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. Find more information at williston.lib.vt.us.
Brick Church Concert benefiting the Friends of the Library
The Tom Cleary Jazz Quartet, Friday Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. Featuring highly improvisational music, original compositions and interpretations of tunes by contemporary composers. Tickets $12 in advance/ $14 at door, on sale at Library, Town Hall and town website.
The Library Giving Tree
Each ornament on the Giving Tree, in the lobby through January, represents something from our library wish list.
Tuesdays at 11 a.m. with simple craft activity. For children ages 3-5. Jan. 19: Messy! Jan.26: Construction.
Spanish Musical Playgroup
Saturday, Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m. Spanish rhymes, books, and songs with Constancia. For children birth to age 5. Non-Spanish speakers welcome. Includes a craft activity and snack. Sponsored by Building Bright Futures.
Read to a Dog
Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Starts Jan. 19. Bring a book and read to one of our registered Therapy Dogs of Vermont. All ages. Pre-register for individual sessions.
Preschool Yoga with Danielle
Friday, Jan. 22, 10:30 a.m. Simple yoga poses, stories and songs for children birth to age 5 and their caregivers.
Make Kinetic Sand
Monday, Jan. 25, 3 p.m. Learn to make reusable sand for sculpting and creating. Grades K-5. Pre-register.
After School Movie
Thursday, Jan. 28, 3 p.m. The story of how the adorable yellow helpers came to their collective purpose of seeking out and serving despicable masters. Rated PG. 91 min. Snacks provided.
Brown Bag Book Club
Friday, Jan. 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m. This month: “Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Tracy Kidder. Books available at the front desk. Beverages and dessert provided.
Current Events Conversation
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m. – noon. Gather with others interested in informal discussion on current newsworthy topics.
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m. Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth. Rated PG. Snacks provided. (111 minutes).
Thursday, Jan. 21 and 28, 4-6 p.m. Stop by anytime during tech hours for one-on-one technology help from a teen. Guarantee a time by making a 30-minute appointment. 878-4918.
Organize for the New Year
Saturday, Jan. 23, 12-1:30 p.m. Gwen Farrington, a residential organizer, will share how to approach your goal to get more organized in 2016 with a focus on time and paper management.
Shape and Share Life Stories
Monday Jan. 25, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Learn to craft stories from life experiences. Led by Recille Hamrell.
Monday, Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. Learn how to download library e-books and audiobooks. Bring your own device for this hands-on class. Pre-register.
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 12:30-2 p.m. Break writer’s block, find community and do great writing. All experience levels welcome. Led by Paula A. Diaco, certified in Gateless Writing. Preregister, limited to eight writers.
Adult Basic Craft Group
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m.-noon. New monthly group. Bring your unfinished products and work in a friendly, supportive craft environment. All craft types welcome.
Saturday, Jan. 30, 11 a.m.-12:30 pm. Try the new trend that is helping adults find quiet Zen. Books and color pencils are provided.
New in Adult Fiction
“The Forgotten Soldier” by Brad Taylor. The latest novel in the Pike Logan series.
New in the Youth Room
New games have been added that the whole family can play and enjoy together: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site; Hisss; Pandemic; Sushi Go!; The Settlers of Catan
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