April 22, 2018

Library Notes

Thank you to all who have donated materials and programs to the library from our Giving Tree. If you haven’t had a chance to make a donation yet, Giving Tree will be coming down at the end of January. Your extra support is appreciated.


Youth News

Balloon Art

Have you noticed the balloon animals decorating our youth area? We would like to thank Debra Bishoff for donating her time and talents. Her balloons have brought a lot of smiles to kids at the library!

Reading with Frosty & Friends Therapy Dogs

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

After School Movie

Friday, Jan. 25, 3 p.m. Join us for a tap-dancing penguin adventure! Rated PG, 100 min. Grade 1 and up. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while in the library.

Kitty Cubbies: Cat House Decorating Project

Thursday, Jan. 31, 3 p.m. Presented by Ericka Canales from Long Trail Veterinary Center.  Decorate a playhouse for your own cat, or make one to donate to the animal hospital or to shelter cats at the Humane Society of Chittenden County. Ages 5-16. Supplies provided. Please call the Veterinary Center at 876-7333 to register. Program will be held at the library. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Toddler Yoga and Stories

Four-week series. Fridays (Feb. 1-22), 10:15 a.m. Simple yoga and books for children ages 1-5. Presented by Karen Allen. Pre-register at 878-4918.

Russian Story Time

Saturday, Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m. Children listen to stories, sing songs and find new friends. Non-Russian speakers are welcome. Includes a puppet show and a craft activity. For children up to age 6.

February Story Series!

Children up to age 5 are invited to join us at the library for a special series featuring guest readers:

Owl Story Time with Kristen Littlefield: Tuesday, February 5, 11 am.

Musical Stories with Deb Roderer: Tuesday, February 12, 11 am.

Firefighter Story Time with Williston Fire Department: Tuesday, February 19, 11 am.


Adult Programs 

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.

Shape and Share Life Stories

Monday, Jan. 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.

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 Dorothy Alling Library is now taking appointments for help with your new e-device. Stop in or call for more details.

Lincoln: Bicentennial of His Birth 

Wednesday, Jan. 30 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. Vermont Humanities Reading and Discussion Series led by John Turner. Session 2: “The Portable Lincoln,” by Andrew Delbanco. Contact library to register.

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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