The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam at the Quitman Public Library is Friday, May 12. 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 set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome.
The Quitman Public Library appreciates businesses in our community who offer their time and services in support of their local library: The Quitman Garden Club for maintaining the library’s patio areas, Hog Computer for keeping our computers up to speed, McCluney Pest Control for keeping the library pest free, SuddenLink for providing television cable service for the Thurman Shamburger Community Room, Ray Roberts Service of Quitman for providing routine inspections of the library’s heat and cooling system, and Peoples Wireless for providing funding for this year’s Story Time program.
Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6p.m. Keep up with current events on at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and on our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.
GED preparatory classes will extend through May and possibly into June. The class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik. The class is designed to prepare students for the GED test. Call 903-763-4191 or stop by on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. to meet with the instructor.
Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free knitting and crochet instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.
Story Time will meet on May 11 at 2 p.m. with “Let’s Go to Asia!” We will read stories about Asian countries and learn about maps and travel. Story Time will end for Summer Break on Thursday, May 18. On that day at 10 a.m., Story Time readers and their families are invited to meet at the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler.
Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library recently held its last meeting of the season and will meet again in September 2017 after Summer Break. Friends is an active group of men and women dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.
The Wood County TX Genealogical Society meets at the library on Monday at 7 p.m. An early workshop begins at 6 p.m. Visit http://www.facebook.com/groups/woocotx.
In the lobby showcase is a display of dragons from the collections of Sara de la Rosa of Mineola and Beverly Chamberlain of Quitman. Among the interesting items are figurines and pieces of original art by Sara de la Rosa.
The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog. Also, download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos for your electronic devices.