October 28, 2016

Library Notes

Youth News

Star Gazing & Campfire Stories

Monday, July 23, 6:30 p.m. Listen to stories and learn about the night sky with the Vermont Astronomical Society. All ages. Pre-register. Participants are welcome to stay after hours for night sky viewing. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while at the library.


Russian Story Time

Tuesday, July 24, 11 a.m. Children listen to stories, sing songs, and find new friends. Includes a craft activity. Russian and English speakers are welcome. Up to age 5. No pre-registration.


Music with Raphael

Mondays, 10:45 a.m., Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., and Saturday, July 21 at 11:30 a.m. Come sing, dance and clap your hands with Raphael and his guitar! Traditional and original folk music for children up to age 5 with a caregiver. No pre-registration. Limit one weekday session per week per family.


Magic Show

Presented by Magicians Without Borders. Wednesday, July 25, 11 a.m. All ages. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while at the library.


Teen Club

Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Movies, snacks, book discussion, games and more. Theme: Percy Jackson & Greek mythology. Led by Mara Distler. For students entering grades 6 -12.


Ellie’s Preschool Party

Friday, July 27, 10:30 a.m. Guitar sing-along, movement to music, parachute and bubbles. Ages 1-5. Pre-register. Space is limited. Sponsored by Friends of the Dorothy Alling Library.

Adult Programs 

Brown Bag Book Club

Friday, July 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Looking to meet others who love to discuss books? This month we will discuss “The Tiger’s Wife,” by Tea Obreht. Copies available at library. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided.


Shape and Share Life Stories

Monday, July 23 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Prompts trigger real-life experience stories, which are crafted into engaging narratives and shared with the group. Led by Recille Hamrell.


UVM Landscape Change/Looking Back

The Vermont Interstate System. Saturday, July 28 at 11 a.m. Enjoy a presentation that will take you through Vermont’s changing landscape, including a section on Williston. Discussion to follow. Additional info available at www.uvm.edu/landscape.


New Nonfiction

In “Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life After Loss,” Jai Pausch describes her life as she cared for her husband Randy during his struggle with pancreatic cancer and her path forward after his death


New Fiction

“Strange Music,” by Malcolm MacDonald, is the second book in the Dower House Trilogy featuring concentration camp survivors Felix Breit and his wife, who join with eight other families to live communally at the Dower House.


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


  1. Mary Martin says:

    I would like to explain the charges of unlawful restraint because it sounds really awful. No we didn’t hold anyone hostage. We were simply standing in front of some VT Gas/Michel’s trucks. They were in no way restrained. When the men decided to leave, they simply backed up and took off. The police have been hired by VT Gas and they sure do have a way of turning a phrase.

    Mr. Recchia refers to this action as a “last-ditch” attempt to scuttle the pipeline. Wrong again! This was far from our last attempt to bring sanity and reason to our state officials who refuse to listen or help.

    Nate Palmer and Kari Cuneo and their families are not the only land owners who have fought this immoral taking of their land. So many folks have lost that fight for lack of time and money. It’s quite intimidating to go before the Public Service Board and their team of lawyers, to sit down at a table filled with VT Gas attorneys and not have anyone to watch your back and advise you.

    When people are up against the wall, they fight back any way they can. Peaceful protests not only express our frustration but they help bring attention to what is happening to our friends and neighbors..

    So Mr. Recchia, we are not done!

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