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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.

Vikings, Hnefatafl, and Chess…for all ages and levels

During the week of July 19, we will have Kristan Wheaton, associate professor of intelligence studies at Mercyhurst University and  recipient of the CIA Seal Medallion, as Quechee Library guest speaker (and competitor).  On Tuesday, the 19th at 4 p.m., he will share his love of Vikings with kids ages 5 to 12 and introduce them to the historic game of Hnefatafl.  On Friday, he will give a gaming theory talk for adults at 7 p.m. and join in the Hnefatafl and chess tournament on Saturday. The tournament, 1-4 p.m., is open to all.

Chess Programs begin….

Ivory Vikings, The Mystery of the Lewis Chessmen is an illustrated presentation by author Nancy Marie Brown about the world’s most famous chess pieces, now thought to have been carved by an Icelandic woman in the 13th century.  The Vermont Humanities Council program begins at 7 p.m.,Tuesday, June 7,  immediately after a brief Friends of the Library meeting.  Refreshments and chess sets on display add to the Quechee Library event.  The public is invited to this and to the library’s open chess tournament on Saturday, July 23, 1-4 p.m. 

VHC Book Discussion: Hard Look at America

Suzanne Brown will lead this 4 part discussion series on books of Pulitizer-prize winning journalism.  The Vermont Humanities Council series begins on Thursday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. with All the President’s Men.  Copies are available now at the circ desk.

Pre-schoolers Sing and Swing at Wilder

“Sing and Swing: Music for the little music makers” at the Wilder Club and Library,  78 Norwich Ave.  Early educator Jo Brambles provides an interactive program for pre-schoolers with rhythm and movement activities on  Tuesday, June 7, 10 am.

Friday Folk Time at 10 a.m.

Children are invited to a new Friday program at the Quechee Library .  We’ll have folk tales and related projects for children five and above.

Sci Fi Book Discussions

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly sci fi  book series. Next date is Monday, May 23rd at 6 pm at the Quechee Library.  We will discuss the new work by Charlie Jane Anders, All the Birds in the Sky, reviewed as  ‘stunning, a novel about the end of the world – – and  the beginning of our future.’  Join for a lively discussion – copies are available for  borrowing and new participants are always welcome!

Mystery Monday/17th Century, June 6 @ 4

Meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected authors of the genre.  Readers meet at 4 p.m. to discuss murders and mysteries – this month will feature those set in the 1600s.  Borrow  from the many titles on display and join the conversation!


The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, June 13 at 5 p.m.  The board meets on the second Monday of each month at this time. The Wilder Board of Trustees next meet Wednesday, June 1 at 6 p.m. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time.  The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, June 8 at  11 a.m. at Quechee Library, they meet on the second Wednesday of each month.



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.

Bugbee Book Discussion

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 June 10 to discuss Anne-Marie O’Connor’s The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer.  In this novel,  a masterfully told tale of suspense, readers will find a look at turn-of-the-century Vienna;  a shimmering painting, a subject and a painter, with the fate of each forever intertwined.  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!  

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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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