Library Notes

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Youth News
Fall Story Time
Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Starts Sept. 16. Preschoolers are introduced to a variety of books and authors while gaining early literacy skills. Followed by a simple craft activity. For children ages 3-5. No pre-registration.
Sept. 16: Down on the Farm
Sept. 23: Science Story Time: Marvelous Monarchs with Kristen Littlefield
Sept. 30: Fall Colors
Pajama Story Time
Monday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m. Bring kids in PJs with their favorite stuffed animal for stories, a craft and a bedtime snack. Make a story treasure box. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures and Dorothy Alling Library.
Preschool Music
Mondays at 11 a.m. with Peter Alsen and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. with Derek Burkins. Up to age 5 with a caregiver. No pre-registration. Limit: one session per week per family.

Adult News
Chair Yoga with Jill Lang
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 1-2 p.m. Presented by Williston resident Jill Lang. Come and enjoy free classes. Bring your own mat.
Gentle Yoga with Jill Lang
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 23 and 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Presented by Williston resident Jill Lang. Come and enjoy free classes. Bring your own mat.
Collaborative Divorces
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m. A multidisciplinary panel with lawyer, mental health and financial professionals will discuss how to create resolution in a safe and supportive environment outside of court.
Shape and Share Life Stories
Monday, Sept. 15 and 29, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Learn to craft engaging stories from life experiences.  Led by Recille Hamrell.
Technology Forum
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m. How can the library help you to better use technology for your work, schooling or personal life? We want to hear if you have used the library’s computers, Wi-Fi or wish we offered a certain piece of hardware, software or digital subscription. A repeat of the forum held on Aug. 20.
Anne Frank’s Neighbors: What Did They Do?
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m. Mary Fillmore examines the choices and decisions Anne Frank’s neighbors faced living alongside the Jewish population as persecution intensified and what we can learn from them as we face humanitarian crises of our own time. A Vermont Humanities Council Event.
Brown Bag Book Club
Friday, Sept. 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Looking to meet others who love to discuss books? This month we will discuss “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty. Books available at the front desk.  Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided. Free and open to all.

New in Adult Fiction
“Personal” by Lee Child. Popular hero Jack Reacher is back with a new suspenseful adventure that sees the retired military cop pulled back into duty by the CIA after an assassination attempt on the president of France.
“The Secret Place” by Tana French. The Dublin Murder Squad is back with a new unsolved mystery, this time the action takes place at an all-girls’ boarding school.

New in Youth Fiction
“Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000” by Dav Pilkey. The popular juvenile series is back with its eleventh book, featuring returning heroes George and Harold and a carnivorous commode bent on revenge.
“Heir of Fire, a Throne of Glass Novel” by Sarah Maas. Book three in the young adult series features the return of Celaena Sardothien as she faces new challenges.
The Dorothy Alling Memorial Library is located at 21 Library Lane in Williston, and can be reached at 878-4918. All events are free.