Quitman Library Connections

By Librarian Delene Allen
Posted 4/6/23

The Quitman Public Library is celebrating Spring 2023 with displays near the front checkout desk as well as the Children’s Department. The library has received a generous donation of large …

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Quitman Library Connections


The Quitman Public Library is celebrating Spring 2023 with displays near the front checkout desk as well as the Children’s Department. The library has received a generous donation of large print books given in loving memory of Cynthia Langford Chandler. These books will be available for check out this week. 

360° Painting of Tyler will be completing the exterior painting of the library building as weather permits. For inquiries about the project, contact Delene Allen at 903-763-4191 or quitmanlibrarian@gmail.com. Funding is provided by The Quitman Public Library Memorial Fund, Quitman Economic Development Corporation and City of Quitman, along with a charitable donation graciously provided by Michelle Davidson, owner of 360° Painting of Tyler. 

Friends of the Quitman Public Library has changed its meeting dates to 2nd Thursdays at noon. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 13. On the agenda are plans for the FOL Spring Book Sale scheduled May 2-5 and a short presentation about British author Agatha Christie. Friends is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

The Quitman Garden Club provides an amazing service keeping the library patios looking so beautiful. Most of the plants are native and many are in bloom. The club meets at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday 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. Certified instructors are available at the library to offer guidance. 

Knitting and crochet instruction class is 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.

Whyte Dove Writers’ Group meets the second Tuesday from 6-8:30 p.m. at the library. Consider joining this impressive group of local published authors that include founder Kathleen Young, Terrell and Lynn AronSpeer, Ann Norris, Patricia Simpson, Dan Zenor, Jack A. Goodner, Anne-Christine Hoff, Stephen D. Griffitts, Gary Stevens and Janice Foley.

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

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 the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the library. 

The In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas meets on the last Monday 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 second 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. 

For patrons interested in WebMD the Magazine, you may access the free digital version on any computer at: www.webmd.com/magazine and read the magazine on-line or print a copy. 

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.