The Library Giving Tree
You will find the Giving Tree in the lobby this month. Each ornament represents an item that the library would like to add to its collection or program offering. The library will provide a gift enclosure card and a brief dedication notice if you would like to select an item to be given in the name of someone else.
Food For Thought Library Volunteers
Thursday, Jan. 2, 4-5 p.m. Grades 7-12, Teen Advisory Group. Pizza, discussion, and library projects for teens. First Thursday of each month. New members welcome.
Russian Playgroup: Winter Carnival
Saturday, Jan. 4, 10:30 a.m. Non-Russian speakers welcome. Puppet show: “The Mitten.” Russian folk songs, games and art activity with Natasha. Children may wear a favorite costume if they wish. Birth to age 5. Snack included. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.
Pajama Story Time
Monday, Jan. 6, 6:30 p.m. Bring kids in PJs with their favorite stuffed animal for stories with Abby Klein, a craft and snack. Presented by Building Bright Futures of Williston.
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 6-7:30 p.m. For children birth-2 years and their caregivers. For information call 876-7555. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.
Toddler Yoga & Stories
Fridays, 10:15 a.m. Jan. 10 – Feb. 7. Simple yoga and books for children ages 1-5. Presented by Karen Allen. Pre-register.
Read to Van Gogh the Cat
Monday, Jan. 13, 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 reading sessions. All ages.
Story Time and Crafts
Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Preschoolers are introduced to a variety of books and authors while gaining early literacy skills. Includes a simple craft activity. For children ages 3-5.
Programs for Adults
Downton Abbey Tea Party and Viewing
Saturday, Jan. 4, 1 p.m. View the last season’s final episode while having high tea. Costumes encouraged. Pre-register at 878-4918.
Shape and Share Life Stories
Monday, Jan. 6 and 27, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Learn to craft and share engaging narratives from your real life experiences. Led by Recille Hamrell.
Yoga with Leo Leach
Thursday, Jan. 9, 16 and 23 at 1 p.m., ages 14 and up. Learn the fundamentals of movement, breath and present moment awareness for relaxation. Bring your own mat. Pre-register at 878-4918.
The Tech Tutor Program
Thursday, Jan. 9 and 23, 3 to 6 p.m. Stop by anytime during tech hours for one-on-one technology help with a local teen. Make a 15-minute appointment to guarantee a time. 878-4918.
Williston Historical Society Annual Meeting & Program
Saturday, Jan. 11, 1-3 p.m. Adam Boyce as “The Old Country Fiddler: Charles Ross Taggart, Vermont’s Traveling Entertainer.” The business meeting will include an election of officers and a bylaw change proposal. View some Williston historic artifacts such as the Munson clock and music box, and the Eagle Hall sign. Dessert served. The meeting is open to the public.
Monday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to access library e-books and audiobooks online. Bring your own device for this interactive class. Pre-register at 878-4918.
Library Trustee Meeting
Monday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m.
Decrease Your Everyday Toxic Exposure
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m. Michelle Robbins from Inside Out Body Therapy in Williston will give a lively, informative presentation on living a cleaner, safer, healthier and happier life.
Brown Bag Book Club
Friday, Jan. 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m. This month we will discuss “The Kitchen House” by Kathleen Grissom. Books available at the front desk. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided.
The Dorothy Alling Memorial Library is located at 21 Library Lane in Williston, and can be reached at 878-4918. All events are free. www.williston.lib.vt.us