Library Notes

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

NOTE: The library is currently closed for carpet replacement. It is scheduled to reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17.

For Youth

After-School Tuesdays

Movie: Jan. 23, 2 p.m. Six LEGO ninja warriors battle an evil warlord to protect their island home. Rated PG. 1 hour 41 minutes.

Pet crafts: Jan. 30, 2-3 p.m. All ages.

Preschool Music

Mondays at 11 a.m. (except Jan. 15) and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. For children up to age 5 with a caregiver.

Thursday Playtime

Thursdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited for an informal play time following Preschool Music. For children up to age 5.

Winter Story Time

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. (except Jan. 16). Includes a simple craft activity. Jan. 23: Let’s Pretend; Jan. 30: Dinosaurs. All ages.

Spanish Playgroup

Saturday, Jan. 20, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Spanish rhymes, books and songs for children up to age 5. Non-Spanish speakers welcome.

Preschool Yoga with Danielle

Friday, Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m. Simple yoga poses and stories for children up to age 5 and their caregivers.

For All Ages

Chess Club

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 5:30-7 p.m. Learn how to play, revisit the game or just enjoy the game of chess. Come alone or bring a friend and play with members of our community. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

Photography Club

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 5:30-7 p.m. For anyone interested in photography who wants to improve and share their skills. Explore both basic and advanced techniques, and most importantly go out and take shots. Grade 9-adult.

Programs for Adults

Current Events Conversation

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Gather for informal discussion on current newsworthy topics.

The Life and Cruel Death of Railroad Penn Station

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Learn about the history, construction, glory days and demise of Penn Station in New York City, at one time the largest railroad station in the country. Sponsored by the National Railroad Historical Society Champlain Valley Chapter. Ties in with library exhibits.

Tech Tutor

Friday, Jan. 19, 4-6 p.m. Stop by anytime during tech hours for one-on-one technology help from a teen. Guarantee a time by making a 30-minute appointment at 878-4918.


Saturday, Jan. 20, 12:30 p.m. Recently separated gal Reese Witherspoon moves to L.A., where she invites three young men to stay in her guesthouse. Her new life gets even more complicated when her estranged husband re-enters the picture. Snack provided. Rated PG-13. 97 minutes.

Brown Bag Book Club

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m. This month we will discuss “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. Books available at the front desk. Beverages and dessert provided.

Mah Jongg

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1-3:30 p.m. Learn how to play, revisit the game or just enjoy the game of Mah Jongg. Come alone or bring a friend and play with members of our community. All experience levels are welcome.

WHS Archeology

Saturday, Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m. The Williston Historical Society recently was gifted some stone tools by the Lynwood Osborne estate. Lynwood’s father discovered the tools years ago on the Talcott farm, near the current Williston golf course. Vermont State Archaeologist Jess Robinson will speak about the tools and other archaeological digs in Williston. Sponsored by Williston Historical Society.

Adult Nonfiction

‘Silence: In the Age of Noise’ by Erling Kagge

Erling Kagge became the first person to reach the South Pole alone, without radio contact. This and more mundane experiences resulted in his meditation on silence — its definition, meaning and how to access it.