Quitman Library Connections

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During the Month of May, the library is highlighting Mother’s Day as well as Memorial Day with media displays designed by Melissa Frosch. Stop in and check it out.

Mark your calendar for the 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam on May 11 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. For more information, call 903-975-5745.

Visit the 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 Quitman Public Library has earned the Achievement of Library Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association.

Adult services

QPL’s Get GED Ready class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. with classes ending on May 24. After a summer break, the class will resume Sept. 6.

Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery, and meets year-round. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for this free instruction.

Children’s services

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: May 10 “Stop and Smell the Flowers” – May 17 “Mothers and Fathers are Important” – May 24 “It’s a Storytime Party at Gov. Hogg City Park – the last Story Time for the school year!”

Friends of the Library

The Friends will be on a summer break until Tuesday, Sept. 11. Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

Genealogy

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room. Visit the group’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

On display

In the lobby showcase is a collection of garden fairy memorabilia and hand-crafted pieces on loan from Kimberly Strickland of Golden TX. Monthly arrangements are designed by Beverly Chamberlain. If you have items you would like to showcase, contact 903-763-4191.

New arrivals

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

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