Friday, May 6, 2011

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen -- Wood County Democrat

Library Notes to run May 11, 2010

Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen

In honor of Memorial Day, the Quitman Public Library has set up a display of books available for check-out that span the American Civil War to present day. Also there is a section of cookbooks filled with recipes and ideas for the perfect Memorial Day picnic.
New public information is available in print format regarding the Keystone XL Project in the form of two reports: 1) “Effects of Keystone XL Pipeline Leak into Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer” presented by Lawrence G. Dunbar, P.E. and 2) “Supplemental Draft - Environmental Impact Statement - TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP” presented by the USDS Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.
Regular library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
For more information about the library, call 903-763-4191.

The Wood County Texas Genealogical Society will hold its final meeting of the FY2011 season on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Shamburger Community room at the Quitman Public Library. Officers will be elected for next year. Entertainment will be provided by the Hand-bell Ringers from the First United Methodist Church of Quitman who will perform a medley of hymns and folk songs.
The Society will remain active throughout the summer, and current events will be posted on the website at

Advisory Board
The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. Among the items on the agenda will be updating the community room lease policy and establishing eBook lending policy and procedure. The public is always welcome to attend advisory board meetings.

On Display
In the lobby showcase during the month of May is a display of carvings by Susanne Jacobs, Master Wood Carver. Suzanne, who has been carving almost 20 years, began as a “self-taught” carver then studied under the tutelage of German Master Carver, Ludwig Keininger. Her award-winning carvings are in the traditional European method with mallet and chisels. Most of the pieces displayed are not for sale, but Suzanne does accept commissions.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Friends of the Library Newsletter - Director's Note for May 2011

The Quitman Public Library welcomes Stephanie Felty who joined the staff in April as a part-time employee. Stephanie has volunteered for several months, and has been a perfect fit -- especially with the children’s department. She says, “I am so excited to be able to work with the youngest members of our library in hopes of nourishing our newest library lovers of tomorrow.”
This summer, the library’s reading program will be “Dig up a Good Book @ the Quitman Public Library.” Stephanie Felty has organized the program schedule, details and activities for our youngest readers. The program will run June 1st through July 31st with special entertainment scheduled for each Friday in July.
Volunteers from the Quitman Garden Club have been working in the library’s patio areas as part of the Community Beautification Project. Please join the library in letting the club know how much we appreciate what they are doing. If you would like to join the Quitman Garden Club, contact Becky Watts 903-967-2270
QPL Advisory Board bi-monthly meetings for the remainder of FY2011 are scheduled the following Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.:
May 12, 2011
July 14, 2011
September 8, 2011
November 10, 2011
Friends of the Library members are encouraged to attend these meetings.
On behalf of the library staff, volunteers, patrons, and community we serve, I thank the Friends of the Library for its generous support of the Quitman Public Library.

Delene H. Allen
Library Director