September 16, 2014

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Summer Reading Begins June 13
Get ready to explore the world of science with this summer’s themes, “Fizz Boom Read!” for children and “Spark a Reaction” for teens. Activities include hands-on science experiments, makerspace activities, rocket building and more. Register for our Summer Reading Challenge and win free books and raffle tickets. Details on the library website.

Pet Parade and Summer Reading Kickoff
Saturday, June 21, 10:30 a.m. Dress in a costume and bring your pet or stuffed animal for a parade around the library. All ages welcome. Sign up for the “Fizz Boom Read!” summer reading program. (No pets in the library, please).

Take the Summer Reading Challenge
Keep track of the amount of time you spend reading, including books, magazines and audio material. Win free books and raffle tickets. For children and teens. Starts June 13.

Summer Story Time Series
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Starts June 24. Stories and a craft. All ages.

Dottie the Bookmobile
June 24-August 28. Williston and St. George. See the library website for complete listings.

Programs for adults
Tech Program: Viruses
Saturday, May 31, 10:30 a.m. – noon. The tech tutor will be offering a class on how to remove viruses from your computer. Limited to 10 adults. Pre-registration required.

Shape and Share Life Stories
Monday, June 2 and 16, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Learn to craft engaging stories from life experiences. Led by Recille Hamrell.

Knitting
Tuesday, June 10, 1 p.m. DAML is offering a monthly drop-in knitting group for adults. All levels of knitters or needle pointers are welcome.

The Tech Tutor
Tuesday, June 10, 3 to 6 p.m. Guarantee a time by pre-registering for a 15-30 minute appointment.

Brown Bag Book Club
Friday, June 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Meet others who love to discuss books. This month we will discuss “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter. Books available at the front desk. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided.

Vermont Reads “Wonder”
All Month! Join in our town-wide read of “Wonder” by R. J. Palacio. Stop by any time and pick up a copy of the book. Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.

New in Adult Fiction
“Sniper’s Honor” by Stephen Hunter. The New York Times bestselling author returns with the latest tale in the Bob Lee Swagger series. In this outing, Swagger traces the mystery of a female sniper from World War II who vanished towards the end of the war.

“The Devil’s Workshop” by Alex Grecian. The author of “The Yard” returns with the latest in the Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. This time around, the squad is dealing with a group of vigilantes while trying to track down four escaped convicts.

New in Audio Books
“Midnight Crossroad” by Charlaine Harris. The author of several popular series, including the Sookie Stackhouse vampire novels, kicks off a brand new series about the mysteries and strange occurrences surrounding a small Texas town and its varied occupants.

“The Pink Suit” by Nicole Mary Kelby. This new novel is a fictionalized account of the life and struggles surrounding the seamstress who crafted the iconic suits and outfits donned by Jackie Kennedy in the 1960s, including the pink suit the First Lady was wearing when her husband was shot and killed.

New in Juvenile
“Fancy Nancy” by Jane O’Connor. The stylish young star of this popular series of children’s books is back with several new titles in the library’s collection, including “Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique,” “Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet,” and “Fancy Nancy Stellar Stargazer” (with a glow-in-the-dark cover).

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

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