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Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Happy New Year! Here’s hoping 2021 is a better year for all of us. 2020, excluding the pandemic, was not a bad year for the library. more

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The fire service ranks among the most tradition-rich groups or organizations I have come across. Though I have been covering fires, wrecks and rescues more than four decades, it has been only in recent years that I have learned many of these grand traditions. more

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The first time I met the man who would become my father-in-law, the word ‘trepidation’ comes to mind.
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He was 6’4” and around 240 pounds and all muscle.

And I was coming to take his daughter on a date.
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Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We made it to the end of the year! I don’t know about you, but the past year has seemed to be extra-long. We thank you all for your patience while we completed the flooring. more

Storing staples in the kitchen

Staple ingredients are those ingredients that we routinely use in daily food preparation. And each cook has their own list of ingredients that they consider staples. Some lists are very basic and some lists are lengthy, including mixes, oils, spices and herbs that are considered essential. more

Quitman Library Connections

Quitman Public Library staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! The library will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday. Check out our holiday collection of books for pleasure reading, movies with a festive theme, and books with recipe and decorating ideas to make Christmas extra special.  more

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by Phil Major

There may have been sweeter, kinder, gentler people on this earth than my mother-in-law; I just haven’t met them yet.

So when we lost her last week after a bout with COVID-19, the loss sent shock waves through the family. She had a quiet strength about her that we will be missing for a long time. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Needing some inspiration? Stop by and check out a cookbook, craft book or just a book to read about the holiday. We have a very nice collection of … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. The library is giving thanks to the Meredith Foundation for giving us a grant... more

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by Phil Major, publisher
Tim Buchanan is one of the most successful and well-respected high school football coaches in Texas.
And that’s saying a lot, because that is a fraternity filled with great men. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Happy November! Cool weather and the holiday seasons fast approaching.  

We have made curbside service a part of our regular operations. You may reserve books online or call us and make a request. We’ll notify you when your online request is ready and you call us when you arrive in the parking lot (or call us as you are about to leave your home).

The Mineola Memorial Library will be closed Nov. 17-28. more

Online diabetes class offered

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is proud to debut our “Cooking Well with Diabetes” online program as one of the classes offered on the statewide “AgriLife Learn” system.

November is National Diabetes Education Month, which is a great time to highlight information on diabetes management, whether someone is newly diagnosed or just looking for information as a refresher. more
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