Historical Fiction Discussion: Tues., Oct 11, 4 pm

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell 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 info@quecheelibrary.org to receive the Zoom link or reserve a spot downstairs for our hybrid discussion. Copies are available for borrowing. Award-winning Hamnet is a family saga that speculates about Shakespeare’s life in a heart-stopping, miraculous way according to critics.

Author Talk: “Inventing the ‘It’ Girl” Oct. 20, @6pm

Hilary Hallett, Columbia University associate professor of history and part-time Hartford resident, has written to acclaim: Inventing the It Girl: How Elinor Glyn created the Modern Romance and Conquered Early Hollywood.Glyn shaped Hollywood’s romantic aesthetic, coining the term “It Girl” for Clara Bow as the symbol of the first sexual revolution.
This book talk will be held in hybrid fashion.  Please email info@quecheelibrary.org for the Zoom link or to reserve an in-person seat.   Hilary will join us virtually from NYC. 
The book as well as the dvd for “IT”, starring Clara Bow in 1927 are available for borrowing.

Available to Borrow: Telescopes!

Telescopes are now available for borrowing from both of our sites. Additionally watch for group viewing nights later this summer.

Sci Fi Discussion, Monday, Oct. 31st @ 6 pm

The sci fi group meets monthly at Quechee Library.  Next date is Monday, October 31st at 6 pm for a discussion of  Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.   New participants are welcome.   Email info@quecheelibrary.org to receive the Zoom link   or to reserve a space downstairs. Please join for any discussion.

Copies are available for borrowing at the library.

Covid Protocols within QW Libraries

Many restrictions have been listed.  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 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/2203/Recycling-Solid-Waste

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: https://sustainablelebanon.wordpress.com/   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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Monday Mystery Discussion, Oct. 3rd, 4 pm

Gigi Pandian 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.


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, Sept. 12 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 Club and Library Board of Trustees  meets  generally on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.

The Friends’ steering committee next meets on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 11:30 pm and would enthusiastically welcome new participants.

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 info@quecheelibrary.org 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, Oct. 7, 1pm

Join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry usually on the first Friday of the month at 1pm.  The October discussion will be on The Bookseller of Kabul, by Asne Seierstad.  Attend  through Zoom – please call the library or the Bugbee Center to receive your Zoom link. Please call the Bugbee Center or email marieke@quecheelibrary.org to get a copy of the book.

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 info@quecheelibrary.org 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.