Quitman Library Connections

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 The 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam is Friday, September 14 from 6 – 9 p.m. Musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 – 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome. This is a free event. For more information, call 903-975-5745.

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 25, and the Quitman Public Library is participating in the month-long “Register in September – Vote in November” voter registration campaign. Forms are available at the front desk. 

September is also National Library Card Sign-up Month, so stop in and see what your library has to offer. 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 our pages at www.quitmanlibrary.org and www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.  Wi-Fi is available 24/7.  

Adult Services

Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery and is taught by Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring  supplies and join the group for free instruction.

Children’s Services

QPL Story Time has moved to Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Upcoming Story Time themes: Sept 12 – “Easy Food for Kids” where we will prepare our own snacks; Sept. 19 – “It’s Shark Week!”; Sept 26 – “Eat Your Vegetables” where we will create a vegetable platter. 

Friends of the Library

The Friends meet Tuesday, October 9 at noon for an hour of fellowship and fun. One member will share a “5-minute-no-spoiler Book Review,” and another member will present “What You May Not Know about Me.” 

The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library. FOL Officers for 2019 are: Cathy Dye – President, Beverly Chamberlain – Vice President, Lillian Gray – Secretary, Rebekah Yeager – Treasurer, and Diane Moseley – Hospitality. Becky Crump – Newsletter 

Genealogy

  The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets Monday, September 17 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. The society gathers for a pre-meeting social dinner at Peralta’s Mexican Restaurant in Quitman at 6 p.m and invites newcomers to fellowship. The society’s Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx. 

On Display

Neat the checkout area is a display of books arranged by Melissa Frosch to highlight the American Library Association’s “Banned Books Month” to promote freedom to read.

 Also, a collection of golf memorabilia, on loan from Beverly Chamberlain, is on display in the front lobby. 

New Arrivals

Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog and select “What’s Hot” to check new arrivals. Download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video.  

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