July 25, 2014

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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.” Includes a simple craft activity. For children ages 1-3.

Teen Tech Week

March 10-17. Teens grades 7-12—Check In @ your library!

Meme Contest: Create your own meme! Bonus points for library-themed memes. Details on our website. Entries due by March 15.

Raffle: Teens may enter to win a prize every time they visit the library during the week of March 10. Williston and St. George residents.

Teen Tech Week Celebration: Friday, March 15, 4-6 p.m. Pizza, prizes, games, app scavenger hunt.

Story Time and Crafts

Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Join us for stories and simple crafts for children ages 3-5. New session starts March 12.

Spanish Stories & Music

Friday, March 15, 10:30 a.m. Spanish rhymes, books and songs for children up to age 6. Presented by Constancia Gomez.

Saturday Music with Raphael

March 16, 11 a.m. Musical fun for children up to age 5 with a caregiver.

Cartooning Workshop

Thursday, March 21, 3-5 p.m. Have fun drawing cartoons, comic books and comic strips, and learn the tools real cartoonists use to make their drawings great. Presented by Will Workman. For ages 9 and up. Pre-register at 878-4918.

 

Adult Programs 

Feminine Mystique: Book Discussion Series

Monday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of the “Feminine Mystique.” Reacquaint yourself, or introduce yourself, to an avant-garde work that lent voice to the women’s movement. Discussions led by Barbara Mieder, long-time Vermont Humanities scholar, library trustee and former teacher. Preregister at 878-4918, copies available for loan. Open to all adults.

Brown Bag Book Club

Friday, March 15 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Looking to meet others who love to discuss books? This month we will discuss “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” by Betty Smith. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided. Open to all adults.

Shape and Share Life Stories

Monday, March 18 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. Open to all adults.

How to DownLoad and Use Listen Up Vermont 

Monday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. Virgil Fuller teaches how to download eBooks and audio books from start to finish using Listen Up Vermont. Pre-registration helpful. Please call 878-4918.

 

New titles at the library

New nonfiction

Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover the inner workings of the Church of Scientology in his new book, “Going Clear.”

“Fifty Machines that Changed the Course of History” by Eric Chaline is a fascinating survey of the mechanical devices that propelled 18th-century society into the 19th and 20th centuries.

New fiction

“Hikikomori and the Rental Sister” by Jeff Backhaus. Unable to cope with a devastating loss, Thomas has become isolated and withdrawn. He is hikikomori. Desperate for one last chance to salvage their life together, his wife, Silke, hires Megumi, a young Japanese immigrant attuned to the hikikomori phenomenon, to lure Thomas back into the world.

Weaving philosophy and science together into a riveting, dystopian story of love and adventure, “The Office of Mercy” by Ariel Djanikian illuminates an all-too-real future imagined by a phenomenal new voice in fiction.

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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