April 23, 2018

Library Notes

Youth News

Congratulations, summer readers! The results are in… 236 children and teens read for a grand total of 196,500 minutes. If you missed the end of summer celebration, you may stop by the library to pick up your reading record and free book.

Back to School Movie 

“The Lorax.” Friday, Aug. 31, 3 p.m. Rated PG. 86 minutes. Based on a Dr. Seuss classic, this animated film tells the story of a grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. Grade 1 and up. Free popcorn. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while at the library.

Coming in September

Saturday music with Raphael: Sept. 15, 11 a.m.

Reading with Frosty & Friends Therapy Dogs: Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (starts Sept. 18)

Pajama story time with Abby Klein: Monday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m.

Spanish stories and music: Friday, Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m.

Adult Programs 

Shape and Share Life Stories

Monday, Sept. 10 and 24 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.

Brown Bag Book Club 

Friday, Sept. 21 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Looking to meet others who love to discuss books? This month we will discuss “The Sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided.

Think Outside the Box 

The Fascinating World of Modern Proverbs: Saturday, Sept. 22 at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Wolfgang Mieder, co-author of the new “Dictionary of Modern Proverbs,” will discuss the language, structure, length and metaphors of the proverbs of the 20th and 21st centuries.

 

New Fiction

Two brothers find themselves at the center of a murder mystery that echoes the long ago disappearance and murder of their sister in Michael Koryta’s thriller, “The Prophet.”

Lady Frances Sidney revels in her double life as Elizabeth I’s lady-in-waiting and spy, unbeknownst to her father, Sir Francis Walsingham, the queen’s spymaster, in the historical fiction “The Spymaster’s Daughter,” by Jean Westin.

 

New Nonfiction

Stephen Greenblatt, Harvard University professor, points to a particular incident within the Renaissance period—the discovery of an ancient manuscript—that he believes shaped the world as it is today in his highly acclaimed work “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.”

“Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger,” by author and artist Ken Perenyi is the written confession of the spectacular art crimes that baffled the FBI and in which the statute of limitations has expired.

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

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