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Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Here we are in February. Groundhog’s Day. Valentine’s Day. President’s Day. It’s a great month. Please, show the Mineola Memorial Library some love by visiting the local … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We made it into January! Programs have resumed at the library. Remember, Toddler Time on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. for 18 month to 3 year olds with their parent/caregiver. Wednesday is Pre School … more

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If you happened to be in the stands for Friday night’s basketball games at Alba-Golden High School, yes, one of the referees was 7’2”, and yes, he is former NBA star Greg Ostertag. more

Quitman Library Connections

January is National “Get Organized” Month. Near the front desk is a media display of self-help books filled with ideas to help clear, or at least control, the clutter for your new year. … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Happy New Year! Here’s looking forward to a very happy and enjoyable 2023. Library programs resumed on Jan. 3 with the Toddler Story Time, Book It Crafts with Books and First Tuesday After … more

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Two organizations that meant the world to me growing up have undergone fundamental changes locally that make my head spin and my heart hurt – the Methodist Church and the Boy Scouts. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Are you ready for the holidays? Remember, we have cookbooks, craft books and just good books with which to escape. The library will be closed Dec. 23 until Dec. 26 then will reopen Dec. 27. We … more

Quitman Library Connections

To celebrate the Christmas holiday, the Quitman Public Library will be closing at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22 and will be closed Friday, Dec. 23. more

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You should be pleased to find out that none of the 1,860 busiest highways in Texas is in Wood County. Thanks to our friends at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, you can sleep better tonight … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

The past two weeks have been a blur. Thanksgiving arrived, and we counted things for which we were thankful and now it’s December. The last month of the year. It’s already been a busy two … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving. Thank you to all who participated in filling in the feathers of our annual Thankful Bird. He looked terrific. more

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by Phil Major
“Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifted snow-ow.”

As a kid growing up in north-central and eastern Texas in the 1960s, the woods we traversed were generally the Piney Woods of East Texas. more
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