April is National Poetry Month

We invite all to browse and enjoy the library’s extensive poetry collection.  And, please write a haiku (or more)  to hang on our hibiscus plant! We’ve got the paper leaves ready for the pens.

Wilder Dances

Join  in the Wilder Dances! The goal is to create an accessible space for health, expression, and connection through dance and free form movement. Come move and be moved by music facilitated by Jes Raymond in an inclusive, non-judgmental, heart-centered space for our community. Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:45 in the WCL’s hall.  Library will be open as well for browsing and borrowing.

Financial Programs for Young Adults


Financial Literacy Month is coming up and we have a series of 5:30 pm workshops geared toward folks 18-30 set up each week with speakers from Claremont Financial Services & Summit Wealth Group. We are pleased to be offering this series in collaboration with Upper Valley Young Professionals.  Four dates & topics: Planning for Your First Home, at Quechee Library, Tues., April 23; CyberSecuring Your Finances: Why & How, at Quechee Library, Tues. April 30.


New York Times Here

Quechee/Wilder Libraries patrons now have  digital access to the daily New York Times. We are proud to be able to offer this important resource to our patrons, an important tool to understanding  today’s world as citizens and as individuals.  The Friends of our libraries have given us the additional resource of the New York Times Digital Cooking Access.
Click here to begin.    We are glad to help you navigate until familiar.

Print copies of the Valley News are also available at both libraries. The print Times is also  at the Quechee Library, donated by Jake’s Quechee Market.

Covers and Keys: Jazz Every Other Thursday–

Jake Kelleher, initiator of  Covers and Keys music at the libraries, will be back at the library every other Thursday evening (next night-April 18)  from 5 to 7 pm   and it will be all about jazz.  Stop in and listen while browsing the library or settling down for the evening.

The Wilder Club and Library version of Covers and Keys can be enjoyed most Friday afternoons as  Steve Rice,  Doug Morse, Bodie Kelton, and Richard Cook play a mix.

Needleworkers Unite

A new knitting group is starting up at the Wilder Club & Library.    Stop in, stitch, talk  and enjoy company and a shared interest—each winter Wednesday at 4 pm. The Quechee Needleworkers United is meeting virtually for the winter.  Email info@quecheelibrary.org for the link.Knitters, cross-stitchers, rug hookers, and all who seek inspiration and conversation are welcome to join. these groups.

Monday Mystery Discussion, May 6 at 4 pm

This group meets on the first Monday of each month.  For May 6 participants will be reading books by Kelly Greenwood.   Email info@quecheelibrary for Zoom link or stop in and join downstairs at the Quechee Library. Books available for borrowing and new participants welcome.


Enjoy stories and a related craft project. Ten a.m. on Tuesdays at Wilder and Wednesdays at Quechee.

Historical Fiction Discussion: Tues. May 21, 4 pm

Shoemaker’s Wife  by  Adriana Trigiani is the book for the next historical fiction discussion. Facilitated by Jim and Meg Schmidt via Zoom, the discussion group delves into the historical background and the novelist’s craft of a new title each  month. Email info@quecheelibrary.org to receive the Zoom link or join the group downstairs for our hybrid discussion. Copies are available for borrowing of this  epic novel spanning two continents and two wars and a song to artisanal work, food and friendship.

Sci Fi Discussion, Monday, April 29, 6 pm

The sci fi group meets monthly at Quechee Library.  Next date is Monday, April 29 at 6 pm for a discussion of Network Effect by Martha Wells.   New participants are welcome. Please join for any hybrid discussion.

Copies are available for borrowing at the library.

Bugbee Book Discussion, May 3, 1 pm

Join a book discussion group which generally meets on the first Friday of each month at 1pm. The book for May 3  is The Maid,  a heartwarming mystery by Nita Prose.  Attend in person or  through Zoom – please call the library or the Bugbee Center to receive your Zoom link.  Call the Bugbee Center or email info@quecheelibrary.org to get a copy of the book. Debbie Marcus facilitates the discussion. New participants welcome.

Covid Protocols within QW Libraries

Some Covid protocols ended  at the Quechee/Wilder Libraries as the pandemic moved toward a more endemic phase. Masks are still recommended  for longer stays in the libraries and may be required for programs with a large attendance.

We urge continued precautions and are grateful for your cooperation and often stated appreciation.  We will continue to monitor and amend when deemed necessary.  

Sorting Out Recycling and Composting

In our library  program last year 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.  While Hartford is no longer part of the GUVSWMD, Ham invites questions through his email at hgillett@marcvt.org. The district’s website provides additional information at https://www.guvswmd.org/ as does the Town of Hartford’s website at https://www.hartford-vt.org/services/public_works/recycling___solid_waste

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Senior Exercise at Wilder Club & Library

Growing Stronger, Living Longer: Strength and Balance Exercise
Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays  9a.m.-10a.m. @ Wilder Club & Library
Led by Gail Schaal (Certified Senior Fitness Instructor). $1 donation per session is appreciated to cover refreshments immediately following. Please carry in dry workout shoes,  Enjoy air conditioning on the hot days….and access to the library to stock up on books and dvds.


The Quechee Library Trustees  meets on the second Monday of most months at 5 p.m. Open to the public by requesting Zoom link from info@quecheelibrary.org or attending in person.  Most meetings are hybrid, but not all. Email for specific information.

The Wilder Club and Library Board of Trustees meets generally on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

The Friends’ steering committee generally meets the second Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Email info@quecheelibrary.org to join the email list of meeting dates and other Friends’ news.