First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Middlebury First Wednesdays

Venue: Ilsley Public Library

75 Main Street, Middlebury
Library phone: (802) 388-4095
Library website
Directions to the library


First Wednesdays is supported in part by the National Life Group Foundation and the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

Series Underwriter: The Residence at Otter Creek

Program Underwriters: A Friend of the Series, Steven Jupiter Gallery, Structural Energy Corp., Tapia & Huckabay, P.C.

Library Underwriters: Friends of Ilsley Library

Printed Middlebury First Wednesdays brochure

Download the 2016-2017 Middlebury Schedule (PDF)

All First Wednesdays events are free and open to the public!

Wed 03

Don Quixote of La Mancha: The Novel that Invented Modernity

May 3
7:00 pm
Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury
Celebrated literary critic and author Ilan Stavans considers the impact of the masterful Don Quixote on the eve of the 401st anniversary year of Cervantes’s death. Read More »
Wed 07

What If Poor Women Ran the World? *RESCHEDULED*

June 7
7:00 pm
Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury
Labor historian Annelise Orleck tells the story of nine African-American union maids in Las Vegas during the 1970’s who challenged welfare cuts and built a long-lasting, vibrant anti-poverty program run by poor mothers. Read More »