Library Talk

Birds, Bees, and Butterflies in the Land of Milk and Honey
– The challenges & what we can do?
Date: March 20, 2018
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Addison County used to be known as the “Land of Milk and Honey.” Today the honeybee faces many affronts to its immune system in these days of habitat destruction and pesticide overload. The high colony loss challenges facing beekeepers and the declining bird, butterfly and native bee populations makes it all the more imperative that local beekeepers, farmers, gardeners and homeowners learn healthy ways to assist pollinators and improve their chances of survival. Local beekeeper Ross Conrad will share the “how to” of numerous techniques and lay out a map that we can use to reduce stresses on pollinator health. Come and find out what you can do to help. READ MORE

Book Discussion: Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment
Dates: Wednesdays, March 14, March 21, March 28 and April 4
Time: 10 am -11 am

Michael Katz, author of a new translation of Dostoevsky’s classic Russian novel leads this group for those who wish to read and discuss the book during March and April. Register by calling the Library at 802-388-4095. Copies of the book available to borrow at the library. READ MORE

Book Discussion: Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment
Dates: Wednesdays, March 14, March 21, March 28 and April 4
Time: 10 am -11 am

Michael Katz, author of a new translation of Dostoevsky’s classic Russian novel leads this group for those who wish to read and discuss the book during March and April. Register by calling the Library at 802-388-4095. Copies of the book available to borrow at the library. READ MORE

Book Discussion: Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment
Dates: Wednesdays, March 14, March 21, March 28 and April 4
Time: 10 am -11 am

Michael Katz, author of a new translation of Dostoevsky’s classic Russian novel leads this group for those who wish to read and discuss the book during March and April. Register by calling the Library at 802-388-4095. Copies of the book available to borrow at the library. READ MORE

Book Discussion: Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment
Dates: Wednesdays, March 14, March 21, March 28 and April 4
Time: 10 am -11 am

Michael Katz, author of a new translation of Dostoevsky’s classic Russian novel leads this group for those who wish to read and discuss the book during March and April. Register by calling the Library at 802-388-4095. Copies of the book available to borrow at the library. READ MORE

Beginning Tai Chi

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention 
Tuesdays and Thursdays
February 6 through April 24,  4:30-5:30 pm

Many students of tai chi feel an enhanced sense of balance, stability, joint flexibility,
awareness of surroundings, and mindfulness, all building confidence in their ability to perform daily activities. Jerry Henderson is a certified Sun style instructor who will introduce and guide you through basic tai chi principles, the moves of tai chi fall prevention, and related Qigong exercises. Since retiring 2 1/2 years ago Jerry has focused on applying his Taoist tai chi practice from 45 years ago to learning new skills from local teachers, workshops, study, and practice. Jerry looks forward to imparting his knowledge in a structured teaching system while sharing an open learning experience with all participants. Class size is limited, please register through Ilsley Library 388-4095. For questions about the class contact Jerry at 453-3804 or 802-598-1830.  Classes are free for those 50+, Sponsored by Ilsley Library and Age Well. READ MORE

First Wednesday Talk

Presidents Appointing Judges
Wednesday, March 7 at 7 pm

As UVM professor Lisa Holmes explains, while presidents have long used judicial appointments to tilt the judiciary in one direction or another, less common historically have been presidents gaining great political benefit from appointing judges for ideological reasons.  Its impact on the health of the judiciary remains to be seen. READ MORE