Valley News Road Show, Saturday, May 4, 10 am

Come to the Quechee Library to meet Maggie Cassidy, editor of the Valley News.   Talk with her about news coverage for the Upper Valley.   She’ll discuss changes, challenges and goals.   Questions, answers, coffee, and cake.

Hartford Potato Fest–Thursday at Wilder, May 2

Potato Fest is an intervillage contest to encourage Hartford families to have backyard potato patches.  Come toApril 25 at 6 pm and Wilder Club and Library Thursday at 6:30 pm.  Pick up some seed potatoes these notes and be on your way to enjoying the most local of food production.  A September Potato Fest will be a celebration of all things potato.

Gilded Age: Then and Now

We are again creating a book discussion series that will travel the state through the Vermont Humanities Council.  It starts with the 1893 Columbian Exposition and continues on through the spectacular age.  Portrayals of inventors, entrepreneurs, artists and lawyers include Henry James, Stanford White, Clarence Darrow, George Westinghouse, Thomas Edison, D.W. Griffiths and detective William Burns. Three novels and a narrative history illustrate that  time period in ways that in turn illuminate our own.  The series will be led by scholar Suzanne Brown and begins Tuesday, June 4 at 5:30 pm with The Lake on Fire by Rosellen Brown. Copies available now.

Caleb’s Crossing Discussion, Wed., May 15, 11am

 Join Jim and Meg Schmidt at the Quechee library for a discussion of this historical fiction book.  This is the second  in a new discussion series, Stories of History, facilitated by the Schmidts who will delve into the novelist’s craft and the historical background.    Written by Geraldine Brooks, Caleb’s Crossing looks at the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College in a story narrated by Bethia Mayfield, growing up in a small Puritan settlement in 17th century Martha’s Vineyard.   Spiritual questions are constant during the punishing winters.

Mystery Monday, May 6 @ 4 pm

Generally Meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected mystery authors. Many titles are available to borrow.   Author for the month is Hank Phillipi Ryan – read one or read all!

Sci Fi Discussion, Monday, April 29 @ 6pm

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly Science Fiction book series. Next date is Monday,  April 29 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library for a discussion of All Systems Red  by Martha Wells.  Copies  are available for borrowing and new participants are always welcome.


The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday,May 13 at 5:30  p.m.  The board meets on the second Monday of each month at this time. The Wilder Board of Trustees next meets Wednesday, May 1at 6 p.m. They generally meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time.  The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, April 10 at 11 a.m at Quechee Library.  They generally meet on the second Wednesday of the month.

Senior Exercise at Wilder Club & Library

Growing Stronger, Living Longer: Strength and Balance Exercise
Mondays and Wednesdays 9a.m.-10a.m. @ Wilder Club & Library
Led by Gail Schaal (Certified Senior Fitness Instructor). Starts April 4th. $1 donation per session is appreciated to cover refreshments immediately following. Please carry in dry workout shoes,  Enjoy air conditioning on the hot days….and access to the library to stock up on books and dvds.

Needleworkers Unite

At 6:30 p.m. needleworkers get together Tuesday evenings at the Quechee Library to talk and share interests, skills and advice.   Knitters, cross-stitchers, rug hookers, and all who love textiles are welcome.

Bugbee Book Discussion, May 3

Join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry on the first Friday of the month at 12:45.  The April discussion will be the graphic novel March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.
Let the Bugbee Center staff or either library know if you would like a copy delivered to the Center.   A grant from the White River Rotary supports large print copies.    All are welcome!  

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Quechee Library
1957 Quechee Main Street
P.O. Box 384
Quechee, VT 05059
Telephone and Fax:: 802-295-1232

Wilder Library
78 Norwich Avenue
P.O. Box 1928
Wilder, VT 05088
Telephone: 802-295-6341

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