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 Bessie Coleman who was born in Atlanta, Texas in 1892. Bessie received her pilot license in 1921, two years before Amelia Earhart. By 1923, she had purchased her first airplane and performed her first air show in Houston.
There will be no free Federal Income Tax assistance at the Quitman Public Library this tax season. Public computers are available at the library for filing online during regular business hours, and Wi-Fi is available 24/7.
What you may not know about the Quitman Public Library: In 2006, the Quitman Garden Club began its Beautification Landscaping Project for the library’s east and west patios. Members and volunteers have spent countless hours creating and maintaining the beautiful gardens for the enjoyment of our library and community served. Most of the trees, plants and flowers in the gardens are native to this region. The Quitman Garden Club meets at the library on the second Tuesday.
Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Call 903-763-4191 or visit our website at quitmanlibrary.org. Keep up with current events on our Facebook.
The General Educational Development preparatory class meets at the Quitman Public Library each Thursday from 4 - 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik.
Knitting and crochet class, taught by Virginia Hoffpauir, meets each Thursday 2 - 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Some of the projects involve special causes like caps and blankets for babies.
The Story Time Gang meets each Thursday at 2 p.m. Lillian Gray plans an hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming themes are Feb. 16 “All About Bessie Coleman,” Feb. 23 “All About the Poetry of Langston Hughes.”
Story Time is for young readers and home-schooled students, but anyone who wants to hear a story is welcome.
Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, March 14, at noon in the Shamburger Community Room. The Friends invite everyone to join them for an hour of friendship. The short meeting will include “5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review,” of “Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford, a short presentation of “What You May Not Know about Me” from one of the members, and music provided by Mike Gilmore who will play the bagpipe in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
The Wood County Genealogical Society will meet at the library on Monday, March 20, at 7 p.m. An early workshop begins at 6 p.m.
The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at quitman.biblionix.com/catalog. Also, download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos for your electronic devices.