McCauley to discuss women & science

On Wednesday evening, the Middlebury branch of AAUW and Ilsley library will host a presentation on “A Female Scientist’s Journey through Academia” by Dr. Shannon Macauley.

Author talks alternative medicine

Ilsley Public Library will continue its Vermont Authors series on Tuesday, April 4, with author Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling’s launch of his new book, “If It Sounds Like a Quack…: A Journey to the Fringes of American Medicine.”

Prof. Sarah Stroup to talk about conflict

The Middlebury AAUW and Ilsley Library are hosting a presentation with Middlebury College Political Science Professor Sarah Stroup on Tuesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at the Ilsley.

Midd selectboard endorses Ilsley project grant

The board also issued a liquor license to the restaurant that will soon open at 51 Main St., at its Feb. 27 meeting.

Ilsley Library has a plan: Renovate, expand on site

The Middlebury selectboard has unanimously decided that the Ilsley Library should be expanded and renovated at its current location at 75 Main St., a project roughly estimated at $14.8 million.

Building the library of the future: Libraries enhance our workforce

I’ve noticed that many politicians talk about the importance of preparing America’s labor force for the future, and I’m always a little surprised that they leave public libraries out of these conversations.

Opinion: Working as a page at Ilsley Library

When I was little, my mom would take me to the library at least twice a week to pick out books, but as I grew up my time spent there became less and less. Until now. 

Ilsley Library makeover options range to $23M

The four leading scenarios for upgrading Middlebury’s Ilsley Public Library to meet community expectations could run from $5.5 million to $23 million, according to a professional estimator.

Editorial: Ilsley Library needs voters’ input

Middlebury area residents should take note of upcoming public information meetings that will review four proposed scenarios for upgraded or new facilities for Middlebury’s Ilsley Library.

Middlebury weighs in on library’s future

Middlebury’s library of the future should provide better access to those with mobility issues, possess ample space for children and teens, offer outdoor programming space to ensure services during any future pandemics, and shouldn’t be heated using fossil … (read more)

Building the library of the future: Ilsley’s Media Lab is a modern-day secret passage

A few weeks ago, a young library patron, perhaps five or six years old, told me quite seriously that the new library should have a secret passage.

Opinion: Media Lab to the rescue!

When the editor of the national beekeeping magazine that I regularly write for asked me to start recording audio versions of my articles so folks could scan and listen to them, I was again able to make use of the DML to accomplish this task.

Help sought in guiding Ilsley update

An ad hoc committee looking for long-term fixes to the Ilsley Library’s space woes has identified four potential solutions that will be part of a broader public information campaign, kicking off on Nov. 16 with the first of two forums.

A top advocate presents picture of Vt’s child care landscape Tuesday at Ilsley

Let’s Grow Kids CEO Aly Richards will deliver an AAUW talk titled “Vermont’s Child Care Campaign: Systems Change in Action.” on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Ilsley Library.

Recreating Star Wars, one scene at a time

This past summer, more than 45 teams “donned Jedi robes, built protocol droids, and learned lightsaber skills,” as the Media Factory put it, to create the final product, which will premiere at a series of outdoor screenings around the state next week.