November 21, 2018

Library Notes

For youth and adults
ABCs of College Admission
Wednesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m. Barbara LeWinter helps families prepare and lower stress in the transition to college. Learn what colleges want; how best to get your child prepared; and find the right fit — academically, socially and financially.
Kick Off Event: Vermont Reads ‘Wonder’
Wednesday, May 21, 6:30 p.m. Join our town-wide read of “Wonder” by R. J. Palacio. Guest speaker Sam Drazin is a diversity awareness organizer with a condition similar to the main character in “Wonder.” Get a slice of pizza with the book. Co-sponsored by Vermont Humanities Council.

Youth News
Preschool Music
Mondays with Peter Alsen, 11 a.m. and Thursdays with Derek Burkins, 10:30 a.m. Up to age 5 with a caregiver. Limit: one session per week per family.
Food For Thought Teen Group
Thursday, May 1, 4-5 p.m. Grades 7-12 Teen Advisory Group. Pizza, discussion and library projects for teens. New members welcome!
Spanish Playgroup
Saturday, May 3, 10:30 a.m. Spanish rhymes, books and songs for children birth to age 5. Includes a snack. Music with Constancia and crafts with Natasha. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.
Spring Story Time and Craft
Tuesday, May 6, 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.
Evening Babytime Playgroup
Wednesday, May 7, 6-7:30 p.m. For children birth-2 years old and their caregivers. For information call 876-7555. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.
Teen Movie ‘Enders Game’
Friday, May 16, 3 p.m. A young strategist reaches the top of his class in Battle School while training to defend Earth against hostile aliens. Based on Orson Scott Card’s classic novel. Rated PG-13.

Programs for Adults
Shape and Share Life Stories
Monday, May 5, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Recille Hamrell teaches how to craft engaging stories from life experiences.
Turn Your Job Search Inside-Out: Find the Perfect Work for You
Monday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. Jim Koehneke teaches an approach to creating career happiness and the life you have dreamed of. Discover work you love if you are unemployed, underemployed or unsatisfied.
Gentle Yoga with Jill Lang
Tuesdays, May 6, 13 and 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Presented by Williston resident Jill Lang. Come and enjoy free classes. Bring a mat.
The Tech Tutor
Thursday, May 8 and 22, 3 to 6 p.m. Guarantee a time by pre-registering for a 15-30 minute appointment.
Williston Historical Society ‘The Williston Diaries’
Saturday, May 10, 11 a.m. Richard Allen presents aspects of 1863-1874 Williston history based on the diaries of two women: Adelaide Isham Crossman and Ellen Metcalf.
Documentary Premiere and Sculpture Unveiling
Monday, May 12, 6 p.m. Join us for the premiere of a new documentary on Williston sculptor Richard Erdman and the official unveiling with the family of Dr. R. James McKay, who donated an Erdman piece to the library.
Tuesday, May 13, 1 p.m. Monthly drop-in knitting group for adults. All levels of knitters or needle pointers are welcome.
Brown Bag Book Club
Friday, May 16, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Meet others who love to discuss books. This month we will discuss “Live by Night” by Dennis Lehane. Books available at the front desk. Beverages and dessert provided.
The Art of Telling Your Story: 2nd Annual Story Sharing Symposium
Saturday, May 17, 1-4 p.m. Learn better storytelling in this skill-building workshop led by story-sharing professionals. Hosted by Recille Hamrell.
Intro to Backyard Homesteading
Monday, May 19, 6:30 pm. Ethan Thompson shares how to assess and develop strategies for production of food and medicinal crops in your backyard for better human and ecological health.

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

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