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April 2021

Chalk Obstacle Course

April 20

Starting April 20th, stop by the Bixby Library for a fun chalk obstacle course! Get moving and challenge large motor skills on your visit to pick up books at the library. Level up your challenge by timing how long it takes you to do the course and posting your time on social media. Be sure to tag @bixby_library! Find additional activities going on during spring vacation week on the Vergennes Parks & Rec website

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Outdoor Storytime

April 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Bixby Memorial Free Library – Outside

Join the Bixby Library on Wednesday, April 21st at 10:30 am on the west lawn of the Bixby Library for an outdoor Storytime with Youth Services Librarian DeAnna. Storytimes are designed for pre-school aged children and their families, but kids of all ages are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult for this program and masks will be required for everyone above the age of 2. Please dress for the weather and be sure to bring chairs or a blanket to…

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Teen Tie Dye

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bixby Memorial Free Library – Outside

Spruce up your wardrobe, hang out with some other teens, and meet the Youth Services Librarian, DeAnna! The library will provide dye, gloves, and plastic bags to take home your creation. Bring a white/light colored t-shirt to dye and wear dark clothing or things you don’t mind getting dye on!  Please dress for the weather, this event will be outside, and wear a mask. Pre-registration is required as space is limited so we can maintain social distance. You can also…

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Bixby Writer’s Bloc

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An MFA-style writing workshop for all genres established in 2014. The BWB has seen participants publish plays, poems, collections, & stories. Lead by local writer & professor A. Jay Dubberly. Mondays 6-8pm (via Zoom for now). For more info contact Jay at ajaydubberly@gmail.com

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Zoom into Storytime

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join our Youth Services Librarian DeAnna on Zoom for a storytime full of books, rhymes, and songs. Storytimes are designed for preschool aged kids and their families, but kids of all ages are welcome to join. If you can’t make the virtual program, be on the lookout for a link to the recording so you can view at your own convenience. To be added to the email list for the links to Zoom and the recordings, just email DeAnna at deanna.lippman@bixbylibrary.org with…

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Fair Housing Month HeART & Home Community Art Project

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Celebrate Fair Housing Month by participating in the HeART & Home Community Art Project As part of April Fair Housing Month, we invite artists of all ages and abilities to share their creative interpretations of home and inclusive communities. To join the HeART & Home Community Art Project, download the activity prompts and create a drawing, collage, painting, photo, sculpture, comic, video, or any other type of art, and then share photos of your creations on Facebook or via email…

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Vermont Drone Photography with Caleb Kenna

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Small drones provide stunning new perspectives for photographers. Caleb Kenna will share his Vermont drone landscape photographs and discuss how drones are helping photographers gain new views on familiar vistas. Caleb Kenna is a photographer and certified drone pilot based in Middlebury, Vermont, whose work has been featured in The New York Times, National Geographic, Vermont Land Trust, Vermont Community Foundation and Seven Days. More of his work can be seen at Caleb Kenna Photography and Instagram @calebkenna Please register…

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May 2021

Zoom into Storytime

May 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join our Youth Services Librarian DeAnna on Zoom for a storytime full of books, rhymes, and songs. Storytimes are designed for preschool aged kids and their families, but kids of all ages are welcome to join. If you can’t make the virtual program, be on the lookout for a link to the recording so you can view at your own convenience. To be added to the email list for the links to Zoom and the recordings, just email DeAnna at deanna.lippman@bixbylibrary.org with…

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Bixby Book Club | May Meeting

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Calling all readers! The Bixby Book Club meets the second Monday of every month at 7pm. We read a variety of books, spanning the genres of contemporary, literary, and historical fiction, as well as non-fiction, biography, and classics. Didn’t read or finish the book? No worries! This is a no-judgement book club. This meeting might be held outside the Bixby, socially distanced and bring-your-own-chair! We will update the event once it is decided. Books can be reserved by emailing Becky…

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Edible Book Festival – Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes

May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Edible Book Festivals feature creative food projects that draw their inspiration from books and stories. Edible books might physically resemble books, or they might refer to an aspect of a story, or they might incorporate text. The Bixby Library and the Boys & Girls Club of Great Vergennes are excited to host our very own Edible Book Festival! Sign up to bring your creation or come view them! Attendees will vote to select winners from an array of light-hearted categories.…

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