The Dorothy Alling Memorial Library has a book group that generally meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12:30 called "The Brown Bag Book Group". New members are welcome to come with their lunch to discuss the books and enjoy coffee, tea and dessert. Check for book availability at the front desk the month of the discussion.

Meeting Title
January 01/15/2019  Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
February 02/19/2019  Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
March 03/19/2019  Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
April 04/16/2019  The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn
May 05/21/2019  Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenriech
June No Book Group Booksale
July 07/16/2019  The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews
August 08/20/2019  The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
September 09/17/2019  Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
October 10/15/2019  Something In the Water by Catherine Steadman
November 11/19/2019  Educated by Tara Westover
December  12/17/2019  The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon

There are many sources for external book discussion groups. The library has multiple copies of books available as do other libraries in the state. Please see below for lists of books that may be available for loan.

If the source is a HomeCard library, go directly to that library and borrow the material using your Williston library card. Call the library ahead of time to make sure the title is available on the date needed and to have them placed on reserve. One person in the group is responsible for checking out the entire set and distributing them to members. Be aware that the original borrower is responsible for lost or damaged books.

If the source says that we can borrow the sets for you through interlibrary loan, please call us at 878-4918 or ask at the front desk. It is best to ask for them 2-3 weeks before you need the books. Let us know how many copies you need, what date you need them by and what date they would be returned by.One person in the group (must be a Williston or St. George resident) must check out the entire set and distribute them to members. Be aware that the original borrower is responsible for lost or damaged books. We will contact the source to make sure the items are available and will have them delivered to the library. If the sets are very heavy or large we may ask you to contribute toward the cost of mailing.

You may not find a title you would like or enough copies for your group. If that should occur, please ask each member of your group to find their own copies. Individuals may request interlibrary loan copies, but because of the time it requires, we cannot borrow individual copies from multiple sources for the entire group.

We've attached lists of titles with multiple copies available at libraries in the state.

Essex Free Library

Charlotte Library

South Burlington Library

Burnham Library

Fletcher Free Library

Pierson Library - Large Print Sets

Poultney Library

Brandon Library

Vermont Department of Libraies - Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Sets

Vermont Department of Libraries - Children & Teens

Goodrich Library