Programs

Poets Present! Thursday, June 8, 7 p.m.

Vermont poet laureate Chard deNiord joins Norwich poet Pamela Harrison at the Quechee Library for a conversation about their work, highlighted with readings from their newest volumes.  For Pam, that book is Glory Bush & Green Banana,  a collection stemming from her year on a Caribbean Island with her physician husband, Dennis McCullough,  and their young daughter.

DeNiord is currently a professor of English at Providence College and the Poet Laureate of Vermont. He lives in Westminster West and became a poet after divinity studies at Yale.  In a Valley News column, he quoted  the great modernist poet William Carlos Williams, “it is difficult/ to get the news from poems,/ yet men die miserably every day/ for lack of what is found there.”  In addition to his volumes of poetry and many teaching posts, DeNiord has edited Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers. Stapled Songs: Conversations and Reflections on 20th Century American Poets.  The books are available for borrowing at the library and will be available for purchase and signing in June.

The Friends of the Library will hold their annual meeting just prior to the 7 p.m. program.  The public is invited to come early for refreshments.

Sci Fi Book Discussion, Monday, June 26 @ 6

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly sci fi book series. Next date is Monday, June 26 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library.  We will be discussing Her Smoke Rose Up Forever, by James Tiptree, Jr.  This work is a collection of science fiction and fantasy stories.

Join us for a lively discussion – copies are available for  borrowing and new participants are always welcome!

Mystery Monday, June 5 @ 4

Meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected authors of murders and mysteries.  Readers meet at 4 p.m. at Quechee.  June’s  author will be CJ BOX. Lots of titles to choose from at the Quechee and Wilder Libraries!  New members are  always welcome.

Bugbee Book Discussion, June 2nd @ 12:45

Generally meeting on the first Friday of the month,  at 12:45 p.m.,  join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry.  Copies of the current selection are available for borrowing through the Quechee/Wilder Libraries.  Let the Bugbee Center staff or either library know if you would like a copy delivered to the Center.  All are welcome!