First Wednesdays Schedule

The Friends are pleased to bring you  the First Wednesdays Humanities Lecture Series, organised through the Vermont Humanities Council with the sponsorship of The Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation, the Windham Foundation, and the Vermont Department of Libraries. Lectures are free of charge and, unless otherwise noted, are held on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May in the Ilsley Public Library meeting room at 7 PM.  The Middlebury series is underwritten by The Residence at Otter Creek.

Without the sponsorship of the Friends of the Ilsley Library, our library would have to find other funding to continue these programs. Please consider supporting the Friends of the Ilsley Library.

Link to 2021-2022 calendar:

https://www.vermonthumanities.org/first-wednesdays/library-schedules/first-wednesdays-middlebury/

 

 

October 6: Elizabeth Yeampierre

7pm Wilson Hall, Middlebury College

*DIGITAL* The Path to Climate Justice is local. October 6, 

Please note: due to Middlebury College health guidelines, this free live lecture from our Fall Conference 2021 will be limited to Middlebury College students, but will be viewable by a live stream during the event.

 

 

November 3: John R. Killacky

7pm, Ilsley Public Library

A Life in Art and Activism

 

 

December 1:  Aaron Goldberg and Jeff Potash 

7pm, Ilsley Public Library

From “Little Jerusalem” to the “Lost Mural”: Preserving Jewish and Immigran Heritage.

 

 

January 5, 2022: Carol Berry

7pm, Ilsley Public Library

From Rembrandt to Vincent Van Gogh and Beyond

 

 

 

February 2, 2022: Reuben Jackson

7pm, Ilsley Public Library

Sermon From the Studio: Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”

 

 

 

March 2, 2022: Carol Berkin

7pm, Ilsley Public Library

*DIGITAL* “It Was I Who Did It”: Women in the American Revolution

 

 

 

April 14, 2022: Sarah Henstra

7pm Wilson Hall, Middlebury College

Vermont Reads: We Contain Multitudes

 

 

 

May 4, 2022: Natalie Neuart

7pm, Ilsley Public Library

The Jewish Diaspora in 20 Recipes

 

Link to 2021-2022 calendar:

https://www.vermonthumanities.org/first-wednesdays/library-schedules/first-wednesdays-middlebury/