlight National Native American Heritage Month. It's also a time to recognize and appreciate service members recognizing Veterans and Military Family Month.

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society invites family researchers, historians, and storytellers, to join them and work together on your genealogical tree. The society will meet on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the library. Contact Shirley Patrick (903) 312-8451for meeting confirmation and follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

Photographers of all levels are invited to the “In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas” that now meets every 4th Monday in the library’s community room. The next meeting is Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Meet other photographers, share ideas, and participate in photography-related contests and events. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the 6:30 p.m. meeting and workshop. 

  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the lobby. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction.

  Adult GED support services are available for students who have registered online at www.ged.com. Certified instructors are available in the computer area at the library on Wednesdays to assist with reading/writing skills and math.

  Download the Libby® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audio books and streaming video. Also, the online TexShare® database is loaded with invaluable and up-to-the-minute research tools and reference resources. Keep current at www.quitmanlibrary.org and www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Call us at (903) 763-4191.

 

 

Friday, October 14, 2022

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

 

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Thursday, October 20, 2022      Wood County Monitor – Wood County, TX     

 

  Friends of the Quitman Public Library invites new members to join them for National Friends of Libraries Week. During Oct. 17 – 21, libraries across the country recognize Friends for their dedication to the growth of public libraries. For the remainder of the month, membership dues will be waived, so now is the time to join! The next meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 at noon in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room.

  Don’t miss the FOL Fall Book Sale to be held Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day. Call for more information (903) 763-4191.

  During October, the Quitman Public Library is celebrating several events and highlighting each with displays of books, movies, audiobooks, and eBooks. Near the checkout area is a display of books arranged by the QPL Staff to highlight Women’s History Month and Halloween.

  October is “TeenTober,” a nationwide celebration that promotes teen services in the library as well as online for those 12-18 years of age to "Read for the Fun of It!" Stop by and check out our newest fall arrivals.

  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society invites family researchers, historians, and storytellers, to join them and work together on your genealogical tree. The society will meet on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the library. Contact Shirley Patrick (903) 312-8451for meeting confirmation and follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

 Photographers of all levels are invited to the “In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas” that now meets every 4th Monday in the library’s community room. The next meeting is Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Meet other photographers, share ideas, and participate in photography-related contests and events. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the 6:30 p.m. meeting and workshop.

  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the lobby. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction.

  Adult GED support services are available for students who have registered online at www.ged.com. Certified instructors are available in the computer area at the library on Wednesdays to assist with reading/writing skills and math.

  Keep current at www.quitmanlibrary.org and www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

 

 

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Thankful for Libraries Connecting Texas (LCT) and E-rate Central

 

The Quitman Public Library – Quitman TX would not be able to sustain high-speed Internet without funding offered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that is set aside to support rural, underserved communities such as ours.

 

The non-competitive funding is available, and there are required forms that must be filled out correctly, and that is where the Libraries Connecting Texas (LCT) program becomes crucial to library directors such as myself.

 

One year, I worked through the E-rate discount application on my own. I entered an incorrect date that caused my application to be unacceptable. I thought it was a simple mistake that could be easily corrected but found myself in jeopardy of losing all funding for that year.  

 

Fortunately, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) offered experts from E-rate Central that were able to guide me through the appeal process and get me back on the right track. I was fortunate that Peoples Communication, my Internet provider was understanding and “carried” the library through the waiting period so there was never a break in service to the patrons.

 

Internet connectivity is crucial to rural communities like Quitman TX. There are financially disadvantaged patrons who may not have high-speed access in their homes. In addition to the connectivity needs for online school resources, higher education opportunities, business and other informational needs, there are those who use the library’s high-speed connectivity for virtual doctor visits.  

 

I appreciate having E-rate Central to oversee and guide me on the right path. I extend my thanks to TSLAC for seeing and understanding the need for E-rate application assistance and allowing Quitman Public Library – Quitman TX to participate in the Libraries Connecting Texas (LCT) program.

Monday, October 3, 2022

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

 

Thursday, October 6, 2022   ●   Wood County Monitor – Wood County, TX       

 

  During October, the Quitman Public Library is celebrating several events and highlighting each with displays of books, movies, audiobooks, and eBooks.

  Near the checkout area is a display of books arranged by the QPL Staff to highlight Women’s History Month and Halloween.

  October is “TeenTober,” a nationwide celebration that promotes teen services in the library as well as online for those 12-18 years of age to "Read for the Fun of It!" Stop by and check out our newest fall arrivals.

  Visit our webpage at www.quitmanlibrary.org and link to our online display of e-books celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15–Oct 15). The Libby® link will also connect you to a vast collection of e-books, audio books and streaming video.

