October 25, 2014

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OneClick Digital Audio is offering a patron-focused webinar that demonstrates the service’s features. The 45-minute program includes a complete tour of the service and shows you how to create an account, install the OneClickdigital Media Manager, search for content, manage checkouts and download and transfer audiobooks to listening devices.

Register for the webinar, set for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 from 3 – 4 p.m., at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/696940398.

 

Youth News

Spanish Stories & Music

Friday, Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m. Join us for a lively morning of Spanish rhymes, books and songs with Constancia Gomez. For children up to age 6. No pre-registration.

Cartooning Workshop

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 3 – 5 p.m. Have fun drawing cartoons, comic books and comic strips, and learn the tools real cartoonists use to make their drawings great. Bring your ideas for a superhero, villain or monster and we’ll bring them to life! Presented by Will Workman. Ages 9 and up. Pre-register at 878-4918.

Fall Story Hour

Tuesdays at 11 a.m., except Nov. 20. Stories and simple crafts for children ages 3-5.

Reading with Frosty & Friends Therapy Dogs

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to read to a dog! Fall session ends Nov. 13. All dogs registered with Therapy Dogs of Vermont. All ages. Call 878-4918 to pre-register for 10-minute individual sessions.

After School Movie

Friday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m. A determined young princess must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. Rated PG, grades 1 and up. Free popcorn. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Adult Programs 

Backyard Astronomy: How to Identify Constellations

Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. Join us for an evening of basic instruction on locating constellations, planets, comets and just appreciating the beauty of the night sky. Telescope viewing if weather permits. Presented by Frank Pakulski. Aimed for adults but children 8 and older welcome if accompanied by adult.

Brown Bag Book Club

Friday, Nov. 16 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Looking to meet others who love to discuss books? This month we will discuss “The Lace Reader” by Brunonia Barry. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided.

 

New Titles

New Fiction

“Flight Behavior” transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woman’s narrow experience of life is thrown wide with the force of a raging fire. In the lyrical language of her native Appalachia, Barbara Kingsolver bares the rich, tarnished humanity of her novel’s inhabitants and unearths the modern complexities of rural existence.

“Strong in the Rain: Surviving Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami, and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster” by Lucy Birmingham and David McNeill. Blending history, science, and gripping storytelling, Strong in the Rain brings the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan in 2011 and its immediate aftermath to life through the eyes of those who experienced it.

Non-Fiction

“It’s a Little Inconvenient” by Althea Farren. A fine and understated review of the ever accelerating downward spiral of President Robert Mugabe’s rule in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe as seen through the eyes of the members of a book club in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Young Adult Fiction

“Passion Blue” by Victoria Strauss. When 17-year-old Giulia, the orphaned, illegitimate daughter of a Milanese nobleman learns she’s to be packed off to a life behind convent walls, she begs an astrologer-sorcerer for a talisman that will secure what she’s certain is her heart’s desire.

Playaways

The following books are now available as playaways, self-contained mp3 players with one book recorded:

• “How to Steal a Dog” by Barbara O’Connor

• “Peaches for Father Francis” by Joanne Harris

• “A Wanted Man” by Lee Child

• “Winter of the World” by Ken Follet.

 

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


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