Library Notes

Congratulations to Kindle winner Uma Amalraj. Thank you to everyone for taking the time to fill out the library’s survey. The results will be available soon.

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Youth News

Spanish Stories & Music

Saturday, Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m. Spanish rhymes, books and songs for children up to age 6.  Presented by Constancia Gomez.

Babytime Playgroups

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. – noon (except for the first Wednesday of each month) and the first Wednesday evening of each month, 6-7:30 p.m. Playgroups are designed for children birth to age 2 and their caregivers. Age appropriate toys, stories and finger plays. Starts Sept. 4. For information call 876-7555. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures and Dorothy Alling Memorial Library.

Fall Story Time and Craft

Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Explore the world around you and encourage a life-long love of reading. Preschoolers are introduced to a variety of books and authors while gaining early literacy skills, followed by a simple craft activity. Starts Sept. 17. Theme: “Apple Picking Time.”

Reading Buddy Program

This is a one-on-one after school program where a Big Buddy (grades 4-8) reads to a Little Buddy once a week. Schedules are arranged on an individual basis. The parent/caregiver can take this time to browse for reading materials and have some quiet time.  If you are interested or have any questions, call Susan Blair at 878-4918.


Programs for Adults

Friends of the Library

Monday, Sept. 9 at 7 pm.

Vermont Author

“Good Dad, Bad Dad, My Dad” Sept. 11 at 6 pm. Join Ginger Johnson as she shares her memoir that explores a father-daughter relationship that survived turmoil, alcohol and death.  If you ever wanted to record your family saga, this book will leave an emotional impact on your soul as you ponder your own past. Book signing available.

Shape and Share Life Stories

Monday, Sept. 16 and 30, 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.

Technology Night

Monday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m.  Learn how to download/access library e-books and audiobooks through Listen Up Vermont and One Click. Please bring your own device for this interactive class. Presented by Angela Bernard. Preregister.

New in Fiction

“How the Light Gets In” by Louise Penny. The latest in the best-selling author’s Inspector Gamache series finds the popular law enforcement hero investigating the mysterious Christmastime disappearance of a friend of a friend.

“The Whole Enchilada” by Diane Mott Davidson. The newest crime story from the mystery author features her signature culinary-themed storytelling and a section of favorite recipes in the back.


New in Young Adult Fiction

“The Fall of Five” by Pittacus Lore. The most recent addition to the “I am Number Four” series brings the return of favorite characters from the previous books as they prepare to battle the Mogadorians.

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