  National Family History Month, which is observed annually during the month of October, has grown, and evolved since its 2001 origin in Congress. The library along with the Wood County TX Genealogical Society invite family researchers, historians, and storytellers, to commemorate their family’s rich and deep history this month by allowing us to assist with beginning your genealogical tree. The society will meet on Monday, October 17, at 7 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. Contact Shirley Patrick (903) 312-8451for meeting confirmation and follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

 Friends of the Quitman Public Library invites new members to join them for National Friends of Libraries Week. During Oct. 17 – 21, libraries across the country recognize Friends for their dedication to the growth of public libraries. The group will meet Oct. 11, 2022 at noon and will be planning the FOL Fall Book Sale set for the first week of November. Light refreshments will be served. Officers for FY23 are Tonia Nix – president, Carley Tucker – vice-president, Susan Lomanto – secretary, Rebekah Yeager – treasurer.

  Photographers of all levels are invited to the “In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas” that now meets every 4th Monday in the library’s community room. The next meeting is Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. Meet other photographers, share ideas, and participate in photography-related events. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the 6:30 p.m. meeting and workshop.

  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the lobby. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction.

  Adult GED support services are available for students who have registered online at www.ged.com. Certified instructors are available at the Quitman Public Library on Wednesdays to assist with reading/writing skills and math. Keep current at www.quitmanlibrary.org and www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Friday, September 16, 2022

QPL Connections by Delene Allen Thursday, September 22, 2022 ● Wood County Monitor – Wood County, TX

 

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Thursday, September 22, 2022      Wood County Monitor – Wood County, TX

 

  Near the checkout area is a display of books arranged by the QPL Staff to highlight the American Library Association’s “Banned Books Month” each September to promote freedom to read. You may be surprised at what books have been banned through the years.

  September is also National Library Card Sign-up Month, so stop in and see what your library has to offer. Patron cards are available for those residents who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17.

 

  Photographers of all levels are invited to the “In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas” that now meets every 4th Monday in the library’s community room. The next meeting is Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Meet other photographers, share ideas, and participate in photography-related events. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the 6:30 p.m. meeting and workshop.

 

  Friends of the Library will meet at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in the Shamburger Community Room, and the public is invited to this fun one-hour gathering of book lovers. The group is planning the FOL Fall Book Sale during the first week of November and would welcome new members. The Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

 

  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the lobby. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction.

 

  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets each 3rd Monday at 7 p.m. at the library. The next meeting is Oct. 17, 2022. Contact Shirley Patrick (903) 312-8451for meeting confirmation and follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

  Adult GED support services are available for students who have registered online at www.ged.com. Certified instructors are available at the Quitman Public Library on Wednesdays to assist with reading/writing skills and math. 

 

  You may download the Libby® app to connect to our vast collection of eBooks, audio books and streaming video. Also, visit the TexShare® database which is loaded with invaluable and up-to-the-minute research tools and reference resources. These resource links are on the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. 

 

 Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog and select “What’s Hot” to check new arrivals. Contact the library by phone at (903) 763-4191, fax (903) 763-2532, or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wi-Fi is available 24/7.

Friday, September 2, 2022

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


 

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Thursday, September 8, 2022      Wood County Monitor – Wood County, TX   

 

  National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, and the Quitman Public Library is participating in the month-long “Register in September – Vote in November” voter registration campaign. Forms are available at the front desk.

 

  International Read an eBook Day is celebrated on September 18 every year. It was initiated by OverDrive ® to encourage everyone to share the joy of digital reading. You may download the Libby® app to connect to our vast collection of eBooks, audio books and streaming video. Also, visit the TexShare® database which is loaded with invaluable and up-to-the-minute research tools and reference resources. These resource links are on the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. 

 

  September is also National Library Card Sign-up Month, so stop in and see what your library has to offer. Patron cards are available for those residents who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17.

 


  Near the checkout area is a display of books arranged by the QPL Staff to highlight the American Library Association’s “Banned Books Month” each September to promote freedom to read.

 

  Friends of the Library will meet at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in the Shamburger Community Room, and the public is invited to this fun one-hour gathering of book lovers. The Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

 

  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the lobby. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction.

 

  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets each 3rd Monday at 7 p.m. at the library. The next meeting is Sept. 19, 2022. Contact Shirley Patrick (903) 312-8451for meeting confirmation, and follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

  Photographers of all levels are invited to the “In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas” that now meets every 4th Monday in the library’s community room. Meet other photographers, share ideas, and participate in photography-related events. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the 6:30 p.m. meeting and workshop.

 

  Adult GED support services are available for students who have registered online at www.ged.com. Certified instructors are available at the Quitman Public Library on Wednesdays to assist with reading/writing skills and math.  

 

 Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog and select “What’s Hot” to check new arrivals. Contact the library by phone at (903) 763-4191, fax (903) 763-2532, or by email at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wi-Fi is available 24/7.