Library Notes

OneClick Digital Audio is offering a free patron-focused Webinar that demonstrates the service’s features. The 45-minute program includes a complete tour of the service and shows you how to create an account, install the OneClickdigital Media Manager, search for content, manage checkouts and download and transfer audiobooks to listening devices.

You can register for the Webinar, set for Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 3 – 4 p.m., at


Youth News

Story Hour

Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Nov. 27 – Dec. 18. Stories and simple crafts for children ages 3-5.

Lego Day

Thursday, Nov. 29, 3 – 4 p.m. Make your own Lego creations using the library’s Lego collection. Grades 1-5. Pre-register at 878-4918. Space is limited. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Russian Story Time

Saturday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m. Children listen to stories, sing songs and find new friends. Russian and English speakers are welcome. Includes a puppet show and a craft activity. For children up to age 6. No pre-registration.

Winter Holidays Party with CVU Madrigal Singers

Monday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. Join us for an a cappella concert, then stay to decorate the library for the winter holidays. Cookie decorating activity for kids. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Gingerbread Houses

Tuesday, Dec. 4 or Tuesday, Dec. 11, 3-3:30 p.m, grades K-4. After party on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 4-4:30 p.m., grades 5-8. Pre-register. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while at the library.

Santa’s Big Red Hat

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m. Story reading and book signing with local author Larry Dubin.

Food For Thought Library Volunteers

Thursday, Dec. 6, 4-5 p.m. Grades 7-12. Teen Advisory Group. Pizza, discussion and library projects for teens. First Thursday of each month. New members welcome.

Toddler Time

Friday, Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m.  Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes that encourage early literacy skills. Includes a simple craft activity. For children ages 1-3.

Pajama Story Time with Abby Klein

Monday, Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m. Bring kids in PJs with their favorite stuffed animal for stories, a craft and a bedtime snack. Presented by Building Bright Futures of Williston and Dorothy Alling Memorial Library. Call Kim at 355-5417 to pre-register.


Adult Programs 

Shape and Share Life Stories

Monday, Dec. 10 and 17 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. Free and open to all adults.

Brown Bag Book Club

Friday, Dec. 21 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Looking to meet others who love to discuss books? This month we will discuss “A Room of One’s Own,” by Virginia Woolf.  Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided.


New titles at the library

New Fiction

“The Art Forger,” by Barbara Shapiro. In March, 1990, $500 million in works of art was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history and a struggling artist discovers that there’s more to this crime than meets the eye.

“The Testament of Mary,” by Colm Tóibín. Provocative, haunting and indelible, Colm Tóibín’s portrait of Mary presents her as a solitary older woman still seeking to understand the events that become the narrative of the New Testament and the foundation of Christianity.

New Biography

“The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age” is Janet Wallach’s captivating biography of America’s first female tycoon, Hetty Green, the iconoclast who forged one of the greatest fortunes of her time.

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