Storyteller and Artist Jools Skeet @Quechee Library Tuesday

Kids ages 5-11  enter the Universe of Stories series this week with the British artist and storyteller Jools Skeet.   Using imaginations they will collaborate on creating stories.   Just take a look at the delightful collages on exhibit in the main library and children’s room to be similarly inspired.  See  our “kids” page for more details and join as many of the 4 o’clock programs and activities this summer as possible.  Reading contracts available too.

Gilded Age: Then and Now

We have again created a book discussion series that will travel the state through the Vermont Humanities Council.  It starts with the 1893 Columbian Exposition and continues on through the spectacular age.  Portrayals of inventors, entrepreneurs, artists and lawyers include Henry James, Stanford White, Clarence Darrow, George Westinghouse, Thomas Edison, D.W. Griffiths and detective William Burns. Three novels and a narrative history illustrate that  time period in ways that in turn illuminate our own.  The series will be led by scholar Suzanne Brown.  The next session is Tuesday, July 2 at 5:30 pm.  Copies of The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore are available for borrowing for that evening’s discussion.  In addition, enjoy the related display on the main floor and consider more related reading.

Mystery Monday, July 1 @ 4 pm

Generally Meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected mystery authors. The theme for this month is Chicago, Chicago.  Many books are available for borrowing including the Stuart Kaminsky Lieberman series.

Sci Fi Discussion, Monday, June 24 @ 6pm

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly Science Fiction book series. Next date is Monday,  June 24 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library for a discussion of What it means when a man falls from the sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah.  Copies  are available for borrowing and new participants are always welcome.

Meetings

The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, July 8 at 5:30  p.m.  The board meets on the second Monday of each month at this time. The Wilder Board of Trustees next meets Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. They generally meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time.  The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, June 12 at 11 a.m at Quechee Library.  They generally meet on the second Wednesday of the month.

Frederick Douglass Reading

Wednesday July 3rd, 11am, Quechee Library (outside/weather permitting)

Fourth of July for the Negro”
Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Community members are invited to witness and/or join in the reading. Copies of the speech will be provided. Feel free to bring a chair as well as your voice!

Senior Exercise at Wilder Club & Library

Growing Stronger, Living Longer: Strength and Balance Exercise
Mondays and 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,  Enjoy air conditioning on the hot days….and access to the library to stock up on books and dvds.

Needleworkers 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.

Bugbee Book Discussion, Friday August 2

Join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry on the first Friday of the month at 12:45. Due to busy summer scheduling we will skip a July discussion.  The August book will be Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman.
Let the Bugbee Center staff or either library know if you would like a copy delivered to the Center. All are 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..

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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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