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October 2021

October Adult Book Club – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bixby Memorial Free Library – Vermont Room

Calling all readers! The Bixby Book Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6pm. 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 will be held in the Bixby Vermont Room, we are currently requiring masks inside the building and have large air filters all over the building. Books…

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Spanish & English Conversation Partners – Adult Program

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bixby Memorial Free Library – Community Room

Spanish & English Conversation Partners  At the Bixby Library in the Community Room October 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 9, 16 7:00 - 8:00 pm Conversations will be guided by a weekly topic, bilingual materials and translators. Connect with neighbors. Practice another language. Beginning speakers are encouraged to attend. Join us for 1 session or for them all! Native English speakers please RSVP to Melanie Cote at melanie.cote@bixbylibrary.org or at 877-2211. Español y Ingles: Compañeros de la conversación A…

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Outside Storytime at the Bandstand on the Vergennes City Green

October 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Vergenens City Green, 179Main Street
Vergennes, VT 05491 United States
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Join the Children & Youth Services Librarian each Wednesday morning at the bandstand on the Vergennes City Green for stories, songs, and rhymes. This program is designed for preschool-aged children and their caregivers. Kids of all ages are welcome! Feel free to park behind the library and walk over to the bandstand or park around the green.

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Medicare Made Clear

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bixby Memorial Free Library – Otter Creek Room

When it comes to Medicare, one size doesn’t fit all. What works for your neighbor may not be the best fit for you. A licensed agent will be presenting Medicare Made Clear to help you understand your needs, explain your options and make Medicare as simple as possible to understand. Seating is limited. No cost or obligation. Please RSVP to Paul Bicknell @ 802-222-0373 or paul@bicknell.net Sessions will be held in the Otter Creek Room, accessible from the parking lot behind…

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CANCELED: Needle Felting Workshop – Youth

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bixby Memorial Library – Half Round Room, 258 Main St
Vergennes, VT United States
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Needle Felt a Fall Pumpkin Youth Class Ages 8-18 Bixby Library Sat Oct 16th, 10:00am-12:30pm Cost: $40 (Vergennes Residents) $45 NR Maximum 8 participants In this class, you will learn how to needle felt a round pumpkin, add a stem and a curl. All tools and supplies included. Enough wool to felt one in class and one at home. Login to: https://vergennesvt.myrec.com (Under Programs) to register Instructor: Susi Ryan The Felted Gnome Knows Fiber Artist

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Decorate the Bixby Scarecrow

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come by the Bixby to help us decorate a bookish scarecrow. If you have an decor you would like to share, feel free to bring it. We'll be brainstorming and creating at the same time! We'll be in front of the Bixby Library decorating on Saturday October 16th, 1-2pm.

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CANCELED: Needle Felting Workshop – Adult Class

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bixby Memorial Library – Half Round Room, 258 Main St
Vergennes, VT United States
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Needle Felt a Fuzzy Owlet Adult Class Bixby Library Sat Oct 16th, 2:00pm--4:30pm Cost: $40 (Vergennes Residents) $45 NR Maximum 8 participants In this class, you will learn the basic fundamentals of needle felting a baby owl. All tools and supplies are included. You will have enough to felt an owl in class and one at home. Login to: vergennesvt.myrec.com To register Instructor: Susi Ryan - Fiber Artist The Felted Gnome Knows

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Spanish & English Conversation Partners

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bixby Memorial Free Library – Community Room

At the Bixby Library in the Community Room October 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 9, 16 7:00 - 8:00 pm  Conversations will be guided by a weekly topic, bilingual materials and translators. Connect with neighbors. Practice another language. Beginning speakers are encouraged to attend. Join us for 1 session or for them all.  Native English speakers please RSVP to Melanie Cote at melanie.cote@bixbylibrary.org or at 877-2211. 

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Outside Storytime at the Bandstand on the Vergennes City Green

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Vergenens City Green, 179Main Street
Vergennes, VT 05491 United States
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Join the Children & Youth Services Librarian each Wednesday morning at the bandstand on the Vergennes City Green for stories, songs, and rhymes. This program is designed for preschool-aged children and their caregivers. Kids of all ages are welcome! Feel free to park behind the library and walk over to the bandstand or park around the green.

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Justin Morgan’s Horse: Making an American Myth – Online Lecture

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

All Morgan horses today trace their lineage back to a single horse: a mystery stallion named Figure, owned by singing teacher Justin Morgan in the late 18th century. But who was Figure, really? What stories have people told about him in the two centuries since he lived and worked in Vermont? Exploring the story of the first Morgan horse is complicated and fascinating, and is tied up with the idea of Vermont identity, the relationship between humans and animals, the…

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