May Quotes

Greeting the month of May. As we wait to re-open our libraries, we’ll place a new daily quote here.  Cheer and broadening perspectives for us all, if not quite a dance around the May pole.

Today’s quote: It seems to me a kind of ingratitude not to care about the plants that grow around about our dwellings, since we see them every day and they nourish us.

— John Aubrey

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Vermont Reads 2020: The Hate U Give

As always the QW Libraries are pleased to participate in this statewide one-book community reading program.  We have 40 copies of the title to loan (just ask if you’d like to  keep and share).  Pick one up and join us for the following local series.  DVDs available as well.  All dates were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We urge you to get your copy.  We had a good discussion via Zoom on May 26.  Join us for the Revisioners discussion (email for Zoom link).  Meanwhile, we are keeping copies of The Hate U Give on our Little Free Library shelves and welcome you to take a copy and share.
Mon. June 15, 4 pm-The Revisioners.  A book discussion of this novel by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, an epic from days of slavery through today.  Led by Historical Fiction Group facilitators Meg & Jim Schmidt.
TBA, 5 pm–Screening of the documentary, Change the Subject, produced by Dartmouth students and staff to capture their confrontation of anti-immigrant sentiment in library catalogs.  Watch the story from Baker-Berry Library to the Halls of Congress.  Conversation with Dartmouth librarians follows screening. With all these 5 pm programs, count on library trademark refreshments.
TBA, 12:45pm : Bugbee Senior Center
discussion about the issues raised in two books and across generations: The Hate U Give and The Revisioners.


Sci Fi Discussion, Monday, May 18, 6 pm–Virtually

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly Science Fiction book series. Next date is Monday, May 18 at 6 pm for a discussion of Gulliver’s Travels.  The book is available for free at by request in the pick up bin at the library.   Instead of meeting as usual  at the Quechee Library, the group will meet online through Zoom.   Email for access link and join.   Title for June is The Power by Naomi Alderman. Hopefully, that meeting will be a combination of Zoom and a limited number of pre-registered participants at the library (to keep good social distancing).


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.  This month the board will meet virtually.  Open to the public, the meeting can be attended by emailing for the link.

The Wilder Board of Trustees  meets  generally on the first Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m.  The Friends generally meet on the second Wednesday of the month.  The Wilder trustees and the Friends will resume their meetings once the libraries can safely re-open after the Covid-19 outbreak.

David Macaulay Exhibit

A traveling exhibit of 30 artworks by David Macaulay is on display at the Wilder Club and Library.  Once we reopen stop in during library hours to enjoy the amazing illustrations by one of Vermont’s most acclaimed authors whose books have sold millions of copies and been translated into a dozen languages.  The exhibit is in the main hall while many of his books are available for borrowing in our libraries.

April is National Poetry Month: here’s what we read

National Poetry Month has over 24 years become a beloved literary celebration. Click “continue reading” to see a record of the Quechee Library’s daily poetry updates for April 2020.
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Mystery Monday 4 pm: Date to be announced

Generally meeting the first Monday of the month at 4 pm,  this group is in hiatus during the library closing.  We will update with the  return of Charlotte to lead the discussion on Dick Francis’ many mysteries.Titles are available for borrowing.  Everyone welcome.

Senior Exercise at Wilder Club & Library

Growing Stronger, Living Longer: Strength and Balance Exercise
Mondays and Wednesdays 9a.m.-10a.m. @ Wilder Club & Library—Cancelled until further notice due to coronavirus outbreak.
Led by Gail Schaal (Certified Senior Fitness Instructor). $1 donation per session is appreciated to cover refreshments immediately following. Please carry in dry workout shoes,  Enjoy air conditioning on the hot days….and access to the library to stock up on books and dvds.

Needleworkers Unite—One way or another.

The weekly gatherings of needleworkers at the Quechee Library will now take a hiatus due to the need for social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak.  Stay well, keep making textiles and  look forward to resuming these evenings in person as soon as it is safe. Meanwhile, the needleworkers will have a chance to gather together through Zoom.  Email so we can provide access.

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.

Bugbee Book Discussion–Postponed

Join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry usually on the first Friday of the month at 12:45. We will be discussing Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate when we can again gather at Bugbee.
Call 295-1232 or email if you would like a copy.  All are welcome!  

Upper Valley Co-op for Library Service

The Quechee/ Wilder  Libraries will deliver your book requests to the pickup box located in the café area.  Email for such requests. You can return books 24 hours a day 7 days a week using the drop box outside the Co-op entrance, or at either library. Membership applications available at the pick-up box</br>The Upper Valley Food Co-op and the Quechee Library are pleased to be working together to help you find the information you need and bring services directly to you in WRJ.