We at the Quechee/Wilder Libraries are so grateful for the August benefits—our hosts (first the Quechee Club for the QWGA golf benefit and auction) and then Dana’s by the Gorge (for this week’s Finnish Night). These were both delightful events—and very meaningful for dollars and community spirit raised. Thank you again to the Quechee Women’s Golf Association and the many donors and golfers on Aug. 10 and to all who supplied wonderful food on Aug. 27 (Sunrise Farm, Sugarbush Farm and Singleton’s General Store ,and Friends) and to the Vellamo musicians. The Quechee Polo Club was unable to have a season this year, but we will add now a thank you to them for the many consecutive August “Polo For Prose” benefits.
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 email@example.com 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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Generally meeting the first Monday of the month, this group discusses selected authors of the genre. On September 14th we will focus on mysteries by author Jussi Adler Olsen. Many titles for borrowing are on display and new participants are always welcome to join the conversation upstairs at the Quechee Library.
Vermont Humanities Book Discussion Series
Mondays, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, 6p.m.
Scholar Suzanne Brown leads this brand new series based on four novels about union organizing. Borrow the books (Rookery Blues by Jon Hassler for September 21) and enjoy stimulating reading and discussion.
Tuesday September 1 @ 3 pm – Quechee Library
Tea Theatre returns to Tuesdays this month. Join us downstairs at Quechee as we explore September’s theme, ‘Two Sides of Bette Davis.’ We will screen ‘The Letter‘ a 1940 classic regarded as one of Davis’ nastiest and darkest roles. As always, refreshments and lively discussion abound – and newcomers are welcome!
Nick Clemens, technical services librarian, facilitates our monthly sci fi book discussion series. We next meet Monday, August 31st at 6 pm at the Quechee Library, and will discuss Samuel Delany’s 1966 classic of the genre, Babel-17, the tale of a famous poet bent on deciphering a secret language that is the key to the enemy’s deadly force. Copies are available for short term borrowing and new participants are always welcome!
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.
The Quechee Library Trustees next meet Monday, Sept. 14 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, September 2 at 6 p.m. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month at this time. The Friends next meeting is Wednesday, September 9 at 2 p.m. at Quechee Library.
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 September 4th to discuss Given Day, by Dennis Lehane. 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!
As a member of the VOKAL consortium of 50 Vermont Libraries, the Quechee/Wilder Libraries share a catalog and circulation system called Koha.
All libraries in our town of Hartford arel now 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
The Quechee/ Wilder Libraries will deliver your book requests to the pickup box located in the café area. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.