Quitman Library Connections

By Librarian Delene Allen
Posted 3/23/23

March is Women’s History Month and National Craft Month, and the Quitman Public Library is celebrating with displays near the front checkout desk as well as the Children’s …

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Quitman Library Connections


March is Women’s History Month and National Craft Month, and the Quitman Public Library is celebrating with displays near the front checkout desk as well as the Children’s Department.

360° Painting of Tyler is giving the library exterior a facelift which should be completed by the end of March – weather permitting. Funding provided by The Quitman Public Library Memorial Fund, Quitman Economic Development Corporation, City of Quitman, along with a charitable donation graciously provided by Michelle Davidson, owner of 360° Painting of Tyler. 

The Quitman Garden Club provides an amazing service keeping the library patios looking so beautiful. Most of the plants are native to Texas and many are starting to bloom. The club meets at 2 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at the library. Contact Jean Fox for more information 903-763-8353.

Adult GED® exam support service is available at the library. The program is online, and students can register at www.ged.com. There is a monthly subscription on that website that must be paid for by each student to access the preparatory study questions for the following separate exams: mathematical reasoning, reasoning through language arts, social studies and science. Certified instructors are available at the library to offer assistance and guidance. 

Friends of the Quitman Public Library have changed its meeting dates to 2nd Thursdays at noon. The next meeting will be April 13, so come and expect a tasty treat provided by Virginia Hoffpauir. On the agenda is plans for the FOL Spring Book Sale scheduled May 2-5. Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

Knitting and crochet instruction class happens each Thursday from 2-4 p.m. in the lobby. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join this fun group for free instruction and pattern exchange.

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society invites family researchers and historians to meet each 2nd Monday at 7 p.m. at the library. Contact Shirley Patrick at 903-312-8451for meeting confirmation and follow the society’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.

Whyte Dove Writers’ Group meets the 2nd Tuesday from 6-8:30 p.m. at the library. Consider joining this impressive group of local, published authors.

Wood County Metal Detector Club is all about metal detecting and historical research in Wood and surrounding counties. If interested in digging in the dirt and finding things, join the meeting on 1st Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the library. 

The In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas meets on the last Monday of each month in the library’s 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.  

Lost in the Woods Painters meet on 2nd Saturdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on the following months: January, March, May, July, September and November. Call 903-763-8353 for meeting confirmation. 

In the lobby showcase this month is a collection of Agatha Christie books from the collection of Rebekah Yeager of Quitman. Among the interesting items is an Agatha Christie jigsaw puzzle which has 90 references to her life and her works. 

Download the Libby® and SimplyE apps to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audio books and streaming video. Also, the online TexShare® database is loaded with invaluable and up-to-the-minute research tools and reference resources. Keep current at www.quitmanlibrary.org and www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary. Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Call 903-763-4191. Library cards are available at no cost for those who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification. A guardian must sign for children ages 5-17.