Quitman Library Connections

By Librarian Delene Allen
Posted 5/20/21

Brookshire Grocery Company along with the Quitman Public Library will host a “Meet the Author” event for the company’s 92-year history book titled “From Cotton Picker to Store …

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Quitman Library Connections


Brookshire Grocery Company along with the Quitman Public Library will host a “Meet the Author” event for the company’s 92-year history book titled “From Cotton Picker to Store Keeper” written by long-time employee Jim Powell. The community is invited to the event on Friday, May 21 from 10 a.m. until noon at the library at 202 East Goode Street in Quitman. The soft cover (paperback) books are being sold for $10 each and will be available for purchase. Face coverings or masks are encouraged. 

Near the front check-out is a staff-created display called “Music May-nia” which is filled with autobiographies and biographies of musicians who have made their mark in the world. Stop by and check it out.  

QPL Summer Reading, “Tails and Tales,” will happen during June, and there will be an activity and cartoon show scheduled for each Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. in the library’s community room. The program is designed for children ages 4-12. Reading cards will be ready on June 1 at the library and on the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org. Fill up the card and win a free ice cream cone courtesy of Sonic in Quitman, as well as a swim pass to the Quitman City Pool courtesy of Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis. Summer lunch snacks will be available for children daily, while they last, and is sponsored by the Quitman Rotary Club.   

Photographers of all levels are invited to the “In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas” that meets every 4th Monday at the library. Meet other photographers, share ideas and participate in photography-related events. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the 6:30 p.m. meeting and workshop.

Cancer Cysters and Breast Friends support group meets in the library community room on the last Tuesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. Call 903-850-3978 for more information. 

Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday, 2-4 p.m. in the library community room. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for free instruction. Bring your patterns to swap with others. 

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets each 3rd Monday at 7 p.m. in the library community room. Contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 for meeting confirmation and follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx. 

Online services are available by visiting our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org where you can find the TexShare® database of reference resources and the latest eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video on OverDrive®, Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog to check out our newest arrivals.  

Library cards are free to those who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17. 

Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wi-Fi is available 24/7. Contact the library by calling 903-763-4191, or email us at quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.