Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

to run January 4, 2017 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX      
  On Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, several local authors from the Whyte Dove Writer’s Group will be showcasing their books in the library’s lobby beginning at 10 a.m.  At noon, Andy Skrzynski will present a short program sharing how he began as a writer and how you can get started. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited.
  January is National “Get Organized” Month, and the Quitman Public Library has a media display filled with ideas to help you clear, or at least control, the clutter for the New Year.
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 from 6 - 9 p.m.  Acoustic musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome. For more information, call Eugene Allen 903-975-5745.
  If you are among the forty-five percent of Americans made a New Year’s resolution, it is likely that you made one of the top ten – to lose weight, eat more healthily, exercise more, stop smoking, stick to a budget, save money, get more organized, be more patient, find a better job and to just be a better person over all. Without a doubt, information on any of these topics and more can be found at the Quitman Public Library in the form of on-site print media and audiobooks, on OverDrive in e-book format, or online in the library’s TexShare Databases. Stop in and check it out.
  Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 or visit our website at Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at
Adult Services
  The spring 2017 GED semester begins Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in the library’s Shamburger Community Room.  The class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik. It’s always a great time to Get Your GED @ QPL! Stop by or call 903-763-4191.
  Knitting and crochet instructor, Virginia Hoffpauir, invites everyone to bring his or her 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.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Advisory Board
  The Quitman Public Library Advisory Board will meet Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room.  Among the items on the agenda will be updating library policy.  The public is always welcome to attend advisory board meetings.

Children’s Services
  The Story Time Gang meets each Thursday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. The theme for Jan. 5th is “All About ELVIS!” Be ready to dance, sing, and meet a lady who has collected Elvis Presley memorabilia for years.
  Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome.  Special thanks to Peoples Telephone – Quitman TX for funding and sponsorship of crafts and activities for the Story Time Gang.

Friends of the Library
            They invite others to get involved by joining them on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room.  The Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the Quitman Public Library.

  The Wood County Genealogical Society meets Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. The public is invited to visit the genealogy department during regular library hours to browse back issues of the Wood County Democrat dating from 1917. To learn more about the society, visit

On Display

            In the lobby showcase during the month of January is a collection of items on loan from Beverly Chamberlain called “Winter Wonderland.”  

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Santa Visits the Quitman Public Library!

Santa visited today and brought joy to everyone! There was a craft table to make your own ornament, pictures were printed in Christmas cards donated by Sweet Expressions, 

Ann Norris played the auto harp and entertained both parents and children. Cookies were provided by the Friends of the Library. 

Thank you Lillian Gray for the arrangments and to the QPL staff and volunteers for helping create such a great Story Time Christmas Party!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

You don't want to miss this: Santa is coming to the Quitman Public Library on Thursday, Dec 15th at 2 p.m.!
Come meet Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas.
Have your picture made with him, too!
Story Time is an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. It 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) or email Lillian Gray at