January 17, 2019

Library Notes

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

The Library Giving Tree

This holiday season, consider donating to the library in honor of a family member or friend. Each ornament on the tree represents something from our library wish list. Dedicate an item to your friend or relative and receive a gift enclosure card for the recipient. Your generosity is appreciated by all our patrons.

Library Carpet Replacement

The library will be closed from Friday, Jan. 12 through Tuesday, Jan. 16 for carpet replacement. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

For Youth

Preschool Yoga with Danielle

Friday, Dec. 22, 10:30 a.m. Simple yoga poses and stories for children birth to age 5 and their caregivers.

Drop-In Winter Craft: Yarn-Wrapped Cardinals

Dec. 27-30. School vacation week activity in the Youth Area.

Food For Thought Library Volunteers

Thursday, Jan. 4, 4-5 p.m. Grades 7-12. Come help make an escape room! Pizza and projects for teens. New members welcome.

LEGO Club: Jan. 9, 2-3 pm. Build your own creations using the library’s LEGO collection. All ages.

Preschool Music

Mondays at 11 a.m. (except Jan. 15) and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. For children up to age 5 with a caregiver.

Thursday Playtime

Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited for an informal play time following Preschool Music. For children birth to age 5.

Winter Story Time

Tuesdays, 10:30 am. Stories and simple craft activities. Starts Jan. 9. All ages.

Spanish Playgroup

Saturday, Jan. 20, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Spanish rhymes, books, and songs for children birth to age 5. Non-Spanish speakers welcome. Includes playtime and snack.

For All Ages

Photography Club

Thursday, Dec. 21, 5:30-7 p.m. Learn to take better pictures. Explore both basic and advanced techniques, and go out and take shots. Grade 9 to adult.

Technology Night

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ken Bernard of Vermont Tech will offer a computer skill-building program on the second Wednesday of each month. This month will focus on how to use calendar management for both Mac and PC. Bring your own device if you would like. Open to all ages.

Read to a Cat

Thursday, Jan. 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Bring a book and read to Van Gogh, a certified therapy cat with “Love on a Leash” Foundation. Pre-register for a one-on-one reading session or stop by to say hello. All ages welcome.

Chess Club

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 5:30-7 p.m. Have you wanted to learn how to play, revisit the game or just love the game of chess? Come alone or bring a friend and play with members of our community. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

Programs for Adults

Mah Jongg

Wednesday, Dec. 27 and Jan. 10, 1-3:30 p.m. New program. Join others and play the tile-based game of Mah Jongg. All experience levels are welcome.

Shape & Share Life Stories

Monday, Jan. 8, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Join Recille Hamrell and learn how to build connections between generations by engaging in the art of story-sharing.

Brown Bag Book Club

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Meet others who love to discuss books. This month we will discuss “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. Books available at the front desk. Beverages and dessert provided.

New Young Adult Nonfiction

‘#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women’ edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale

Poetry, art, essays, songs, interviews and collages make up this collection of work by indigenous women from the United States and Canada, from the editors of “Dreaming in Indian.” The pieces engage with cultural issues and dispel stereotypes to create a contemporary portrait of Native American women.

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