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, August 13 at 5:30 pm.  Copies of American Lightning are available for borrowing for that evening’s discussion.  In addition, enjoy the related display on the main floor and consider more related reading.

We are adding special programs for Tuesday, Sept. 3 when author Suzanne Hinman visits to read from and discuss her new book, The Grandest Madison Square Garden:  Art, Scandal and Architecture in Gilded Age New York.   Time is 5:30 pm, but come early  for a look at  vintage clothing of the time.  In between….chocolate extravaganza treats.  It all begins downstairs at 4:30 pm.

Mystery Monday, Aug. 5@ 4 pm

Generally Meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected mystery authors. The setting for this month is Texas and the author is Joe R. Lansdale.    Many titles are available for borrowing and new participants are always welcome.

Sci Fi Discussion, Monday, July 29 @ 6pm

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly Science Fiction book series. Next date is Monday,  July 29 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library for a discussion of  Tau Zero  by Poul Anderson.  Copies  are available for borrowing and new participants are always welcome.

Meetings

The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, Aug. 12 at 5  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, August 14 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, 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..

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

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 info@quecheelibrary.org 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.

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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