October 28, 2016

Library Notes

All events are free. Call 878–4918 for more information or to register.


Youth News

Preschool Music in May

For children up to age 5 with a caregiver.

Peter Alsen: Mondays at 10:45 a.m. (May 6–20) and Thursday, May 2 at 10:30 a.m.

Derek Burkins: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. (May 9–30)

Story Time and Crafts

Tuesdays, 11 a.m. April 30 and May 7. Stories and a simple craft activity for children ages 3–5.

Game Day

Tuesday, May 7, 3 p.m. Snacks and after school fun for kids ages 9 and up.

Sing and Dance with Constancia

Friday, May 10, 10:30 a.m. Music in both Spanish and English, with stories and movement for children up to age 6.

Welcome Baby Social

Monday, May 13, 6 pm. Do you have a new member of the family? Join us for this free event open to all Williston/St. George residents with babies born in 2012. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures & Dorothy Alling Memorial Library.

Babytime Playgroup

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. (except for the first Wednesday of each month). May 8–22. For infants and toddlers. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures. Call Marjorie Von Ohlsen for more information at 658–3659.


Adult Programs

Shape and Share Life Stories 

Monday, April 29 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.

Community Supported Agriculture 101

Wednesday, May 1 from 6 p.m. Interested in eating more local food and supporting local farmers? Then purchasing a CSA share might be a great option for you. This will cover the basics of what a CSA is, help you figure out how to select the right one for you and understand how it works once you’re signed up. Preregistration helpful.

Story Crafters: Creating the Self Through Story

Monday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. Stories and storytelling are deeply rooted in the structure of human consciousness, and one could argue that we “narrate” ourselves into existence. Dr Gregory Sharrow, co–director of the Vermont Folklife Center will share compelling examples from its archives that explore stories as expressions of personal values and family identity, and as the building blocks of a sense of place.

Stories from Williston’s Past: A Slide Show Presentation 

Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. Richard Allen presents historical stories about people, places and things that will enlighten, amuse, and entertain you. Sponsored by the Williston Historical Society and the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library. Part of the 250th Anniversary Celebration of Williston’s 1763 charter.

Shape and Share Life Stories

Monday, May 13 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.

Brown Bag Book Club

Friday, May 17, 12:30–1:30 p.m. Looking to meet others who love to discuss books? This month we will discuss “The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided. Free and open to all adults.

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



  1. Mary Martin says:

    I would like to explain the charges of unlawful restraint because it sounds really awful. No we didn’t hold anyone hostage. We were simply standing in front of some VT Gas/Michel’s trucks. They were in no way restrained. When the men decided to leave, they simply backed up and took off. The police have been hired by VT Gas and they sure do have a way of turning a phrase.

    Mr. Recchia refers to this action as a “last-ditch” attempt to scuttle the pipeline. Wrong again! This was far from our last attempt to bring sanity and reason to our state officials who refuse to listen or help.

    Nate Palmer and Kari Cuneo and their families are not the only land owners who have fought this immoral taking of their land. So many folks have lost that fight for lack of time and money. It’s quite intimidating to go before the Public Service Board and their team of lawyers, to sit down at a table filled with VT Gas attorneys and not have anyone to watch your back and advise you.

    When people are up against the wall, they fight back any way they can. Peaceful protests not only express our frustration but they help bring attention to what is happening to our friends and neighbors..

    So Mr. Recchia, we are not done!

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