Genealogy Workshop

Ancestry Library Edition & Other Genealogy Resources
Thursday, July 28 at 2 p.m.

Learn how to use the Library’s  genealogical databases to explore your family history.  Please bring names of a few people you would like to know more about, ideally one or two who might be in the 1940 U.S. Census.  We will have two experienced genealogists on hand to answer your questions–Joan Hoxie and Ann Watson. Joan Hoxie has pursued genealogy as a hobby for 30 years while researching the family history of three English grandparents and is a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Ann Watson was a librarian for over 30 years and has researched her own family history for a long time. She holds a Certificate of Study from the Boston University Genealogical Research program and is a member of the National Genealogical Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists. Space is limited.  Register at the circulation desk or by calling 388-4095. READ MORE

Library of Congress, "William Henry Jackson (right) with his mother, Harriet Jackson (left), his son Clarence S. Jackson and young son Billy (center) in a family portrait," digital file from original, Prints and Photographs Online Catalog,(, Reproduction number bLC-DIG-det-4a27368

Author Reading and Concert

Monday, July 25 at 2 p.m.
M.T. Anderson & the Arneis Quartet
Location: Middlebury Town Offices, Large Conference Room

National Book Award winner  M. T. Anderson reads and discusses his highly acclaimed book, Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad, followed by a live performance of Shostakovich’s String Quartet no. 8 by the Arneis Quartet. Space limited. Reserve your free ticket by calling  the Ilsley Library adult circulation desk at (802) 388-4095. Generously sponsored by the Friends of Ilsley Public Library and Point Counterpoint. READ MORE


Tai Chi for Seniors

Beginner’s Tai Chi Class
Mondays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.

This free series of classes, led by Ruth Barenbaum, begins June 6 and continues through the month of July. For more information, contact Chris at the reference desk. Sponsored by CVAA. READ MORE

tai chi

National Moth Week Celebration

Moths of Vermont
Saturday, July 30 at 8 p.m.

Join us for an informational presentation on the huge diversity and abundance of moths in Vermont, followed by an outdoor black light session at Otter View Park and Wright Park at 9 pm to see what moths are active in mid-summer. Local moth experts will be on hand to help us with moth identification and biology. Bring a camera to “capture” your finds! Sponsored by Otter Creek Audubon, the Middlebury Area Land Trust with the Vermont Entomological Society. READ MORE