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Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We finally received our winter. Hope everyone stayed home and warm. In preparation for the precipitation, we did not charge fees during our closure due to weather. If you still cannot get out and about, please call the library and we will make arrangements with you, 903-569-2767. more

Home Sweet Home Hearty Whole Grains

We all need healthy, whole grains every day. Whole grains have B vitamins, minerals and fiber which add to our overall good health. How many of the following whole grain foods have you had … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

January is gone and we have moved on into February. Can you believe it? Need some books to read to your children with the Valentine Day or Ground Hog Day theme? We have several. more

Quitman Library Connections

Friends of the Quitman Public Library members are hoping to reconvene regular 2nd Tuesday meetings at noon on Feb. 9. Call the library at 903-763-4191 for meeting confirmation. Officers for FY21 are … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

If something has happened and you are not well, please, do not visit the library. If you have items checked out, simply call the library and ask if we can either renew or extend the due date. We do not need details, we want to work with you during this crazy time. more

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On a chilly March evening almost a decade ago, we strolled among monuments and historic buildings in and around the magnificent National Mall in Washington, D.C. more

Quitman Library Connections

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 your new year.  more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Happy New Year! Here’s hoping 2021 is a better year for all of us. 2020, excluding the pandemic, was not a bad year for the library. more

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The fire service ranks among the most tradition-rich groups or organizations I have come across. Though I have been covering fires, wrecks and rescues more than four decades, it has been only in recent years that I have learned many of these grand traditions. more

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The first time I met the man who would become my father-in-law, the word ‘trepidation’ comes to mind.
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He was 6’4” and around 240 pounds and all muscle.

And I was coming to take his daughter on a date.
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Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We made it to the end of the year! I don’t know about you, but the past year has seemed to be extra-long. We thank you all for your patience while we completed the flooring. more

Storing staples in the kitchen

Staple ingredients are those ingredients that we routinely use in daily food preparation. And each cook has their own list of ingredients that they consider staples. Some lists are very basic and some lists are lengthy, including mixes, oils, spices and herbs that are considered essential. more
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