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~Book Sale Room~~~ Otter Creek Room~

Used Book Sale

The Used Book Sale offers a large selection of books for adults and children and is located in the Otter Creek Room in the basement of the library.   Books are regularly priced from 25 cents to $2.00 and sometimes there are special promotions when prices are further reduced.  Hours vary from season to season and are dependent on volunteer help.  Check our Website home page for most current hours.  The Friends of Bixby Library organize and run the Used Book Sale and all proceeds benefit Bixby Library.



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.


Book Discussion Group

An ongoing book discussion group will meet the second Monday at 7-8 pm in Kerr Room of every month. Devin Schrock has organized the group. For more information or to join the group, contact  Adult Services Librarian, Muir Haman or 802-877-2211 x208. Each participant will take a turn picking a book and leading a discussion. The reading schedule for the next few months is as follows:  November-Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult; December-Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter; January 2016-Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.  The group is open to everyone but books are limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.


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 Club

The Movie Club meets regularly at the library to share enthusiasm for movies and film. Local screenwriter and Burlington College Instructor of Film and Television Writing, Jay Dubberly, helps to select films and guide discussion. 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 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.

***NEW*** 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 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.   n.

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

AARP www.aarp.org
Administration on Aging www.aoa.gov
Benefits Check Up www.benefitscheckup.org
Eldercare Locator www.eldercare.gov
Family Caregiver Alliance www.caregiver.org
Meals on Wheels www.mowaa.org
Medicare www.medicare.gov
National Council on the Aging www.ncoa.org
Senior Advisor Communities  https://www.senioradvisor.com/community_properties/list/US/VT 
Senior Living Map www.seniorlivingmap.org
SeniorNet www.seniornet.org
Vermont Health Dept. http://healthvermont.gov/