Quitman Library Connections

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The 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam is this Friday. 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 set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome. For more information, call 903-975-5745.

National Family History Month is observed in October. The Quitman Public Library along with the Wood County TX Genealogical Society invite family researchers, historians and storytellers, to commemorate their family’s rich and deep history this month by allowing us to assist with beginning your genealogical tree. The society will meet on Monday, October 21, at 7 p.m. in the library’s Shamburger Community Room. For more information, contact David Gilbreath at 972-977-7988 and visit the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Visit our pages at www.quitmanlibrary.org and www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary.  Wi-Fi is available 24/7. Notary service is available at the library during regular business hours, but to guarantee an appointment, call 903-763-4191.

Jim Kinsel from Workforce Solutions of East Texas will be at the library on first Fridays of each month from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to assist job seekers. No appointment is necessary.

Online GED test preparatory registration and course assistance is available on Tuesdays (language arts) and Fridays (mathematics) from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Knitting and crochet instruction class meets each Thursday 2-4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group for this free instruction.

QPL Story Time is every Wednesday at 2 p.m. Upcoming themes: Oct. 16 “Eating Healthy” making our own snack mix; Oct. 23 “Pumpkins!”; Oct. 30 “Halloween Party!” with games, snacks, music, and a costume contest. For more information, contact Terri Bennett at 903-763-4191.  

The Friends of the Quitman Public Library will meet on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Special guest will be a book sculptor who creates art from the pages of books. 

You may sign up for the monthly Friends of the Quitman Public Library Newsletter or obtain more information about becoming a member by contacting Rebekah Yeager at 903-763-4191. Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

In the lobby display is a collection of mementos on loan from the Gladys Zapata and the Peralta Family in commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month. If you have a collection for the monthly display, contact Beverly Chamberlin at the library. 

Visit the library’s online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog to see all the latest books, audiobooks, and DVDs ready to be checked out. Also, download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s newest additions of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video.

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