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QPL Connections by Delene Allen

January 6, 2016

January is National “Art Appreciation Month,” and what better way to appreciate art than to sharpen your own artistic skills? Art classes for all ages will be held weekly at the Quitman Public Library beginning January 6, 2016. The classes will cover an array of media including pencil drawing, charcoal, ink and watercolor. Youth classes for children twelve and under will be held on Wednesdays from 5 – 6 p.m. Adult classes will be held on Thursdays from 5 – 6 p.m. Classes are $4 for youth and $8 for adults. An open house will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 1 – 3 p.m. in the Thurman Shamburger Community Room to allow those interested in the course to meet other students and the instructors. Instructor art will be showcased. For more information, call 903-497-0156
January is also “Get Healthy, Stay Healthy” month.  If your resolution is to exercise, diet, or just be a better person, the library has the information and books you need to be successful.  This special display is located near the check-out area.
The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Friday, January 8, 2016, from 6 - 9 p.m in the library’s community room.  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.
.Patron cards are for Wood County residents with 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.  TexShare® Databases and OverDrive® services as well as Wi-Fi are always available 24/7. Call 903-763-4191 or visit our website at

Adult Services
GED® or General Educational Development preparatory class meets at the Quitman Public Library each Thursday from 4:30 – 6 p.m. and is taught by a certified instructor.  Class will meet Thursday, January 7, 2016. Students are taught independently according to an individually designed study plan, and all materials are free.  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 may bring their own supplies and join the group for this free class.

Children’s Services
Story Time Hour is each Thursday 2 - 3 p.m. This Thursday, January 7, 2016, Lillian Gray has planned a fun hour of thematic stories, crafts, and entertainment focused on “Trivia.” The children will play charades and a trivia game. 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)

Advisory Board
The Library Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  The Friends invite everyone to bring a lunch and join them for an hour of friendship. Special guest will be Andy Skrzynsky, author of The New World: A Step Backward. Also, a member will present a 5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review. The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.


The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, January 18, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Officers for FY16 are David Gilbreath, president; Karen Pilgrim, vice president; Mary Ann Niswanger, treasurer; Ronnie Vance, secretary. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page at