Quitman Library Connections

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Quitman Public Library staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2019! The library will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.

This month, the library will highlight the new year with a display of self-help books selected by Melissa Frosch and Jessica King. Look for the “New Beginning” display near the front checkout desk.

If you got a new guitar for Christmas, bring it on out to the Second Friday Acoustic Jam at the Quitman Public Library on Friday, Jan. 11 from 6 – 9 p.m. Musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in with acoustical instruments only. Beginners are welcome to come early to workshop at 5 p.m. Listeners are always welcome at this free event. Contact Eugene Allen at 903-975-5745.

Patron cards are available for those who provide photo identification and proof of residence in Wood County. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Wi-Fi is available 24/7.

Adult Services

Knitting and crochet class will resume on Thursday, Jan. 3. Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

Adult GED support services will resume on Thursday, Jan. 10. Assistance from a state certified instructor is offered each Thursday 4 – 6 p.m. in the library’s public computer area.

Children’s Services

Story Time meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m. Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming events: Jan. 2 – Snow Globes; Jan. 9 – Who Sleeps During the Winter?; Jan. 16 – It’s Wet and Cold!; Jan. 23 – Snowman – What’s His Story?; Jan. 30 – Fun Day with Hot Cocoa and a Movie!

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 invites everyone to its next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at noon in the Thurman Shamburger Community Room. The Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

Genealogy

Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21. Follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.

On Display

In the lobby showcase is a collection of Snoopy memorabilia to commemorate a loan from Tonia Nix.

New Arrivals

Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog to see what is new. Download the OverDrive app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video.

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