May 26, 2018

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


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.

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