On Display in the Lobby

Announcing a reception for an exhibit by The Good Witch featuring recycled clothing, costumes, masks, and tattoo flash art! Please join on us at the Ilsley Library in Middlebury on Monday April 28th from 4:30pm to 6pm to celebrate the work and enjoy refreshments.

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Poetry Group

Thursday, April 17th at 1:00 pm

Poet April Ossmann, former director of Alice James Books, now a publishing consultant, will be a guest of the Otter Creek Poets workshop. READ MORE

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Remembering the Holocaust

Thursday, April 24th at 6:30 pm

Professor Simon Barenbaum will talk about the German occupation of France and the role of French police in rounding up Jews during World War II.  In the camp at Drancy, Simon and his mother rejoined his father; all three were going to be deported east. READ MORE

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Poetry Group

Thursday, April 24th at 1:00 pm

Poets Karin Gottshall (Crocus, Flood Letters, and The River Won’t Hold You) and Nellie Pierce will read for the Otter Creek Poets workshop. READ MORE

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New Books & Movies

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Each month, the library adds lots of new books, audiobooks, and movies to our collection. We highlight a selection of these materials in eNewsletters and on our website.

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Game Board Night

Games

Board Game Night
Friday, May 9, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Come to the meeting room and play tabletop board games. Sponsored by the Addison County Gamers. Anyone under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. For more information, Chuck Burkins at 802-758-3250 or chuck@burkins.net.

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Download Audio and eBooks

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Listen Up! Vermont provides both ebooks (text and imaged-based digital publications) as well as digital audiobooks for PCs and Apple devices. Users must download and install free software to use this service. READ MORE

Genealogy & Local History

Ilsley holds a wealth of local history information that is available for researching. This collection includes: circulating and reference books, atlases, family histories, genealogies, periodicals, government imprints, and pamphlets.

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Film Collection

The library has a growing film and television collection on DVD, including many foreign films. Use the searches on this page to browse the collection.

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Online Learning

Explore some of the many innovations taking place in online learning. From Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCS) in which 100,000 students participate, to “flipped” classrooms in which students attend online lectures at home and do homework in classes, the Web is changing how education is delivered. Here is a sample of some of the new learning resources available online. READ MORE