Friday, July 23, 2021

QPL Connections

 

Quitman Public Library Connections by Delene Allen

Thursday, July 29 2021      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX  

 

 During the 118th Old Settler’s Reunion, volunteers from the Wood County TX Genealogical Society will be available to assist visitors with family history research at the Quitman Public Library on Thursday, Aug. 5, and Friday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 for an appointment, or just stop by the library at 202 East Goode Street in downtown Quitman. Follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

   July’s Money Camp wrapped up nicely with an awards party for those who participated. Special thanks to Peggy Lustig of Gateway to Libraries – Jacksonville TX for organizing this regional event that was sponsored for the Quitman Public Library by City National Bank - Quitman.

  In August, the library will recognize Dog Days of Summer with a special children’s display highlighting dogs – man’s best friend. If a dog bookmarker is found in the book you check out, you will receive a prize!

  Summer lunch snacks are available for children daily 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. until school begins and is sponsored by the Quitman Rotary Club.   

  The In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas meets every 4th Monday at the library at 5:30 p.m. Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and patterns to trade. Cancer Cysters and Breast Friends support group meets in the library’s community room on the last Tuesday of each month from 6 - 8 p.m. Call 903-850-3978 for more information.

  Visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org where you can find the TexShare database of reference resources and the latest eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video on OverDrive.

  Library cards are free to those who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 – 17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wi-Fi is available 24/7. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

 

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Thursday, June 3, 2021      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX  

 

QPL Summer Reading, “Tails and Tales,” takes place during the month of June, and there will be an activity and cartoon show scheduled each Wednesday from 2 - 3 p.m. in the library’s community room. The program is designed for children ages 4 – 12. Reading cards will be ready on June 1 at the library and on the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Fill up the card and win a free ice cream cone courtesy of Sonic in Quitman, as well as a swim pass to the Quitman City Pool courtesy of Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis. Summer lunch snacks will be available for children daily, while they last, and is sponsored by the Quitman Rotary Club.   

 

The Quitman Public Library has joined E-Read Texas to bring you even more eBooks! E-Read Texas is a program that provides libraries access to over 6,000 eBook titles. These titles are available on an app called SimplyE. It is important to note that SimplyE is not replacing OverDrive/Libby. Rather, it combines all the materials from OverDrive and E-Read Texas to enhance your e-reading experience.. However, if you prefer to just use OverDrive/Libby you do still have that option.

 

If you would like to check out SimplyE, download the app at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Once downloaded, click on “Settings” and then “Accounts.” Click on “Add Library” and scroll down until you find “Quitman Public Library.” You will need to log in using your library card number. If you have any questions, please call the library at 903-763-4191.

 

Photographers of all levels are invited to the “In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas” that meets every 4th Monday at the library. 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.

 

Cancer Cysters and Breast Friends support group meets in the library’s community room on the last Tuesday of each month from 6 - 8 p.m. Call 903-850-3978 for more information.

 

Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction. Bring your patterns to swap with others.

 

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets each 3rd Monday at 7 p.m. in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 for meeting confirmation and follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

 

Online services are available by visiting our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org where you can find the TexShare® database of reference resources and the latest eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video on OverDrive®, Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog to check out our newest arrivals.  

 

Library cards are free to those who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 – 17.

 

Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wi-Fi is available 24/7. Contact the library by calling 903-763-4191, or email us at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Friday, May 14, 2021

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

 

Quitman Public Library Connections by Delene Allen

Thursday, May 20, 2021      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

 

 

Brookshire Grocery Company along with the Quitman Public Library will host a “Meet the Author” event for the company’s 92-year history book titled From Cotton Picker to Store Keeper, written by long-time employee Jim Powell. The community is invited to attend the event on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 10 a.m. until noon at the library located at 202 East Goode Street in Quitman TX. The softcover (paperback) books are being sold for $10 each and will be available for purchase. Face coverings or masks are encouraged.


 

Near the front check-out is a staff-created display called “Music May-nia” which is filled with autobiographies and biographies of musicians who have made their mark in the world. Stop by and check it out.  

