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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.

Red Sox Tickets Raffle

Raffle tickets are on sale at both libraries for two tickets to two different Red Sox games:  Aug. 18 against the Cleveland Indians and Aug. 20 against the Kansas City Royals.  These are grandstand seats in Section 27, behind third base, just under covr.  Tickets are $10 for two tickets, $20 for five tickets.

This raffle is part of the Aug. 10 benefit for the Quechee/Wilder Libraries sponsored by the Quechee Women’s Golf Association that will include a scramble, a luncheon and a great silent auction.  Watch for more information and participate in one or all parts.

Every Hero Has A Story: Kids’ Summer Series

Tuesdays at Quechee, and Fridays at Wilder, 4 p.m.

Pick up a flyer, check the website & bring kids to the libraries often this summer. Next on the Quechee schedule is a  program on Tuesday, July 28. Firefighter and hiker Tom Ritland will have photographs and equipment to show while he talks about fighting wildfires out west and hiking the John Muir trail.  We’ve got lots of books about the great environmental hero, John Muir, for adults and kids.  Tom’s photo show will be on the screen downstairs for an hour and he’ll be available for conversation.  Clay/trail map making activity for kids and a tent set-up for play.

This Friday, July 24, at the Wilder Library,  is the  time for every child to become a Super Hero!  Design a unique cape to reflect  personal super hero attributes!

super-hero-red-cape-mdSign up for the  summer reading program by clicking on the super hero button right here!  Just fill in the required info. Come to the library to update reading contract progress  and to get new books.

 

Mystery Monday @ 4

On the first Monday of each Month, a group of devoted mystery readers meets to discuss an author of the genre.  The August 3  discussion will focus on tmysteries by Finnish authors.  Many titles for borrowing are on display and new participants are always welcome to join the conversation upstairs at the Quechee Library.   This program is in anticipation of the Thursday, Aug. 27 special buffet and program at Dana’s By the Gorge when the Finnish folksingers (Vellamo) will perform and participate in a discussion:  What about these Scandinavian mysteries?? 

Fear No Labor: Union Organizing as seen in 4 Novels

Vermont Humanities  Book Discussion Series  

Mondays, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, 6p.m.  

Quechee Library   

Scholar Suzanne Brown leads this brand new series based on four novels about union organizing.  Borrow the books (Given Day by Dennis LeHane for July 20) and enjoy stimulating reading and discussion.    

Tea Theatre

Thursday August 6 @ 3 pm – Quechee Library

Join us in the cool, air-conditioned downstairs of Quechee for August’s first film of  our new theme, ‘Hot!’, as we screen ‘Duel in the Sun‘,  Set in 1880′s Texas  and starring Jennifer Jones and Gregory Peck, this film followed producer David Selznick’s blockbuster, ‘Gone With the Wind’.  As always,  refreshments and lively discussion abound – and newcomers are welcome!

See you at the movies!

Sci Fi Book Discussions

Nick Clemens, technical services librarian, facilitates a sci fi library book discussion series.  The next discussion will be Monday, August 3rd at 6 pm at the Quechee Library.

This month we are reading 19th Century SF Classics.  Read some or all of the stories listed below, all are available online for free with links:

Limited copies are available for short term borrowing and new participants are always welcome!  

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.

Meetings

The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, Aug. 10 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, August 5 at 6 p.m. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time.  The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, August 19 at 2 p.m. at Quechee Library.

Bugbee Book Discussion

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 August 7th to discuss Dashiell Hammett’s, The Thin Man.  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!  

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

Click here to locate Quechee Library, and here to locate Wilder Club and Library.