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Bixby Library http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1215/all en Bixby Library to host new computer club http://addisonindependent.com/201501bixby-library-host-new-computer-club <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28124" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201501bixby-library-host-new-computer-club"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Digital radios.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Digital radios.jpg" title="Digital radios.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SOFTWARE ENGINEERS RANDY Page and Jon Sullivan are launching a new computer club at the Bixby Library in Vergennes. At the club’s first meeting, on Wednesday, Feb. 4, electrical engineer Scott Fusare will talk about how wireless technology works. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">VERGENNES &mdash; The exceedingly fresh and new Bixby Library Computer Club in Vergennes will present &ldquo;Exploring the Magic of Digital Radios&rdquo; at its inaugural meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4. The club has invited UTC electrical engineer Scott Fusare to present the history of hardware radios. The presentation will be held in the library&rsquo;s Community from 3:30-5:30 p.m. A group hacking of Scott&rsquo;s software-defined radio will follow the presentation.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28125">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501bixby-library-host-new-computer-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby Library computers vergennes Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:02:13 +0000 Zach Despart 28125 at http://addisonindependent.com Basin Harbor Club to host annual Bixby Gala http://addisonindependent.com/201404basin-harbor-club-host-annual-bixby-gala <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; The annual Bixby Gala hosted by the Basin Harbor Club in Ferrisburgh is scheduled for Friday, May 16, this year. Gala co-chairs Julie Adams and Shanon Atkins, along with Bixby board members and Basin Harbor staff, are once again planning a festive event packed with value and fun. Tickets include hors d&rsquo;oeuvres and time to schmooze, a four-course sit-down dinner with dinner music, live and silent auctions, a raffle for Red Sox tickets and, for those who choose to get out on the dance floor, dancing to the inimitable sounds of The Grift.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22967">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404basin-harbor-club-host-annual-bixby-gala" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby Library Ferrisburgh Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:48:06 +0000 John McCright 22967 at http://addisonindependent.com Wind ensemble offers free concert at Bixby http://addisonindependent.com/201402wind-emsembnle-offers-free-concert-bixby <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-21455" style="width: 148px;"><a href="/201402wind-emsembnle-offers-free-concert-bixby"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Windsong Woodwind Quintet.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Windsong Woodwind Quintet.jpg" title="Windsong Woodwind Quintet.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="148" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE WINDSONG WOODWIND Quintet will perform at Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. Members of the quintet, from left, are Dan Frostman, oboe; Susan O’Daniel, French horn; Andrew Miskavage, clarinet; Lois Price, flute; and Julie Wolfe, bassoon. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The Windsong Woodwind Quintet will give a free concert at Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m.</p> <p> Included in the program is &ldquo;The Mother Goose Suite&rdquo; by Maurice Ravel and David Maslanka&rsquo;s &ldquo;Quintet for Winds No. 2&rdquo; as well as works by Gabriel, Colomer and Debussy. The performers come from diverse musical backgrounds, drawn together by the shared excitement and joy of live performance. They gather in late fall each year to choose a challenging program and prepare their winter concert series.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21457">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201402wind-emsembnle-offers-free-concert-bixby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby Library Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:17:31 +0000 John McCright 21457 at http://addisonindependent.com Bixby Library making progress on building, services, finances http://addisonindependent.com/201308bixby-library-making-progress-building-services-finances <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-18481" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201308bixby-library-making-progress-building-services-finances"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Bixby duo.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Bixby duo.jpg" title="Bixby duo.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JEFF TWEEDY, LEFT, VARNISHES newly refurbished doors in the Bixby Library in Vergennes last Wednesday. Ed Place is the main source of technology advancements at the Bixby. He has added two new Wi-Fi systems to the library, one for the staff and volunteers and the other for the library visitors. Many improvements are being made throughout the library. Independent photos/Andrea Warren </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; A combination of building improvements, technology upgrades, strong fundraising and new programming has created optimism among Bixby Memorial Library officials that the Vergennes fixture can survive its current financial crisis and become a more thriving part of the five communities it serves.</p> <p> &ldquo;It is true that you&rsquo;re either growing or shrinking,&rdquo; said Bixby Executive Director Jane Spencer. &ldquo;I think the board has made the decision that we&rsquo;re moving forward.&rdquo;</p> <p> In recent months, the Bixby has:</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18484">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201308bixby-library-making-progress-building-services-finances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby Library Featured Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:18:58 +0000 John McCright 18484 at http://addisonindependent.com A country doctor to tell tales of indomitable Vermonters http://addisonindependent.com/201211country-doctor-tell-tales-indomitable-vermonters <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Beach Conger, MD &mdash; author of &ldquo;Bag Balm and Duct Tape,&rdquo; &ldquo;It&rsquo;s Not My Fault,&rdquo; and &ldquo;It&rsquo;s Probably Nothing: More Adventures of a Country Doctor&rdquo;(2011) &mdash; will speak at Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. as part of the library&rsquo;s Third Thursday series.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14120">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201211country-doctor-tell-tales-indomitable-vermonters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby Library Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:48:41 +0000 Andrew Stein 14120 at http://addisonindependent.com Bixby library to celebrate first 100 years http://addisonindependent.com/201210bixby-library-celebrate-first-100-years <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13495" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201210bixby-library-celebrate-first-100-years"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/bixbyexteriorvert7104.thumbnail.jpg" alt="bixbyexteriorvert7104.jpg" title="bixbyexteriorvert7104.