Friday, October 31, 2014

November 5, 2014

The Friends of the Quitman Public Library Annual Fall Book and Bake Sale will take place Thursday November 6, through Saturday, November 8, 2014, beginning at 10 a.m. The sale ends Saturday at 2 p.m. 
November is National Native American Heritage Month, and the Quitman Public Library is recognizing this event with a display of media available for check out.  Also, there is a holiday collection of books for pleasure reading, movies with a holiday theme, and books with recipe and decorating ideas to make Thanksgiving extra special. These displays are located near the check-out desk.
Special thanks go to Ulna McWhorter and family for donating at Kimball console piano for the Thurman Shamburger Community Room.  Also, the Wood County TX Genealogical Society recently awarded a lifetime membership to me, Delene Allen, and I consider this a great honor.
If you already have a mobile phone or reading device, download the OverDrive® app for access to countless eBooks and audiobooks from the Quitman Public Library.  You may check out up to five online items for your choice of 7 or 14 days to read on your computer, your smart phone, and your reading device such as the Nook® or Kindle®. Download instructions are available on our website at
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.  Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 for more information or visit our website at Stop by soon and check out what your library has to offer.

Adult Services
GED® or General Educational Development preparatory class is held at the Quitman Public Library each Thursday from 4:30 – 6 p.m.  The class is taught by a certified instructor, and all study materials are free.  Students are taught independently according to a individually designed study plan.  Sign up at the library’s front desk, or call 903-589-6900 for more information.
Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. Students of all ages and skill levels are invited to bring their own supplies and join the group for this free class.

Advisory Board
The Library Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6 p.m. The public is always welcome.

Children’s Services
Story Time Hour is each Wednesday 2 - 3 p.m. and runs concurrently with the QISD calendar. Elizabeth Soutendijk, Jessica King, Lillian Gray and Diane Jones have planned a fun hour of thematic stories, crafts, and entertainment. Story Time Hour 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).

Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library will meet on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room. 

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet on Monday,  November 17,  2014 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Officers for FY15 are Shirley Bates, president; Karen Pilgrim, vice president; Mary Ann Niswanger, treasurer; Ronnie Vance, secretary. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page at