Quitman Library Connections


Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14, with the Quitman Public Library! This year marks the 60th anniversary of the first National Library Week event sponsored in 1958.

It is a time for extra celebration as the library has received the Achievement of Library Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. It will be presented by a TML representative at the Quitman City Council meeting on Thursday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited.

Mark your calendar for the 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam on April 13 from 6 - 9 p.m. in the Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Doors open at 5 p.m. for those who want to tune up or practice. Acoustical musicians of all ages and levels are welcome, and listeners are welcome too. Refreshments are available, but feel free to bring anything you like. For more information, call 903-975-5745.

Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog and select “What’s Hot” to see all the latest books, audiobooks, and DVDs ready to be checked out. Also, sign up for email or text notifications to remind you when books are due.

The library is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Call 903-763-4191 or visit our pages at quitmanlibrary.org and facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary. Wi-Fi is available 24/7.

Adult services

GED preparatory class meets each Thursday from 4 - 6 p.m. Students are guided according to the Steck-Vaughn method which is in alignment with the GED test. Sign up at the front desk, or call for more information.

Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 - 4 p.m. in the main gallery. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join this free instruction.

Children’s services

It’s time for another Story Time Drawing Contest! The theme is: “What Does Kindness Mean to You?” Use any medium you wish, and submit drawings to Lillian Gray at the front desk by Thursday at 6 p.m. Prizes are sponsored by Friends of the Quitman Public Library.

QPL Story Time is each Thursday at 2 p.m. and is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however, anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome. Upcoming themes: April 12 “Old McDonald’s Farm,” April 19 “Beyond the Unimaginable,” April 26 “Learning to Eat Healthy.”

Friends of the Library

The Friends invite everyone to bring a lunch and join them at noon on Tuesday, May 8, for an hour of friendship. This will be the last meeting before summer break, and members invite everyone to bring something and join them for a potluck lunch in the Thurman Shamburger Community Room. This is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.


The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room. Visit the group’s Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

New arrivals

Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s newest additions of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video.


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