There will be no free Federal Income Tax assistance at the Quitman Public Library this tax season, however, printed Forms 1040, 1040 A, and 1040 EZ are available here. Call the AARP Tax Aide office at 1-888-227-7669 for the nearest free tax preparation site. 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.
February is Black History Month, and the 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.
The 2nd Friday Acoustic Music Jam at the library is Friday, March 8. 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.
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. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page.
A representative from Workforce Solutions of East Texas is at the Quitman Public Library each first Friday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to assist job seekers. The next workshop is Friday, March 1. No appointment is necessary.
Virginia Hoffpauir and Rebekah Yeager invite you to free crochet and knitting instruction each Thursday 2-4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.
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. It’s always a great time to Get Your GED @ QPL!
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: Feb. 13 – Valentine Party!; Feb. 20 – What’s Different About Me?; Feb. 27 –Talk About Bullies!; Mar. 6 – Wow! Flowers!; Mar. 13 – Field Trip to Mineola Museum
Special thanks to Peoples Telephone – Quitman TX for funding and sponsorship of this year’s crafts and activities.
Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, March 12 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room. The Friends invite you to 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 Ronnie Vance with the Wood County TX Genealogy Society.
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, March 18. Follow the society’s Facebook page. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.
The theme for the lobby show case for March is “Genealogy and Family History” with items and photos displayed from the collection of John and Rebekah Yeager.