February is Black History Month, and the Quitman Public Library is highlighting this with a selection of books in the children’s section as well in the display near the front check-out area. February is also for valentines, so stop by and check out a romantic movie from our large collection of DVDs.
Friday, Feb. 8 marks the seventh anniversary of the Second Friday Acoustic Music Jam at the library. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6-9 p.m. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome. Call 903-975-5745 for more information.
There will be no free federal income tax assistance at the Quitman Public Library this tax season. Printed Forms 1040, 1040 A, and 1040 EZ are available here. The AARP Tax Aide office can help with locating the nearest free tax preparation site by calling 1-888-227-7669. Public computers, with no time limits, are available at the library for patrons to file online during regular business hours. Public Wi-Fi is available 24/7.
Patron cards are for Wood County residents with photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Call 903-763-4191 or visit our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page.
Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free crochet and knitting instruction each Thursday 2–4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.
It’s always a great time to get your GEDs at Quitman Public Library. Adult General Educational Development (GED) support services with assistance provided by state-certified instructor is offered each Thursday, 4–6 p.m. in the library’s public computer area.
Story Time, designed for young readers and home-schooled students, meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m. Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming events: Jan. 30 – Fun Day with Hot Cocoa and a Movie; Feb. 6 – How Big is America?; Feb. 13 – Valentine Party!; Feb. 20 – What’s Different About Me?; Feb. 27 Talk About Bullies!
Special thanks to Peoples Telephone of Quitman for funding and sponsorship of this year’s crafts and activities.
Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, Feb. 12 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room. The Friends invite join them for an hour of friendship including a short meeting that always includes a “5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review,” a short presentation of “Show and Tell” from one of the members. Special speaker is Mike Holbrook with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra.
Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.
Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18. Follow the society’s Facebook page. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.
Visit the library’s online catalog to see what is new. Download the OverDrive app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video.
The theme for the lobby showcase for February is “Valentine’s Day” with items displayed from the collection of Beverly Chamberlain.