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Whether at the Quechee Library or the reading room in the historic Wilder Clubhouse, patrons will find a coordinated library service. As new members of VOKAL, we invite you to enjoy browsing the larger catalogs and to contact us at info@quecheelibrary.org to request loans or with questions about QWLibraries OnLine resources. Find us as well in White River Jct. through the Upper Valley Co-op and the Bugbee Senior Center.


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Quechee Library Hours     (802-295-1232)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-6
Tuesday, Thursday 2-7
Saturday 9-2
Storytime: Wednesday @ 10 a.m.

Wilder Library Hours     (802-295-6341)
Tuesday 10-1
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 2-6
Saturday 10-1
Storytime: Tuesday @ 10 a.m.

Frederick Douglass Reading

Friday, June 29th, 5p.m.
@ the Gazebo on the Quechee Green.
Fourth of July for the Negro”
Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Community members are invited to witness and/or join in the reading. Copies of the speech will be provided.

Border Crossings: Next Date, Monday, July 30, 5 pm

A Vermont Humanities Council book discussion series on the topic of immigration has been created here in memory of Alice Goldstein. Please join us as we premier this four part series with scholar Suzanne Brown.  The next discussion on July 30 focuses on The Line Becomes a River. Copies are available for borrowing. Join us for as many dates as possible for this series: The Refugees, The Line Becomes a River, Crossers, and Exit West.  Numerous other books and DVDS are on display and available for borrowing and better understanding of this very current and controversial topic.
Mondays, 5 pm at Quechee Library on June 18, July 30, Aug. 20, Sept. 17

Speculative Fiction Book Discussion, Monday, June 25th @ 6pm

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly Speculative Fiction book series. Next date is Monday, June 25th at 6 pm at the Quechee Library for a discussion of Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey.  Copies are available for borrowing and new participants are always welcome.

Senior Exercise at Wilder Club & Library

Growing Stronger, Living Longer: Strength and Balance Exercise
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

Needleworkers Re-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.

Mystery Monday, July 2nd @ 4 pm

Meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected authors of murders and mysteries.  Readers meet at 4 p.m. at Quechee on July 2nd to discuss the works of Karin Slaughter.  Books are available at the Quechee and Wilder Libraries.  New members are always welcome.

Thank you for your support!

In December  the Hartford Selectboard  and town manager were considering a 10 % reduction in funding for the town’s three incorporated libraries. As this would have a substantial and harmful impact on town-wide library service, we asked your support in voicing your concern to the Hartford Town Manager and Selectboard.  Budget hearings coincided with our annual appeal.   Responses have  been significant and equally important.  The benefits of being an incorporated library in an engaged community are clearly multi-fold.  Ultimately the town manager recommended full funding of the library requests in the final proposed budget, which the Selectboard then accepted.   On town meeting day that budget was approved. We are grateful for that decision and for the articulate and passionate support voiced by you.  Our background page can be read here. for a fuller understanding of the Hartford libraries’  history, organization, differences and services.  Stop in often and enjoy the many resources you have helped to preserve and extend.

Bugbee Book Discussion, July 13

Generally meeting on the first Friday of the month (though note this months date change to July 13), at 12:45 p.m.,  join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry.  The current selection is Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong. Let the Bugbee Center staff or either library know if you would like a copy delivered to the Center.  All are welcome!  

Wilder Club and Library Wins Cultural Facilities Grant

We are delighted to announce that the Wilder Club & Library has been awarded a Cultural Facilities Grant in the amount of $7200 toward the installation of an air conditioning system in the main hall/auditorium of our historic clubhouse.   The system will both cool the hall during hot days and aid in heat efficiency in winter.   The trustees are most grateful for this grant.  The project has also been supported by the Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation, the Byrne Foundation and the Friends of the Quechee/Wilder Libraries.  The project was recently completed in advance of the Montpelier awards ceremony in early 2017.

Meetings

The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, July 9 at 5:30  p.m.  The board meets on the second Monday of each month at this time. The Wilder Board of Trustees next meet Wednesday, July 11 at 6 p.m. They generally meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time (note date change).

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Two additional public libraries in the Town of Hartford are located in the villages of Hartford and West Hartford on Route 14. All Hartford Libraries are now part of VOKAL, a consortium of 50 Vermont Libraries with a shared catalog and circulation system. Hartford residents can visit any of their town's libraries, use online resources and borrow items. To place holds on a library other than the home library, contact a librarian. Public computers and wireless access are available. For more information, stop in, call or email.


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

Wilder Library
78 Norwich Avenue
P.O. Box 1928
Wilder, VT 05088
Telephone: 802-295-6341
Email:  wilder@quecheelibrary.org

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