Quitman Library Connections

By Librarian Delene Allen
Posted 6/15/23

QPL 2023 Summer Reading “Libraries Rock” program is happening this month! On Tuesday, June 13, summer readers were “Painting Rocks Together” with the Quitman Garden Club and …

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Quitman Library Connections


QPL 2023 Summer Reading “Libraries Rock” program is happening this month! On Tuesday, June 13, summer readers were “Painting Rocks Together” with the Quitman Garden Club and special guest, Anita Nance. Summer Reading entertainment for the remainder of the month includes June 20 – “50s Sock Hop” featuring top entertainer, Dale “The C” Cummings; and June 27 – “70s Disco!” featuring dancers from Dance Dimensions - Mineola. Programs are designed for children, but parents, grandparents and friends are welcome.

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 Quitman pool, 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. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and enjoy free instruction and pattern exchange.

Wood County Metal Detector Club is all about metal detecting and historical research. If interested in digging for treasure, join the meeting on first Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the library Shamburger Community Room.

The In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas meets monthly on last Mondays in the community room. Join the club and network with other photographers, share ideas and participate in photography-related contests and events. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the 6:30 p.m. meeting and workshop. 

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

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

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.

Patrons may connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audio books and streaming videos by downloading the Libby® and SimplyE® apps. 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 to sign up for email or text notifications to remind you when 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 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Keep current at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.