All programs are free. Call 878-4918 for more information or to register. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while at the library. Find more information at williston.lib.vt.us.
All Ages News
Holiday Party Decorating
Saturday, Dec. 3 10:30-12:30 p.m. Celebrate the coming winter! Kids can make a gingerbread house while adults help us decorate for the winter holidays. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Pre-register kids for gingerbread houses. Election of Friends Officers at 10 a.m.
Read to a Cat!
Thursday, Dec. 15, 3-4 p.m. Bring a book and read to Van Gogh, a certified therapy cat with “Love on a Leash” Foundation. Pre-register for a one-on-one session or just say hello.
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ken Bernard of Vermont Tech offers a new topic on each second Wednesday. This month: What’s inside a computer and what does it do?
Saturday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m. The 2015 movie, based on the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, focuses on the survival attempts of two expedition groups. Rated PG-13. Snacks provided. (2h 30m).
Science Story Night: ‘Woolly Bear Winter’
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m. Learn about animal habitats and cold weather survival with Abbie Bowker, author/illustrator of “Woolly Bear Winter.” Hands-on activities, crafts and poetry writing. All ages.
Food for Thought Teen Library Volunteers
Thursday, Dec. 1, 4-5 p.m. Teens meet for pizza, discussion and planning special events for the library. Community service opportunity. Grades 7-12.
Mondays at 11 a.m, Dec. 5, 12, and 19 with Peter. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 8 and 15 with Marcie. Thursdays 10:30 a.m, Dec. 1 and 29, Spanish music with Constancia. Non-Spanish speakers welcome. For children up to age 5 with a caregiver. No pre-registration. Limit: one session per week per family. No music on Dec. 22 and 26.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m for all ages of children or Thursday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m. for children in grades K-5. Pre-register.
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2-3 p.m. Make your own LEGO creations using the library’s LEGO collection.
Dec. 6 and 13, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Design your own video game in Scratch. Play your game with a custom controller created using Makey Makey. Eighth-grade Challenge project, grades 3-4 are invited. Pre-register, space limited.
Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Includes a simple craft. Dec. 6: Hooray for Grandparents with Victoria Francis; Dec. 13: Fairy Tales; Dec. 20: Get Ready for Winter (No story time Dec. 27). Ages 3-5.
Spanish Musical Playgroup
Saturday, Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Spanish rhymes, books, and songs for children birth to age 5. Non Spanish-speakers welcome. Includes playtime and snack. Sponsored with Building Bright Futures.
Gingerbread Stories and Cookie Decorating
Monday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. Bring kids in PJs with their favorite stuffed animals for stories and gingerbread fun. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.
Thursdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m). Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited for an informal playtime following Preschool Music. For children birth to age 5. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.
Saturdays, Nov. 26 and Dec. 31, 11-12:30 p.m. Take time to recharge your emotional self. Books and colored pencils are provided.
Make a Holiday Arrangement
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. Sharon Niquette of Williston’s Buds and Roses will lead a group on making a holiday floral arrangement. All materials provided. Open to 10 adults. Pre-registration required.
New in Magazines
Print: Atlantic Monthly, HGTV Magazine, Lonely Planet
Online: Zinnio Checkout and read magazines in a browser or mobile app. Requires valid library card. Visit williston.lib.vt.us for more details.