Category Archives: At the Ilsley

Donald and Hillary: Who Will Win the 2016 Election?

Middlebury College Political Science Professor Matt Dickinson draws on his experiences following the presidential candidates to explain how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton became their party nominees, and looks ahead to the general election to predict who will be our next president – and why.

Sponsored by the Addison County Retired Teachers Association.


Producer: Ilsley Public Library

Weimar Germany and the Rise of the Third Reich

Jack Mayer, author of Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project, presents a talk about the turbulent history of Germany’s Weimar democracy after World War I and the rise of Nazism. This history is the basis for his new historical fiction, Before the Court of Heaven, based on the true story of the 1922 assassination of Weimar’s highest ranking Jew – Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau – and the subsequent trial of the conspirators, the seeds of Hitler’s dictatorship. Dr. Mayer’s discussion fleshes out the remarkable historical events and considers how they led ordinary people to become complicit in extraordinary crimes. This talk is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. Filmed by Chris Kirby for Ilsley Public Library and Middlebury Community Television 9/22/16.

Producer: Ilsley Public Library

Global Warming: Prof. Rich Wolfson

Rich Wolfson, Middlebury College Professor of physics, reviews the latest evidence for global climate change, explains why the observed warming results largely from human activities, and explores future climate scenarios.

This talk is sponsored by the Addison County Retired Teachers Association. Filmed by Chris Kirby for Ilsley Public Library and Middlebury Community Television 5/11/16.


Producer: Ilsley Public Library