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We appreciate each and every donation and all of your kind words. You may mail in your donations or… Donate online… We want to make it as easy and quick as we can for you to donate during your busy day to day schedule! If you would prefer to make a donation while visiting the library, we now accept credit cards. For assistance, ask for Muir Haman or Sara Howe .
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
- Internet access
- 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 Audio books and eBooks is fun, convenient, and portable~ anywhere, any time! Enjoy! If you experience any difficulties visit the Overdrive site for additional support.
Front Porch Forum: Helping Neighbors Connect
Front Porch Forum is a free community-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: http://frontporchforum.com/
Vergennes, and Ferrisburgh are two 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://www.galesites.com/menu/vol_v58
Please check the information in your patron packet or call the library for the password.
Vermont Online is made available due to our eVermont Grant.
Heritage Quest Online
Heritage Quest Online is a free History and Genealogy for our patrons.
Please check the information in your patron packets or call the library 877-2211 to ask for the password.
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 memories about the images in the comments box for us. Thank you.
The photographs in this collection are protected by a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-
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April Book Reviews
Those eagerly awaiting volume three of Follett’s ambitious Century Trilogy will not be disappointed. Despite the long wait—Winter of the World was published in 2012—both the history propelling the multiple plots and the third generation of the interrelated cast of characters are so familiar, readers should have no trouble picking up the threads of the story line left dangling at the end of the previous installment. Spanning the globe and the latter third of twentieth century, this saga continues to follow the lives and loves of the members of five global families, as they struggle against a backdrop of tumultuous international events. As the years roll by, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Berlin Wall, the assassination of JFK, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and the crumbling of communism are intimately viewed through the eyes and emotions of a representative array of witnesses to history. Follett does an outstanding job of interweaving and personalizing complicated narratives set on a multicultural stage.
From Library Journal
O’Neill’s previous novel, Netherland, won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and even garnered praise from President Barack Obama; critics applauded the novel for its poignant, postcolonial narrative of New York in the aftermath of 9/11. Here, O’Neill explores the inverse relationship between ethical stricture and our ever-expanding modern conveniences. The first-person narrative unfolds through an unnamed protagonist who relocates to Dubai to assume the role of financial trustee for the wealthy Batros family. When he is not mindlessly responding to emails and certifying documents with a rubber stamp, the trustee spends ample time scuba diving, enjoying massages, and remembering the make and model of each colleague’s luxury automobile. When a financial scandal descends on the family, the protagonist finds himself ensnared in legal and moral culpability. VERDICT A humorous meditation on the dialectics of attention and distraction in the modern world, O’Neill’s work playfully skewers the global economy of consumption and our abstract notions of responsibility in its perpetuation.