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Summer reading programs have ended for this year. We offered 56 programs and those were attended by 600 children and their parents. We offered a variety of programs from art, to science, to reading, … more
The Arboretum is moving in so many directions. New gardens are being laid out and turned over. Watch for the addition of a hardy hibiscus area that should begin within the next few weeks. Yes, the … more
It is summer in Texas!  Stop by the library and grab a book set in a faraway place, an exotic place, a cool place, and let your imagination transport you to someplace different.  Books are great at … more
Pam Riley, the founder and driving force behind the Quitman Arboretum and Botanical Garden, passed away a few days ago. Those of us who continue with this project think back to the days when that … more
By the time you read this we will be well into the month of July. The weather cooperated as the historic Stinson House repairs and exterior painting were completed. I hope you can stop by and admire … more
A big, huge, tremendous Thank You to Boy Scout Troop 385 of Mineola! The Library was needing help keeping up with the lawn care at our annex location and Troop 385 stepped up to help. They descended … more
As I type this column, we are entering our fourth week of our Summer Reading Programs. In the three weeks we have been hosting programs, we have had 30 programs with 394 participants! All of our … more
Can you smell that wonderful smell? It’s fresh paint! The Stinson House, located on the grounds of the Quitman Arboretum, is getting a long-awaited makeover. Power washing, scraping, caulking, and … more
Mineolan Mark Chamblee, who serves as vice president of Texas Farm Bureau, is in his fifth year of serving on the grassroots organization’s board. A member since 1982 with family roots in farming, … more
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