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Ilsley Public Library

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Middlebury, VT 05753 United States

February 2021

*DIGITAL* Andy Warhol’s Animal Advocacy

February 3
7:00 pm
Andy Warhol with Great Dane

Contrary to his reputation as a mechanical figure, Andy Warhol was a biocentric artist with a deep interest in non-human life. Author Anthony Grudin examines this contradiction, which has been overlooked by most of the artist’s commentators. (Registration required.) Read More »


March 2021

US Immigration Policy in Historical Perspective

March 3
7:00 pm

It may seem that the current anxieties about immigration in the US have never been more intense, but history suggests otherwise. Dartmouth professor Richard Wright examines the present-day contradictions of US immigration policy and places them in historical perspective. Read More »


April 2021

On Athletes and Activists

April 7
7:00 pm
Baseball on infield dirt

Sports have a clear relationship to American culture. And social science gravitates toward an analysis of cultural issues like race, class, gender, and politics. Jack and Jamie McCallum address both perspectives in an unusual collaboration. Read More »


May 2021

From Politics to Poetry

May 5
7:00 pm
Madeline Kunin at a desk in front of female reporters

As the first woman governor for the State of Vermont and the holder of other prestigious positions, Madeleine Kunin has inspired women and girls to discover their own voices as leaders. Governor Kunin will speak about her life in politics and read from her newest book of poetry. Read More »

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