Library Notes

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

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.

Youth News

Story Time

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.

Adult News

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.

Documentary Movie

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).

Tech Tutor

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.

Technology Night

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.

Writing Salon

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.

Adult Coloring

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.