Dinner is SOLD OUT!
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Desert tickets are still available at the library
May News at Bixby
~Book Sale Room~~~ Otter Creek Room
Book Sale Room has re-opened!
Wed 12:30-5 Th 12:30-7 Fr 12:30-5 Sat 9-2
Bixby Gala Dinner Tickets Sold Out~Thank you
The Library will be closing early: Friday, May 17th at 3:30
Dessert tickets still available
Weekly Pre-school Story Hour
Thursdays @ 10:30
Check the Children’s Program calendar to preview weekly themes.
Children’s Summer Reading Program 2013
Program schedule to be announced soon.
Friends of the Bixby Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 25th 9-noon at Bixby Library
Help our sale inventory~ while working in your flower beds save us some bulbs, root divisions, rhizomes, and herbs for our sale.
Drop off donations M-F May 20-24th during library hours.
Third Thusday: May 16, 7pm
Bahama Bound with the ‘rents~ with Mary Langworthy
Mary Langworthy spent her sophomore year of High School on the 36′ White Seal sailboat, a very little boat to share with one’s parents on a long trip. Highlighted by some of the 7,985 pictures taken during the trip. Langworthy will talk about the trip that took her from Sept. 2010 to May 2011, from Lake Champlain to the InterCoastal Waterway on to the Bahamas and back. Now a senior at Vergennes Union High School, Mary reflects on the life changing effects of that trip, the knowledgeshe gained from those travels and some of the downright wacky experiences shared with her parents. She will share important survival tips like how to exist 65 dayswithout a shower, how to eat without refrigeration and how to celebrate like the "native" at Junkanoo. Langworthy will also address other questions about how to survive weeks without doing a load of laundry, what’s a cruiser’s Thanksgiving and how to attain peaceful coexistence with your parents on a sailboat for 9 months. A time for questions and light refreshments will follow the presentation.
This program is free and open to the general public.
Universal Class is a new on-line service offered to our Bixby registered patrons. Over 500 courses on a wide variety of subjects is available for free.
A sampling of available subjuects includes: Interview Skills, Nutrition 101, Stress Management 101, Caring fro Seniors, Microsoft Office 2007, and Photography Basics.
Students can enroll in up to 5 courses w/ 6 months to finish each course. You may access courses 24/7 via the Internet. Attend class, do assignments on your personal schedule. Each course has real instructors who can communicate w / students by email.
These are non-credit courses and provided for personal enrichment. Courses are not intended as substitution for any state. government, licensing or educational requirements. If you are interested in enrolling in Universal Class, you may register usint he live link below. Please type in your entire barcode number.
This Service is brought to you by Recorded Books, Vt. Dept. of Libraries and Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Listen Up! Vermont Free Audiobooks & eBooks
The Bixby Library is a member of the Green Mountain Library consortium. Our patrons are invited to download Audio books and eBooks from the link below at no cost. Before you begin:
1) You must be a registered Bixby patron, 2) Use your new plastic library card’s barcode number.
Visit the ListenUp site www.listenupvermont.org and take the time to read the instructions. Click on Getting Started to access the Quick Start Guide, to see a list of compatible devices: Click on Supported Audio or eBook devices.
To checkout and download you need…
A valid plastic library card with barcode
A computer or device that meets the system requirements for the type(s) of materials you wish to download
Free software for the computer or device on which you wish to use the materials available at link listed above
Children age 8 and above as well as teens may sign up. There are plenty of titles for them to choose from.
Downloading Audiobooks and eBooks is fun, convenient, and portable~ anywhere, any time! Enjoy! If you experience any difficulties visit the Overdrive site for additional support.
Join Front Porch Forum :Helping Neighbors Connect
Front Porch Forum is a free comunity-building service. Your neighborhood’s forum is only open to the people who live there. It’s all about helping neighbors connect. It’s fun! Join today, what are you waiting for?
click on this link: www.frontporchforum.com
Vergennes, and Ferrisburgh are one of 70+ towns/ cities across Vermont offering connection to Front Porch Forum. The Bixby Library was selected as one of the e-Vermont grant recipients in 2011. Front Porch forum is one of the digital ways our community can keep informed and connected neighbor to neighbor.
Explore Vermont Online Library (VOL)
Vermont Online Library can be used to search for magazine articles and other information, some of which is in full text. This resource, published by InfoTrac, may be used while in the library or by library patrons at home by entering their Bixby Library Patron card number. There are databases for adults, teens, children, business people, and those searching for medical information. Some of the magazines available in full text are Time, Newsweek, Consumer Reports and Glamour just to name a few!
This database is available to our registered patrons. http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/vol_v58
A 14-digit barcode from your new library card will be necessary to gain access. Please be sure to come in and get your new card!
Vermont Online is made available due to our eVermont Grant.
Bixby’s Partnership with UVM’s Center for Digital Initiatives allows access of 788 historic photos from our History Room Collection to be available 24/7.Visit collection by using the link below to view our historic slide and photo collection: http://cdi.uvm.edu Please write your comments for us at the link.
On the nightstand:
May Book Reviews
by David Baldacci
by Dave Barry
Seth Weinstein knew Tina was way out of his league in pretty much any way you could imagine, which is why it continued to astonish him that he was on the plane now for their destination wedding in Florida. The Groom Posse had already sprung an airport prank on him, and he’d survived it, and if that was the worst of it, everything should be okay. Smooth sailing from now on.
Seth has absolutely no idea what he’s about to get into. In the next several hours, he and his friends will become embroiled with rioters, Russian gangsters, angry strippers, a pimp as big as the Death Star, a very desperate Haitian refugee on the run with her two children from some very bad men, and an eleven-foot albino Burmese python named Blossom. And there’re still two days to go before the wedding.
As it turns out, it’s not smooth sailing, it’s more like a trip on the Titanic. And the water below him is getting deeper every minute. By the end, amid gunfire, high-speed chases, and
mayhem of the most unimaginable sort, violent men will fall, heroes will rise, and many lives will change.
Seth’s, not least of all."
The Family Fang
by Kevin Wilson
“The Family Fang is a comedy, a tragedy, and a tour-de-force examination of what it means to make art and survive your family….The best single word description would be brilliant.”
—Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto
“It’s The Royal Tenenbaums meets Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? I’d call The Family Fang a guilty pleasure, but it’s too damn smart….A total blast.”
—Hannah Pittard, author of The Fates Will Find Their Way
Owen King (We’re All in This Together) calls author Kevin Wilson, “the unholy child of George Saunders and Carson McCullers.” With his novel, The Family Fang, the Shirley Jackson Award-winning author of Tunneling to the Center of the Earth comes through in a BIG way, with a funny, poignant, laugh-and-cry-out-loud (sometimes at the same time) novel about the art of surviving a masterpiece of dysfunction. Meet The Family Fang, an unforgettable collection of demanding, brilliant, and absolutely endearing oddballs whose lives are risky and mischievous performance art. If the writing of Gary Shteyngart, Miranda July, Scarlett Thomas, and Charles Yu excites you, you’ll certainly want to invite this Family into your home."