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March 31, 2011

YOUTH NEWS

STORY TIME WITH GOV. SHUMLIN

Celebrate National Library Week on Tuesday, April 12 at 11 a.m., when Gov. Peter Shumlin reads stories for children. All ages welcome.

SATURDAY MUSIC WITH RAPHAEL

Sing, dance, and clap your hands with Raphael and his guitar, April 2, 11 a.m. For children up to age 5. No pre-registration.

SCIENCE MAGIC

On Wednesday, April 6 at 3 p.m., amaze your friends and family with science tricks using simple household materials. Presented by Karen Cutler. Grades 3 and up. Pre-register at 878-4918.

PAJAMA TIME WITH ABBY KLEIN

On Monday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m., bring kids in their pajamas with their favorite stuffed animal for stories, a craft, and a bedtime snack.  Presented by Building Bright Futures of Williston and Dorothy Alling Memorial Library.  Call Kate at 876-7147 to pre-register.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS

Thursday, April 7, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Grades 7 to 12 Teen Advisory Council, pizza, discussion, and library projects for teens. First Thursday of each month, new members welcome.

RAPTOR ENCOUNTER

This first-hand encounter with live owls, hawks, and falcons focuses on the natural history, ecology, and adaptations of these efficient predators. Touchable artifacts and hands-on materials round out this special experience. Presented by Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Sponsored by Friends of the Dorothy Alling Library. Saturday, April 16, 1 p.m.

NEW PICTURE BOOKS

The library has acquired some fabulous new picture books. Come in and browse the New Picture Book Display. The following titles are just a few of the “must reads.”

“Little White Rabbit” by Kevin Henkes

“Rain School” by James Rumford

“Zoo Borns” by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland

“Yoko’s Show-and-Tell” by Rosemary Wells

“Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox” by Susan Blackaby

“Dust Devil” by Anne Isaacs

“Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit” by Il Sung Na

“Ant and the Grasshopper” by Luli Gray

“Happy 100th Day!” by Susan Milord

“Bedtime for Bear” by Brett Helquist

“The Full Belly Bowl” by Jim Aylesworth

“Look! A Book!” by Bob Staake

ADULT PROGRAMS

BESS O’BRIEN: STORYTELLING THROUGH FILM

On Wednesday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m., Bess O’Brien will share how she tells stories through documentary filmmaking. She will discuss the art of the interview and how editing 75 hours of footage down to 90 minutes of film shapes how a story is told. O’Brien will give examples from her earlier films – “Here Today” and “Shout It Out” – and show clips from her latest documentary, “Ask Us Who We Are”.

“NORTH WILLISTON: DOWN DEPOT HILL”

Meet author Richard Allen on Saturday, April 9, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for a slideshow and book signing.

SHAPE AND SHARE LIFE STORIES

Recille Hamrell will lead real life experiences crafted into oral narratives on Monday, April 11 and April 25, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

SCRABBLE

Wednesday, April 20, 1 p.m.

STORY CRAFTERS: SAM HEMINGWAY

Sam Hemingway, reporter for the Burlington Free Press, will share the unique challenges of news writing. Topics will include how he draws stories from people through interviews, observation and research. Wednesday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.

“MAKING A WAY OUT OF NO WAY”

Dr. Wolfgang Mieder presents his new book about Martin Luther King, Jr. on Wednesday, April 27, 1 p.m.

WHY I LEFT THE AMISH: AN AUTHOR TALK WITH SALOMA MILER FURLONG

Saloma Miler Furlong will talk about her new memoir, an eloquent and revealing portrait of life within, and without, this frequently misunderstood community. Saturday, April 30, 1 p.m.

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