Talk: Clandestine Radio Operations in World War II

Clandestine Radio Operations and the ENIGMA in World War II
Tuesday, October 20, 7 p.m.
Retired professor Tom Perera will describe the desperate attempts by the French Resistance to build radios to keep informed about the progress of the war and by spies to communicate critically important intelligence information back to the Allies while being ruthlessly hunted by German direction-finding teams.  He will also describe and demonstrate the role of the ENIGMA cipher machines during these operations. Sponsored by Ilsley Library and the Addison County Amateur Radio Association. READ MORE


Best 100 Novels

Modern Library 100 Best Novels
of the 20th Century

& Illustrations by Robert Birbeck
September 15 – October 27
For 6 weeks in September and October, Vermont
Artist Robert Birbeck’s sketches representing the
authors of the Modern Library 100 best novels of
the 20th century will be on display in the lobby. Of
the 100 books in the list, there are just 75
authors. Each week, 12 different author portraits
will be on display, accompanied by copies of their
works. This exhibit was originally displayed at the
Provincetown Public Library. Visit the exhibit and check out one or more of these classic novels.

The works & authors currently on display can be found here.

Week 1 Novels

Week 2 Novels

Week 3 Novels

Week 4 Novels READ MORE


Author Talk: Archer Mayor

Archer Mayor: The Company She Kept
Saturday, October 24 at 1 p.m.
Author Archer Mayor will give a reading from his latest Joe Gunther novel. The reading will be followed by a signing. Sponsored by Ilsley Public Library and the Vermont Book Shop. READ MORE