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Summer break has arrived. The library had a wonderful turn out on June 8 for the first day of the Summer Reading Program. Tweens and Teens hosted 16 participants and the kindergarten to fifth grade … more
The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam at the Quitman Public Library is Friday, May 12. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 – 9 p.m. in the library’s … more
May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month Osteoporosis is often called a “silent” disease because people cannot feel their bones getting weaker. Nearly 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and … more
Inside the picket fence plans are moving along for the Spring Plant Sale. Saturday will find the Friends of the Arboretum up to their elbows in the very best selection of spring annuals, perennials, … more
April is here and with it maybe showers and then May flowers. If it does get rainy, we have an ample supply of books, audio books, and movies to help pass the time. First graders from Mineola … more
Last month I stood in the middle of the circle of desks at the State Board of Education taking the oath of office. As I was standing there, repeating my oath being administered by Senator Larry … more
The East Texas Forage Conference will be held on Friday at the Rains County Fairgrounds in Emory. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the educational program starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 3:30 … more
The Quitman Chamber of Commerce awarded the Friends of the Arboretum the Community Service Award at their annual banquet. Pardon me for bragging, but this is quite an accomplishment for a bunch of … more
Hard to believe February is almost over and spring is drawing nearer. Hopefully soon the weather will be more stable instead of these wild swings from warm to hot to freezing cold. Tax season is … more
The library is highlighting February as National Black History Month with a media display near the check-out area. One book, “Black Texans” by Marion Barnes, celebrates such notable persons as … more
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