Northern Stage/Libraries Partnership: Free Raffle Tickets-A Doll’s House: Part 2

The new theater season is here, and once again Northern Stage has partnered with libraries to offer free tickets to its productions.   The first show is the Broadway smash hit of the unofficial sequel to Ibsen’s classic.

Just stop by one of our two libraries and pick up a raffle ticket for every item borrowed (limit 4 per visit).  Drawing is Friday, Sept.  20, at noon.

Meanwhile—in another part of the partnership, Northern Stage’s Youth Ensemble will be performing at  the Wilder Club and Library on Saturday, Oct. 19.   The public is welcome at no charge to this program of the 2019 Vermont Reads series for March.

Gilded Age: Then and Now

In partnership with the Vermont Humanities Council, we have again created a book discussion series that will travel the state after premiering here.  It starts with the 1893 Columbian Exposition and continues on through the spectacular age.  Portrayals of inventors, artists and lawyers include Henry James, Clarence Darrow, George Westinghouse, Thomas Edison, and D.W. Griffiths. Three novels and a narrative history illustrate that  time period in ways that in turn illuminate our own.  The popular series, led by scholar Suzanne Brown, has one more book discussion session on Sept. 17 at 5:30 pm.    Copies of The Maze of Windermere are available for borrowing for that evening’s discussion.  In addition, enjoy the related display on the main floor and consider more reading.

World’s Fair, Wed., October 2, 11am

 Join Jim and Meg Schmidt at the Quechee library for a discussion of this historical fiction book.  This is the third  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 E.L. Doctorow, World’s Fair is the story of a boy who must surrender his innocence to come of age, and a generation that must survive great hardship to reach its future as the forthcoming World’s Fair beckons in 1939.


Mystery Monday, October 7, @ 4 pm

Generally meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected mystery authors. This month read any ‘true crime’ book. Reporting vs. our usual  mysteries (often developed from true crime incidents) Many titles are available for borrowing.  Everyone welcome.

Sci Fi Discussion, Monday, Sept. 23, 6 pm

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly Science Fiction book series. Next date is Monday, September 23 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library for a discussion of  Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.  Copies  are available for borrowing.  Everyone welcome.


The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, Sept. 9 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, Sept. 11 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). $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, October 4

Join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry usually on the first Friday of the month at 12:45. The October book is the Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery.  ‘A surprising exploration into the wonder of consciousness’.
Let the Bugbee Center staff or either library know if you would like a copy delivered to the Center. All 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.