Library Notes

Youth News

Spanish Stories and Music

Friday, March 22, 10:30 a.m. Spanish rhymes, books and songs for children up to age 6. Free. Presented by Constancia Gomez.

Teen Movie

Thursday, March 28, 4 p.m. Scaling the Cliffs of Insanity, battling Rodents of Unusual Size, facing torture in the Pit of Despair—true love has never been easy. Rated PG. Free popcorn.

Food For Thought Teen Group

Thursday, April 4, 4 p.m. Grade 7-12. Pizza, discussion and library projects for teens. First Thursday of each month. New members welcome.

Toddler Yoga and Stories

Three-week series. Fridays, 10:15 a.m. (April 5-19). Simple yoga and books for children ages 1-5. Presented by Karen Allen. Pre-register at 878-4918.

Story Time and Crafts

Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Each story time features a different theme and a simple craft activity for children ages 3-5. Free. No pre-registration.

Bubble Trouble! 

Saturday, April 6, 1 p.m. Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. Join us for comedy, music and interactive bubble magic. All ages. Free. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Reading with Frosty and Friends Therapy Dogs

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Bring a book and read to a dog! All dogs registered with Therapy Dogs of Vermont.  All ages. Call 878-4918 to pre-register for 10-minute individual sessions.


Adult Programs 

Book Discussion Series: ‘The Richer Sex’ by Liza Mundy

Monday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of the “Feminine Mystique.” What issues are women facing now? Discussions led by Barbara Mieder, long-time Vermont Humanities scholar, library trustee and former teacher. Preregister at 878-4918, copies available for loan.  Open to all adults.

Brown Bag Book Club 

Friday, April 19 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Looking to meet others who love to discuss books? This month, we will discuss “Peace Like River” by Leif Enger. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided. Open to all adults.

How to Download and Use Listen Up Vermont 

Monday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. Virgil Fuller teaches how to download eBooks and audio books from start to finish using Listen Up Vermont. Pre-registration helpful. Please call 878-4918.

Story Crafters: Using Stories to Create Important Social Change

Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. Mark Redmond works for homeless and at-risk teens and young adults as director of Spectrum Youth & Family Services. He has been at the forefront of some important legislative changes in Vermont, which have improved conditions for this population, and his use of stories has played an important part in this. Statistics and fact sheets and data are important, but it is the real life stories of young people that often drive social change.

Aging Gracefully 101

Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. Nancy Somers presents the latest research on brain health, what it takes to maintain high-level health and wellbeing. Explore how to eliminate senior moments and add zest to every area of your life! Preregister at 878-4918.


New titles at the library

New DVDs

The 2013 Oscar winners and nominees are arriving! We already have “Argo,” “Anna Karenina,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Searching for Sugar Man” and “The Master.” More will be arriving soon!

New Non-Fiction

In “Remedy and Reaction,” author Paul Starr explores how health care became such treacherous terrain in American politics.

New Fiction

Joyce Carol Oates’ newest title, “The Accursed,” is an eerie, unforgettable story of possession, power and loss in early-twentieth-century Princeton, a cultural crossroads of the powerful and the damned.

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