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Don’t miss “Christmas with Elvis” on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. Elvis tribute artist Gib Maynard will perform holiday songs backed by Rafael Espinoza and the Rocabilly Railroad. Tickets are $10 and are available at the library, Quitman City Hall, Dunahoe Insurance Agency – Mineola, or may be purchased at the door. The Friends of the Library is hosting the event and concessions will be available. 

The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam is Friday, in the library’s community room. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to this informal jam from 6 - 9 p.m. An open mic is set up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are welcome. Call 903-975-5745.

A holiday collection of books for pleasure reading, movies with a holiday theme, and books with recipe and decorating ideas to make Christmas extra special are displayed near the check-out desk. Check it out!

Adult services

 GED class will meet again on Thursday from 4 - 6 p.m. The class is designed to prepare adult students for the test in a classroom environment that is motivational. Students work independently at their own pace with a certified instructor assisting according to individual need. Sign up for this free class at the library’s front desk, or call 903-763-4191.

Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free crochet and knitting instruction each Thursday 2 - 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. Learn to crochet ornaments for holiday gifts and decorations

Children’s services

Story Time meets each Thursday at 2 p.m.  Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming themes are Dec. 7 “Creatures You Dare to Pet,”  Dec. 14 “Let’s Get Warm with Quilts,”  Dec. 21 “All Aboard the Polar Express! (bring pillows and blankets),”  Dec. 28 “Building Snowmen” Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students, but anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. Call 903-763-BOOK (2665).

Friends of the Library

The Friends invite everyone to bring cookies for the children and join them for an hour of friendship on Tuesday at noon as members welcome the Quitman Elementary School Choir led by Katrina Morrow. The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

New arrivals

The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog. Download the OverDrive® app for access to countless eBooks and audiobooks from the Quitman Public Library.  You may check out up to five online items for your choice of 7 or 14 days.

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