May 26, 2018

Library Notes

We are accepting donations for our book sale until June 28. Please drop materials off when the library is open and make sure all items are clean and in good condition. Sorry, we cannot accept text books, reference and travel books more than five years old (2007), sheet music, maps, puzzles, games, condensed books (e.g. Reader’s Digest), VHS tapes or cassette tapes. Call if you have questions, 878-4918. Please bring your donations in reasonably sized boxes we can keep. We are now signing up volunteers for the book sale. If you would like to volunteer, contact Marti Fiske at 878-4918 or


Youth News

Pet Parade and Summer Reading Kickoff:  Saturday, June 23, 10:30 a.m. Bring your pet or stuffed animal for a parade around the library. Music and face painting! All ages welcome. Sign up for the summer reading program. No pre-registration. (Pets are not allowed in the library. Please make arrangements for your pet while you’re inside).

Summer Story Hour

Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Stories and a craft. All ages, no pre-registration.

Read with Vermont Lake Monsters baseball players

Friday, June 29, 11 a.m. Lake Monsters baseball players read stories and autograph baseballs. All ages. No pre-registration. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while at the library.

Teen Club

Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (except July 5). Join us for movies, snacks, book discussion, games and more. Theme—Percy Jackson and Greek mythology. Led by Mara Distler. For students entering grades 6 -12.


Friday, July 6, 11 a.m. Learn about vampire bats, bats in our attics, building bat houses, migration and hibernation. Participants may also bring a white cotton t-shirt to decorate. Presented by Jerry Schneider. Ages 6 and up. Pre-register. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while at the library. Sponsored by Friends of Dorothy Alling Memorial Library.

Russian Story Time

Saturday, July 7, 11 a.m. Children listen to stories, sing songs and find new friends. Russian and English speakers are welcome. Presenters will translate and teach Russian words. All ages. No pre-registration. Puppet Show: “The Three Bears.”


New Fiction

“The Road to Grace” by Richard Paul Evans is the road from Seattle to Key West that a grieving Alan Christoffersen has decided to walk as he copes with the loss of his wife, his advertising career and his home. The book describes the rich experiences he has along the way.

Ethan Gage makes his fourth appearance in William Dietrich’s highly reviewed “The Emerald Storm.” Napoleon and Toussaint L’Ouverture make appearances as Ethan tracks the secret of the lost treasure of Montezuma.


New Non-Fiction

“Rather Outspoken” by Dan Rather and Digby Diehl is an accounting of Dan’s years in journalism: the stories he covered and the people he met, from the civil rights movement to his removal from the anchor position at CBS following the story of George Bush and the Air National Guard.

Peter Rader has described the tormented and triumphant life of the great journalist in “Mike Wallace: A Life.”

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

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