Stream films for free

Kanopy – Over 30,000 films entirely free with a library card.

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free for Ilsley Public Library cardholders. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films  by visiting ilsleypubliclibrary.kanopy.com. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers. You can learn how to set up an account with canopy here. READ MORE

Author Talk: Patrick Phillips

Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America
Patrick Phillips
Monday, August 20th at 2 p.m.

National Book Award Finalist Patrick Phillips explores the history of racial terrorism in Forsyth County, Georgia. Phillips is on the faculty of the Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the creative writing program of Stanford University. READ MORE