For Youth and Adults
ABC s of College Admission
Wednesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m. Barbara LeWinter helps families prepare and lower stress in the transition to college. Learn what colleges want; how best to get your child prepared; and find the right fit-academically, socially and financially.
Kick Off Event: Vermont Reads ‘Wonder’
Wednesday, May 21, 6:30 p.m. Join our town-wide read of “Wonder” by R. J. Palacio. Guest speaker Sam Drazin is a disability awareness organizer with a condition similar to the main character in “Wonder.” Get a slice of pizza with the book. Co-sponsored by Vermont Humanities Council.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award
Vermont students have chosen “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio as their favorite book from the 30 titles nominated for the 2013-14 DCF award. The 2014-15 DCF books are here, with extra copies courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Stop by to get a head start on next year’s selections.
Friday, May 16, 3 p.m. A brilliant young strategist rises to the top of his class in Battle School while training to defend Earth against hostile aliens. Based on Orson Scott Card’s classic novel. Rated PG-13. Free popcorn.
Teen Job Fair and Job Hunting Tips
Wednesday, May 28, 6:30-8 p.m. A panel of employers who hire teens provides advice on how to make a good first impression. Includes tips on resume writing and interviewing. Participants may pick up information from employers on how to apply.
Mondays with Peter Alsen, 11 a.m., and Thursdays with Derek Burkins, 10:30 a.m. Up to age 5 with a caregiver. Limit: one session per week per family.
Programs for Adults:
Brown Bag Book Club
Friday, May 16, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Meet others who love to discuss books. This month we will discuss “Live by Night” by Dennis Lehane. Books available at the front desk. Beverages and dessert provided.
The Art of Telling Your Story: 2nd Annual Story Sharing Symposium
Saturday, May 17, 1-4 p.m. Learn better storytelling in this skill-building workshop led by story-sharing professionals. Hosted by Recille Hamrell.
Intro to Backyard Homesteading
Monday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. Ethan Thompson shares how to assess and develop strategies for production of food and medicinal crops in your backyard for better human and ecological health.
The Tech Tutor
Thursday, May 22, 3 to 6 p.m. Guarantee a time by pre-registering for a 15-30 minute appointment.
Tuesday, May 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Presented by Williston resident Jill Lang. Come and enjoy free classes. Please bring your own mat.
Tech Program: ‘Clean Your Computer From Viruses’
Saturday, May 31, 10:30 a.m. – noon. Our tech tutor will be offering a class on how to remove viruses from your computer. Limited to 10 adults. Pre-registration required.
New in Adult Fiction
“The Son” by Jo Nesbo. The international bestselling author departs from her popular Harry Hole series to give us a stand-alone novel of mystery and intrigue set in Oslo.
“The Skin Collector” by Jeffrey Deaver. In this followup to the bestselling “The Bone Collector,” Deaver returns us to investigator and forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme and a new case of brutal, terrifying crime.
New in Audio
“Frog Music” by Emma Donoghue. The author of the acclaimed novel “The Room” returns with a new story—a murder mystery set in late 1800s San Francisco.
“Keep Quiet” by Lisa Scottoline. Award-winning Scottoline’s latest tale is a family drama involving a strained father-son relationship, tragedy and a crushing secret of guilt and lies.
The Dorothy Alling Memorial Library is located at 21 Library Lane in Williston and can be reached at 878-4918. All events are free. www.williston.lib.vt.us