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. If your resolution is to exercise, diet, or just be a better person, this is the place to find the information you need to be successful.
The public is invited to a Meet the Candidate forum on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. in the Thurman Shamburger Community Room. This event is hosted by the Lake Country Republican Club.
The library appreciates those businesses in our community who offer routine services at reduced or no charge throughout the year.
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 is back in session and 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.
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. 18 “Go to the Circus!” – Jan. 25 “Shadow Boxes” (BYO. shoe box). 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 Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library and invite everyone to the meetings each second Tuesday at noon. 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 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.
Tonia Nix, of Yantis, is showcasing her Snoopy collection this month in the library’s lobby display case. She has been collecting Snoopy memorabilia since the 1970s and is a charter member of the Charles Schulz Museum. Among the interesting items is a Snoopy music box from 1968 that plays “Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag.”