July 18, 2019

Library Notes

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

For Youth

Learn to Play Dungeons and Dragons

Monday, June 4 and 11, 4-6 p.m. Play a starter adventure and learn the basics of the game with Dungeon Master Rylee Masson. Ages 10 and up.

Food For Thought Teen Group

Thursday, June 7, 4-5 p.m. Grades 7-12. Teen Advisory Group. Pizza, discussion and library projects for teens.

Preschool Yoga with Danielle

Friday, June 8, 10:30 a.m. Simple yoga poses, stories and songs for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Presented by Danielle Brown.

Preschool Music

Mondays, 11 a.m. and Thursdays, 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 our Preschool Music program. For children up to age 5.

Summer Reading 2018

Get ready to “rock” the library this summer! The Libraries Rock 2018 Summer Reading Program features musical events, hands-on rock and fossil activities, art projects and many other programs for all ages. Take the Summer Reading Challenge: Keep track of the amount of time you spend reading, including books, magazines and audios. Win free books and raffle tickets. Programs for kids, teens and adults. Starts June 4.

Multi-age Programs

Technology Night

Wednesday, June 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ken Bernard of Vermont Tech offers a technology learning program on the second Wednesday of each month. This month will focus on how to use different e-readers/audiobook apps. Open to all ages.

Offsite Program: Geology Hike

Thursday, June 28, 5:30-7 p.m. Part of the Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program. Melinda Scott and Brian Kurwin will offer a guided tour of Five Tree Hill Trail up to Gramma Ridge in Williston. Meet at the trailhead parking lot on Sunset Hill Road at 5:30 p.m. or the town offices parking lot at 7878 Williston Road by 5:15 p.m. to carpool. All ages welcome.

Programs for Adults

Lyme Disease & Tick Borne Illnesses

Monday, June 4, 6-7:30 p.m. Pat Banner, Vice-President of VTLyme.org, will share what you need to know about Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses, including prevention strategies and educational resources. Vermont continues to be one of the top three states for the incidence of Lyme disease per capita. Education, awareness and prevention are important for all Vermonters.


Wednesday, June 6, 5:30 p.m. New release. Mildred Hayes, a hard-nosed mother, is seeking justice for her murdered daughter. With no arrests after seven months, Mildred puts up three roadside signs to goad the Ebbing police chief into action. Golden Globe Award: Best Motion Picture. Snack provided. Rated R, 115 minutes.

Cook the Book

Wednesday, June 13, 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Hey foodies, join our new monthly cooking program. A selected cookbook remains in the library for you to photocopy a recipe of choice. Prepare the dish and bring the recipe to the next month’s potluck meeting. This month: “Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook” by the American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association.

Mah Jongg

Wednesday, June 13 and 27, 1-3:30 p.m. Learn how to play, revisit or just enjoy the game of Mahjongg. Come alone or bring a friend and play with members of our community. All experience levels are welcome.

Tech Tutor

Friday, June 15, 4-6 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 at 878-4918.

Adult Fiction

‘Binti,’ ‘Binti: Home,’ ‘Binti: The Night Masquerade’ by Nnedi Okorafor

This trio of Afrofuturist novellas tell the story of Binti, a mathematics prodigy who leaves her home in Namibia to study at the top university in the galaxy.

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