January 19, 2019

Library Notes

Youth News

Spanish Stories and Music

Friday, Jan. 4, 10:30 a.m. Spanish rhymes, books and songs for children up to age 6 with a caregiver. Presented by Constancia Gomez.

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. Pre-register at 878-4918.

Story Hour

Tuesdays, 11 a.m. New session starts Jan. 8. Stories and crafts for children ages 3-5.

Toddler Time

Friday, Jan. 11, 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes that encourage early literacy skills. Includes a simple craft activity. For children ages 1-3.

Pajama Story Time

Monday, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m. Bring kids in PJs with their favorite stuffed animal for stories with Abby Klein, a craft and a bedtime snack. Presented by Building Bright Futures of Williston and Dorothy Alling Memorial Library.

Saturday Music with Raphael

Jan. 19, 11 a.m. Come sing, dance and clap your hands with Raphael and his guitar. For children up to age 5 with a caregiver. Free. No pre-registration.

Reading with Frosty & Friends Therapy Dogs

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Starts January 15. Bring a book and read to a dog! All dogs registered with Therapy Dogs of Vermont. All ages. Free. Call 878-4918 to pre-register for 10-minute individual sessions.

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. Students will have the opportunity to use microscopes to investigate the properties of a variety of materials. Open to homeschool students ages 9 and up. Parents welcome. Pre-register at 878-4918.


Adult Programs 

Early Literacy Workshop for Early Childhood Educators

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6-8 p.m. Location: KinderStart Preschool. Includes a free book and training guide. Based on Vermont Early Literacy Initiative. Licensure credit available. Pre-register at 878-4918. Sponsored by Vermont Center for the Book and Vermont Department of Libraries.

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.

Abraham Lincoln 

Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Take an in-depth look at the man behind the president in two celebrated biographies and Lincoln’s own words. Vermont Humanities Reading and Discussion Series led by John Turner. Session 1: “Lincoln,” by David Herbert Donald. Please contact library to register.

Eat Well, Age Well

Jan. 26, 10 -11:15 a.m. Find out more about 3SquaresVT services for seniors and make appointments for one-on-one application assistance.

E-Books for Kindle

Monday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Class covers basic Kindle setup and downloading /accessing library e-books through Listen Up Vermont and Project Gutenberg. For all types of Kindles.  Contact the Dorothy Alling Library to register.

iPad, Kindle, Nook, oh my! 

Can’t attend the class? The library is now taking appointments for help with your new e-device.  Stop in or call for more details.

New titles at the library

New Non-Fiction

In “Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything,” Randy Cohen challenges readers to think about how they would (or should) respond when faced with everyday moral challenges. Sure to ignite brain cells and spark healthy debate.

New Fiction

Jim Butcher’s latest in the Dresden Files series, “Cold Days,” resurrects private investigator and wizard Harry Dresden as a hired killer for Mab, the queen of air and darkness in a masterful blend of fantasy and detective fiction.

In “Forgotten,” by Catherine McKenzie, lawyer Emma Tupper returns home to pick up the pieces of a life that has moved on without her after six months trapped in an African village.

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

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