November 26, 2014

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Preschool Music

Mondays, 10:45 a.m. with Peter Alsen and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. with Derek Burkins. Up to age 5 with a caregiver. No pre-registration. Limit: one session per week per family.

Read to Van Gogh the Cat

Monday, Nov. 18, 3:30-4:40 p.m. Call 878-4918 to pre-register for 10-minute individual reading sessions. All ages.

Science Story Time: Butterfly Sleeping Bags

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m.  Explore the mysteries of hibernation with science educator Kristen Littlefield. Ages 3 and up. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Lego Day

Thursday, Nov. 21, 3:15-4 p.m. Make your own Lego creations using the library’s Lego collection. Grades 1-5. Pre-register at 878-4918. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while at the library.

After School Movie

Friday, Nov. 22, 3 p.m. School never looked this scary! Join us for the further adventures of loveable monsters, Mike and Sully. Rated G, 1 hour 45 min. Grades 1 and up. Free popcorn.

Stories with ‘Nana Pat’

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m. Cozy story time favorites and a simple craft activity. All ages.

 

Programs for Adults

The Tech Tutor Program

Thursday, Nov. 14 and 21, 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.

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 and dessert provided. Free and open to all.

Vermont Author: ‘The Conversation’

Saturday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m. Join Agnieszka Perlinska as she shares “The Conversation,” a true story about two people’s life-transforming conversations on how to have the best life possible. The book offers a powerful road map for those who seek personal balance, happiness and success through empowered, conscious living for contributions to society and personal fulfillment. Book signing available.

Shape and Share Life Stories

Monday, Nov. 18, 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. Free and open to all adults.

Adult Digital Craft Night

Monday, Nov. 18 at 6 to 7:30 p.m. Angela Bernard will teach you how to create personalized subway art for your home using free online photo editing. Bring your own device as we have limited quantities. Free and open to adults. Pre-registration required.

Board of Trustees

Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

College Application Essay

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m. A combination of new, trickier Common Application essay topics and increased importance of the essay as a college admissions factor means it’s more critical than ever to write a great application essay. Students can learn tips and strategies for this high-stakes composition from local “Write Your Way into College, Goof-Proof College Admissions Essays” author Lauren Starkey.

 

Wildlife Orphanage in Zambia

Thursday, Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m. UVM graduate Olivia Fragale will present a talk and presentation about her volunteer work in Zambia at a wildlife orphanage dedicated to protecting chimpanzees. Fragale received the Heidi Antram Award in 2010 for her volunteer work as an intern at the Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington.

UPDATE: This event has been canceled.

 

New in Non-Fiction

“Dallas 1963” by Bill Minutaglio and Steven Davis. On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, this book promises fresh insight into the 35th president and the time period leading up to his death.

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

 
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