Friday, June 1, 2018

QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX
  The 2018 Summer Reading theme at the Quitman Public Library during the entire month of June is “Libraries Rock!” On Thursday, June 7 at 2 p.m. we will be rocking the house here at the library with ventriloquist and magician, Howdy Do-Dat, then on Thursday, June 14 at 2 p.m. we will have a 50s Sock Hop with Dale “The C” Cummings.  Exciting musical events are planned for each Thursday in June, and there will be lots of prizes and surprises. Pick up your game card and check out some of our brand new books selected especially for our youngest readers!
  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam is Friday, June 8 from 6 – 9 p.m. Special guests are planning to attend from deep East Texas as well as Central Texas, so this will be a great time to network! Acoustical instruments only and listeners are always welcome. Beans and cornbread served at 7 p.m. This is a free event.

Displayed near the front check out desk is a collection of summer reads selected by Melissa Frosch. Stop by and check it out!  
  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Visit our pages at and  Wi-Fi is available 24/7. 
Adult Services
  QPL’s Get GED Ready class is on summer break and will resume September 6, 2018. For more information, call or stop by the library.
  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery, and it will meet throughout the summer. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for this free instruction.

Children’s Services
  QPL Story Time will be on summer break until September 6, 2018.   

Friends of the Library
  The Friends will be on summer break until Tuesday, September 11, 2018. 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 have volunteers on hand throughout the summer to assist you with your family history research, according to WCTGS President, David Gilbreath. Call 903-763-4191 to schedule an appointment or contact a member through the society’s Facebook page at

On Display
  In the lobby showcase during June, is a collection of interesting donations the library has acquired through the years. Some of the items have been found in old or returned books.  If you have items you would like to display in the monthly showcase, contact Beverly Chamberlain at 903-763-4191.

New Arrivals
  Visit the library’s online catalog at and select “What’s Hot” to see what’s new. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s newest additions of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video.