Vermont Reads 2020: The Hate U Give

Please pick up your copy this sadly timely book.  Some of our 40 copies remain after our initial discussion.  A follow up discussion of a related book, The Revisioners, will be held by pre-registration at the Quechee Library and through a Zoom link.  Copies of that are also available for Monday, June 15 at 4 pm.

Each year the QW Libraries participate in the Vermont Humanities Council statewide reading, creating a series of programs.  This year our series has been rescheduled and shortened due to the pandemic.  But we remain committed to the effort and ask that you share your copy of The Hate U Give.  Copies of the dvd are available for borrowing.

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: The measure of an education is that you acquire some idea of the extent of your ignorance.

— Christopher Hitchens

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Sci Fi Discussion, Monday, June 29, 6 pm

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly Science Fiction book series. Next date is Monday, June 29 at 6 pm for a discussion of The Power by Naomi Alderman. Copies are available for borrowing.  The group will meet through a combination of  participation at the Quechee Library (masks required and outdoors if weather permits) as well as by requesting a Zoom link.


The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, June 8 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 at 11 am.  The Wilder trustees and the Friends will resume their meetings once the libraries can safely re-open after the Covid-19 outbreak.

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, July 6, 4 pm

Generally meeting the first Monday of the month at 4 pm,  this group resumes discussions in July with a look at  author John D. MacDonald and his hard-boiled, houseboat-living detective, Travis McGee.  Books are available for borrowing.   Participants will wear masks and be socially distanced downstairs.

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.

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.