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Workforce Solutions of East Texas will conduct a Hiring Fair on Friday, April 5 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Shamburger Community Room of the Quitman Public Library. Several caregiver positions are open starting at $9 per hour.

Each year April is set aside as National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. The Quitman Public Library is highlighting this event with a display near the front checkout area. Because poetic fragments have been found on monoliths and rune stones, historians believe that poetry originated from people reciting or singing to remember things – like we still do today.

The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam at the Quitman Public Library is Friday, April 12. Last month, Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and performer Jo-EL Sonnier stopped in to join the jammers. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 - 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. There will be an open mic setup for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome.

What you may not know about the Quitman Public Library: TexShare Databases are licensed e-resources available 24/7 for Texas library patrons. Within the TexShare database, you can find the most up-to-date online resources for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development. Call 903-763-4191 for log-in information.

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 up with current events on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and visit our website at quitmanlibrary.org.

Adult Services

A representative from Workforce Solutions of East Texas is at the Quitman Public Library each first Friday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to assist job-seekers. The next workshop is Friday, April 5. No appointment is necessary.

Virginia Hoffpauir and Rebekah Yeager invite you to free crochet and knitting instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.

Children’s Services

Story Time, designed for young readers and home-schooled students, meets each Wednesday at 2 p.m. Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Upcoming events: April 10 “Inspire Others” – April 17 “Meet Our Local Heroes” – April 24 “It’s Okay to be Mad” – May 1 “Monkey Around.” Special thanks to Peoples Telephone in Quitman for funding and sponsorship of this year’s crafts and activities.

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Quitman Public Library meet Tuesday, April 9 at noon in the Shamburger Community Room. Friends of the Quitman Public Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

Genealogy

Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15. Follow the society’s Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/woocotx. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988.

New Arrivals

Visit the library’s online catalog at quitman.biblionix.com to see what is new. Download the OverDrive app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video.

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