Friday, December 27, 2019

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


QPL Connections by Delene Allen
Thursday, January 2, 2020      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX      

   Quitman Public Library staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2020! That includes Delene Allen, Jessica King, Sheree Moore, Virginia Hoffpauir, Lauren Tucker, and Madison Webber.
   January is National “Get Organized” Month. Near the front desk is a media display of self-help books filled with ideas to help you clear, or at least control, the clutter for the New Year.
   Stop by the library to “Meet the Author” on Jan. 14, 2020 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the library’s front lobby. Local author Joe Boyd looks forward to meeting the public as she introduces her newest book, “A Spiritual Awakening: Volume II.”
   Story Time meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Terri Bennett plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming: Jan. 8 “Things I Want to Do in 2020! The program is designed for young readers and home-schooled students, but anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. Call 903-763-BOOK (2665). Special thanks to Peoples Telephone for funding and sponsorship of this year’s crafts and activities.
   The 2nd Friday Acoustic Jam is Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 from 6 – 9 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in with acoustical instruments only. Beginners are welcome to come early to workshop at 5 p.m. Listeners are always welcome at this free event. Contact Eugene Allen at 903-975-5745.
   Friends of the Quitman Public Library invites everyone to its next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room. Special guest will be local author, Joe Boyd, who will discuss her newest release, “A Spiritual Awakening: Volume II.” Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.
   Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.
   Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the Quitman Knitter’s Group for free instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s front lobby area.
   Adult GED support services are available for students who have registered online at www.ged.com. Assistance in reading/writing skills and math is available in the public computer area on Tuesdays and Fridays during library hours.
   In the lobby showcase during the month of January is a collection of Snoopy memorabilia on loan from Tonia Nix.   
   Patron cards are available for those who provide photo identification and proof of residence 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 current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Wi-Fi is available 24/7. Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog to see what is new. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video.         

Friday, December 13, 2019

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Library Connections by Delene Allen
Thursday, December 19, 2019      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

   The QPL Story Time Christmas Pajama Party is Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the library’s community room. Kids can wear their jammies, bring a pillow and blanket, and enjoy cocoa, popcorn and a holiday movie! QPL Story Time will be back from holiday break on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. The program is designed for preschoolers and home-schooled students. Special thanks go to Peoples Communications – Quitman for sponsoring this year’s crafts. For more information, contact Terri Bennett at 903-763-4191.

   A holiday collection of books for pleasure reading, movies with a holiday theme, and books with recipe and decorating ideas to make Christmas extra special are displayed near the check-out desk. Check out what’s new at the Quitman Public Library.
   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 http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

   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.
   Start off your new year with the right job. Jim Kinsel from Workforce Solutions of East Texas will be at the library on Friday, Jan. 3 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to assist job seekers. No appointment is necessary. If you are ready to earn your GED, test preparatory course assistance is available on Tuesdays (language arts) and Fridays (mathematics) from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit www.ged.com to create your online account.

   The public is invited to attend the Friends of the Quitman Public Library meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Special guest will be local author Joe Boyd who will discuss her newest book “A Spiritual Awakening: Volume II.” You may sign up for the monthly emailed 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 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam is Friday, Jan. 10 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.

   Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog 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. 

   Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Visit our pages at www.quitmanlibrary.org and www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.  Wi-Fi is available 24/7. Notary service is available at the library during regular business hours.


Sunday, December 1, 2019

QPL Connections by Delene Allen


Quitman Public Library Connections by Delene Allen
Thursday, December 5, 2019      Wood County Monitor – Quitman TX

     A holiday collection of books for pleasure reading, movies with a holiday theme, and books with recipe and decorating ideas to make Christmas extra special are displayed near the check-out desk. Check out what’s new at the Quitman Public Library.
  If you need help finding the right job, 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.

  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 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 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 http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Visit our pages at www.quitmanlibrary.org and www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.  Wi-Fi is available 24/7.

Adult Services
  Online GED test preparatory course assistance is available on Tuesdays (language arts) and Fridays (mathematics) from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit www.ged.com 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. The program is designed for preschoolers and home-schooled students. Special thanks go to Peoples Communications – Quitman for sponsoring this year’s crafts. For more information, contact Terri Bennett at 903-763-4191. 


New Arrivals
  Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog 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.