Quitman Library Connections

By Librarian Delene Allen
Posted 6/1/23

Don’t miss the QPL Summer Reading “Libraries Rock” kick-off party Tuesday, June 6 featuring Rafael Espinoza & the Rockabilly Railroad at 2 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger …

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Quitman Library Connections


Don’t miss the QPL Summer Reading “Libraries Rock” kick-off party Tuesday, June 6 featuring Rafael Espinoza & the Rockabilly Railroad at 2 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. Rafael is a Berklee College of Music graduate, winner of The Heart of Texas Blues Challenge, a recording artist, music instructor and a great entertainer.

Summer readers will make their own percussion shakers at the lobby craft tables hosted by the Friends of the Library.

Summer Reading entertainment for the remainder of the month will be as follows: June 13 – “Painting Rocks Together” with the Quitman Garden Club; June 20 – “50s Sock Hop” featuring Dale “The C” Cummings; June 26 – “70s Disco!” featuring dancers from Dance Dimensions - Mineola. Programs are designed for children, but parents, grandparents and friends are encouraged to join in the fun.

Visit the library’s website at www.quitmanlibrary.org or stop by for your “Libraries Rock” game card to earn free ice cream from Sonic – Quitman and a free all-day swim pass at the Coach Delbert Ballard Memorial Pool in Quitman, sponsored by the Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis. Prizes will be awarded on June 27, so start getting that game card filled up.

Knitting and crochet instruction class will continue to meet through the summer, each Thursday from 2-4 p.m. in the lobby. All ages and skill levels may bring supplies and enjoy free instruction and pattern exchange.

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will have volunteers on hand throughout the summer to assist with family history research. Contact Shirley Patrick, 903-312-8451for appointments and follow the society’s page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

Whyte Dove Writers’ Club meets on second Tuesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. at the library.

Wood County Metal Detector Club meets on first Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room.

The In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas meets monthly on last Mondays in the community room. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the 6:30 p.m. meeting and workshop. 

Patrons may connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audio books and streaming videos by downloading the Libby® and SimplyE® apps.  

Notary service is generally available at the library during regular business hours, but to guarantee an appointment, call Susan Lomanto or Delene Allen 903-763-4191.

Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog and select “What’s Hot” to see all the latest books, audiobooks, and DVDs ready to be checked out. Call us to sign up for email or text notifications to remind you when your books are due.  Check out the library’s online TexShare® database at www.quitmanlibrary.org that is loaded with invaluable and up-to-the-minute research tools and reference resources.  Patron cards are for Wood County residents with photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.