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In East Texas Gardens

Gardening is a labor of love. At least, that’s what I tell myself when I’ve spent a day pulling weeds or spreading fertilizer or trimming brambles. It only makes sense to reward your labor with plants that you love. more

Corner Column

In the coming weeks citizens will be receiving their 2020 United States Census forms.

We are featuring articles about why the census is important, and in particular why Wood County needs to improve on its 20 percent undercount from 10 years ago.

It got me to thinking about how the census tracks our history as a people, especially my own life and my family’s. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

February is just flying by. Like the groundhog predicted, spring is not that far away. Now might be the time to look at gardening books and find inspiration. Many, many thanks to City National … more

Arboretum searching for volunteers

It’s no secret spring flowers can chase away the winter blahs. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

February is here and all sorts of things happen in February. We have lots of books to recognize February as African-American History month, Valentine’s and President’s Day. more

Quitman Library Connections

Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. The Quitman Public Library is highlighting this with a selection of materials located near the front checkout desk. more

Corner Column

“We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

I am reminded of the famous line from the newspaper cartoon “Pogo” from the 1960s. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We made it through the holidays and into the New Year. The library is back on its regular schedule. Closed on Sunday and Monday as we have been for years, then open Tuesday to Saturday beginning … more

Quitman Library Connections

Stop by the library and check out one or more of the nearly 2,000 movies and celebrate National Popcorn Day on Jan. 19. Visit the library’s online catalog to see what is new. more

Home Sweet Home

Are you an apricot fan? If so, join in the celebration during January of National Apricot Month. An especially good way to enjoy apricots is to eat dried apricots. They are an excellent … more

In East Texas Gardens

As I grow older, I begin each year by reflecting on the one that has just ended – successes, failures, achievements and personal losses – loss of friendships and loss of friends. The losses over the years are many, and I turn to the winter garden to help me heal.  more

Quitman Library Connections

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. more
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