April 22, 2019

Library Notes

Library feels feedback on new strategic plan

Every five years, the library staff and trustees review how we have done and what we can do better. We gather statistics on library usage, community demographics and resident feedback. As part of this effort, a four-question survey is now posted at williston.lib.vt.us. Please take a few minutes to fill it out. Your answers make a big difference.

For Youth

Preschool Music

Mondays, 11 a.m. and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. For children up to age 5 with a caregiver.

Spanish Musical Playgroup

Saturday, Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m. Spanish rhymes, books and songs for children up to age 5. Presented by Constancia Gomez. Non Spanish-speakers welcome.

After-School Tuesdays

LEGO Day: Sept. 4, 2-3 p.m. Make your own LEGO creations using the library’s LEGO collection. All ages. Snacks provided.

Movie: Sept. 11, 2 p.m. Garden gnomes hire a famous detective to investigate the disappearance of garden ornaments. Rated PG. 86 minutes.

Cartooning Club: Sept. 18, 2 p.m. Meet with others who like to draw cartoons. Grade 3 and up.

Fall Story Time

Tuesdays at 10:30 am. Starts Sept. 11. Stories and a simple craft activity. All ages. Sept. 11: Going to School; Sept. 18: Houses and Homes; Sept. 25: Apples.

Preschool Yoga

Friday, Sept. 14, 10:30 a.m. Simple yoga poses, stories and songs for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Presented by Danielle Brown.

Multi-age Programs

Technology Night

Monday, Sept. 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ken Bernard of Vermont Tech offers a learning technology program on cloud storage. Bring your own device if you would like. Open to all ages.

Read to a Dog

Thursdays, Sept. 13-27, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Bring a book and read to one of our registered Therapy Dogs of Vermont. All ages. Pre-register for individual sessions.

Programs for Adults

Cook the Book

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 11-12:30 p.m. Foodies, join our 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 potluck meeting. This month: “Make It Italian” by Nancy Verde Barr.

Mah Jongg

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1-3:30 p.m. Learn how to play, revisit or just enjoy Mahjongg. Come alone or bring a friend and play with members of our community. All experience levels welcome.


Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m. New release. Four friends (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen) in a book group decide to read E.L. James’ “50 Shades of Grey” and cause a commotion. Romantic comedy. Snack provided. Rated PG-13, 104 minutes.

Tech Tutor

Friday, Sept. 14, 4-6 p.m. Stop by any time during tech hours for one-on-one technology help from a teen. Guarantee a time by making a 30-minute appointment at 878-4918.

Clothing Swap

Saturday, Sept. 15, 11-1 p.m. A clothing swap for women of all sizes and style preferences. Bring clothes to swap that you no longer want, or just bring yourself and check out what is available. Refreshments will be served. All unclaimed clothing will be donated following the swap.

Brown Bag Book Club

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Meet others who love to discuss books. This month we will discuss “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Books available at the front desk. Beverages and dessert provided.

Current Events Conversation

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Gather with others interested in informal discussion on current newsworthy topics.

Art Class

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Birds of Vermont presents “See It. Sketch It. Bird It.” Learn techniques for observing, describing, sketching and identifying birds that will immediately help you become a better birder. No prior drawing ability required. Please pre-register.

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

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