Thursday, November 21, 2013

Story Time Each Friday 11 a.m. - noon!

Story Time is each Friday at the Quitman Public Library from 11 a.m - noon! The program is geared for young readers, but any age is welcome. This week's guest reader will be Jessica King!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Library Notes by Delene Allen

November 20, 2013
Wood County Democrat – Wood County, TX

Library Notes by Delene H. Allen

November is National Native American Heritage Month, and the library is highlighting this event with an informational display located near the front check-out area.  Also, during the month of November, the library is highlighting the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with a display of media to help with decorating, entertaining, gift-making, and recipe ideas.  
Friday Night Bluegrass Jam Fever is always on the second Friday of the month in the library’s community room.  The next acoustical jam is Friday, December 13, 6 - 9 p.m.  Come early to tune up.  Acoustic musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome.  Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 903-952-8305.
Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 for more information, and please visit our website at

Adult Services
Virginia Hoffpauir invites everyone to bring their own supplies and join her group for a fun time of free knitting and crochet instruction.  The class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. All levels welcome. 
Class is in session each Thursday for GED preparation from 10 a.m. – noon and English as a Second Language (ESL) from 4 – 6 p.m. in the library’s conference room.  These classes run concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. holiday schedule.  ESL and GED classes are taught by certified instructor, Sandra Grider. To sign up for either class, just stop by during class hours.

Young Adult and Children’s Services
Join us for Story Time at the Quitman Public Library, 202 East Goode Street, Quitman TX each Friday from 11 a.m. - noon for an hour of story time activities. The program is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome.
Elizabeth Soutendijk, who works with Gateway to Libraries - Reading Literacy, has designed a wonderful thematic program that teaches as well as entertains. For more information, call 903-763-BOOK.

Friends of the Library
            The Friends of the Library invite the public to the next meeting on December 10, 2013 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  The Quitman Elementary Choir will be performing a medley of Christmas carols.  Refreshments will be available, but you are welcome to bring cookies for the children.
Friends of the Library is a lively group of men and women dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.  
             Whether you're new to family history research or have devoted a lifetime to it, the Quitman Public Library has the resources you need.  We offer on-site access to NewspaperArchive, Ancestry, HeritageQuest and AncientFaces at no charge to patrons, and we are a designated LDS FamilySearch center. 
For more information or to make an appointment with a genealogist from the Wood County TX Genealogical Society, contact the library at 903-763-4191 or visit  Also, visit the society’s website at for links to photographs and family histories.

On Display
            In the lobby showcase is a collection of printed media covering the Assassination of JFK.  These materials are on loan from Gene Allen, Dallas TX.

New Arrivals
Dallas 1963 by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis, Couture Prairie and Flea Market Treasures by Rachel Ashwell, Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, Someone by Alice McDermott. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Letter to the Editor of the Wood County Democrat,

Dear Editor of the Wood County Democrat,
On Thursday, October 31st, many from our community turned out to enjoy an evening of Halloween fun at Gov. Jim Hogg Park in Quitman TX. 
On behalf of the City of Quitman and the Greater Quitman Area Chamber of Commerce, we want to thank each of you who attended this year’s Halloween event: A Haunting at Hogg Park.  We appreciate those who helped plan the event, those who sponsored activities, those who volunteered to set up booths and attractions, and all who came out to share an evening of Halloween fun.

Special thanks goes to Brookshire’s – Quitman, Sonic, Dairy Queen, Peoples Telephone, Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis, Church on the Rock, Bank Texas, Living Waters Fellowship, Brand New Church, Hainesville Volunteer Fire Department, Quitman Rotary Club, Wood County National Bank, Guiding Light Too, First Baptist Church – Quitman, the Lutheran Church, Judith Sanders, Pam Riley, Dru Woods, Quitman Police Department, and Friends of the Quitman Arboretum.

The event was, once again, a great success and we hope all participation enjoyed it as much as we did.
Delene Allen, Civic Services Director – City of Quitman
Carey Fry, Director – Quitman Chamber of Commerce