Vermont Reads ‘Wonder’
All month. Join in the town-wide read for all ages, “Wonder” by R. J. Palacio. Stop by any time and pick up a copy of the book. Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.
Slime Science with Dr. Einstein
Friday, July 25, 11 a.m. Join us for a humorous look at the scientific properties of slime, followed by slime-making session. Presented by Gillian Ireland and kid scientists,
Ethan and Jonathan Ireland, aka “Dr. Einstein” and “Dr. Dynamite.” All ages. Pre-register.
Vermont Reads ‘Wonder’ Book Discussion
Monday, July 28, 6:30 p.m. Join Laurel Sanborn of Vermont Family Network for a discussion focusing on family issues presented in the book “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio. Copies of the book available at the library. All ages welcome. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by Vermont Humanities Council.
Firefighter Story Time
Tuesday, July 29, 11 a.m. Meet members of the Williston Fire Department and learn about fire safety. All ages.
Teens Make-It Series: Toy Hacking—Because your Toy is More Fun on the Inside
Wednesday, July 30, 1-4 p.m. Take apart old toys and make something new. Ages 11 and up. Pre-register. Sponsored by Vermont Makers and Libraries “Sparking a Culture of Innovation” grant.
Build a Balloon Car
Thursday, July 31, 2-4 p.m. Watch air pressure demonstrations and construct your own air-powered rocket car. Presented by Create It Lab, mobile creativity lab. Ages 8 and up. Pre-register.
Spanish Stories & Music
Thursday July 31, 10:30 a.m. Sing and dance with Constancia Gomez. For children up to age 6.
Meet Vermont Lake Monsters Baseball Players
Friday, Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m. Lake Monsters baseball players read stories and autograph baseballs. All ages.
Gentle Yoga with Jill Lang
Tuesday, July 22, 29 and Aug. 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Presented by Williston resident, Jill Lang. Come and enjoy free classes. Bring your own mat.
The Tech Tutor
Tuesday, July 22, 3- 6 p.m. Stop by anytime during tech hours for one-on-one technology help from a teen. Guarantee a time by making a 15-minute appointment 878-4918.
Vermont Reads ‘Wonder’ Ice Cream Social, Art Show and Movie
Friday, August 8, 1 p.m. Eat ice cream while showcasing your art, poetry, or songs inspired by the themes of acceptance and kindness found in the book “Wonder.” Followed by the movie “I Am Sam” rated PG-13. Art exhibit participants may enter a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Majestic 10. Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and Dorothy Alling Memorial Library.
New in Adult Audiobooks
“Cop Town” by Karin Slaughter. Popular novelist Slaughter veers from her traditional series format with her first stand-alone tale of a serial killer targeting police officers. On MP3 CD format.
“The Church of Mercy” by Pope Francis. This new audiobook is a compilation of the papers, speeches and homilies created by the Pope during the first year of his papacy.
New in Adult Fiction
“The Good, the Bad, and the Emus” by Donna Andrews. The avian-themed author returns with popular character Meg Langslow and a new tale of mystery and intrigue.
“Neil Armstrong; a life of flight” by Jay Barbree. This biography of the American hero features a forward by fellow astronaut John Glenn.
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