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Whether at the Quechee Library or the reading room in the historic Wilder Clubhouse, patrons will find a coordinated library service. As new members of VOKAL, we invite you to enjoy browsing the larger catalogs and to contact us at info@quecheelibrary.org to request loans or with questions about QWLibraries OnLine resources. Find us as well in White River Jct. through the Upper Valley Co-op and the Bugbee Senior Center.

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Quechee Library Hours     (802-295-1232)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-6
Tuesday, Thursday 2-7
Saturday 9-2
Storytime: Wednesday @ 10 a.m.

Wilder Library Hours     (802-295-6341)
Tuesday 10-1
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 2-6
Saturday 10-1
Storytime: Tuesday @ 10 a.m.

Facebook & Instagram Mechanics: Uses and Concerns

Wilder Club and Library, Thursday, March 22 at 5 p.m.    A brief tutorial will be offered for those new to (or looking for additional hints) on using social media personally or for a business.  This will be followed by a general discussion of the negatives and positives of these powerful means of communication.   Facilitators are Nick Clemens and Marieke Sperry.  Hands-on help will be available the following Thursday  if there is pre-registration.

Senior Exercise at Wilder Club & Library

Growing Stronger, Living Longer: Strength and Balance Exercise
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

VT READS 2018–Bread and Roses, Too!


Image of Vermont Reads 2017 logoQW Libraries is delighted to participate again in this statewide reading program to encourage multi-generation discussion of a special book and issues..  This year’s title Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson is a short novel  about a Massachusetts mill strike in 1912 and two young children sent to Barre, Vermont for their safety during the violent times.   We will be offering several related programs; please join us for one or several and borrow one of the 50 copies of the book awarded our libraries.  Dates will soon be announced for these programs:

*Screening of Newsies, a musical based on the NYC city newsboy strike of 1899.   Check out as well several dvds purchased on related labor themes.  Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m., followed by a related craft project for children ages 7-12.

*Protest Art: Open Studio with Kim Zoe Potter for ages 8-14 on Fridays, March 23 and April 6, 3 p.m.   All are invited to consider causes and art for signs inspired by both Bread and Roses, Too and by current events.  Opportunity to create signs and discuss them at the April 13 event below.

*Display of  protest art signs made by students and multi-generational book discussion.  Hear an 11 year old imagining this past and a grandmother recalling her childhood in Lawrence.  Friday, April 13, 3 p.m. at the Quechee Library.  Refreshments too.

*Solidarity Forever: Songs of Unions and Labor.  This Vermont Humanities Council program. developed and  presented by Mark Greenberg. includes live and recorded music to provide a survey of American labor songs from the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, through the Wobblies, and into the coal wars of the 1930s.  For centuries, working people have used songs to express protest and hope and as an organizing tool.  The I.W.W. (or Wobblies) led the 1912 Bread and Roses strike and is especially known for rousing and satirical songs, including Solidarity Forever.  Date and place to be announced.

*Bugbee Senior Center Book Discussion:  All are welcome to join in the conversation on Friday, April 6 at 12:45 p.m.



  *A Northern Stage Youth Ensemble community outreach production will use Bread and Roses, Too as a jumping block for a show at the Wilder Club and Library.

Thank you for your support!

In December  the Hartford Selectboard  and town manager were considering a 10 % reduction in funding for the town’s three incorporated libraries. As this would have a substantial and harmful impact on town-wide library service, we asked your support in voicing your concern to the Hartford Town Manager and Selectboard.  Budget hearings coincided with our annual appeal.   Responses have  been significant and equally important.  The benefits of being an incorporated library in an engaged community are clearly multi-fold.  Ultimately the town manager recommended full funding of the library requests in the final proposed budget, which the Selectboard then accepted.   On town meeting day that budget was approved. We are grateful for that decision and for the articulate and passionate support voiced by you.  Our background page can be read here. for a fuller understanding of the Hartford libraries’  history, organization, differences and services.  Stop in often and enjoy the many resources you have helped to preserve and extend.

Mystery Monday, April 2nd @ 4 pm

Meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected authors of murders and mysteries.  Readers meet at 4 p.m. at Quechee on April 2 to discuss Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz.  Books are available at the Quechee and Wilder Libraries.  New members are always welcome.

Needleworkers Re-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 6th

Generally meeting on the first Friday of the month, at 12:45 p.m.,  join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry.  The current selection is VTReads 2018 ‘Bread and Roses, Too’ by VT author Katherine Paterson. Let the Bugbee Center staff or either library know if you would like a copy delivered to the Center.  All are welcome!  

Sci Fi Book Discussion, Monday, March 26th @ 6pm

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly sci fi book series. Next date is Monday, March 26 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library for a discussion of Dragon Flight by Anne McCaffrey.  Copies are available for borrowing and new participants are always welcome.

Wilder Club and Library Wins Cultural Facilities Grant

We are delighted to announce that the Wilder Club & Library has been awarded a Cultural Facilities Grant in the amount of $7200 toward the installation of an air conditioning system in the main hall/auditorium of our historic clubhouse.   The system will both cool the hall during hot days and aid in heat efficiency in winter.   The trustees are most grateful for this grant.  The project has also been supported by the Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation, the Byrne Foundation and the Friends of the Quechee/Wilder Libraries.  The project was recently completed in advance of the Montpelier awards ceremony in early 2017.


The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, April 9 at 5:30  p.m.  The board meets on the second Monday of each month at this time. The Wilder Board of Trustees next meet Wednesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. They generally meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time.  The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, March 14 at 11 a.m. at Quechee Library, they meet on the second Wednesday of each month.

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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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