Friday, March 4, 2022

 QPL Connections by Delene Allen

Thursday, March 10, 2022   ●   Wood County Monitor – Wood County, TX       


  Since 1911, our nation has recognized March as National Women’s History Month, and the Quitman Public Library is highlighting this with displays honoring many women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and government leadership. March is also National Craft Month, and the library offers these TexShare® Databases: Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, Home Improvement Reference Center, Small Engine Repair Reference Center. Call or stop by to learn more about these and many other databases.


  The Quitman Public Library will not offer free Federal Income Tax assistance this year, however, printed forms are available here. You may contact the AARP Tax Aide office at (888) 227-7669 for the nearest free tax preparation site. Public computers, with no time limits, are available at the library.


  Thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Quitman Public Library, we are adding to our collection of graphic novels. Graphic novels are stories written and illustrated in the style of a comic combining illustrations with short bursts of text usually presented in a series of rectangular panels. The stories in a graphic novel unfold in a clear sequence and are fun to read. The target audience is younger readers, but adults enjoy these books as well.


  Friends of the Quitman Public Library will meet on Tuesday, Apr. 12 at noon, in the Thurman Shamburger Community Room. The public is invited to join the group for one hour of light refreshments and entertainment. Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.


  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. Come learn something new!


  Photographers of all levels are invited to the “In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas” that now meets every 4th Monday in the library’s community room. Meet other photographers, share ideas, and participate in photography-related events. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the 6:30 p.m. meeting and workshop.


  Cancer Cysters and Breast Friends support group meets in the library’s community room on the last Tuesday of each month from 6 - 8 p.m. Call (903) 850-3978 for more information.


  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets each 3rd Monday at 7 p.m. at the library. The next meeting is Mar. 21, 2022. Contact David Gilbreath at (972) 977-7988 for meeting confirmation and follow the society’s Facebook page


  Adult GED support services are available for students who have registered online at Certified instructors are available at the Quitman Public Library on Wednesdays to assist with reading/writing skills and math.  


  Online services are available by visiting our website at to find the TexShare® database of reference resources and OverDrive® for the latest eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video. Visit the library’s online catalog at to see the newest arrivals.  Library cards are available at no cost for those who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 – 17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wi-Fi is available 24/7.


  Contact the library by phone at (903) 763-4191, fax (903) 763-2532, or by email at Keep current at

Delene Allen | M.L.S., Library Director 

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