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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.

Solar Eclipse Viewing—with an astronomer at Quechee

Monday, Aug. 21,  1:30 – 3pm.
A total solar eclipse will be visible in parts of the USA (from Oregon to South Carolina) starting at 1:15pm on Aug. 21. In Quechee, a partial solar eclipse will be visible.  Come to the Quechee Public library to view the sun through a special solar telescope, or safely through special solar viewing glasses.  Live streams of the total solar eclipse from various locations in the USA will be displayed inside the library, while solar viewing will occur outside, weather permitting.  Dartmouth astronomy professor Brian Chaboyer will lead the viewing sessions and be available to answer questions.    We’ll have a kids’ craft project available for young science-minded artists too.

Reminder:  Rings of Saturn book discussion is very appropriately scheduled for tonight at 5:30 with scholar Suzanne Brown.  Books available now.

Pilgrimage: A Series, A Theme

John Elder defines pilgrimage as “a journey motivated by the power of old stories, a path along which ordinary citizens may pursue the traces of saints, heroes, or prophets.”    The Middlebury professor emeritus of English and Environmental Science will conclude our QW Library series with a special September  7 event focused on his book, Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa from Vermont to Italy in the footsteps of George Perkins Marsh.   Details soon.

First, we enjoy an amended Vermont Humanities Council book discussion series: Pilgrimage with three discussions let by scholar Suzanne Brown. These books are available for borrowing–along with many others that we hope will suggest the variety of pilgrimages possible and even inspire many a hike and many a reflection.

Books and dates are as follows with discussions beginning at 5:30 p.m. on these Mondays; join us for one or all:

June 19: Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen   July 17: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of PIlgrimage by Haruki Murakami                August 21:  The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald

 

Sci Fi Book Discussion, Monday, July 31 @ 6

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly sci fi book series. Next date is Monday, July 31 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library.  We will be discussing Annihilation, by Jeff Vandermeer.  This work is the first novel in the trilogy, The Southern Reach.

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

Mystery Monday, August 7 @ 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.  August’s author will be Greg Iles. Lots of titles to choose from at the Quechee and Wilder Libraries!  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.

Bugbee Book Discussion, August 4th @ 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.  The current selection, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce begins with the arrival of an unexpected letter and an impulsive act.   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 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, August 14 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, August 2 at 6 p.m. They generally meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time.  The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, August 9 at 11 a.m. at Quechee Library, they meet on the second Wednesday of each month.

OneCard!

Onecard-patron

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.

VOKAL & What that means for Catalog Use

As a member of  the VOKAL consortium of 50 Vermont Libraries, the Quechee/Wilder Libraries  share a catalog and circulation system called Koha.

All libraries in our town of Hartford arel now 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

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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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