Quitman Library Connections

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Begin the New Year with a new career! The Quitman Public Library will host a hiring event on Thursday from 1 - 4 p.m. sponsored by Express Employment Professionals of Tyler. For more information, contact Vicky Walton at 903-592-9999.

January is National Get Organized Month, and the library has a media display filled with ideas to help you clear, or at least control, the clutter for the New Year. If your resolution is to exercise, diet, or just be a better person, this is the place to find the information and books you need to be successful.  

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. Light refreshments are available and listeners are always welcome. Call 903-975-5745 for more information. 

The library appreciates those businesses in our community who offer routine services at reduced or no charge throughout the year in support of our local library. Special thanks go to Budget Business Systems, Bulldog Computer, Haskett Electric, Hog Computer, Mercy Mall, Peoples, Pott’s Feed Store, Ray Roberts Service, SuddenLink, Wood County Electric Cooperative and the Wood County Monitor.  

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.

Adult services

GED class meets each Thursday from 4 - 6 p.m. 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. 

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 Jan. 4 “All About Penguins” – Jan. 11 “Free Craft Day” – Jan. 18 “Go to the Circus!” – Jan. 25 “Shadow Boxes” (b.y.o. shoebox).

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 of the Library will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at noon. A special audio-video presentation will be “A Look Back at 2017” arranged by QPL staff. 

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.

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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