November 23, 2014

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Saturday Music with Raphael

Feb. 23, 11 a.m. Join us for a special weekend edition of music with Raphael and his guitar. Up to age 5 with a caregiver.

Balloon Twister Artist

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1-2:30 p.m. Watch a demonstration by balloon twister artist Debra Bishoff and take home a complimentary balloon creation. All ages.

Vacation Week Movie

Thursday, Feb. 28, 3 p.m. In the distant future, a small robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will decide the fate of mankind. Rated PG, 97 minutes. Grade 1 and up. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while in the library.

Russian Story Time

Saturday, March 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.

Toddler Time

Friday, March 8, 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes that encourage early literacy skills. Theme: “Under the Sea.” Program includes a simple craft activity. For children ages 1-3.

 

Adult Programs

E-Books for Nook

Monday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m.

Class covers downloading/accessing library e-books through Listen Up!Vermont and Project Gutenberg. For all types of Nook. Pre-registration required. One-on-one appointments are also available. Please call 878-4918 to register.

Shape and Share Life Stories

Monday, March 4 and 8 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.

Audubon Society Presentation

Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. Naturalist Debby Berg shares her rare glimpse of the breeding season of albatrosses and other animals at the National Wildlife Refuge. Free and open to all.

 

New titles at the library

New Non-Fiction

In “The Things They Cannot Say,” award-winning journalist and author Kevin Sites asks eleven soldiers and marines difficult questions like, “What is it like to kill? What is it like to be under fire? How do you know what’s right? What can you never forget?” By sharing the truth about their wars these men and women display a rare courage that transcends battlefield heroics.

New Fiction

In “The Hot Country” by Robert Olen Butler, Christopher Marlowe Cobb (“Kit”), the swashbuckling early 20th century American newspaper war correspondent travels to Mexico in April and May of 1914, during that country’s civil war, the American invasion of Vera Cruz and the controversial presidency of Victoriano Huerta, El Chacal (The Jackal).

New on Audio CD

“The Haunting of Maddy Clare” by Simone St. James. Sent by a temp agency to assist a ghost hunter, Sarah Piper investigates Maddy Clare, the spirit of a 19 year old who haunts the barn where she committed suicide. Soon Sarah is caught up in a desperate struggle, for Maddy’s ghost is real, angry and has powers that defy all reason.

New Young Adult Fiction

Marissa Meyer’s “Cinder” is a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, and also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she finds herself at the center of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen—and a dangerous temptation.

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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