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Holiday Season Information

Since this holiday season coincides with  pandemic surges, we are taking every possible precaution.  Through Dec. 11, we will welcome your requests for pick up bin service and accept appointments for 15 minute in-library visits.  Email info@quecheelibrary.org or call 295-1232 to make those appointments.

We hope to re-open more fully Dec. 12-23rd, closing again Dec. 24-Jan. 2.   Stock up with our wonderful materials (including special take-home ornament projects for kids) as we share our holiday wishes for a safe and grateful season.

All patrons entering the building must limit visits to 15 minutes and drop name and contact information into a covered box at the front entry.  The information would be used only if necessary for Covid exposure tracing and otherwise discarded after 30 days.

Place holds on-line as usual for pick up bin service through koha on our website or just email us. Staff will answering phone and emails as always.

 

Historical Fiction Discussion, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 4 pm

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin will be the book for a virtual historical fiction discussion. To participate email info@quecheelibrary.org for the Zoom link. Facilitated by Jim and Meg Schmidt, the series delves into the historical background and the novelist’s craft of a new title each month.     Copies available for borrowing of the story set just after WWII feature the young Eilis Lacey as she is sent by her family and a priest from small-town Ireland to work in a department store on Brooklyn’s Fulton St.  The era comes alive in Toibin’s hands who writes, according to the Globe, with “mesmerizing power and skill.”

 

Sci Fi Discussion, Monday, Nov. 30, 6 pm

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly Science Fiction book series. Next date is Monday, Nov. 30 at 6 pm for a discussion of Jurassic Park  by Michael Crichton.   Copies are available for borrowing.  The group will have a  meeting through Zoom. Email info@quecheelibrary for link.

Mystery Monday, Dec. 7th, 4 pm

Generally meeting the first Monday of the month at 4 pm,  this lively discussion group will discuss books by J. Todd Scott on December 7th.   Several mysteries available now for borrowing. Participants may choose to participate by Zoom from home. Pre-registration requested by emailing info@quecheelibrary.org or calling 295-1232

Meetings

The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, Dec. 14 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 info@quecheelibrary.org for the link.

The Wilder Board of Trustees  meets  generally on the first Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m.  The Friends of Q/W Libraries generally meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 11 am.

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 info@quecheelibrary.org 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 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.