April 26, 2017

Library Notes

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Please fill out our annual survey, at the library or on our website, www.williston.lib.vt.us. Your feedback will help us determine funding priorities for our services in the next fiscal year.


Youth News

New Homework Resource

Good news! Our library now subscribes to World Book Online for Kids. This resource has been ranked the number one reference site for schools and libraries. The site offers easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools and activities. Go to the library website for a link to World Book Online for Kids. Login with your library barcode.

Free Early Literacy Workshop for Parents

Monday, Oct. 15, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Help your child get ready for reading! Learn techniques to use at home to encourage reading skills. For parents of preschoolers. Presented by Abby Klein, early literacy specialist. Refreshments, childcare and a free activity guide. Pre-register at 878-4918. Sponsored by Williston-Richmond Rotary Club.

Story Hour

Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Stories and a crafts for children ages 3-5. No pre-registration.

Music with Raphael

Oct. 20, 11 a.m. Musical fun for children up to age 5 with a caregiver.

Monster Stories

Tuesday, Oct, 23, 11 a.m. Puppet story time for children ages 3 and up. Presented by Kristen Littlefield. No pre-registration.

Creepy Crawly Crafts

Thursday, Oct. 25, 3 p.m. For children in kindergarten and older. Pre-register at 878-4918. Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by a parent.

Halloween Stories with Abby Klein

Monday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. Presented by Building Bright Futures of Williston & Dorothy Alling Memorial Library. Call Kim at 355-5417 to pre-register.


Adult Programs 

Williston Civil War Cemetery Walking Tour

Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. Presented by Williston Historical Society members Ginger Isham and Terry Macaig. Gather at the East Cemetery, located on Route 2. Call the library at 878-4918 to register. Free and open to all ages.

 Shape and Share Life Stories 

Monday, Oct. 15 and 29 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Prompts trigger real life experience stories, which are crafted into engaging narratives and shared with the group. Led by Recille Hamrell.

Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense

Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Film expert Rick Winston will discuss the evolution of Hitchcock’s craft, exploring his favorite themes, his relationship with his collaborators and his wry sense of humor, no matter how grisly the subject. Free and open to all.

Brown Bag Book Club

Friday, Oct. 19 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Looking to meet others who love to discuss books? This month we will discuss “The Red Badge of Courage,” by Stephen Crane. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided.

Great Ghosts of Vermont: Joe Citro

Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. Vermont author and researcher of the weird and spooky of New England will present rousing stories of Vermont ghostlore. Recommended ages 8-adult. Presented by Friends of the Library.

New Non-Fiction

Thomas J. Craughwell’s “Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brulee” tells how Jefferson and 19 year old slave James Hemings introduced pasta, French fries, Champagne, macaroni and cheese, and crème brûlée to the American palate.

Deborah Clifford’s “More than Petticoats: Remarkable Vermont Women” celebrates the women who shaped the Green Mountain State.

New Fiction

Set in the early 20th century, in the golden valleys and granite hills of Chelan County in north-central Washington State, Amanda Coplin’s “The Orchardist” is a fierce and poetic story of the Northwest frontier.


The Dorothy Alling Memorial Library is located at 21 Library Lane in Williston, and can be reached at 878-4918. www.williston.lib.vt.us


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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