October 22, 2014

Library Notes

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Vermont Reads ‘Wonder’
Join the town-wide read for all ages of “Wonder “by R. J. Palacio. Stop by any time and pick up a copy of the book. Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.

‘Wonder’ Ice Cream Social, Art Show and Movie
Friday, Aug. 8, 1 p.m. Showcase your art, poetry or songs inspired by the theme of acceptance and kindness found in “Wonder.” Followed by the movie “I Am Sam” (Rated PG-13).

Youth News
Read and Win a Day at the Fair
Have you read three books this summer? Children in grades K-8 may stop by the library to pick up a ribbon for free admission to the Champlain Valley Fair on Kids’ Day, Monday, Aug. 25. There will be a special ceremony at noon for all kids who participate. More information is available at the library or on its website.

Congratulations Summer Readers
All participants in the summer reading program may pick up their reading logs and receive a $10 gift card donated by Kids City.

Kindergarten Kickoff
Monday, Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m. New kindergarten students and their families are invited to listen to stories, get a library card and meet new friends. For Williston and St. George students entering kindergarten in 2014. Call 878-4918 to register. Presented by Building Bright Futures and Dorothy Alling Memorial Library.

Spanish Stories and Music
Thursday, Aug. 14, 10:30 a.m. Come sing and dance with Constancia Gomez. Non-Spanish speakers welcome! For children up to age 6.

Adult News
Shape and Share Life Stories
Monday, Aug. 11, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Learn to craft engaging stories from life experiences. Led by Recille Hamrell.

Gentle Yoga with Jill Lang
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 19 and 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Presented by Williston resident Jill Lang. Come and enjoy free classes. Bring your own mat.

The Tech Tutor Program
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 3 to 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.

Bike Commuter Workshop
Aug. 13, 6:30-7:45. If you have ever considered commuting to work by bicycle, this is the workshop for you. It will cover all the basics including safety concerns, getting fit for the ride and the benefits of bike commuting. Your instructor is year-round bike rider and storyteller Peter Burns of Local Motion.

Brown Bag Book Club
Friday, Aug. 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Looking to meet others who love to discuss books? This month we will discuss “The Lifeboat” by Charlotte Rogan. Books available at the front desk. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided. Free and open to all.

Technology Forum
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 6 p.m. How can the library help you to better use technology for your work, schooling or personal life? We want to hear if you have used the library’s computers or Wi-Fi or wish we offered a certain piece of hardware, software or digital subscription. A repeat of the forum will be held Sept. 16 at 6 p.m.

Local Author Mary Ann Fuller Young
Aug. 23, 11 a.m. Young reads excerpts from her book “Plainly and Simply,” a memoir of early-onset Alzheimer’s. She shares and discusses her experiences with the disease. The book also provides valuable information about the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Book signing available.

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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