May 25, 2018

Library Notes

More than 40,000 free downloadable eBooks from Project Gutenberg are now part of the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library’s catalog, located online at There is a link on the left, “Project Gutenberg Downloadable Ebook,” that will bring up the complete list of titles available. You can also search for specific items by typing in your title or keywords and selecting the “Project Gutenberg” branch from the drop-down library list.


Youth News

The Library Giving Tree 

If you are looking for a gift idea this holiday season, consider donating an item to the library in honor of a family member or friend.

When you visit the library this month, look for the Giving Tree in the main lobby. Each ornament on the tree represents an item that we would like to add to the youth or adult collection. Select an item for the library to be given in the name of a friend or relative. We’ll provide a gift enclosure card for the recipient and a brief dedication inside the item. Your generosity is much appreciated by all our readers.

Toddler Time

Friday, Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes that encourage early literacy skills. Program includes a simple craft activity. For children ages 1-3.

Pajama Story Time with Abby Klein

Monday, Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m.  Bring kids in PJs with their favorite stuffed animal for stories, a craft and a bedtime snack. Presented by Building Bright Futures of Williston and Dorothy Alling Memorial Library. Call Kim at 497-3946 to pre-register.

Gingerbread Houses

Dec. 11, 3-3:30 p.m. (Grades K-4). Gingerbread afterparty: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 4-4:30 p.m. (Grades 5-8). Pre-register. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Story Hour

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

After School Movie

Friday, Dec. 14, 3 p.m. A cantankerous Grinch, played by Jim Carrey, vows to keep Christmas from coming! Based on the classic holiday story by Dr. Seuss. Rated PG, grade 1 and up. Free popcorn. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while at the library.

Board Games 

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 3 p.m. “Bored” after school? Stop by the library for board games and a snack. Ages 9 and up are welcome.

Play for Preschoolers

Friday, Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and their families are invited to watch a short play and listen to stories presented by Camel’s Hump Middle School students. Followed by a craft activity.


Adult Programs 

Shape and Share Life Stories

Monday, Dec. 10 and 17 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Prompts trigger real life experience stories, which are crafted into engaging narratives and shared with the group. Led by Recille Hamrell. Free and open to all adults.

Brown Bag Book Club

Friday, Dec. 21 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Looking to meet others who love to discuss books? This month we will discuss “A Room of One’s Own,” by Virginia Woolf. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided.


New titles at the library

Planning your holiday menu? We’ve added more cookbooks to our collection. Check out: “Eating Gluten Free: Delicious Recipes and Essential Advice for Living Well Without Wheat and Other Problematic Grains,” by Shreve Stockton; “The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen Cookbook: Essential Recipes for the Home Cook;” and “A Year of Pies: a Seasonal Tour of Home Baked Pies” by Ashley English.

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

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