April 16, 2014

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

We are signing up volunteers for the annual book sale – call 878-4918 or email [email protected] Donations for the book sale will be accepted until June 28.

Youth News

Summer Reading Begins June 18

Get ready to explore all things underground with this summer’s themes, “Dig into Reading!” for children and “Beneath the Surface” for teens. Register for our Summer Reading Challenge and win free books and raffle tickets. Keep track of the amount of time you spend reading, including books, magazines and audio books. Details on the library website.

Pirate Pet Parade & Summer Reading Kickoff

Saturday, June 22, 10:30 a.m. Dress in a costume and bring your pet or stuffed animal for a parade around the library. Featuring balloon demo and face painting. Pirate games and activities. All ages welcome. Sign up for the summer reading program. (No pets in the library, please).

Summer Story Hour

Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Starts June 18. Stories and a craft. All ages.

The Hobbit Teen Club

Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m. Starts June 19. Join us for movies, snacks, book discussion, riddles, video-making and more. Led by Sophia Trigg. For students entering grade 6 and up.

Classics Book Chat: Summer Book Discussion Group

Grade 7-adult. Connect with the classics this summer. Pre-register. Books available at the front desk. June 24, 6:30 p.m.: “Old Man and the Sea”; July 15, 6:30 p.m.: “The Great Gatsby”; July 29, 6:30 p.m.: “Pride and Prejudice.”

Vermont Lake Monsters Baseball Players

Tuesday, June 25, 11 a.m. Baseball players read stories and autograph baseballs. All ages.

Dottie the Bookmobile

Starts June 18. See our website for schedule.

Going to the beach?

Build a sand castle and send us a picture! All photos will be entered into a prize drawing for a “Fun in the Sun” grab bag. Choose your location: beach;sandbox; backyard; anything goes. Send photos to [email protected] Details on our website.

Adult Programs

Shape and Share Life Stories

Monday, June 17, 12:30 – 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.

Library Trustees Meeting

Monday, June 17, 7 p.m.

Brown Bag Book Club

Friday, June 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Looking to meet others who love to discuss books? This month we will discuss “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Books available at the front desk. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided.

New in Juvenile Fiction

“The Apprentice” by Maile Meloy. This brand new title, featuring illustrations by Ian Schoenherr, is a follow-up sequel to the very popular “The Apothecary” and takes place two years after the conclusion of the first book.

“Doll Bones” by Holly Black. The bestselling author of “The Spiderwick Chronicles” is back with a spooky new coming-of-age tale about three childhood friends and their adventurous make believe games.

New in fiction

“Choke Point” by Ridley Pearson. The latest in the exciting international thriller series follows popular characters John Knox and Grace Chu as they try to take down a child labor ring in Amsterdam.

New in DVDs

A set of classic films by legendary foreign film director Frederico Fellini; “La Strada” (1956) about a girl sold by her mother to a travelling circus strongman; “La Dolce Vita” (1960) about a tabloid reporter in ritzy Rome; “8 ½” (1963) Fellini’s autobiographical film about a famous film director who loses his inspiration in the midst of making a film; and “Amarcord” (1973) in which Fellini satirizes his youth in this portrait of provincial Italy during the Fascist period.

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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