Community Conversation

November 21st, 2018

“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.

A reading list of books on race and privilege can be found here.

An annotated list of multicultural books for children can be found here.

On Sunday, January 27 from 3 – 5:00 p.m. at the Congregational Church, Debby Irving will lead a second workshop, “Leveling the Playing Field: Interrupting Patterns of Privilege.”

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.

Recorder Lessons at Ilsley Library with MCMC

May 29th, 2018

Registration is now closed. Call the children's room at 388-4097 with any questions.

Workshop Registration – Introduction to Movie Making

May 21st, 2018

Registration is now closed.

Stream films for free

May 4th, 2018

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 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.

Watch the video

April 11th, 2018

Understanding Scripture
John Keenan
Recorded of April 4, 2018 

On April 4, Middlebury College professor emeritus John Keenan spoke at Ilsley as part of the First Wednesday series. Keenan considers how we come to understand scripture and gain an interfaith reading of the text by stepping back to see it in context and by stepping aside the text to see parallels and similarities with other traditions.

Library Closing Early Due to Weather

February 7th, 2018

The Library will close at 3 pm today, Wednesday March 14, due to the weather.

Beginning Tai Chi

January 23rd, 2018

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.

Library Closed

January 12th, 2018

The Library will be closed Saturday January 13 due to the inclement weather.

Library Closed

December 22nd, 2017

Due to the inclement weather, the Library is closed for the rest of the day.

Female Filmmakers II Camp Registration

September 13th, 2017

Registration is now closed. Please call 388-4097 with any questions.