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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.

Of Wheelmen, the New Woman, and Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont, 1880-1920

It’s a day of biking on Saturday, May 6, at the Wilder Club and Library. 

At 11 a.m., in a  free Vermont Humanities Council program. Luis Vivanco explores the early history of the bicycle in Vermont and how it was tied to changes in industrial production, consumerism, new road policies, and gender relations.  The illustrated talk by Vivanco, professor of anthropology at the University of Vermont, focuses on the 1890s when enthusiasm exploded statewide as bicycles became safer, women took to the wheel, roads improved, and retailers developed novel advertising techniques to draw in buyers.

Bike clinics precede and follow the program.  Omer and Bob’s will present a “pre-ride check clinic” from 10 to 11.  At 12:30  Vital Communities presents:  Get The Basic Skills (how to shift and understand your gears, how to start & stop in a controlled way, turning, bike handling, whatever you need!).   In between, we’ll provide lemonade on the porch to accompany any packed lunches.  The afternoon clinic  is 60 minutes long (outside, with your bike!)   This is a 3 part day of biking: come for one, two or three parts!    Or even 4 parts—-the nearby bike path and roads will beckon.

Music for the Littlest Musicmakers

Fri., May 12, 11 a.m.: Sing and Swing is a program for the youngest babies up to age 5 at the Quechee Library. Early educator Jo Brambles provides an interactive hour of song and movement.

Sci Fi Book Discussion, Monday, May. 22 @ 6

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly sci fi book series. Next date is Monday, May 22 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library.  We will be discussing The Martian, by Andy Weir.  The story follows an American astronaut, Mark Watney, as he becomes stranded alone on Mars in the year 2035 and must improvise in order to survive. (The 2015 movie with Matt Damon was based on this novel.)

Join us for a lively discussion – copies are available for  borrowing and new participants are always welcome!

Mystery Monday, May 1 @ 4

Meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected authors of murders and mysteries.  Readers meet at 4 p.m. at Quechee.  May’s  author will be John Hart,  With titles like The Iron House, Last Child, and the new Redemption Road, the southern writer (and former defense lawyer) is a two time Edgar winner.   New members are  always 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.

Friday Folktime

Friday Folk Time! This program focuses on folk tale (related) stories and a craft or activity aimed at elementary age home schoolers and any kid around the area that wants to visit with us!  EVERY Friday morning, 10-11am.

Bugbee Book Discussion, May 5th @ 12:45

Generally meeting on the first Friday of the month,  at 12:45 p.m.,  join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry.  We next gather  to discuss  Kindred by Octavia E. Butler.   Copies are available for borrowing through the Quechee/Wilder Libraries.  Let the Bugbee Center staff or either library know if you would like a copy of the current selection delivered to the Center.  All are welcome!  

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.

Meetings

The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday,  May 8 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, May 3 at 6 p.m. They generally meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time.  The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, Mayl 10 at 11 a.m. at Quechee Library, they meet on the second Wednesday of each month.

OneCard!

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What: The OneCard is a project of Upper Valley Vermont libraries to allow patrons to use their home library card to borrow materials directly from any participating library.  Patrons receive the card according to home library requirements but are subject to borrowing regulations of loaning libraries.   Where:  Participating libraries are: Quechee, Wilder, Hartford, Hartland, Norwich, Fairlee, Bradford, Corinth, Chelsea, Windsor and Ascutney.         Who: Adult patrons (17 and over) of Quechee and Wilder Libraries with a minimum 3 month borrowing history in good standing.   How: Stop in at Q/W libraries to get the OneCard sticker for your library card. Show your library card at any of the participating libraries to check out materials from that library. Each library has its own policies about borrowing so make sure to ask before you check out. Continue to request interlibrary loan from the Q/W libraries and place your holds through us.

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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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