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Quitman Library Connections

Near the checkout area is a display of books arranged by the QPL staff to highlight the American Library Association’s “Banned Books Month” each September to promote freedom to … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

September has started off with well-attended new programs. Thank you, everyone who attended our programs. We had a good time and hope you did, too. Our programs are free to attend and … more

Quitman Library Connections

National Voter Regis-tration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 20, and the Quitman Public Library is participating in the month-long “Register in September – Vote in November” voter … more

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Everyone has a price, it has been said, and apparently Saudi Arabia is out to prove that, at least when it comes to male professional golfers. If you are a fan of professional golf, as I am, then … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Can you believe school has resumed? Wow. Where did the days of summer go? Never fear, the library has many programs planned for the fall. We will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3 for the Labor Day … more

Quitman Library Connections

Quitman Public Library joins libraries across the country to remind parents that the most important school supply of all is a library card! Patron cards are available for residents who can provide … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Can you believe school is about to start? Seems like summer just got here. A big shout out and thank you to the staff and volunteers, especially during the last week of July when I went on … more

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What you are reading is history in the making, also known as the first draft. We were reminded of that in a big way recently when a reproduction of the 1950 Wood County centennial edition of the … more

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Something kind of amazing recently happened. The Monitor won a couple first place awards from the Texas Press Association, but that’s not the amazing part. What is truly remarkable about … more

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The old saying, the more things change, the more they stay the same, is true for high school dress codes. They are making news again, with one district to our west going overboard with … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Summer Reading events are wrapping up. By the time you read this column, we will have hosted the Texas A&M Chemistry Road show (thank you Mineola ISD for the use of the elementary gym), the TAME … more

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I got to meet Charlie Daniels in the mid-1970s. The late fiddle master and country rocker was always a favorite of mine. He passed away a couple of years ago at a young 83. It was a time in my … more
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