April 18, 2014

Library Notes

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Karen Wyman and her daughter, Kenzie, stopped at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library for a quick visit during National Library Week. (Courtesy photo by Marti Fiske)

Congratulations to Sharon Bay of St. George! She is the winner of our National Library Week drawing for a Nook e-reader.

 

Youth News

Vacation Week Movie

Friday, April 27, 3 p.m.  Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt in search of a sunken ship. Rated PG, 107 minutes. Grade 1 and up. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while in the library.

Russian Story Time

Saturday, April 28, 10:30 am. Stories, songs and crafts for children ages birth through 5. This program is presented in Russian. English speakers are welcome. Presenters will translate and teach Russian words. Includes puppet show: “Teremok.”

Early Literacy Parent Workshop

Monday, April 30, 6 p.m. This parent workshop provides information and fun activities for promoting your two- to five-year-old child’s early reading success. Presented by Brenda Buzzell, Building Blocks for Literacy Coordinator at the Stern Center for Language and Learning. Pre-register at 878-4918.

Food for Thought Teen Library Volunteers

Thursday, May 3, 4-5 p.m. Our Teen Advisory Group meets for pizza, discussion and library projects, grades 7-12. Get ready for summer! Help make decorations for summer reading programs. First Thursday of each month.

 

Adult Programs 

Yoga Workshop

Saturday, May 5 from 10:30 a.m.- noon. Explore the origins of yoga, look at the sage Patanjali’s eight-limbed path, learn some techniques of pranayama, and move through an invigorating and relaxing sequence yoga asana.  Instructor: Leo Leach. Please register as class size is limited. Bring a mat or towel.

So You Have A Story, Now What? Tips for authors in a digital publishing age

Monday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. Authors Diane McDonald Goodrich and Tim Brookes discuss how to get your work considered and some digital self-publishing options, including the Champlain College Publishing Initiative.

Story Crafters Series

Sandy Baird: Finding the Path Forward. Monday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Baird, Professor of Legal and Justice Studies at Burlington College and founder of The Caroline Baird Crichfield Fund for Women in Need, shares her story of how she succeeded after childhood adversities.

 

New Fiction

“An Unexpected Visitor” by debut novelist Anne Korkeavivi is the tale of a day-in-the-life of a British diplomat’s wife, a chance encounter and the suspense that ensues.

 

Rosamund Lupton, author of the bestselling “Sister,” weaves another riveting story of loss and love in the psychological thriller “Afterwards.”

 

New Non-Fiction

Special Agent Clint Hill reveals his story from the humble beginnings of a North Dakota orphanage to the protective detail of his secret service assignment in “Mrs. Kennedy and Me.”

 

Anna Quindlen reflects on the past, present and future and the ever-changing interests of women in “Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: A Memoir.”

 

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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