Did you know that peppers are perennials?  Bixby adult services librarian Muir Haman has cultivated and overwinters his hot pepper plants as a regular gardening routine.  He shared his expertise at a Bixby Coffeehouse presentation recently.  He recommends trimming roots back when transplanting to pots from a garden spot and removing some of the bigger leaves to help plants adjust to less light indoors.


"The Owl - Silent Predator of the Night" Youth Program

Thursday, October 26th at 3:30-4:30pm
Suggested for ages  5+

Part of the Exordium Nature Series, in this presentation we will take a close-up look at one of the most relentless predators of the skies – the owl. The owl, imbued with a mystical reputation, silent in flight and having unrivaled hearing and sight can hunt in total darkness. From very small to the size of a 3 year old person, owls live from the northern climes of the Arctic to the heat of great deserts. We will separate fact fr…

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Build Fairy Houses at the Bixby

Friday, October 20th from 1-2:30pm

Suggested for ages 9-12, create fairy houses with us. Those garden fairies will need a warm home as the weather turns cold. Bring natural materials from home that you have collected such as shells, acorns, pine cones, feathers, bark and leaves and your glue gun and glue stick from home if you have them. Register in the lobby or call or email Rachel Plant at 802-877-2211 or rachel.plant@bixbylibrary.org

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Abenaki Artists Panel

Wednesday, Oct 18th at 7pm

The past and present come to life in a lively panel discussion about traditional and contemporary art being created by living Abenaki artists. Some of the topics will include: The Indian Arts and Crafts Law of 1990; art informed by tradition and what it means to be a Native American artist in the 21st century; honoring the past through art, and how artists walk the Red Road recognizing our ancestors.

This program was created by the Vermont Abenaki Artists Associa…

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October's New Books Waiting for Readers

Jennifer Finney Boylan’s Long Black Veil is a debut novel worth noticing. Finney’s memoirs are well-known and here she blends a Shirley Jackson-like atmosphere, a complex cast of characters and an intimate glimpse at the intricate choices involved in the transgender experience to masterful effect.






A blend of ,myth and metamorphosis, Daisy Johnson’s Fen is a collection of stories that recalls the restless invention of Kelly Link and the beauty …

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October's New Arrivals to the Children's Section


 This is How We Do It: One Day in the Life of Seven Kids from around the World   by Matt Lamothe

Building on the “Global Community”, Lamothe invites children to wonder what children far away in another country do during their day.  The beautiful illustrations of the book help children learn that there are many common shared experiences throughout the world. Visit Japan, Italy, and Peru to name a few. It’s a wonderful book for discussion.  Pair it with maps, music and cuisine f…

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