Library Notes

All programs are free. Call 878-4918 for information or to register. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while at the library. Hearing assistance devices are available for events in the library’s community room. Find more information at

Youth News

Preschool Yoga

Friday, Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m. Simple yoga poses, stories and songs with Danielle Brown. For children birth to age 5 and their caregivers.

Spanish Musical Playgroup

Saturday, Oct. 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. Spanish rhymes, books and songs for children birth to age 5. Includes playtime and snack. Non-Spanish speakers welcome. Presented with Building Bright Futures

After-School Tuesdays

Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while at the library.

LEGO Club: Oct. 4, 2-3 p.m. Build your own creations using the library’s LEGO collection. All ages. Snacks provided.

Movie: Oct. 11, 2 p.m. Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, faces danger when he leaves the only home he knows in this 2016 remake of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story. Rated PG. 106 minutes. Snacks provided.

Fun with Electricity: Oct. 18, 2-3 p.m. Make an electromagnet and experiment with the library’s LittleBits electronics kits. Grades 3 and up.

After-School Café: Oct. 25, 2-3 p.m. Snacks and games for students in grades 3 and up.

Food for Thought Teen Library Volunteers

Thursday, Oct. 6, 4-5 p.m. Teens meet for pizza, discussion and planning special events for the library. Community service opportunity for students in grades 7-12. New members welcome!

Read to a Dog

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Bring a book and read to one of our registered Therapy Dogs of Vermont. All ages. Pre-register for individual reading sessions.

Fall Story Time

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Includes a simple craft activity. Oct. 4: Autumn Leaves with Victoria Francis; Oct. 11: Fall Animals; Oct. 18: Harvest Time; Oct. 25: Pumpkin Tales. Ages 3-5.

Homeschool Program: Magnificent Monarchs

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1-3 p.m. Why are Monarch butterfly populations declining? Explore the world of Monarchs through writing, inquiry and art. Ages 6 and up. Pre-register. Presented by Kristen Littlefield, Environmental Educator.

All Ages News

Williston Fall Trail Hike

Offsite Program: Thursday, Sept. 29, 5:30 p.m. Melinda Scott, Williston’s Conservation Planner and Mike Isham of Isham Family Farm will co-lead the hike of Oak View Hill trails and talk about the history of the farm and how it became conserved (about 2 miles total). Meet at 5:30 p.m. at Oak View Hill trailhead, on Oak Hill Road, three miles south of 4-way stop in Williston Village Center.

Technology Night

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ken Bernard of Vermont Tech offers a new program on the second Wednesday of each month. This month: how to use the mobile app Instagram. Bring your own device.

Adult News:

Shape & Share Life Stories

Monday, Oct. 3, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Learn to craft stories from life experiences. Led by Recille Hamrell.

Movie: ‘Being Mortal’

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m. Renown surgeon Atul Gawande teams with “Frontline” to examine how we think about death and dying. He explores palliative care (1 hour). Rated PG-13. Snacks provided.

Current Events Conversation

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 11-12 p.m. Gather with others interested in informal discussion on current newsworthy topics.

The Dorothy Alling Memorial Library is located at 21 Library Lane in Williston and can be reached at 878-4918.