Summer 2019 Lunar Lander Programming Challenge

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission, as part of our “Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program, Ilsley Public Library invites you to write a lunar lander computer simulation in the Python programming language and submit your program for a chance to win a gift certificate from the Vermont Book Shop.  Your program will simulate the controlled descent of the lunar lander and model both a successful and a crash landing, keeping track of the lander’s current altitude, speed and fuel. READ MORE

Story Telling Event at Bundle

Back in the Day
August 5, 2019
3:30-5:00 and 6:00-7:30

Story Matters and Ilsley Public Library will host Back in the Day, a special story telling event to share stories of downtown Middlebury in the days of yore at Bundle.  If you have a story to tell, please contact Mark,


Summer Reading Program 2019: Space

Summer Reading Program 2019

Our summer reading program explores the theme of space through presentations, stargazing opportunities, exhibits, movies, and (of course) books. READ MORE

Film Screening

July 23 at 6:00 pm
Join us for a community showing of this classic alien buddy film.  Special space snacks will be provided.  Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore star in Steven Spielberg’s classic film.  A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.  A “Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program event. READ MORE