Friday, November 8, 2019

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Thursday, November 21, 2019      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

   The newly formed Quitman Bridge Club meets at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Thurman Shamburger Room of the Quitman Public Library. Bridge is the ultimate trick-taking card game and is a sport recognized by the World Bridge Federation and the International Olympic Committee. Master Bridge player, Randy Lauser, is the instructor. Beginners are welcome.

  The 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam is Friday, Dec. 13 from 6 – 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. Musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in. There is an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome. For more information, call Eugene Allen at 903-975-5745.

  The library appreciates volunteers Madison Webber and Lauren Tucker, who help on Thursdays and Fridays, and Terri Bennett who volunteers on Wednesdays for Story Time.  
  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
  Jim Kinsel from Workforce Solutions of East Texas will be at the library on Friday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to assist job seekers. No appointment necessary.

  Online GED test preparatory course assistance is available on Tuesdays (language arts) and Fridays (mathematics) from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit to create your account.

  Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main lobby. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction.
  Notary service is available at the library during regular business hours, but to guarantee an appointment, call 903-763-4191.

Children’s Services
  QPL Story Time is every Wednesday at 2 p.m. We will “Talk Turkey” on Nov. 20 and Nov. 27 with Thanksgiving-themed games, snacks, crafts and music. For more information, contact Terri Bennett at 903-763-4191. 

Friends of the Library
  The public is invited to attend the Friends of the Quitman Public Library meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Special guests will be the FUMC - Quitman Handbell Choir under the direction of Becky Bradfield.   
  You may sign up for the monthly Friends of the Quitman Public Library Newsletter by contacting Rebekah Yeager at 903-763-4191. Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library and welcomes new members throughout the year.

  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society invites researchers to commemorate their family’s rich and deep history this holiday season. The society has workshops on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 and visit the society’s Facebook page at

On Display
  Rebekah Yeager and Ethel Divinia have designed a display in the lobby showcase called “Time for Tea.” There are tea sets and cups that range from new to vintage and are from near and far. If you have a collection to show in the monthly display case, contact the library.

New Arrivals
  Visit the library’s online catalog at to see all the latest books, audiobooks, and DVDs ready to be checked out. Also, download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s newest additions of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video.