Friday, September 25, 2015

Connections - 30 September 2015

Wood County Democrat – Quitman TX
September 30, 2015
Celebrate National Chewing Gum Day on September 30th at the Quitman Public Library. Stop in and check out what your library has to offer, and grab a piece of gum. Humans have been chewing gum for over 5,000 years according to archaeologists who have discovered pieces of bark tar with tooth imprints. In 1869, someone thought to patent chewing gum, and the rest is history.  
Bryan Bowers, Renowned Autoharpist
Mark your calendar for the next Friends of the Library meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at noon.  Special guest will be Bryan Bowers who will present a mini-concert.  Later that evening at 7 p.m., Bryan Bowers will present a full performance in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. This concert is sponsored by Ann and Jeff Norris of Quitman, TX. To learn more, visit
The 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam will be October 9, 2015 6 – 9 p.m. at the library. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and listeners are welcome, too. Refreshments are available, and there is no charge to attend. Call Eugene Allen at 903-952-8305 for more information.    
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. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at

Adult Services
GED® or General Educational Development preparatory class, taught by Virginia Haney, begins Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 4:30 – 6 p.m at the Quitman Public Library. There is no charge for this class. For more information, contact Peggy Lustig in Jacksonville TX at 903-589-6900.
Free knitting and crochet instruction is offered each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group.

Children’s Services
Join us for Story Time on Thursday, October 1, 2015   from  2 – 3 p.m. Theme: Fancy Nancy. Lillian Gray will read Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles (I Can Read Book 1) by Jane O'Connor. Craft:  maze puzzle and “finish the story” vocabulary activities. 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
The FOL is holding a raffle this fall for a full-sized 90” x 74” oblong hexagon-design quilt hand-quilted by the Quitman Piecemakers. Stop by the library to see this beautiful quilt and purchase your ticket to win. Tickets are $5 each (or 5 for $20). The drawing will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at noon, and you need not be present to win.
The next FOL meeting is at noon on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. If you would like to join this active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library, just show up or you may contact FOL President, Teresa Meeks at for more information.

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet Monday, October 19, 2015 at the library. Visit the group’s Facebook page at and website at  

New Arrivals on OverDrive®

After the Storm by Linda Castillo, Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs, Alert: A Michael Bennett Novel by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at Also, you can download the OverDrive® app on Google Play® to connect to the library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos for your electronic devices.