Reading Frederick Douglass Together: Saturday, July 2, 11 am

Join us as we once again read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Community members are invited to witness and/or join in the reading at and around the Quechee Green gazebo on Saturday, July 2, 11 am.

This year’s event is co-sponsored by the Quechee Public Library and the Quechee Club’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council.  There will be copies of the speech available at the green.    We are hoping for a large turnout, rain or shine.

Ukrainians in Fiction and History

To better understand the history and the resilient spirit of Ukrainians, join a three part discussion this summer.  The series, supported by a Vermont Humanities grant, will begin with two  discussions of novels, Grey Bees and Sweet Daruysa, led by scholar Suzanne Brown on Monday, June 27 and July 25 at 4:30 pm.  It will conclude Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 4:30 pm with a  conversation with Natalia May who will provide information on her own work, as a Russian Vermonter, helping Ukrainian refugees and citizens.

The discussions will be held in hybrid form; participants may request an in-person seat or a Zoom link. For in-person program attendance, participants need to be vaccinated and boosted.

Copies of the books may be borrowed.  Many additional resources are available and the discussions will include background videos.  Sunflowers inside and out (and seed packets (from  to take home) indicate support.  The books and conversations will, we hope, help to sort the dreadful, ongoing news, and offer ways to be inspired to support ongoing efforts.

Available to Borrow: Telescopes!

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

Yoga Wed,, July 27, 11 am—for all ages and spirits

Pam Miles (Mighty Yoga & Twin Farms) leads a multi -age basic yoga  1 hour session on the Quechee Green. Bring a mat or blanket!  (in case of rain meet downstairs at QPL)

Sci Fi Discussion, Monday, July 25 at 6 pm

The sci fi group meets monthly at Quechee Library.  Next date is Monday, July 25  at 6 pm for a discussion of   Ender’s Game.   New participants are welcome.   Email to receive the Zoom link   or to reserve a space downstairs. Please join for any discussion.

Copies are available for borrowing at the library.

Cinema Club Meets Thursday, July 21 at 6 pm.

Join the Quechee WIlder Library Cinema Club. 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. The next Club meeting is Thursday, July 21 at 6pm.

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

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 The district’s website provides additional information at as does the Town of Hartford’s website at

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:   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, July 11, 4 pm

Elly Griffiths 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. Due to the July 4th holiday, the discussion is the second Monday of the month rather than the usual first.


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.


Quechee Library Board of Trustees  Special Session     Tues., June 28, 5 pm:  Year end fund allocation and trustee election

The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, July 11 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, June 15 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 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, July 1, 1pm

Join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry usually on the first Friday of the month at 1pm.  The July discussion  (no discussion in June) will be on The 100-year-old man who climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared,  Attend  through Zoom – please call the library or the Bugbee Center to receive your Zoom link or register for a seat for the hybrid discussion. Please call the Bugbee Center or email 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 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.