Quitman Library Connections
QPL Summer Reading “Libraries Rock” begins June 6 with a kick-off party featuring Rafael Espinoza & the Rockabilly Railroad at 2 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. …
Quitman Library Connections
QPL Summer Reading “Libraries Rock” begins June 6 with a kick-off party featuring Rafael Espinoza & the Rockabilly Railroad at 2 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Rafael is a Berklee College of Music graduate, winner of The Heart of Texas Blues Challenge, a recording artist, music instructor and great entertainer. Just before the show, summer readers will make their own percussion shakers at the lobby craft tables hosted by the Friends of the Library.
Summer Reading entertainment for the remainder of the month will be as follows: June 13 – “Painting Rocks Together” with the Quitman Garden Club; June 20 – “50s Sock Hop” featuring top entertainer Dale “The C” Cummings; June 26 – “70s Disco!” featuring dancers from Dance Dimensions - Mineola. Programs are designed for children, but parents, grandparents and friends are encouraged to join in the fun.
Stop by the library for your “Libraries Rock” game card to earn free ice cream from Sonic-Quitman and a free swim pass at the Coach Delbert Ballard Memorial Pool in Quitman, sponsored by the Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis. Prizes will be awarded on June 27, so start getting that game card filled up.
Wood County Metal Detector Club meets on first Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the community room.
The In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas meets monthly on last Mondays in the community room. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the 6:30 p.m. meeting and workshop.
Knitting and crochet instruction class is each Thursday from 2-4 p.m. in the lobby. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join this fun group for free instruction and pattern exchange.
Whyte Dove Writers’ Club meets monthly on second Tuesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. at the library. Consider joining this impressive group of local published authors.
The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will have volunteers on hand throughout the summer to assist with family history research. Contact Shirley Patrick at 903-312-8451 for appointments, and follow the society’s page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.
Visit the library’s 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. Call us to sign up for email or text notifications to remind you when books are due.
Notary service is generally available at the library during regular business hours, but to guarantee an appointment, call Susan Lomanto or Delene Allen at 903-763-4191.
Download the Libby® and SimplyE® apps to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audio books and streaming videos. Also, the online TexShare® database is loaded with invaluable and up-to-the-minute research tools and reference resources.
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. Keep current at www.quitmanlibrary.org and www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.