Adult Programs

Ongoing Programs

Writing Workshops

The library offers writing workshops to the public. There are usually two weekly groups meeting throughout the year. Writing prompts, practice, and feedback from the group are incorporated. The workshop is ongoing and writers of all skill levels are welcome. Registration is required, because space is limited. There is no fee for participation. Sign up with the circulation desk, call 802-877-2211 x208, or email the Adult Services Librarian Muir Haman for more information.

Table Read Series with Zig Zag Lit Mag

The “Table Read Series” as it is also known highlights some of the brilliant local writing work that has beengoing on. We showcase some of the accomplishments from our writing workshops. The final Tuesday of each month, we hold a reading and a discussion. The readings are open to the public and a great way to experience the feel of a writing workshop at the Bixby without a full commitment. No writing or workshop experience is required, and the greater diversity of opinions and experience improve the quality of the discussion for the writer whose work is the focus. The format follows a simple plan: the author will be introduced, the work read, and then a facilitator will lead a discussion. Each reading will begin at 6pm and will take place in the Community Room. Email Adult Services Librarian Muir Haman for more information.

Book Discussion Group

An ongoing book discussion group will meet the second Monday at 7-8 pm in Vermont Room of every month. Devin Schrock has organized the group. For more information, including a list of upcoming books or to join the group, contact  Adult Services Librarian, Muir Haman or 802-877-2211 x208.

Technology Help

Join the librarian for one-on-one or small group appointments for technology help. Help with most technology that can be carried to the library is available. Learn to us one of the library’s ipads, our Kindle, or our Nook. More structured classes are also available on topics like Beginner Computer Skills, Audio- and E-books at Bixby, Research in the Internet Age, Internet Classes for Free (Universal Class Service). There is no fee for participation if you have a library card. Email the Adult Services Librarian Muir Haman or call 802-877-2211 x208 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Bixby Movie Showings

Every first Friday of the month, the library shows a free movie. Please contact Adult Services Librarian Muir Haman for more information.

Bridge Club

The Bridge Club meets every Monday at 1:00pm in the library’s Otter Creek Room.


The library is also available on a limited basis to provide books at elderly care facilities in the Addison Northwest District. Call for more information.


Echo Pass

The ECHO at Leahy Center for Lake Champlain Library Pass is available 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.

Elder Education Enrichment

Elder Education Enrichment (EEE) is a lifelong-learning organization which has served the Burlington area for almost 25 years. It is open to anyone interested in educational experiences without tests, papers, or grades.

The EEE presents 12 weeks of interesting and diverse programs each Fall and Spring. Each semester is divided into several series, each with a theme. Click on the monthly schedule to explore their current offerings. The library’s pass allows 2 adults to attend one lecture for free. The pass may be used once per semester per person.

Shelburne Farms

Shelburne Farms annually donates two passes to the Bixby. Each pass is available to our registered patrons and entitles two adults and their children (under 18) living in one household to free admission to the Walking Trails and Children’s Farmyard ONLY. The passes will not grant access to any of the special programs offered.

Thank you to Shelburne Farms for donating these passes to the Bixby.

Shelburne Museum

Our circulating Shelburne Museum pass offers free admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children under 18. Thanks to the Ferrisburgh Historical Society for providing this pass to the Bixby.

Vermont History Museum & Heritage Galleries

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

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.

Links of Interest

Administration on Aging
Benefits Check Up
Eldercare Locator
Family Caregiver Alliance
Meals on Wheels
National Council on the Aging
Senior Advisor Communities
Senior Living Map
Vermont Health Dept.