All programs are free. Call 878-4918 for information or to register. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while at the library. You can find more information at williston.lib.vt.us.
Summer Bookmobile Service: Bad News and Good News
The bad news is that the new bookmobile will not be ready until after early autumn. The truck manufacturer received a higher volume of orders than expected and was not able to send the vehicle to the specialty builder on time.
The good news is we will run a small version of the bookmobile from a rented van for service from July 14 through Aug. 27. The schedules are still being developed so check our website to see the routes. We will not have a musical horn so listen for honking when we arrive in neighborhoods.
ECHO Family Membership
Enter to win a membership to ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center when you register for “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Challenge. Keep track of the amount of time you spend reading, including books, magazines and audios. For children and teens. Raffle drawing July 10 for Williston/St.George residents.
Meet Vermont Lake Monsters Baseball Players
Friday, July 10, 10:30 a.m. Lake Monsters baseball players read stories and autograph baseballs. All ages.
Create Your Own Comics
Wednesday, July 14, 1 p.m. Learn cartooning techniques with Eric Cram from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Ages 11 and up. Pre-register.
Wednesday, July 15, 1 p.m. Join “Superhero Artist” MC Baker from Williston Central School for summer art fun. Make an owl out of recycled materials. Ages 8 and up. Pre-register.
Wednesday, July 22, 11 a.m. Explore the amazing world of animals from honeybees to goblin sharks. Includes a puppet show with “Professor Fizzywig” and hands-on science activities. Presented by Kristen Littlefield of Wild Things. Pre-register. All ages.
DIY Metal Art with MC Baker
Monday, July 20, 1 p.m. Create medallions using nail polish and washers. Make wire-sculpture baskets. Ages 11 and up. Pre-register.
Thursdays, July 9-30, 2-3:30 p.m. Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Munchkin, Mao, Dungeons and Dragons, Zombie Dice and more. Snacks. Ages 11 and up. Hosted by Food for Thought Teen Group.
Summer Story Time Series
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. July 14: Summer Animals; July 21: Read with a Firefighter; July 28: Going Camping; Aug. 4: Read with a Police Officer. All ages. No pre-registration.
Wednesday, July 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Guarantee a time by making a 30-minute appointment 878-4918.
Shape and Share Life Stories
Monday, July 13, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Learn to craft engaging stories from life experiences. Led by Recille Hamrell.
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Presented by Williston resident, Jill Lang. Bring your own mat.
Current Events Conversation
Wednesday, July 15, 11 a.m. Gather with others interested in informal discussion on current newsworthy topics.
Wednesday, July 15, 5:30 p.m. Rated R. The film tells the story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s rise through the ranks to become the deadliest sniper in American history. Snacks provided.
Brown Bag Book Club
Friday, July 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Meet others who love to discuss books. This month we will discuss “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown. Books available at the front desk. Beverages and dessert provided.
Wednesday, July 22, 6:30 p.m. Make a summer Mason jar arrangement with Sharon Niquette of “Buds and Roses.” Materials provided. Limit 10 adults by pre-registration.
New in Adult Fiction
“Summer Secrets” by Jane Green. The New York Times bestselling author returns with her latest novel, featuring a young journalist coming to terms with a family secret during a summer visit to the island of Nantucket.
“The Cartel” by Don Winslow. A DEA agent is on a quest to find a former cartel leader who has escaped from prison and put him back behind bars.
New in Audiobooks
“Dry Bones” a Longmire mystery by Craig Johnson. A rancher is found dead shortly after the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever found is discovered on his land.
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