Library Notes

All library events are free. Call 878-4918 for information or to register.


Youth News

Winter Holidays Party with the UVM Zest

Monday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Join us for an a cappella concert, then stay to decorate the library for the winter holidays. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Story Time and Crafts

Tuesdays at 11 a.m. (Dec. 3 -17). Preschoolers are introduced to a variety of books and authors while gaining early literacy skills. Dec. 17, “Science Story Time: Animal Tracks” with Kristen Littlefield. For children ages 3-5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Evening Playgroup

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6-7:30 p.m (first Wednesday of each month). Connect with other families with children of similar age. For children birth-2 years and their caregivers. For information, call 876-7555. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.

Food For Thought Teen Group

Thursday, Dec. 5, 4-5 p.m. Grades 7-12 Teen Advisory Group. Teens meet for pizza, discussion, book/DVD selection, and planning special events for the library. New members welcome.

Spanish Musical Playgroup

Saturday, Dec.7, 10:30 a.m. Non-Spanish speakers welcome. Spanish rhymes, books, and songs with an art activity. Children birth to 5. Snacks included. Music with Constancia, art with Natasha. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.

Pajama Story Time with Abby Klein

Monday, Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m. Bring kids in PJs with their favorite stuffed animal for stories, a craft and a bedtime snack. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.

Gingerbread Houses

Tuesday, Dec. 10 or Thursday, Dec. 12, 3-3:30 pm. (Grades K-4). After-Party: Thursday, Dec. 12, 4-4:30 pm. (Grades 5-8). Pre-register. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Read to Van Gogh the Cat

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Call 878-4918 to pre-register for 10-minute individual reading sessions. All ages.

Toddler Time

“Zoom! Zoom!” Friday, Dec. 13, 10:30 am. Early Literacy Program. Rhymes, books, playtime and simple art activities for children ages 1-3.

Make Your Own Star Book

Monday, Dec. 16, 3-4 p.m. Use simple paper-folding techniques to create a colorful star-shaped book for a decoration or keepsake. Presented by WCS art teacher MC Baker. Pre-register. Kindergarten and up.


Programs for Adults 

Shape and Share Life Stories

Monday, Dec. 2 and 16, 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. Free and open to all adults.

Winter Decorating Party with UVM Zest

Monday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Join us for an a cappella concert, then stay to decorate the library for the winter holidays. Sponsored by the Friends of DAML.

Winter Holiday Centerpiece

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m. Williston’s Buds and Roses will lead a group on making a holiday table arrangement. All materials are provided. Free and open to 10 adults. Pre-registration required.

The Tech Tutor Program

Thursday, Dec. 12 and 26, 3 to 6 p.m. Patrons may stop by anytime during tech hours and ask one-on-one technology questions with one of our local teens. Guarantee a time by making a 15-minute appointment. 878-4918.

Brown Bag Book Club

Friday, Dec. 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Looking to meet others who love to discuss books? This month we will discuss “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. Books available at the front desk. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided. Free and open to all.

Williston Revisited Movie Showing

Saturday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m. If you missed the premier of this documentary film by Williston resident Jim Heltz on July 4, you can see it now.

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