Holiday Ornament-Making for All—12 Days

Twelve ornament projects will be available at 3 pm for those who come into the QW Libraries, Dec. 6-18.   Stop in as many days as convenient to pick up supplies and, if wished, get some spirited instruction and conversation.  Thanks to Charlotte Merrill for her leadership on this.  She’ll be offering help and cheer for the making of sleigh ornaments on Monday, Dec. 6 and snowflake fairies on Dec. 8.

Especially for kids, ages 5-11,  there will be workshops on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at Wilder Club and Library and Wednesday, Dec. 8 at Quechee Library.  Pre-registration is required so that social distancing can be maintained throughout the hour-long program.  Email to pre-register.

Historical Fiction Discussion: Tuesday, Dec. 14, 4 pm

Mr. Dickens and his Carol by Samantha Silva will be 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. This novel imagines the great 19th Century novelist’s days of writing the beloved Christmas Carol in an early London that comes to life with evocative historical detail.  Email to receive the Zoom link or reserve a spot downstairs for our hybrid discussion. Copies are available for borrowing.


Available to Borrow: Orion Telescope!

This  Orion telescope is now available for 3 day loans.   Enjoy the night sky earlier now that daylight savings time has ended and the days are shorter.

Sci Fi Discussion, Monday, Nov. 29, at 6 pm

The sci fi group meets monthly at Quechee Library.  Next date is Monday, Nov 29 at 6 pm for a discussion of   More Than Human.   New participants welcome.   Email to receive the Zoom link   or to reserve a space downstairs (vaccination and masks required for the interior seat). Please join for any discussion.

Copies are available for borrowing at the library.

Cinema Club Meets Thursday, Dec. 16 at 6 pm.

Join the Quechee WIlder Library Cinema Club for a discussion of two classics: A Farewell to Arms (1932) and His Girl Friday (1940). These films are available for watching before the meeting on dvd and on Kanopy.
Contact with any questions regarding accessing online Kanopy services. One-to-one assistance is an option if scheduled in advance.
Club meeting is Thursday, Dec. 16 at 6pm. MAX of 12 in-person, masked, and vaccinated attendees.

Contact to receive a Zoom link or to pre-register for an in-person seat.

Storytimes are Back!

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

Monday Mystery Discussion, Dec.6, 4 pm

This lively discussion group is reading Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson—-and exploring the 8 great classic mysteries that the contemporary author references.   For the December meeting email to receive the Zoom link for conversation or join the group (masked and vaccinated) downstairs at the Quechee Library.


The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, Dec. 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 Club and Library 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, Dec. 3, 1pm

Join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry usually on the first Friday of the month at 1pm.  The December book is  Hercule Poirot’s Christmas  by Agatha Christie. 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.