A free library serving the Vermont communities of
Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham

Adult Programs

Ongoing Programs

Reading Groups

There are presently two reading groups that meet for book discussions. Books are purchased by participants. Contact the library if you are interested in joining an existing reading group or beginning a new one.

Knitting Klatch

The Knitting Klatch meets on various Saturdays to share and discuss knitting projects. All knitters or knitter “wannabes” are welcome. Call the library for more information.


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

Welcome to the Otter Creek Room.

This is our newly designed and located Book Sale Room. The Book Sale Room was formerly located on the second
floor of the library. The OCR is located on the ground floor of the library and is ADA accessible.

Three rooms of books stretch the length of the ground floor. Here you will find something of interest for everyone. The collection/ Sale Room
is divided into areas of Fiction, non-fiction and Children's books. The space has plenty of comfortable seating, 4 stuffed wing-back chairs, and two work tables. WiFi is provided. Coffee and tea are available. Come play a quiet card game, or board game.

The OCR is accessible from the ADA entrance located at the rear of the public parking area behind the library. Follow the signs. Hours of
operation are 12:30 -5 M-F, and Sat 10-2. Prices are reasonable but subject to change. The OCR is staffed by area volunteers from the towns of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton Vergennes and Waltham. If interested in volunteering, call the library, and we will direct you to the OCR coordinator.

To make arrangements to deliver donated books. Please call the library ahead of delivery. We will not accept sets of encyclopedias, Condensed Reader's Digest, Old text books, National Geographic magazines, or materials that smell musty or damp. Materials need to be in good shape/ sale ready. Thank you for your donations.

Third Thursday Monthly Series

Third Thursday programs, which are organized and sponsored by the Friends of Bixby Library, offer a lively variety of lectures, discussions and musical presentations. Programs begin at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted and are free and open to the public.


June 17
7 PM

Jay Parini: Poet and Author

Jay Parini: Poet and Author

This evening at the Bixby Memorial Library, poet, Jay Parini will read from his 2005 volume of poetry, The Art of Subtraction: New and Selected Poems. With many other volumes of poetry in print, Parini is also known for his biographies of Robert Frost, William Faulkner and John Steinbeck. As a novelist, fact and fiction converge in his works about Walter Benjamin (Benjamin’s Crossing, 1997) and Leo Tolstoy (The Last Station, 1990). January 2010, The Last Station was released as a major motion picture and Parini collaborated with Anthony Quinn to write the script for the film. A story of Tolstoy's last year, Parini researched journals, diaries and written accounts of life in the Tolstoy household on which to base the novel. A professor of English at Middlebury College, Parini will also discuss the evolution of book to film as he experienced it with The Last Station. The Bixby Library welcomes followers of Parini and invites anyone not familiar with his work to meet the writer and author of these works. For additional information on this program and other programs in the Bixby Library's Third Thursday series, please contact the library at (802) 877-2211 or visit www.bixbylibrary.org. All third Thursday events are FREE and open to the public.

July 15
7 PM
Rev. George Klohck
Sir Wilfred Grenfell presented by Rev. George Klohck

An Illustrated Talk About Sir Wilfred Grenfell
Adventurer, Sailor, Missionary Doctor, Minister, Humanitarian, Visionary

Rev. George Klohck will present an illustrated talk on the adventures of Sir Wilfred Grenfell. Grenfell is known to all in this area through what was the Dog Team Tavern. Lady Anne and Sir Wilfred built a retirement home in Charlotte and opened the first Dog Team Tavern in Ferrisburgh. In the 1940’s, the Dog Team moved to New Haven where the restaurant was a favorite of many until it burned in 2006. To introduce his talk Rev. Klohck wrote: “Those of us who loved to eat at The Dog Team Tavern, . . knew that Sir Wilfred Grenfell brought hooked rugs with scenes of dog teams from Newfoundland for sale in Vermont so that the people in the north could earn a better living. . . But, not many of us knew the details of the story of a man who was very outstanding for his love of adventure and his courage, bravery, and devotion to serving people in desperate need.” Rev Klohck, of Bridport, retired after many years of service as pastor of United Methodist churches in VT and NY and then, in part-time retirement, was pastor of the Ferrisburgh Center Church until July 2009. On a recent trip to Newfoundland and Labrador, he and his wife, Margaret, visited the Grenfell Mission and Visitor’s Center, which began Rev Klohck’s research into the life of this amazing world changer, Sir Wilfred Grenfell. For additional information on this program and other programs in the Bixby Library's Third Thursday series, please contact the library at (802) 877-2211 or visit www.bixbylibrary.org. All third Thursday events are FREE and open to the public.


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