Fermentation Workshop

Fermentation Workshop

Tuesday, October 28, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

In this hands-on workshop, Christa Gowen will show you how to make a few different kinds of vegetable ferments. People should bring 1-2 clean quart size mason jars, a cutting board and a sharp knife. Register at the adult circulation desk.



Grant Research for Nonprofits Workshop

Friday, October 31, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Luz Rodriguez of the Foundation Center will cover navigating grant research tools, the trends in grant making, and tips on how to write winning proposals.  Register at the adult circulation desk. READ MORE


Educating Girls in Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Mary Kerr, former weekly newspaper editor, author and journalist, will share her experiences with SOLA (School of Leadership Afghanistan) students in Kabul earlier this year.  Mary brings keen insight to the historical transition taking place in Afghanistan, especially for women.  This program is open to the public. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women. Contact Liane Barrera at 388-7421 for more information. READ MORE


New Books & Movies


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.


Game Board Night


Board Game Night
Friday, November 14, 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.


Download Audio and eBooks


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. READ MORE

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.


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