Invention of Wings, Wed., April 3, 11am

 Join Jim and Meg Schmidt at the Quechee library for a discussion of this historical fiction book.  This is the first in a new discussion series, Stories of History, facilitated by the Schmidts who will delve into the novelist’s craft and the historical background.    Written by Sue Monk Kidd, Invention of Wings looks at early pioneers of the abolitionist and suffragist movements through the characters of sisters living in Charleston.

VT READS 2019: Graphic Novels with James Sturm

Our series concludes Monday, April 15, 7 pm with a talk by James Sturm, co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies.  He will talk about how and why to read a graphic novel, about March, Book One, and about his own just published Off Season, a graphic novel set during the 2016 presidential campaign and already nationally praised.  Come pick up your copy of March.   Many related books and films are on display; browse our graphic novel selections too.

The February panel discussion on PROTEST:  EFFICACY? RIGHTS? RISKS? REWARDS? featured  Peter Teachout, Constitutional Law Professor at Vermont Law School, John Hall, Chair of the Hartford Committee on Racial Equity and Inclusion, and Jake Blum, co-founder of Systems Plus, and like, Peter Teachout, a worker in the south in 1964.  Photographer Jon Gilbert Fox moderated.

The second March program brought in  Marlboro College professor William Edelglass for an excellent presentation: A History of the Concept of Race, co-sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.

 

 

Mystery Monday, April 8 @ 4 pm

Genrally Meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected mystery authors. Many titles are available to borrow.  The April discussion will be on the second Monday to welcome back facilitator Charlotte Merrill.  Author for the month is Sophie Hannah.

Sci Fi Discussion, Monday, March 25 @ 6pm

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly Science Fiction book series. Next date is Monday,  March 25 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library for a discussion of Downward to the Earth  by Robert Silverberg.  Copies  are available for borrowing and new participants are always welcome.

Meetings

The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, March 11 at 5:00  p.m.  The board meets on the second Monday of each month at this time. The Wilder Board of Trustees next meets Wednesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. They generally meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time.  The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, March 13 at 11 a.m at Quechee Library.  They generally meet on the second Wednesday of the month.

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, April 5

Join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry on the first Friday of the month at 12:45.  The April discussion will be I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Let the Bugbee Center staff or either library know if you would like a copy delivered to the Center.   A grant from the White River Rotary supports large print copies.    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..

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

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