Wednesday, August 17, 2016

September 2016 Quitman Public Library Connections

Welcome back, Friends of the Quitman Public Library! We’re looking forward to an exciting season for 2016-2017. New FOL officers for FY2017 are as follows:  Diane Moseley – President, Cathy Dye – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Kim Watterson – Treasurer.
            Lots of exciting things have happened since we last met in May, and rather than list it all here, I will present a short slide show at our meeting on September 6th at noon. Just bring yourself and a friend, because the Quitman Public Library and Brookshire’s – Quitman will sponsor refreshments.
            At the end of May 2016, Kim Watterson reported the FOL balance as $2860.16, which is really good. This time of year, we have a fundraiser that is usually a book sale and bake sale – or we can plan another type of fundraiser. Last year, the quilt raffle did very well.  New fundraising ideas are always welcome!
            Author, Ann Norris, is lined up for our October 11th meeting to talk about her new book, “Voices From Beyond.” Ann and her husband, Jeff, live right here in Quitman.
             As always, I thank the Friends of the Library for its generous support of the Quitman Public Library.

Delene H. Allen, Library Director


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX                                                           
August 10, 2016
            The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Friday, August 12, 6 - 9 p.m.  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.
            With kids heading back to the classroom this August, the Quitman Public Library is highlighting some of the online resources that are especially helpful to young scholars. Students can find a variety of tools for homework help on our website under the Youth Connection and Reference tabs. Use Discovery Texas® to find actual books, articles, and other items in all libraries across Texas, and then request them for delivery to this library by using Interlibrary Loan. Exclusive online resources can be found in the TexShare® Databases accessible within the library’s website at Call 903-763-4191 for log-in information.
            Stop in soon and see what the library has to offer. Borrowing privileges are available to individuals who can provide photo identification and proof of residency, taxpayer status, school enrollment, or proof of employment in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at
Adult Services
            GED preparatory classes will begin September 1, 2016 from 4 – 6 p.m. and will be taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnick.  Materials will be provided and there is no cost for this class. Call 903-763-4191 for more information.
            Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites everyone to bring their own supplies and join her group for a fun time of free instruction.  Stop by the library’s main gallery each Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m. 
            Art classes will not meet during the month of August.
             The Wood County Genealogical Society invites visitors to the library’s genealogy department to view family files and records of early settlers of Wood County.  You may research online genealogical records using, Heritage Quest, Geni, and the library’s database of digitized images.  Also available is a microfilm reader/printer for viewing the Wood County Democrat (1914-2015).  Call 903-763-4191 for more information.
Children’s Services
            The Story Time Gang meets Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 2 p.m., and the theme will be “All About Apples!”  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Story Time 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, September 13, 2016. Officers for FY2017 will be Diane Moseley – President, Cathy Dye – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Kim Watterson – Treasurer.
New Arrivals

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

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

GED...YES, you can DO IT!!

YES, You Can DO IT!! 
GED® class will resume Thursday, September 1, 2016. This General Educational Development preparatory class, taught by Susan Resnick, is on Thursdays from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library - Quitman TX and runs concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. calendar. There is no charge for this class.