Pilgrimage: A Series, A Theme

John Elder defines pilgrimage as “a journey motivated by the power of old stories, a path along which ordinary citizens may pursue the traces of saints, heroes, or prophets.”    The Middlebury professor emeritus of English and Environmental Science will conclude our QW Library series with a special September  7 event focused on his book, Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa from Vermont to Italy in the footsteps of George Perkins Marsh.   Details soon.

First, we enjoy an amended Vermont Humanities Council book discussion series: Pilgrimage with three discussions let by scholar Suzanne Brown. These books are available for borrowing–along with many others that we hope will suggest the variety of pilgrimages possible and even inspire many a hike and many a reflection.

Books and dates are as follows with discussions beginning at 5:30 p.m. on these Mondays; join us for one or all:

June 19: Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen   July 17: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of PIlgrimage by Haruki Murakami                August 21:  The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald


Sci Fi Book Discussion, Monday, July 31 @ 6

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly sci fi book series. Next date is Monday, July 31 at 6 pm at the Quechee Library.  We will be discussing Annihilation, by Jeff Vandermeer.  This work is the first novel in the trilogy, The Southern Reach.

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

Mystery Monday, August 7 @ 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.  August’s author will be Greg Iles. Lots of titles to choose from at the Quechee and Wilder Libraries!  New members are  always welcome.

Bugbee Book Discussion, July 14th @ 12:45

Generally meeting on the first Friday of the month – but the second Friday this month,  at 12:45 p.m.,  join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry.  Copies of the current selection (Some Luck by Jane Smiley) 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!