Community Conversation

“I’m a Good Person! Isn’t That Enough?”
An interactive workshop on white privilege with author Debby Irving (Waking Up White)

December 2, 1- 3:00 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Middlebury

Racism taps into our deepest fears. Understanding how it works is the key to breaking down barriers that interfere with best intentions.

Sponsored by the Congregational Church of Middlebury, UCC, SURJ Middlebury (Showing Up for Racial Justice), Middlebury College, The Vermont Book Shop, and Ilsley Public Library. READ MORE

Film Screening

West Side Story
December 20 at 6 p.m.

Please join us for the fourth and final screening of a series that focuses on immigration and migration.  Coffee and cookies will be served. Sponsored by the Middlebury Community Classic Film Club. READ MORE

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