The Library Giving Tree
Need a gift idea this holiday season? Please consider donating an item to the library in honor of a family member, friend or favorite teacher. Each ornament on the Giving Tree represents an item that library staff would like to add to the youth or adult collection. We’ll provide a gift enclosure card for the recipient and a brief dedication inside the item.
Little Red Riding Hood
Friday, Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m. Come to a play! Preschoolers and their families are invited to watch a short play and listen to stories presented by Camel’s Hump Middle School students. A craft activity follows. No pre-registration.
Coming in January
Spanish Stories and Music: Friday, Jan. 4, 10:30 a.m.
Book Art! Thursday, Jan. 10, 3 p.m. Children in grades 3-5 learn about different book genres and make posters illustrating their favorite books. Eighth grade challenge project. Pre-register at 878-4918.
Winter Story Hour: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. New session starts Jan. 8. Stories and a craft for children ages 3-5.
Early Literacy Workshop for Early Childhood Educators: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6-8 p.m. At KinderStart Preschool. Licensure credit available. Pre-register at 878-4918.
Toddler Time: Friday, Jan. 11, 10:30 a.m. For children ages 1-3.
Pajama Story Time with Abby Klein: Monday, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Homeschool Science Program: Project MICRO: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1-3 p.m. Students explore microscopic worlds in this hands-on workshop presented by Janet Schwarz from the UVM College of Medicine Microscopy Imaging Center. Ages 9 and up. Pre-register at 878-4918.
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.
Shape and Share Life Stories
Monday, Jan. 14 and 28 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.
Lincoln: Bicentennial of His Birth
Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Abraham Lincoln would have turned 200 in 2009. Celebrate with an in-depth look at the man behind the president in two celebrated biographies and Lincoln’s own words. Part of the Vermont Humanities Reading and Discussion Series, led by John Turner. Session 1: “Lincoln” by David Herbert Donald. Please register.
New titles at the library
In “Champlain Valley Through our Eyes,” the Burlington Free Press has created an aesthetically pleasing photographic journey through the history of the Champlain Valley from the late 1800s through the 1960s.
“Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America.” As one of the nation’s leading healthy food advocates, Wenonah Hauter believes that the local food movement is not enough to solve America’s food crisis and takes aim at the consolidation and corporate control of food production.
Brom, the author and artist of “The Child Thief,” returns with “Krampus the Yule Lord,” a modern fabulist tale of the dark enemy of Santa Claus.
From award-winning and bestselling Chinese author Tie Ning comes “The Bathing Women,” a stunningly original novel that captures the spirit of a new generation of young professionals in contemporary China.
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