October 17th, 2013
Monster Mania! Science
Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. Learn about bizarre beasts that fly, slither and soar. Presented by Kristen Littlefield. Supports Common Core science concepts. Ages 3 and up. Sponsored by Friends of Dorothy Alling Memorial Library.
Magical Crafts and Pumpkin Painting
Thursday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. Listen to “Tales of Beedle the Bard,” make magic wands and paint mini-pumpkins. Kindergarten and up. Pre-register at 878-4918. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult.After School Movie
Friday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. Welcome to Dracula’s five-stake hotel, where monsters go to get away from it all. Rated PG, 91 minutes. Free popcorn. Grades 1 and up.
Halloween Stories with Abby Klein
Monday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Bring kids in pajamas or costumes with their favorite stuffed animal for stories, a craft and a bedtime snack. Presented by Building Bright Futures.
Read to Van Gogh the Cat
Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Van Gogh is a therapy cat in training with “Love on a Leash Foundation.” Call 878-4918 to pre-register for 10 minute individual reading sessions or just stop by to say hello. For all ages.
Story Time and Craft
Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Preschoolers are introduced to a variety of books and authors while gaining early literacy skills. Oct. 29: Bats. For children ages 3-5.
Programs for Adults
Brown Bag Book Club
Friday, Oct. 18 at 12:30-1:30 p.m. Meet others who love to discuss books. This month we will discuss “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. Books are available at the front desk. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided.
The Aging Process
Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome. Join the Visiting Nurse Association to “Start the Conversation” in preparing for end-of-life care. You will increase your understanding of end-of-life care; learn to talk to you family and physician about end-of life wishes, and learn how to use the free conversation kit and Vermont’s Advance Directive form to record your or your loved ones’ decisions.
Women’s Self Defense Classes
Oct. 21, 23, 28 and 29, 5-8 p.m. For women ages 14 and up. This self-defense educational program is comprised of lecture, discussion and physical resistance strategies. Facilitated by South Burlington Police certified RAD instructors. Learn how make violence unacceptable in daily life. Participation in all four classes is highly recommended. Pre-registration is required.
Tech Tutor Program
Thursday, Oct. 24, 3 to 6 p.m. Patrons may stop by anytime during tech hours and ask one-on-one technology questions with one of our local teens. Guarantee a time by making a 15-minute appointment 878-4918.
Shape and Share Life Stories
Monday, Oct. 27 and Nov. 4, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Prompts trigger real life experience stories, which are crafted into engaging narrative and shared with the group. Led by Recille Hamrell.
Friends of the Library
Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. Planning for winter and spring programs.
Brown Bag Book Club
Friday, Nov. 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Looking to meet others who love to discuss books? This month we will discuss “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” by Susan Vreeland. Books available at the front desk. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided.
New in young adult fiction
“Allegiant” by Veronica Roth. This much-anticipated conclusion to the Divergent trilogy brings the return of fan favorite character Tris and promises to reveal all the deepest secrets of the dystopian world brought to life in the series.
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