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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.

Take Back Day–Saturday, April 28

As part of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, the Hartford Community Coalition and Hartford Police Dept. will have representatives at the Quechee Library  from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with a safe disposal  box for turning in unused or expired medication.  The same opportunity is available at the Wilder Club and Library from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

VT READS 2018–Bread and Roses, Too!

 

Image of Vermont Reads 2017 logoQW Libraries is delighted to participate again in this statewide reading program to encourage multi-generation discussion of a special book and issues..  This year’s title Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson is a short novel  about a Massachusetts mill strike in 1912 and two young children sent to Barre, Vermont for their safety during the violent times.   We are offering several related programs; please join us for one or several and borrow one of the 50 copies of the book awarded our libraries.   We have several related dvds (Newsies, Pajama Game, Norma Rae, Made in L.A., The American Dream) and books available for supplementary reading.  We also recommend a pleasant journey to Barre to peruse archival materials and granite monument work.

For the final  programs in our series, we are very pleased to exhibit artwork by Charlet Davenport, informed by research by Kate MacMullan, commemorating Vermont millworking women, including Quechee Library’s own Pauline Cole.

*Solidarity Forever: Songs of Unions and Labor.  This Vermont Humanities Council program. developed and  presented by Mark Greenberg. includes live and recorded music to provide a survey of American labor songs from the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, through the Wobblies, and into the coal wars of the 1930s.  For centuries, working people have used songs to express protest and hope and as an organizing tool.  The I.W.W. (or Wobblies) led the 1912 Bread and Roses strike and is especially known for rousing and satirical songs, including Solidarity Forever.  Thursday, May 17, 5 p.m. at the Wilder Club and Library.

 

 

                                                                                           

  *A Northern Stage Youth Ensemble community outreach production will use Bread and Roses, Too as a jumping block for a show at the Wilder Club and Library.

Senior Exercise at Wilder Club & Library

Growing Stronger, Living Longer: Strength and Balance Exercise
Wednesdays 9a.m.-10a.m. @ Wilder Club & Library
Led by Gail Schaal (Certified Senior Fitness Instructor). Starts April 4th. $1 donation per session is appreciated to cover refreshments immediately following. Please carry in dry workout shoes

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.

Mystery Monday, May 7th @ 4 pm

Meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected authors of murders and mysteries.  Readers meet at 4 p.m. at Quechee on May 7 to discuss works by John Verdon.  Books are available at the Quechee and Wilder Libraries.  New members are always welcome.

Thank you for your support!

In December  the Hartford Selectboard  and town manager were considering a 10 % reduction in funding for the town’s three incorporated libraries. As this would have a substantial and harmful impact on town-wide library service, we asked your support in voicing your concern to the Hartford Town Manager and Selectboard.  Budget hearings coincided with our annual appeal.   Responses have  been significant and equally important.  The benefits of being an incorporated library in an engaged community are clearly multi-fold.  Ultimately the town manager recommended full funding of the library requests in the final proposed budget, which the Selectboard then accepted.   On town meeting day that budget was approved. We are grateful for that decision and for the articulate and passionate support voiced by you.  Our background page can be read here. for a fuller understanding of the Hartford libraries’  history, organization, differences and services.  Stop in often and enjoy the many resources you have helped to preserve and extend.

Bugbee Book Discussion, May 11th (Note Date CHANGE)

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 is Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett. Let the Bugbee Center staff or either library know if you would like a copy delivered to the Center.  All are welcome!  

Sci Fi Book Discussion, Monday, April 30th @ 6pm

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly sci fi book series. Next date is Monday, April 30 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library for a discussion of Triton by Samuel R. Delaney.  Copies are available for borrowing and new participants 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.

Meetings

The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, May 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, May 2 at 6 p.m. They generally meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time.  The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, May 9 at 11 a.m. at Quechee Library, they meet on the second Wednesday of each month.

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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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