May 20, 2018

Library Notes

All programs are free. Call 878-4918 for information or to register. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while at the library. Hearing assistance devices are available for events in the library’s community room. Find more information at

For Youth

After-School Tuesdays:

Drop-In Craft: May 16, 2-3 p.m. All ages.

Game Day: May 23, 2-3 p.m. Grades 3 and up.

Teen Movie

Thursday, May 25, 3 p.m. An unlikely group of heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon. Rated PG-13. Free popcorn.

Preschool Music

Mondays, 11 a.m. and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. (except May 18 and 29). Second Thursday of each month: Spanish music with Constancia for up to age 5.

Thursday Preschool Playtime

Thursdays, 11 a.m. – noon. Join an informal playtime following our Preschool Music program. For birth to age 5. Sponsored with Building Bright Futures.


Photography Club

Thursday, May 18, 5:30-7 p.m. Improve your photography and share your skills. Explore both basic and advanced techniques and most importantly go out and take shots. Learn more at and Grade 9 – adult.

Summer Reading Program

Get ready to “Build a Better World” at the library this summer. Explore hands-on building challenges and find new ways to make your world a better place. Watch for details coming soon. Programs for kids, teens and adults. Starts June 16.

For Adults

Brown Bag Book Club

Friday, May 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m. This month, “Dead Wake” by Erik Larson. Books available at the front desk. Beverages and dessert provided.

Tech Tutor

Saturday, May 20, 10-12 p.m. Stop by anytime during tech hours for one-on-one technology help from a teen. Guarantee a time by making a 30-minute appointment. 878-4918.

Shape & Share Life Stories

Monday, May 22, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Build connections between generations by engaging in the art of story sharing with Recille Hamrell.


Monday, May 22, 5:45 p.m. An Indian boy gets lost in Calcutta and is adopted by a couple in Australia. Years later, he searches for his lost family. This true story had six Academy Award nominations. Snacks provided. Rated PG-13. (2 hours).

Cable Alternatives

Wednesday, May 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Explore options and alternatives for cable viewing and streaming your favorite shows and movies.

New Juvenile and
YA Fiction

Look for the 2017-2018 nominees for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award in the Youth Area. The winner is chosen by Vermont students in grades 4 through 8. One of this year’s nominees is “It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel” by Firoozeh Dumas. Zomorod (Cindy) Yousefzadeh is a young Iranian-American woman growing up in Newport Beach, California during the late 1970s.

New Adult Non-Fiction

“The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple” by Jeff Guinn is a definitive narrative of Jim Jones’ life and the tragedy at Jonestown. Guinn studied FBI files, interviewed survivors and visited the site to write this book.

“This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class” by Elizabeth Warren describes how United States government policies have protected, grown and also imperiled the middle class.

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

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