2014 Bixby
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The booksale is now open !

  A small selection of books is also available near the ADA bathroom on the Main Floor.

  HOURS :   Wed.-Thurs.-Friday 12:30-5    Saturday  9-2


 Vermont Reads Wonder by R.J. Palacio                                      

The Bixby Library has been selected to participate in the Statewide, One-Book Community Reading Program.  Watch for the announcement of future programs and events.

 Bixby Annual Appeal

  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!

Birds of Vermont Museum Pass

The Bixby Library has a pass to the Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington, Vermont  from May 1st to October 31, 2014. Free admission for one immediate family.  Use of the Library Family Pass is limited to once per season, per immediate family and is not valid for special events.  Two day checkout and must be returned by closing time on the second day.

Echo Pass

The ECHO at Leahy Center for Lake Champlain Library Pass is available now through March 31, 2015 to all our registered patrons.  The pass admits up to 2 adults and 3 youth for $4.00 each. This may not apply to all exhibits.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum pass allows one immediate family free entrance  between May 31, 2014 and October 12, 2014.  This complimentary pass was given to the library by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum for use by our registered patrons.  

Rokeby Museum Pass

The Bixby Library in partnership with the Rokeby Museum offers a reduced admission pass for $ 4.00 per person for a party of 4 and is available through August, 2014. Rokeby Museum also offers free admission to their "Free & Safe" exhibit on Tuesday afternoons from 1 pm to 5 pm.    Thank you to the Ferrisburgh Historical Society for their generosity.                 

Shelburne Farms

Shelburne Farms has donated two Passes to the Bixby which will expire in April, 2015.   Each pass is available to our registered patrons. The pass entitles two adults and their children (under 18) living in one household to free admission to the Walking Trails and Children’s Farmyard.  Thank you to Shelburne Farms for donating these passes to the Bixby. 

Shelburne Museum

 Our circulating Shelburne Museum pass, is  available from May 10, 2014 through April 30, 2015  to registered patrons to be checked out. The pass admission is free for 2 adults and up to 4 children under 18. We wish to thank the Ferrisburgh Historical Society for providing this pass to the Bixby.   

Vermont Historic Sites

The Vermont Historic Sites Pass provides our registered patrons entry to the Vermont Historic Sites for one family of groups up to 8 people.  Check out the website to find information on these locations:  Bennington Monument, President Calvin Coolidge, President Chester Arthur and others. This pass expires when the sites close for the 2014 season.

Vermont History Museum & Heritage Galleries

This complimentary library pass is good for admission to the Vermont History Museum located in Montpelier, Vermont.

Vermont State Parks 

The Vermont State Parks Day Use Area pass is available to our patrons. The one day pass offers free entry for a  vehicle of up to 8 people from May 1 to October 31, 2014 from 10 a.m. until sunset.  

 All passes are in the name of the library and available for our registered patrons to borrow and return within a specified time. Call 877-2211 for more information or to reserve one of the passes.    

Universal Class

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. 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 using this live link. 
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 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.    

Join 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:

 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:   

 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:   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-NoDerivatives License. You are free to share these works as long as you give appropriate credit, do not use these works for commercial purposes, and do not change them in any way.

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October Book Reviews



From Booklist

The catalysts for the current wave of postapocalyptic novels are many, from financial collapse to climate change, yet the bludgeoned, class-stratified, post-tech worlds writers envision are eerily similar. Still, from this blasted landscape, imaginative stories of survival by writers such as Margaret Atwood and James Howard Kunstler flower. First-time novelist Lepucki steps gamely into this arena to tell the tale of Frida and Cal, an ardent couple who have fled decimated Los Angeles to try to live off the land. Their only human contact is with a mysterious itinerant trader until they eventually discover a family homesteading nearby and learn of a strange, labyrinthine border of towering spikes. What is this structure protecting? The perils are many, everyone is vulnerable, and there is no reliable information beyond that of the senses, emotions, and intellect. Lepucki’s characters, therefore, must weigh every word, expression, and gesture. This results in too much disquisition through conversations, and the plot falters, but the settings are haunting and Lepucki’s inquiry into the psychology of trust, both intimate and communal, is keen and compelling.


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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, July 2014: What is it about Liane Moriarty’s books that makes them so irresistible? They’re just classic “domestic” novels about marriage, motherhood, and modern upper-middle-class family life, after all. And despite the fact that Big Little Lies is Moriarty’s sixth adult novel (and it comes decades after the grandmother of this kind of thing, Bridget Jones’ Diary), it is remarkably new and fresh and winning Set in an Australian suburb,Big Little Lies focuses on three women, all of whom have children at the same preschool. One is a great beauty married to a fabulously rich businessman; they have a “perfect” set of twins. One is the can-do mom who can put together a mean pre-school art project but can’t prevent her teenage daughter from preferring her divorced dad. The third is a withdrawn, single mother who doesn’t quite fit in. Right from the start–thanks to a modern “Greek chorus” that narrates the action–we know that someone is going to end up dead. The questions are who and how. Miraculously, Moriarty keeps this high concept plot aloft, largely because she infuses it with such wit and heart. She also knows not to overplay the message she’s sending: that we all tell lies–to each other and, more importantly, to ourselves.

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From Booklist
In Stimson’s second delightful memoir, following Mud Season (2013), she is no longer a fish out of water. She and husband John have shed the albatross "Horrible Quaint Country Store" that very nearly brought the house of Stimson-Rushing down in Mud Season. Instead, they have adjusted to life as adoptive Vermonters, scoring fresh milk from neighborhood cows and eggs from their very own chickens. This time around the focus is on family–kids Benjamin, Hannah, and Eli; ex-husband, Steve; and dogs too numerous to name–and the kinds of things that seem to blindside us all. Stimson makes great, entertaining reading out of kids’ unusual dating selections, shark attacks, sudden illness, and even an untimely death. Entertaining? Yes. She has that particular way with words and storytelling that makes the most out of learning to deal with grief. All of life’s moments are not amusing, some are downright terrifying, and others are laugh-out-loud funny, but Stimson comes through, in retrospect, with the goods to offer wisdom and a noteworthy perspective.

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