Join us for “Christmas with Elvis” on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. Elvis tribute artist Gib Maynard will perform holiday songs backed by Rafael Espinoza and the Rockabilly Railroad. There may also be a surprise guest, so don’t miss it! 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 library will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 25-26. However, public Wi-Fi and all online databases including OverDrive will continue to be available 24/7.
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!
The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam is Friday, Jan. 12, 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 always welcome. Call 903-975-5745 for more information.
Patron cards are available for those residents who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org and keep up with current events at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.
GED class meets Thursday, from 4 - 6 p.m., and then will be on holiday break until Thursday, Jan. 4. The class is designed to prepare adult students for the test in an environment that is motivational. 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 join the group for free crochet and knitting instruction each Thursday 2 - 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.
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. 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 are selling their brand new 95-page cookbook, “Tried and True Recipes from the Friends of the Quitman Public Library.” The books are available at the front check-out desk for $10 each. The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.
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.