Friday, April 11, 2014

Library Notes to run April 16. 2014

April 16, 2014

OverDrive Read is a new way of reading eBooks, and it is now available for patrons of the Quitman Public Library as part of the Northeast Texas Library Consortium. What that means is you can check out and read the latest eBooks for up to 2 weeks without the need for downloads or special software on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. All you need to borrow digital titles is an Internet connection and a library card.
If you’re using a tablet or smartphone, you may want to download OverDrive’s free mobile app to easily find and save the library’s OverDrive website and to download and enjoy borrowed titles on these popular devices and platforms: Android™, BlackBerry®, iOS (iPhone®/iPad®/iPod® touch), Windows® Phone, Kindle® Fire tablets, KoboTM tablets, and NOOK® tablets.
            Available at the front desk and on our website are short handouts that outline basic steps for borrowing and enjoying digital titles from your library, as well as specific steps for getting started.
Regular library hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.   For more information, please call 903-763-4191 and visit our website at

Adult Services
Each Thursday is filled with learning opportunities at the Quitman Public Library. GED preparatory classes are available from 10 – noon to help you prepare for the GED test.  English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are also offered on Thursdays 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. Also on Thursdays, test proctoring and tutoring is available by appointment. To sign up for any of these opportunities, stop by during class hours or call 903-763-4191.
Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free knitting and crochet instruction. If you have a pattern to share, please bring it.  The class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

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.  Elizabeth Soutendijk, who works with Gateway to Libraries - Reading Literacy, and her assistant, Jessica King, have designed a wonderful thematic program that teaches as well as entertains.
The program is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome.  For more information, call 903-763-BOOK (2665).

             The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Guest speaker will be Nancy Walker who will present “Sweet Memories of Hawkins, Texas.”
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 the society’s website at for links to photographs and family histories.

New Arrivals
Matchless by Jane Candia Coleman, The Loner: Blood of Renegades by J.A. Johnstone, Awakening by Ralph Reed, and several new e-Book additions to OverDrive.  For more information about OverDrive and how to check out e-Books from this library, visit or stop by the front desk.