Nick Clemens, technical services librarian, facilitates a sci fi library book discussion series. The next discussion will be Monday, Feb. 23 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library. Copies of Blind Sight by Canadian author Peter Watts are available for borrowing.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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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Q/W Libraries is again be participating in Vermont Reads, a statewide community reading program sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. With a grant of 50 copies of the 2015 selection, Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie, a series of multi-generation programs will be offered.
Two book discussions will be held with the first at Bugbee Senior Center on Friday, March 6 at 12:45 and the second at the Quechee Library on Tuesday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m.
Watch for “storycorps @ your library” soon as we encourage some inter-generation interviews to capture the stories of our times and place.
The series began with the life streaming of Salmon Rushdie’s speech in Burlington: What’s the Use of Stories That Aren’t Even True which will be pertinent throughout the programs.
Copies of the book are available for borrowing and sharing.
Needleworkers get together at the Quechee Library to talk and share interests, skills and advice. Meeting weekly during the wintry weather on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., the group welcomes new participants.
Meeting on the first Monday of every month at 4 p.m., the discussions focus on one author of the genre and participants read titles from the collected works available at Quechee Library. On Monday, Feb. 2 the group discussion is about the French author and former foreign correspondent, Martin Walker. His mystery stories are set in the rural Perigord region of France, home of truffles, foie gras, great cheeses and wines. The series hero is a policeman, Bruno, who hunts, cooks, tries never to arrest anyone and, hates to carry his gun. Many titles are available for borrowing and new participants are always welcome!
Tuesday, Feb. 10 @ 3 pm – Quechee Library
Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren star in a international thriller. Join us for discussion and refreshments as and the show on the big screen at Quechee.
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.
Lego Club Winter Scheduling: The Kids’ Lego Club meets at the Wilder Club and Library on Thursdays at 3 p.m. We’ve got the Legos, books and themes to challenge (more Legos are always welcome). Build from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Quechee Lego Club is on winter break – we will return in the spring!
The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. They meet on the second Monday of each month at this time. The Wilder Board of Trustees next meet Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time. The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. at Quechee Library.
Meeting on the first Friday of the month, at 12:45 p.m., come and join a book discussion group led by Marieke Sperry. All are welcome! Just let the Bugbee Center staff or the library know if you would like a copy of the book being read and discussed. For February 6th, we will read Original Sin, by P.D. James.
In April the Quechee/Wilder Libraries become one of nearly 50 Vermont libraries in the VOKAL consortium, sharing a catalog and circulation system called Koha.
All libraries in our town of Hartford will now be on the same system and all residents can more readily access all the collections, use their patron cards at any Hartford Library and/or request that books be brought from one site to another. The easiest way to initiate these transfers as well as regular inter-library loan requests and reserves is to simply use the familiar online shopping method : a cart! Access your patron account, search for a title, click the “add to cart” link. When your cart is ready, click on the green cart button and then hit “send”. For details on this process, stop in for a new Digital Resources guide sheet or email us at info@quecheelibrary to have one sent.
An advantage of VOKAL is that patrons can see items from all the member libraries. Remember that the staff can still borrow for you from all Vermont libraries; continue to just ask for what you don’t see. Search QW Libraries first and always click on the title to see availability and locations. Remember too that titles come in various editions and there is no particular order. Scrolling to find the local copies will always speed things along. For full instructions on catalog and digital resources use, click here
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.