International Read an Ebook Day is Monday, and the Quitman Public Library is encouraging readers to give eBooks a try. If you are a patron and have a mobile phone or reading device, download the OverDrive® app for access to countless eBooks and audiobooks from the Northeast Texas Digital Consortium. You may check out up to five online items for your choice of seven or 14 days. You can find OverDrive on our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Patron cards are available for residents who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17.
The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam is Friday, Oct. 13 at the Quitman Public Library. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to jam from 6-9 p.m.
Notary service is available at the library by appointment. Call 903-763-4191. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The fall semester is beginning, so it is a perfect time Get GED Ready @ QPL! The GED preparatory class meets each Thursday from 4-6 p.m. and is designed to prepare students for the GED test. There is no cost for the class, but the workbook is $15. The library is also a registered test site for courses that require an exam proctor.
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.
Story Time meets each Thursday at 2 p.m. Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming themes are Sept. 14 “Kings & Queens and Other Things,” Sept. 21 “Let’s FALL Around,” Sept. 28 “Mother Goose Knows All.” Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students, but anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome.
Friends of the Library
The Friends will meet in the library’s Shamburger Community Room on Oct. 10 at noon. Special guest will be Joy Johnson from the Northeast Public Health District in Tyler. The one-hour meetings always include a “5-Minute No Spoiler Book Review,” and a short presentation of “What You May Not Know about Me” that is always entertaining.
The Wood County Texas Genealogical Society will meet on Monday at 7 p.m. at the library. Club members gather at 6 p.m. for a pre-meeting social at one of the area restaurants, and the public is invited to join them. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.
In the lobby showcase is a collection of handmade crocheted dresses modeled on 11 ½ inch dolls. The dresses were crafted by Bonita Gray who began her hobby in 1996. One of the extraordinary dresses has over 3,000 seed pearls which took three months to design.
The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog.