Covers and Keys, Every Thursday Evening, 5-7 pm

Browse the shelves, check out books and dvds, or just pull up a chair.  Enjoy live music at the Quechee Library as Jake Kelleher, Steve Rice,  Doug Morse, Bodie Kelton, and others play a mix.  Expect some new musicians too.  Meanwhile, watch for a date at the Wilder Club and Library soon as well.

On December 15 at Quechee, there will be a one hour concert by classical pianist Matthew Taylor. Come at 5 pm for a special holiday treat.

Historical Fiction Discussion: Tues., Dec.13, 4 pm

The Stand  by Arif Anwar is the book for the next historical fiction discussion. Facilitated by Jim and Meg Schmidt via Zoom, the series delves into the historical background and the novelist’s craft of a new title each  month. Email to receive the Zoom link or reserve a spot downstairs for our hybrid discussion. Copies are available for borrowingof this book called a saga that crosses borders and time, both grand and intimate. The author chronicles through fiction five love stories and 60 years of Bangladeshi history.

Sci Fi Discussion, Monday, Nov. 28@ 6 pm

The sci fi group meets monthly at Quechee Library.  Next date is Monday, November 28 at 6 pm for a discussion of Autonomous. New participants are welcome. Email to receive the Zoom link or to reserve a space downstairs. Please join for any discussion.

Copies are available for borrowing at the library.

Bugbee Book Discussion, Dec. 5th, 1pm

Join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry usually on the first Friday of the month at 1pm.  However, the holidays change the December date to Monday, Dec. 5.  The  discussion will be on My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.  Attend  through Zoom – please call the library or the Bugbee Center to receive your Zoom link. Please call the Bugbee Center or email to get a copy of the book.

All are welcome!  

Monday Mystery Discussion, Dec. 5th, 4 pm

Loren D. Estleman is the author for this month. Participants can choose from the many titles. This lively discussion group will be hybrid.  Email marieke@quecheelibrary for Zoom link. Vaccinated and boosted people also have choice of indoor seat.

Needleworkers Unite—One way or another.

The weekly in-person gatherings of needleworkers  have halted due to pandemic concerns. Meanwhile, the needleworkers continue to meet, talk and share their textiles through Zoom. Email so we can provide access.

Tuesdays evenings at 6:30 pm. is the schedule. Knitters, cross-stitchers, rug hookers, and all who love textiles are welcome to join the conversations.

Covid Protocols within QW Libraries

Wearing of masks when in library for short periods of time is optional.  However, participants attending in-person programs and discussions of longer time spans must be vaccinated and boosted.  Almost all of our programs are offered in hybrid fashion so that virtual attendance is an option.

Sorting Out Recycling and Composting

On April 5th, Ham Gillett, Program/Outreach Coordinator for the Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste Management District, answered questions about what is both the ever-increasing complexity and importance of proper handling of waste. A short summary follows for those who could not attend our hybrid program.  While Hartford is no longer part of the GUVSWMD, Ham invites questions through his email at The district’s website provides additional information at as does the Town of Hartford’s website at

Ham began by providing dates for the following events: Styrofoam Recycling – April 16, 9-11 am at 227 Mechanic St. in Lebanon (behind Jake’s Coffee). Instructions for how and what to bring:   Household Hazardous Waste Collection – July 9, 9 am to 1 pm and Sept. 13, 1:30-5:30 pm at the Hartford Transfer Station.

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Enjoy stories and a related craft project. Ten a.m. on Tuesdays at Wilder and Wednesdays at Quechee. Masks required for all over the age of two.


The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, Dec. 12 at 5  p.m. The board meets on the second Monday of each month at this time. Open to the public

The Wilder Club and Library Board of Trustees meets generally on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.

The Friends’ steering committee meets Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 11:30 pm and would enthusiastically welcome new participants.

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. 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.