On the first Monday of each Month, a group of devoted mystery readers meets to discuss an author of the genre. The May 4th discussion will focus on the writings of Icelandic author, Arnaldur Indridason. Titles for borrowing are on display and new participants are always welcome to join the conversation upstairs at the Quechee Library. If you haven’t already, discover the adventures of Detective Erlendur!
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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Nick Clemens, technical services librarian, facilitates a sci fi library book discussion series. The next discussion will be Monday, May 18th at 6 pm at the Quechee Library. We will be reading William Gibson’s 1984 debut novel, Neuromancer. This seminal work won the Nebula, Hugo, and Philip K. Dick awards. Copies are available for borrowing and new participants are always welcome!
Welcome Jeff Lent back to the Quechee Library on Tuesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. for a talk about his new novel, A Slant of Light. Nationally acclaimed, the Vermont author has written a novel set in the post-Civil War era in the pastoral Finger Lakes region of New York. Books are available for buying and signing as well as a premium for Friends’ membership. The program immediately follows a very brief annual meeting of the Friends of the Quechee/Wilder Libraries. The public is invited for the evening. Maple treats too.
Q/W Libraries is again 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 was developed.
Browse and read some of the many works by Salman Rushdie on display. Also available is the DVD of Midnight’s Children and the CD of the memoir Joseph Anton.
Rushdie is internationally acclaimed author and an ardent leader for free speech. The witty parable, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, was written for his 11 year old son by Rushdie during the years of the fatwa issued after the publication of Satanic Verses. It has since been loved by all ages for its word play, humor and allegory. Our scheduled discussions are done…but we encourage all to read and share this book with family, friends and community. Enjoy the upcoming series on Vermont Public Radio, enjoy the additional resources at www.Vermont Reads 2015, and soon– an opportunity to participate in our libraries’ version of Storycorps. Marieke will be available most Friday mornings to record stories with a friend or family member. Email her at email@example.com. Let’s keep storytelling alive!
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.
Tuesday, May 5 @ 3 pm – Quechee Library
Tea Theater continues, as we view and discuss the topic of ’Fashion Icons’. Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn star in another classic. Lively discussion and delightful refreshments accompany the show. See you downstairs at Quechee!
Our Lego Club meets every Thursday at Wilder Club and Library, and every Friday at Quechee.
Join Childrens’ Librarian Marieke Sperry at either location for a series of 9 ‘go at your own pace’ design challenges. A prize is awarded when all are mastered.
We have added more Legos to the sites, provided by the Friends of the Quechee/Wilder Libraries. Build from 3:00-4:00. Newcomers are ALWAYS welcome.
The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, May 11 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, May 6 at 6 p.m. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time. The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, May 13 at 2 p.m. at Quechee Library.
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 meet May 1 to discuss The Samurai’s Garden. Let the Bugbee Center staff or the library know if you would like a copy of the current selection delivered to the Center. All are welcome!
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.