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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.

Punch and Judy at Quechee Library, Tues., June 28, 4 p.m.

Modern Times Theater will be performing a Punch and Judy puppet show at Quechee Library on Tuesday, June 28, 4 p.m.  The show is appropriate for ages 1-100 and is co-sponsored by the Vermont Dept. of Libraries.  “Punch and Judy” follows the troubles and travails of puppetry’s favorite loudmouth, Mr. Punch.  This is hand-puppetry at its best in a style that has entertained children for centuries.  It addition to the puppet show, the program also features live music, sing-a-longs, classic jokes and gags, and audience participation.

Modern Times Theater delights family audiences with their handmade wooden and papier mache puppets, in a modern Vermont update of the age-old Punch and Judy show. There will be live acoustic music on a variety of instruments, from the ukulele to the bicycle pump, as well as a thrilling puppet show, all calculated to delight and enlighten both children and their folks.

Rose Friedman and Justin Lander have been making and performing puppet shows together since 2003.  They are co-founders of Vermont Vaudeville, Vermont’s premier Vaudeville troupe.  Librarians say Modern Times Theater “engages all ages with their superb talent, wit and enthusiasm”, and “you must, must see them in person”!

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Balloon Festival Booksale Ongoing!

The Library Balloon Festival Booksale fills the downstairs room and continues through Saturday during library hours.  All items are half price until then.

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 next meets for our second session on Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. with Five Days at Memorial.  Copies are available now at the circ desk.

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.

Pre-schoolers Sing and Swing

“Sing and Swing: Music for the little music makers” . Early educator Jo Brambles provides an interactive program for pre-schoolers with rhythm and movement activities at the Quechee Library, Friday, July 15, 10 amJo will be back at Wilder Club and LIbrary on a monthly basis this fall.

Sci Fi Book Discussions

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly sci fi  book series. Next date is Monday, June27 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library.  We will discuss Ringworld..   Join for a lively discussion – copies are available for  borrowing and new participants are always welcome!

Mystery Monday/17th Century, June 27 @ 4

Meeting the first Monday of the month ( usually!), this group discusses selected authors of the genre.  Readers meet at 4 p.m. to discuss murders and mysteries -July’s discussion, however, will take place on Monday, June 27 and features Eight by Kathleen Neville and other ‘chess’ mysteries.  Borrow  from the many titles on display and join the conversation!

Meetings

The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, July 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, July 6 at 6 p.m. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time.  The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, July 13  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.

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 July 1 to discuss Atul Gawande’s  Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End .   “Being Mortal” is a valuable contribution to the growing literature on aging, death and dying.   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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