Friday, January 15, 2016

QPL Connections - Jan 20, 2016

January 20, 2016

January is “Get Healthy, Stay Healthy” month.  If you have decided to exercise more, diet, or just be a better person this year, the library has the information and books you need to be successful.  This special display is located near the check-out area and includes the Bottom Line’s Health Breakthroughs for 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 are held weekly at the Quitman Public Library and 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. For more information, call 903-497-0156
.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 21, 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 21, 2016, Lillian Gray has planned a fun hour of thematic stories, crafts, and entertainment focused on “Everyone is Different” The children will create self-portraits and a magazine collage of different people. 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 meet Tuesday, February 9, 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 Lou Verner with Wag’n Tails in Mineola who will be talking about Caregiver Dog Therapy. 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, February 15, 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

New Arrivals

            The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at Also, download the OverDrive® app on Google Play® to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos for your electronic devices.