Library notes

Youth News

After School Movie

Friday, Sept.27, 3 p.m. A young Viking dreams of hunting dragons and becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon instead. Rated PG. Free popcorn. Grades1 and up.

Toddler Yoga and Stories

Fridays, 10:15 a.m. 5-week series, starts Sept. 27. Simple yoga and books for children ages 1-5. Presented by Karen Allen. Pre-register at 878-4918.

Pumpkin Stories

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. Hear pumpkin stories and make your own paper pumpkin to take home. For children ages 3-5.

Evening Playgroup

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6-7:30 pm (first Wednesday of each month). Connect with other families with children of similar age. Playgroups are designed for children birth-2 years and their caregivers with age appropriate toys, stories and fingerplays. For information call 876-7555. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.

Food for Thought Library Volunteers

Thursday, Oct. 3, 4-5 p.m. Teen Advisory Group. Community service opportunity. Teens meet for pizza, discussion, book/DVD selection and to plan special events for the library. Grades 7-12. New members welcome!

Spanish Playgroup

Saturday, Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m. First Saturday of each month. Spanish rhymes, books and songs for children birth to age 5. Includes a craft activity and snack. Music with Constancia and crafts with Natasha. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.

Zentangle Art Program

Thursday, Oct. 10, 3 p.m. Turn doodles into amazing designs! Presented by Deb Runge. Pre-register. Grades 4 and up.

Programs for Adults 

Vermont History Through Song

Saturday, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, will bring Vermont history to life with songs from the Vermont Historical Society’s collection of sheet music. Dressed in period costume, Radtke will add commentary to set the scenes. Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and the Friends of the Library.

Shape and Share Life Stories

Monday, Sept.30 and Oct. 7, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Prompts trigger real life experience stories, which are crafted into engaging narrative and shared with the group. Led by Recille Hamrell.

Friends of the Library

Oct. 7, 7 p.m. Planning for winter and spring programs.

The Tech Tutor Program

Oct. 10, 3 to 6 p.m. Stop by anytime during tech hours and get one-on-one help from a local teen on any technology question.

‘New Economy Lunch at the Library’ Program

Oct. 11, 12-1:30 p.m. Michael Schuman, author of several books, including “Local Dollars, Local Sense,” will discuss how buying local can positively impact the economy. Bring your lunch. This program is an interactive videoconferencing broadcast.

Brown Bag Book Club

Friday, Oct. 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Meet others who love to discuss books. This month we will discuss “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. Books available at the front desk. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided.

The Aging Process

Oct.19, 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome. Join the Visiting Nurse Association to “Start The Conversation” in preparing for end-of-life care. You will increase your understanding of end-of-life care; learn to talk to you family and physician about end-of life wishes, and learn how to use the free conversation kit and Vermont’s Advance Directive form to record your or your loved ones’ decisions.

Women’s Self Defense Classes

Oct. 21, 23, 28 and 29, 5 – 8 p.m. For women ages 14 and up. This self-defense educational program is comprised of lecture, discussion and physical resistive strategies. Facilitated by certified R.A.D. instructors. Learn how to make violence unacceptable in daily life. Participation in all four classes is highly recommended. Pre-registration is required.

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