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Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We are in the last few weeks of 2023. Can you believe how quickly time has passed? Thank you to those who shopped our tiny little book sale on Nov. 18. We appreciate your business. We will do … more

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In the moments following the announcement that Mineola had finished second only to Whitesboro in the state marching band finals, I witnessed some strong emotions from young people who had fallen just short of their goal.

I was not perplexed by the outpouring of tears and expressions of what seemed like grief, despite having just accomplished something great, because I could relate. more

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Larry Tucker's retirement was not planned, but something that developed over the last several months as health issues decided to take charge of Larry’s path in life.

That’s a real shame because his passion for Quitman and for covering the news and sports has never diminished. His body just decided not to cooperate. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Greetings all! The holiday season is upon us. Lots of things to celebrate and remember. Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11 with our great hometown parade. We thank our veterans for their service. … more

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After more than four and a half decades of covering school budgets and finances, I consider myself slightly above average at understanding such things. So there was massive frustration when the … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

It’s that time of year when people dress up and tell ghost stories and have fun with make-believe. We will be downtown as part of the Downtown Trick or Treat. We will set up beside the … more

Quitman Library Connections

The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is hosting a Fall Book Sale Oct. 31-Nov. 3, in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Friends of the Library invite the public to join this … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Happy Fall. I missed the last deadline due to attendance at a conference in Wichita, Kan. Did you know tarantulas migrate in the fall? That was a surprising discovery on the road to the … more

Quitman Library Connections

The Friends of the Quitman Public Library is planning a fall book sale Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in the library’s Thurman Shamburger Community Room. Officers for FY24 are President Jackie Blalock, … more

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Just like every class before it and every class since, the high school Class of 1973 tossed its caps in the air and went forth to change the world.

Did we? more

Quitman Library Connections

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, so stop in and apply for the smartest card around. Library cards are available for those providing proof of residence in Wood County and photo … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Finally, we got some much needed rain in many parts of the area. It may not have been a lot of rain, but it was rain. It still exists. Fall programs are back in full swing at the library.   … more

Quitman Library Connections

National Voter Registration Day is this country’s largest single-day non-partisan voter registration drive, and it happens Tuesday, Sept. 29. The Quitman Public Library is participating in the … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Wow! The summer really flew by. We are gearing up for fun fall programs. We hope you will stop by and see what they are all about. Our air conditioners are working and that’s an added reason to … more

Quitman Library Connections

The Quitman Public Library is recognizing Dog Days of Summer which is a time of particularly hot, unbearable weather during August. Stop by the library, cool off, and check out the displays near the … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Hope you had a great summer! By the time you read this, school for Mineola and Alba will have resumed and sadly there will be fewer children in the library. We continue to offer Toddler Story Time on … more

Quitman Library Connections

Volunteers from The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will be on hand at the Quitman Public Library on Friday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. to assist visitors with family history research during the … more

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Legacy. The word keeps cropping up, bouncing around like an ear worm. It came to light last fall when our family began what I’m calling a legacy tour of sites around East Texas and a … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

July was a busy month. We wrapped up the summer reading program: Camp We Read. Our smallest group was 19 participants and our largest was around 35 participants. We closed out the program with … more

Quitman Library Connections

The Quitman Public Library invites parents to combat National Anti-boredom Month this July by bringing the kids in to use our Ignite by Hatch™ computers. Ignite gives kids access to interactive … more
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