June 18, 2018

Library Notes

The library is looking for collectors and artists for its display cabinets in the main lobby. Some specific collections it is looking for include: Roses, Americana (think American Flags/Red, White & Blue), and Aviation.

We also welcome local artists to display your creations!

If you have family-friendly collections based on these themes, or other collections or art that you would like to share for a month, please contact Kristina at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library:  Kristina@williston.lib.vt.us.


Youth News

Pajama Story Time with
Abby Klein

Monday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. Bring kids in PJs with their favorite stuffed animal for Valentine stories, a craft and a bedtime snack. Presented by Building Bright Futures of Williston & Dorothy Alling Memorial Library.

Musical Stories with
Deb Roderer

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. Join us for stories that will make you want to sing. Followed by a craft activity. For children up to age 5.

Valentine’s Day Cards

Do you know the language of flowers? Stop by the youth area during the week of Feb. 11 and make a card for someone special. Choose from a variety of paper flowers and other materials to express your feelings.

Firefighter Story Time with Williston Fire Department

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m.  Crafternoon: Pom-Pom Pets!

Thursday, Feb. 21, 3 p.m. Make your own loveable pom-pom critter. Snacks provided.Kindergarten and up. Pre-register at 878-4918. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while at the library.

Babytime Playgroup

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (except for the first Wednesday of each month). For infants and toddlers. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures of Williston. Call Marjorie Von Ohlsen for more information at 658-3659.


Adult Programs 

Vermont Poet Laureate
Sydney Lea

Saturday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. Lea begins with an explanation of how he came to the art of poetry, and what that mode of discourse can accomplish what other modes cannot. A reading of his work with time for questions will follow. Free and open to all.

Lincoln: Bicentennial of His Birth

Wednesday, Feb. 20 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 3: “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Please contact library to register.


New titles at the library


Set at a moment of profound artistic, cultural, and societal change, “The Painted Girls” by Cathy Marie Buchanan is a tale of two remarkable sisters rendered uniquely vulnerable to the darker impulses of “civilized society.”

Rich with colorful characters, great adventure, and thrilling conflict, “1356” by Bernard Cornwell is a magnificent tale of how the quest for a holy relic with the power to change history culminates in an epic struggle at the battle of Poitiers.


“The Disaster Diaries: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse,” by Sam Sheridan. A rollicking narrative with each chapter framed by a hypothetical catastrophic scenario, “The Disaster Diaries” is an irresistible armchair adventure reading for everyone curious about what it might take to survive a cataclysmic event.

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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