Library Notes

Does your employer offer directed giving or a matching gift program? The library is fund raising for a new bookmobile. Your donation is tax-deductible. Please contact Marti Fiske at the library if you need more information for your employer’s giving program.

Youth News

Make It! Rubber Band Bracelets

Monday, Nov. 3, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Bring your own loom, use one of the library’s or just use your fingers! For grade K and up. Presented by Food for Thought Teen Group. Pre-register at 878-4918.

Read to a Dog

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Bring a book and read to Oli the Samoyed, a therapy dog registered with Therapy Dogs of Vermont. All ages. Call 878-4918 to pre-register for individual reading sessions.

Babytime Playgroup

Wednesday evening, Nov. 5, 6-7:30 p.m. (first Wednesday of each month). For children birth-2 years and their caregivers. Age appropriate toys, stories and fingerplays. For information call 876-7555. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures & DAML.

Food For Thought Teen Group

Thursday, Nov. 6, 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.

Fall Story Time and Craft

Tuesdays, 11 a.m. For children ages 3-5. Nov. 4: Bears and Birds; Nov. 21: Science Story Time with Kristen Littlefield. (No story time Nov. 11 and 25).

After-School Games

Monday, Nov. 10, 3-4 p.m. Bring your own trading cards (Magic, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh) or play one of the library’s games. Grades 3 and up. Snacks provided.

Adult News

Friends of the Library

Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Planning for winter and spring programs, voting on donation to benefit the library bookmobile.

Shape and Share Life Stories

Monday, Nov. 3, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Learn to craft engaging stories from life experiences. Led by Recille Hamrell.

Gentle Yoga with Jill Lang

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Presented by Williston resident Jill Lang. Come and enjoy free classes. Please bring your own mat.

The Tech Tutor

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Stop by anytime during tech hours for one-on-one technology help from a teen. Guarantee a time by making a 15-minute appointment 878-4918.

Chair Yoga with Jill Lang

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m. Presented by Williston resident, Jill Lang. Come and enjoy free classes. Please bring your own mat.

College Application Essay

Monday, Nov. 10, 6:30-7:45 p.m. With the trickier Common Application essay topics and increased importance of the essay in college admissions, it’s more critical than ever to write a great application essay. Learn tips and strategies for this high-stakes composition from Lauren Starkey, local author of “Write Your Way into College.”

Williston Author: ‘House of Wonder’

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. Sarah Healy introduces her new book “House of Wonder.” It’s funny, sad, hopeful and heartbreaking and filled with characters that stick with you and make you care. Sarah’s debut memoir “Can I Get an Amen?” was a hit. Book signing available.

New in Adult Non-Fiction

“The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” by Geoffrey Ward and Ken Burns. Documentarian Burns follows up on his recent multi-part documentary on the Roosevelts with this in-depth book full of historic photographs and portraits.

“Lincoln: An Intimate Portrait.” Continuing with our theme of past presidents, is this new, well-reviewed book of photos and stories on the life of the 16th chief of state, released in honor of the upcoming 150th anniversary of his assassination.

New in Adult Fiction

“Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories” by Joyce Carol Oates. The National Book Award recipient and New York Times bestselling author’s new release is a collection of thirteen short stories.

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