Library notes

The Library Giving Tree

If you are looking for a gift idea this holiday season, consider donating to the library in honor of a family member or friend. When you visit the library this month, look for the Giving Tree in the lobby. Each ornament represents an item that the library would like to add to its collection. Select an item for the library to be given in the name of your friend or relative. The library will provide a gift enclosure card for the recipient and a brief dedication inside the item.


Youth News

Toddler Time: Zoom! Zoom! Things That Go

Friday, Dec. 13, 10:30 a.m. Early Literacy Program. Rhymes, books, playtime and simple art activities for children ages 1-3.

Make Your Own Star Book

Monday, Dec. 16, 3-4 p.m. Use simple paper folding techniques to create a colorful star-shaped book for a decoration or gift. Presented by WCS art teacher MC Baker. Pre-register. K and up. Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Science Story Time: Animal Tracks

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m. Who’s been stepping in the snow? Learn to be animal detectives with science educator Kristen Littlefield. Ages 3 and up. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

After School Movie

Friday, Dec. 20, 3 p.m. Join us for the adventures of an ex-supervillain and his minions. Rated PG, 98 minutes. Grades 1 and up.  Free popcorn.


Programs for Adults 

The Tech Tutor Program

Thursday, Dec. 12 and 26, 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, Dec. 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Looking to meet others who love to discuss books? This month we will discuss “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. Books available at the front desk. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided. Free and open to all.

‘Williston Revisited’ Movie Showing

Saturday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m. If you missed the premier of this documentary film by Williston resident Jim Heltz on July 4, you can see it now.

Shape and Share Life Stories

Monday, Dec. 16, 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.

Fulbright Semester in Israel

Monday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Williston resident and Director of School Counseling at Essex High School Michelle Rath spent a semester in Israel on a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching. She was affiliated with Tel Aviv University and conducted research on high school counseling with counselors throughout Israel. Her presentation will focus on high school education, school counseling and crisis management with a comparison to schools in Vermont. Free and open to all.

Winter Holiday Block Print Party

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6 p.m. Make your own one-of-a-kind holiday cards using one of the oldest print making techniques. In this fun workshop, everyone will get a chance to carve their own unique 4×6 block using carving tools and a Speedy Carve Block. Once the blocks are carved, the real fun begins as we explore different color combinations to print our own mini-masterpieces. All materials are provided. Free and open to 10 adults. Pre-registration required.

Downton Abbey Tea Party and Viewing

Saturday, Jan. 4, 1 p.m. View the last season’s finale while having high tea. Costumes encouraged. Pre-registration required.

The Dorothy Alling Memorial Library is located at 21 Library Lane in Williston, and can be reached at 878-4918. All events are free.