FALL VHC SERIES: Pandemics, the Surreal and the Real

A new Vermont Humanities Council Series will again originate at Quechee Library as we confront this difficult year by looking at it through fiction with scholar Suzanne Brown.  Join us by pre-registering for socially distanced inside seating or a Zoom link as will be doing the series in this hybrid manner. Reading materials available at the library.

Monday, Sept. 21, 4:30 pm: When Reality is Surreal, Only Fiction Can Make Sense of it.  Contemporary short stories inspired by the 14th Century Decameron will be the material for this afternoon’s discussion.

Monday, Oct. 19, 4:30 pm: Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter. This classic novella is set during the 1918 pandemic.  In addition to discussing it, we will read aloud and and discuss poems from Kyrie by Ellen Voight Bryant.

Monday, Nov. 16, 3:30 pm: Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton.  This haunting book focuses on two outsiders, one traveling through space and one alone in the Arctic, in a transformed world.


Sci Fi Discussion, Monday, Sept. 21, 6 pm

Nick Clemens facilitates a monthly Science Fiction book series. Next date is Monday, Sept. 21 at 6 pm for a discussion of Forever War by Joe Halderman.   Copies are available for borrowing.  The group will have a hybrid meeting through Zoom  and in-person discussion at the Wilder Club and  Library.  Email info@quecheelibrary for links, books, and meeting reservation details.

Mystery Monday, Oct. 5, 4 pm

Generally meeting the first Monday of the month at 4 pm,  this lively discussion group will discuss books by Judith Flanders on Oct. 5   Several mysteries available now for borrowing. along with her non-fiction work: The invention of murder : how the Victorians revelled in death and detection and created modern crime. Participants may choose to participate by Zoom from home or join us downstairs at the Quechee Library, wearing masks and socially distanced. Pre-registration requested by emailing info@quecheelibrary.org or calling 295-1232


The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, Sept. 14 at 5  p.m.  The board meets on the second Monday of each month at this time.  This month the board will meet virtually.  Open to the public, the meeting can be attended by emailing info@quecheelibrary.org for the link.

The Wilder Board of Trustees  meets  generally on the first Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m.  The Friends of Q/W Libraries generally meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 11 am.

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.

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.