Each year the month of April is set aside as National Poetry Month, inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, and the Quitman Public Library is highlighting this event with a display near the front check-out area. Because poetic fragments have been found on monoliths and rune stones, historians believe that poetry originated from people reciting or singing as a way to remember things - like we still do to this day!
The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam at the Quitman Public Library is Friday from 6 - 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome.
TexShare Databases are licensed e-resources that are available 24/7 for Texas library patrons. Within the TexShare database, you can find the most up-to-date online resources for homework, health or business, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy or career development. Call, stop by or visit our website at quitmanlibrary.org to log on and search.
Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page.
GED preparatory classes meet each Thursday from 4 - 6 p.m. to help prepare for the test and is taught by Certified Instructor Susan Resnik.
Instructors Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring supplies and join the group for free knitting and crochet instruction Thursdays 2 - 4 p.m. in the main gallery.
On Thursday, April 13 at 2 p.m., Story Time is “All About Loving Your Library” to celebrate National Library Week. Upcoming Story Time calendar: April 20 “All About Rainy Days” and we will play board games; April 27 “All About Being Money Smart” and we will play money games.
Story Time is for young readers and home-schooled students, but anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome.
Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, May 9, at noon for a potluck lunch. Spend your lunch hour among Friends - an active group dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.
The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets at the library on Monday at 7 p.m. An early workshop begins at 6 p.m. Visit http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.
In the lobby showcase, Beverly Chamberlain has created a beautiful display to celebrate gardening in Texas.
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.