 

QPL Summer Reading, “Tails and Tales,” will happen during the month of June, and there will be an activity and cartoon show scheduled for each Wednesday from 2 - 3 p.m. in the library’s community room. The program is designed for children ages 4 – 12. Reading cards will be ready on June 1 at the library and on the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Fill up the card and win a free ice cream cone courtesy of Sonic in Quitman, as well as a swim pass to the Quitman City Pool courtesy of Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis. Summer lunch snacks will be available for children daily, while they last, and is sponsored by the Quitman Rotary Club.   

 

Photographers of all levels are invited to the “In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas” that meets every 4th Monday at the library. 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.

 

Cancer Cysters and Breast Friends support group meets in the library’s community room on the last Tuesday of each month from 6 - 8 p.m. Call 903-850-3978 for more information.

 

Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction. Bring your patterns to swap with others.

 

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets each 3rd Monday at 7 p.m. in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 for meeting confirmation and follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

 

Online services are available by visiting our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org where you can find the TexShare® database of reference resources and the latest eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video on OverDrive®, Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog to check out our newest arrivals.  

 

Library cards are free to those who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 – 17.

 

Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wi-Fi is available 24/7. Contact the library by calling 903-763-4191, or email us at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Friday, April 16, 2021

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

 

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Thursday, April 22, 2021      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX         

 

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.

 

Friends of the Quitman Public Library will hold its last meeting of the season on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 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.

 

Photographers of all levels are invited to the “In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas” that now meets every 4th Monday at the Quitman Public Library, 202 East Goode Street, Quitman, TX. 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.

 

Cancer Cysters and Breast Friends support group meets in the library’s community room on the last Tuesday of each month from 6 - 8 p.m. Call 903-850-3978 for more information

 

Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction. Bring your patterns to swap with others.

 

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets each 3rd Monday at 7 p.m. in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 for 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. Each Wednesdays during library hours, a certified instructor will be on hand to assist with reading/writing skills and math.

  

Online services are available by visiting our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org where you can find the TexShare® database of reference resources and the latest eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video on OverDrive®, Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog to check out our newest arrivals.  

 

Library cards are free to those who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 – 17.

 

Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wi-Fi is available 24/7.

    

Contact the library by calling 903-763-4191, or email us at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Register to VOTE at the library on March 16th

Register to vote (or verify that your information is correct) at the Quitman Public Library on Tuesday, March 16th from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

If have moved since the last voting time, you need to make a change of address for voting purposes. April 1st is the last day to register to vote for the May 2021 elections. 



Friday, March 5, 2021

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

to run Thursday, March 11, 2021   ●   Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX


March is the time to plan your garden for spring and summer blooms, and the Quitman Public Library has information you need to get ready. Near the front desk is a seasonal display of books, selected by the Quitman Garden Club, with tips for planting, gardening, food preservation and processing. 

  

There will be no free Federal Income Tax assistance at the Quitman Public Library this tax season, however, printed forms are available here.  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.

  

Photographers of all levels are invited to the “In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas” that now meets every 4th Monday at the Quitman Public Library, 202 East Goode Street, Quitman, TX. 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.

  

Cancer Cysters and Breast Friends support group meets in the library’s community room on the last Tuesday of each month from 6 - 8 p.m. Call 903-850-3978 for more information

  

Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction. Bring your patterns to swap with others. Masks and social distancing are required for this group.

  

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets each 3rd Monday at 7 p.m. in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 for meeting confirmation and follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx. 

  

Friends of the Quitman Public Library will meet Tuesday, April 13, 2021 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.

  

Adult GED support services are available for students who have registered online at www.ged.com. Assistance in reading/writing skills and math is available in the public computer area on Wednesdays during library hours. 

  

Online services are available by visiting our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org where you can find the TexShare® database of reference resources and the latest eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video on OverDrive®, Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog to check out our newest arrivals.  Library cards are free to those who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 – 17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wi-Fi is available 24/7.

    

Contact the library by calling 903-763-4191, or email us at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.