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High Tea and Art With the Friends

A high tea of  scones and clotted cream, fruit and cheese  precede a  talk by Landa Townsend about her artwork that will hang at Quechee Library through the month of June, celebrating the natural magic of the dragonfly.  The Friends’ brief annual meeting will include election of officers: Ann DeLoach, Jo Allsopp, Jane Meunier-Powell and Marsha Autilio.  The public is invited to join us for this hour on Thursday, May 30 at 5 pm.

4 Book Discussion Groups!

Here’s the monthly list. Pick up any title and join the conversation to match. In person or by Zoom link.

First Monday Mystery: Each month at 4 pm at the Quechee Library. Next discussion is on Keith MCafferty.

Sci Fi: Monday, May 20, 6 pm. Join in for A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Historical Fiction: Tuesday, May 21, 4 pm: the conversation is about Shoemaker’s Wife by Adrianna Trigiani.

A Bugbee Center Variety: Friday, June 7, 1 pm: All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art & Me


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

Watch for the storywalks rising up this summer all around town  & for our reading challenges for all ages.

Covers and Keys—and Dance

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.

Jes Raymond is in the hall at Wilder on Thursdays at 4:30 pm inviting all to join in an inclusive, non-judgemental space for health, expression, and connection through dance and free form movement.

Jazz with Jake at Quechee is on a summer hiatus.  Watch for other musical times.

With this music—it’s also a perfect time to browse the libraries’ shelves and read.

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.

Needleworkers Unite

A new knitting group is meeting at the Wilder Club & Library.    Stop in, stitch, talk  and enjoy company and a shared interest—each Wednesday at 4 pm.   Needleworkers United  meets at Quechee Library on Tuesday at 6:30 pm.  Whether knitting, crocheting, rughooking, stitching or any other needle endeavor,  all who seek inspiration and conversation are welcome to join these groups.

Covid Protocols within QW Libraries

Some Covid protocols ended  at the Quechee/Wilder Libraries as the pandemic moved toward a more endemic phase. Masks may be required for programs with a large attendance. We urge continued precautions.

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 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 to join the email list of meeting dates and other Friends’ news.

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. 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.