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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

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“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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After 12 months, the year in review for 2019 has been reduced to just under 1,600 words (around 30 per week). I will not try to estimate the number of words we presented to our readers during 2019, other than to tell you that it was a whole lot. Along with those stories were hundreds of photos, winnowed from the thousands we took. more

In East Texas Gardens

Winter can be the best time to rid your garden of exotic invasive plants. Two of the more common offenders in Wood County are nandina (also called heavenly bamboo) and Chinese privet. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Happy New Year! Looking forward to the excitement 2020 will bring to us all. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

The holiday season is upon us and there are all kinds of things to do at the end of the year. There are train rides, visits to Santa, breakfasts, caroling and open houses to name a few. more

Home Sweet Home

If there’s one time of year when cookies rule, it’s the holiday season. When you want to share cookies with  friends or family, you’ll need to take extra care to make sure the cookies don’t crumble. The following are some tips for mailing and packing cookies. more
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