Library Notes

This Month’s Featured Database

The Consumer Reports Online database publishes test results and recommendations on appliances, automobiles, electronics, foods, health, home, personal, travel and more. The most current information is available only from the library computers. You can access information more than two months old through the Vermont Online Library from home. You will need to enter your library barcode number and type “Consumer Reports” in search bar.

Youth News

Spanish Stories & Music

Friday, Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m. Spanish rhymes, books, and songs for children (infant to age 6) and parents. Presented by Constancia Gomez. No pre-registration.

Film Screening: “Mother Nature’s Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age”

Monday, Oct. 1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Film followed by Q & A session with Liz Thompson, featured in the film. Refreshments and childcare provided. Pre-register at 878-4918. Sponsored by Williston Green Initiatives and the library.

Food For Thought Library Volunteers

Thursday, Oct. 4, 4 -5 p.m. Grades 7-12 Teen Advisory Group. Community service opportunity. Teens meet for pizza, discussion, book/DVD selection and planning special events for the library. New members welcome!

Story Hour

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

Toddler Yoga & Stories

Fridays, 10:15 a.m. Four-week series, Oct. 5-26. Simple yoga and books for children ages 1-5. Presented by Karen Allen. Pre-register at 878-4918.

Russian Story Time

Saturday, Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs and crafts for children up to age 5. This program is presented in Russian. English speakers are welcome. Includes puppet show “Kolobok.”  No pre-registration.

Board Games!

Thursday, Oct. 11, 3-3:45 p.m. Ages 9 and up. Snacks included. Pre-register at 878-4918.

Free Early Literacy Workshop

Monday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. Parents of preschoolers learn ways to encourage children to become readers. Refreshments, childcare and a free book. Pre-register at 878-4918. Sponsored by Williston/Richmond Rotary Club and Dorothy Alling Memorial Library.

After School Reading Buddy Program

In this one-on-one reading program, Big Buddies (grades 4-8) read to Little Buddies for 20-30 minutes one day a week. Schedules are arranged on an individual basis. The parent/caregiver can take this time to browse for reading materials and have some quiet time. If you are interested in Big Buddies or Little Buddies, please call Susan Blair at 878-4918.

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. Please 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, relationship with collaborators, and 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.


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