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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.

Every Hero Has A Story: Kids’ Summer Series

Tuesdays at Quechee, and Fridays at Wilder, 4 p.m.

Pick up a flyer, check the website & bring kids to the libraries often this summer. Next on the schedule is a  Trail Blazers program at Quechee Library on Tuesday, July 7.  The focus is on John Muir, conservationist of the first order. Firefighter and hiker Tom Ritland has had to postpone his part of the program, but we will reschedule soon.   Kids will have a clay mapping activity too and learn a bit about 19th century exploration and preservation of the wilderness.

On Friday, July 10 at the Wilder Library,  it’s time for a  movie. Emmet, a perfectly average LEGO minifigure, is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world.

super-hero-red-cape-mdSign up for the  summer reading program by clicking on the super hero button right here!  Just fill in the required info. Come to the library to update reading contract progress  and to get new books.

 

Fear No Labor: Union Organizing as seen in 4 Novels

Vermont Humanities  Book Discussion Series  

Mondays, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, 6p.m.  

Quechee Library   

Scholar Suzanne Brown leads this brand new series based on four novels about union organizing.  Borrow the books (Given Day by Dennis LeHane for July 20) and enjoy stimulating reading and discussion.    

Tea Theatre

Thursday, July 9 @ 3 pm – Quechee Library

Our Tea Theatre  theme for July is  ’Into the Woods’ – we will watch the 1938 classic Robin Hood adventure film starring Errol Flynn, and Olivia de Havilland.   See you downstairs for  delightful refreshments and lively discussion, and don’t forget we have cool air conditioned spaces!

Sci Fi Book Discussions

Nick Clemens, technical services librarian, facilitates a sci fi library book discussion series.  The next discussion will be Monday, August 3rd at 6 pm at the Quechee Library.

This month we are reading 19th Century SF Classics.  Read some or all of the stories listed below, all are available online for free with links:

Limited copies are available for short term borrowing and new participants are always welcome!  

Mystery Monday @ 4

On the first Monday of each Month, a group of devoted mystery readers meets to discuss an author of the genre.  The July 6  discussion will focus on the writings of Scottish author, Ian Rankin, best known for his Inspector Rebus novels.  Many titles for borrowing are on display and new participants are always welcome to join the conversation upstairs at the Quechee Library.  

Vermont Reads 2015

 Q/W Libraries is again 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 was developed.

Browse and read some of the many works by Salman Rushdie on display. Also available is the DVD of Midnight’s Children and the CD of the memoir Joseph Anton.

Rushdie is internationally acclaimed author and an ardent leader for free speech.  The witty parable, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, was written for his 11 year old son by Rushdie during the years of the fatwa issued after the publication of Satanic Verses. It  has since been loved by all ages for its word play, humor and allegory. Our scheduled discussions are done…but we encourage all to read and share this book with family, friends and community.   Enjoy the upcoming series on Vermont Public Radio, enjoy the additional resources at www.Vermont Reads 2015, and soon– an opportunity to participate in our libraries’ version of Storycorps.   Marieke will be available most Friday mornings to record stories with a friend or family member.  Email her at marieke@quecheelibrary.org. Let’s keep storytelling alive!

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.

Meetings

The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, July 13 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, August 5 at 6 p.m. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time.  The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, July 8 at 2 p.m. at Quechee Library.

Bugbee Book Discussion

Meeting on the first Friday of the month,  at 12:45 p.m., join a book discussion group led by librarian Marieke Sperry.  We next meet August 7th to discuss Dashiell Hammett’s, The Thin Man.  Let the Bugbee Center staff or the library know if you would like a copy of the current selection delivered to the 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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