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Whether at the Quechee Library or the reading room in the historic Wilder Clubhouse, patrons will find a coordinated library service. As new members of VOKAL, we invite you to enjoy browsing the larger catalogs and to contact us at info@quecheelibrary.org to request loans or with questions about QWLibraries OnLine resources. Find us as well in White River Jct. through the Upper Valley Co-op and the Bugbee Senior Center.


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Quechee Library Hours     (802-295-1232)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-6
Tuesday, Thursday 2-7
Saturday 9-2
Storytime: Wednesday @ 10 a.m.

Wilder Library Hours     (802-295-6341)
Tuesday 10-1
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 2-6
Saturday 10-1
Storytime: Tuesday @ 10 a.m.

Vermont Reads 2015

 Q/W Libraries is again be participating in  Vermont Reads, a statewide community reading program sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.  With a grant of 50 copies of the 2015 selection, Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie, a series of multi-generation programs will be offered.

Two book discussions will be held with the first at Bugbee Senior Center on Friday, March 6 at 12:45 and the second at the Quechee Library on Tuesday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m.

Watch for “storycorps @ your library” soon as we encourage some inter-generation interviews to capture the stories of our times and place.

The series began with the life streaming of Salmon Rushdie’s speech in Burlington: What’s the Use of Stories That Aren’t Even True  which will be pertinent throughout the programs.

Copies of the book are available for borrowing and sharing.

Mystery Monday @ 4

On the first Monday of each Monday, a group of devoted mystery readers meets to discuss an author of the genre.  The April  6 discussion will focus on Walter Moseley.  Titles for borrowing are on display and new participants are always welcome to join the conversation upstairs at the Quechee Library.  Meet Easy Rawlins and Fearless Jones this spring.

Needleworkers Unite

Needleworkers get together Tuesday evenings at the Quechee and Wilder Libraries to talk and share interests, skills and advice.  The (new) Wilder group meets from 5 p.m. until 9 and welcomes new participants at every level.  The Quechee gathering has ended for this winter (in hopes of encouraging spring).  Email info@quecheelibrary.org for more information.   Watch this site for weather cancellations.

Sci Fi Book Discussions

Nick Clemens, technical services librarian, facilitates a sci fi  library book discussion series.  The next discussion will be Monday, March 23rd at 6 pm at the Quechee Library.  Ursula Le Guin’s 1969 classic Left Hand of Darkness, ranked as one of the all time best of the genre, will be discussed.  Copies are available for borrowing and new participants are always welcome!  

Tea Theatre

Tuesday,  April 14 @ 3 pm – Quechee Library

On hiatus for March, Tea Theater will return in April.  Please join us as we view and discuss the topic of  ’Books into Movies’.  We will kick off our series with the 1954 adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, starring Kirk Douglas, Paul Lucas, and James Mason.  Lively discussion and delightful refreshments accompany the show.  See you downstairs at Quechee!

OneCard!

Onecard-patron

What: The OneCard is a project of Upper Valley Vermont libraries to allow patrons to use their home library card to borrow materials directly from any participating library.  Patrons receive the card according to home library requirements but are subject to borrowing regulations of loaning libraries.   Where:  Participating libraries are: Quechee, Wilder, Hartford, Hartland, Norwich, Fairlee, Bradford, Corinth, Chelsea, Windsor and Ascutney.         Who: Adult patrons (17 and over) of Quechee and Wilder Libraries with a minimum 3 month borrowing history in good standing.   How: Stop in at Q/W libraries to get the OneCard sticker for your library card. Show your library card at any of the participating libraries to check out materials from that library. Each library has its own policies about borrowing so make sure to ask before you check out. Continue to request interlibrary loan from the Q/W libraries and place your holds through us.

Legos at the Libraries

A Legos Club meets every Thursday at Wilder Club and Library; the Quechee group is on a brief seasonal hiatus.

With the (official) return of Spring, the Quechee Lego Club resumes Friday, March 20.  Join Childrens’ Librarian  Marieke Sperry for a series of  9 ‘go at your own pace’ challenges.  A prize is awarded when all are mastered. 

We have added Legos to the sites, provided by the Friends of the Quechee/Wilder Libraries.  Build from 3:00-4:00.  Newcomers are ALWAYS welcome.

Meetings

The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, March 9 at 5 p.m.  The board meets on the second Monday of each month at this time. The Wilder Board of Trustees next meet Wednesday, April 1 at 6 p.m. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time.  The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, March 18 at 2 p.m. at Quechee Library.

Bugbee Book Discussion

Meeting on the first Friday of the month,  at 12:45 p.m., join our book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry.  This year, as we again participate in Vermont Reads, the March discussion will focus on Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie.   An annual statewide community reading program, Vermont Reads is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.  Just let the Bugbee Center staff or the library know if you would like a copy of the book.  See you on Friday, March 6th at the Bugbee Center.  All are welcome!  

VOKAL & What that means for Catalog Use

In April  the Quechee/Wilder Libraries become one of nearly 50 Vermont libraries in the VOKAL consortium, sharing a catalog and circulation system called Koha.

All libraries in our town of Hartford will now be on the same system and all residents can more readily access all the collections, use their patron cards at any Hartford Library and/or request that books be brought from one site to another. The easiest way to initiate these transfers as well as regular inter-library loan requests and reserves is to simply use the familiar online shopping method : a cart! Access your patron account, search for a title, click the “add to cart” link. When your cart is ready, click on the green cart button and then hit “send”. For details on this process, stop in for a new Digital Resources guide sheet or email us at info@quecheelibrary to have one sent.

An advantage of VOKAL is that patrons can see items from all the member libraries. Remember that the staff can still borrow for you from all Vermont libraries; continue to just ask for what you don’t see. Search QW Libraries first and always click on the title to see availability and locations. Remember too that titles come in various editions and there is no particular order. Scrolling to find the local copies will always speed things along. For full instructions on catalog and digital resources use, click here

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Two additional public libraries in the Town of Hartford are located in the villages of Hartford and West Hartford on Route 14. All Hartford Libraries are now part of VOKAL, a consortium of 50 Vermont Libraries with a shared catalog and circulation system. Hartford residents can visit any of their town's libraries, use online resources and borrow items. To place holds on a library other than the home library, contact a librarian. Public computers and wireless access are available. For more information, stop in, call or email.


Quechee Library
1957 Quechee Main Street
P.O. Box 384
Quechee, VT 05059
Telephone and Fax:: 802-295-1232
Email:  info@quecheelibrary.org

Wilder Library
78 Norwich Avenue
P.O. Box 1928
Wilder, VT 05088
Telephone: 802-295-6341
Email:  wilder@quecheelibrary.org

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