June 23, 2018

Library Notes

The library is closed May 21 for Vermont Library Conference and May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

We are signing up volunteers for the annual book sale, call 878-4918 or email marti@williston.lib.vt.us. Donations for the book sale will be accepted May 28-June 28.


Youth News

Sing & 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.

Babytime Playgroup

Wednesdays, May 15 and 22, 10:30 a.m. For infants and toddlers. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures. Call Marjorie Von Ohlsen for more information at 658-3659.

Welcome Baby Social

Monday, May 13, 6 p.m. 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. Free baby music class with Ellie Tetrick, refreshments, and giveaways. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures & Dorothy Alling Memorial Library.

Food For Thought Teen Group

Thursday, May 16, 4-5 p.m. Grade 7-12. Pizza, discussion, and library projects for teens. Help plan the teen summer reading program “Beneath the Surface.” New members welcome.

After School Movie

Friday, May 17, 3 pm. Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, the Sandman and the Tooth Fairy team up to protect the dreams of children all over the world. Rated PG. 97 min. Grades 1 and up. Snacks provided. Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by adult.

Music for Preschoolers

Mondays at 10:45 a.m. with Peter Alsen, and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. with Derek Burkins. For children up to age 5 with a caregiver.


Adult Programs

Stories from Williston’s Past: A Slide Show by Richard Allen

Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. Come hear 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 of Williston Celebration.

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.

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.

Adventures in Japan 

Saturday, May 18 from 1-2 p.m. Local author Susan Katz Saitoh shares a biography of her mother. “Encounter with Japan: An Adventure in Love” is a story of Addie Katz, a housewife from Massachusetts in 1960 when she entered an essay contest and won a life-changing trip to visit her pen pal, Suzue Matsubara, in Kyoto, Japan. The story is woven using Addie’s writings (prose, poetry, trip journal), fragments of Suzue’s letters and other writings by people whose lives Addie Katz touched.

Story Crafters: Preparing Our Children for Adulthood 

May 20, 6:30 p.m. Many young women in Vermont feel ill-equipped and under-prepared for the challenges of school, work, career, economic independence and adulthood—absolutes that await them in the not-too-distant future. Tiffany Bluemle, executive director of Vermont Works for Women (VWW), will discuss these issues raised in VWW’s newly-released report, “Enough Said.” Preview the report online at www.vtworksforwomen.org/enoughsaid.

Beer Brewing Talk

Saturday, May 25 from 1-2 p.m. Williston’s own local beer brewer, Garin Frost, will share “The Beer Brewing Process” from the grains to your glass. Après question and answer, any interested parties may join him at Ake’s Old Brick Tavern to continue the discussion with examples (at your own cost).

The Dorothy Alling Memorial Library is located at 21 Library Lane in Williston, and can be reached at 878-4918. Events are free. www.williston.lib.vt.us


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