Library Notes

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

For Youth

After-School Tuesdays

After School Café: March 27, 2-3 p.m. Grades 3 and up.

LEGO Club: April 3, 2-3 p.m. All ages.

Preschool Yoga with Danielle

Friday, March 23, 10:30 a.m. Simple yoga poses, stories and songs for children up to age 5 and their caregivers.

Coding with Arduino

Friday, March 23, 3-5 p.m. and Saturday, March 24, 1-3 p.m. Explore basic electronics and programming with Arduino microcontrollers. Each participant will receive a free Arduino starter kit, funded by UVM VASE Host Grant. Presented by Gus Serinese, eighth grade challenge project. Grades 4-8. Pre-register.

Preschool Music

Mondays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. For children up to age 5 with a caregiver.

Thursday Playtime

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

Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Includes a simple craft activity. March 27: Helping Out; April 3: Rainy Days; April 10: Get Messy! April 17: Plant a Seed. All ages.

Count Me In! Exploring Math with Your Preschooler

Wednesday, March 28, 6-7 p.m. Introduction to hands-on activities that families can use in everyday life. Learn how these activities can foster a love of learning and understanding of mathematics. Open to any parent or caregiver and their preschool child. Pre-register. Co-sponsored with Williston School District.

For All Ages

Read to a Dog

Thursday, March 22 and 29, 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 sessions.

Programs for Adults

Mah Jongg

Wednesday, March 28, 1-3:30 p.m. Learn how to play, revisit or just enjoy the game of Mahjongg. Come alone or bring a friend and play with members of our community. All experience levels are welcome.


Wednesday, April 4, 5:30 p.m. New release. A mute cleaning lady, Sally Hawkins, working in a secret U.S. government lab in 1962 befriends an otherworldly creature who is being held there against its will. Rated R. Oscars 2018 Best Picture winner; adventure, drama, fantasy. Snacks provided. (128 minutes).

Brown Bag Book Club

Tuesday, April 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Meet others who love to discuss books. This month we will discuss “Rabbit, Run” by John Updike. Books available at the front desk. Beverages and dessert provided.

Young Adult Fiction

‘Weave a Circle Round’ by Kari Maaren

Fourteen-year-old Freddy Duchamp is having standard teenage girl problems, like feeling out of place. After meeting her mysterious new neighbors, Josiah and Cuerva Lachance, Freddy is transported to a world of time travel, order and chaos, where she learns that she and her siblings might determine the next chapter in the story of humanity. This coming-of-age novel takes inspiration from myth, poetry and stories of all kinds.

Adult Fiction

‘An American Marriage’ by Tayari Jones

This novel alternates perspectives between artist Celestial and her husband Roy, who has been wrongly imprisoned. Celestial and Roy are middle-class African Americans who have been married only a year when they are separated by Roy’s incarceration. Jones traces the ways this devastating act affects their relationship and their lives, through direct addresses to the reader and letters exchanged between the spouses.

Adult Nonfiction

‘I Am,I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death’ by Maggie O’Farrell

British novelist O’Farrell’s memoir chronicles her encounters with death, whether through disease, childbirth, accident or violence, and caring for a daughter with life-threatening allergies. Through chapters named after different body parts, O’Farrell explores these intimate moments of danger and how they changed the way she thinks and lives.