Great Dragon Hunt for Families

Families are invited to participate in the Great Vermont Dragon Hunt as Quechee/Wilder Libraries join over 100 libraries for this Vermont Fairy Tale Festival offshoot. Pre-register with or in-person at the libraries on Friday, Sept. 24 for a 10 day opportunity to find visual clues tied to fairytales. Success can be shown with a child’s photo or word description at each site. Daily clues will also be released on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

On Oct. 3 there will be a drawing for the grand prize of a Folkmanis Dragon puppet and golden egg.  First 15 completed entries will receive a small magnifying glass, and every participant will take home a dragon craft and a selection from the library booksale.

Cinema Club Starts Thursday, Sept. 23

Daring adventures, heartwarming tales, and cinematic masterpieces await you in the Quechee/Wilder Libraries Cinema Club (QWLCC)! We’re bringing the world of film to your door via our library subscription to Kanopy.   The first hybrid meeting will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 6 pm with the showing of a very short film depicting a man waking from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognizable language baffling linguistic experts from around the globe.

Contact to receive a Zoom link or to pre-register for an in-person seat (masks and vaccination confirmation required).

America Mob Violence Discussion Series

A three month book discussion series on America the Violent premiered here with a discussion of Cloudsplitter. Created by the Quechee Library staff with scholar Suzanne Brown, this series continues on Tuesday, Sept. 21st at 4:30 pm with a discussion of  The Rope and on Oct. 19 with Ox-Bow Incident.  Join for one or all sessions; books available for borrowing.   The discussions are now being offered in hybrid fashion and require pre-registration .  Email to receive the Zoom link on Aug. 17 or to reserve a space downstairs (vaccination required for the interior seat).  The Rope,  A True Story of  Murder, Heroism and the Dawn of the NAACP, published this year, received this comment: “This book is a timely and powerful history lesson wrapped inside a compelling true-crime thriller.”

Available to Borrow: Orion Telescope!

Storytimes are Back!

We are delighted to resume story times at both libraries.  Ten a.m. on Tuesdays at Wilder and Wednesdays at Quechee.

Sci Fi Discussion, Monday, Sept. 27, at 6 pm

The sci fi group meets monthly at Quechee Library.  Next date is Monday, Sept. 27 at 6 pm for a discussion of   Timescape.  New participants welcome.   Copies are available for borrowing at the library.

Monday Mystery Discussion,Oct. 4, 4 pm

This lively discussion group is reading  Deathtrap for the October meeting.   Email to receive the Zoom link for conversation or join the group meeting downstairs at the Quechee Library.


The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, Sept. 13 at 5  p.m.The board meets on the second Monday of each month at this time.   Open to the public. A Zoom link is available upon request.

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

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 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.

Bugbee Book Discussion, Friday, Oct 1st, 1pm

Join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry usually on the first Friday of the month at 1pm. We will be discussing Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge.   You can attend in person or through Zoom. Please call the Bugbee Center or email to get a copy of the book or to receive the Zoom link that day!
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.