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE BIXBY LIBRARY in Vergennes will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Oct. 13. Independent photo/Trent Campbell. </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Back in 1907, Vergennes native William Gove Bixby surprised fellow townspeople in his will by leaving much of his estate &mdash; the bulk of which he inherited from his sister &mdash; for the purpose of building a new public library in his hometown.</p> <p> Five years later, workers finished building the Bixby Free Memorial Library, and 100 years after that &mdash; on Oct. 13, a week from Saturday, to be precise &mdash; the Vergennes institution named after Bixby will hold a party to celebrate its 100th birthday.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13496">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201210bixby-library-celebrate-first-100-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby Library Featured Vergennes Opera House Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:20:31 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 13496 at http://addisonindependent.com Bixby's silent auction to showcase Johnson's art http://addisonindependent.com/201210bixbys-silent-auction-showcase-johnsons-art <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13460" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201210bixbys-silent-auction-showcase-johnsons-art"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Tom Johnson exhibit.thumbnail.JPG" alt="Tom Johnson exhibit.JPG" title="Tom Johnson exhibit.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ADDISON ARTIST TOM JOHNSON holds one of the 11 works he has donated to the Bixby Library for a silent auction fundraiser. </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes will hold a silent auction of framed prints and watercolors by Addison artist Tom Johnson starting Oct. 6 and running through Oct. 20.</p> <p> Born Feb. 22, 1922, in Camden, N.Y., Johnson graduated from Middlebury College in 1948. He studied watercolor painting there with Arthur K.D. Healy. He later studied with Xavier Gonzalez on Cape Cod and Dong Kingman at Columbia University and apprenticed in silkscreen printing to Arthur Young at Columbia.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13461">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201210bixbys-silent-auction-showcase-johnsons-art" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby Library Thu, 04 Oct 2012 14:07:27 +0000 Addison Independent 13461 at http://addisonindependent.com Vergennes drug bust nets stolen Bixby artifact http://addisonindependent.com/201207vergennes-drug-bust-nets-stolen-bixby-artifact <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12630" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201207vergennes-drug-bust-nets-stolen-bixby-artifact"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/bixbyspearhead4900.thumbnail.jpg" alt="bixbyspearhead4900.jpg" title="bixbyspearhead4900.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERGENNES POLICE CHIEF George Merkel and Bixby Library Director Jane Spencer display a ceremonial Native American spearhead that had been stolen from the library’s second floor museum last October, but recovered recently by city police. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Bixby Memorial Library officials held out little hope of recovering a valuable Native American spearhead when it was stolen from the organization&rsquo;s museum last October.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12621">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207vergennes-drug-bust-nets-stolen-bixby-artifact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby Library crime Featured police Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:20:24 +0000 John Flowers 12621 at http://addisonindependent.com Little City downtown gets wifi http://addisonindependent.com/201206little-city-downtown-gets-wifi <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Free wifi now blankets downtown Vergennes, courtesy of the eVermont grant the city won in 2010. The Bixby Free Memorial Library served as the lead applicant for that grant, with support from the Vergennes partnership.</p> <p> Wifi service extends on Main Street from just east of Vergennes City Hall westward past the Bixby, and also southward down Green Street to the Vergennes fire department.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12269">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201206little-city-downtown-gets-wifi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby Library Featured technology wireless Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:54:28 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 12269 at http://addisonindependent.com Bixby upgrades tech http://addisonindependent.com/201206bixby-upgrades-tech <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The eVermont grant that helped bring free wifi to downtown Vergennes has also benefited the Bixby Free Memorial Library inside its walls, too.</p> <p> The eVermont grant paid for several upgrades at the Bixby, including the purchase of laptops, iPads, three e-readers (two Nooks and a Kindle), and several small video recorders known as flip cameras.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12270">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201206bixby-upgrades-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby Library Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:48:28 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 12270 at http://addisonindependent.com Bixby Library looks to its second century http://addisonindependent.com/201201bixby-library-looks-its-second-century <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10506" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201201bixby-library-looks-its-second-century"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/bixbyjane6982.thumbnail.jpg" alt="bixbyjane6982.jpg" title="bixbyjane6982.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BIXBY LIBRARY DIRECTOR Jane Spencer, along with the library’s board and staff, are taking steps to enhance services and meet the challenges of modern times as the historic facility celebrates its 100th birthday. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; As the Bixby Memorial Free Library prepares to celebrate its 100th birthday in October, the library&rsquo;s director and board are also taking steps to keep the Vergennes institution relevant for its second century.</p> <p> In the next few months, the Bixby will automate its card catalog, receive computer hardware and software as part of the e-Vermont grant the library helped Vergennes win, run computer literacy workshops, and on Town Meeting Day survey residents of the five communities it serves.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10499">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201201bixby-library-looks-its-second-century" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby Library technology Mon, 16 Jan 2012 18:06:00 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 10499 at http://addisonindependent.com