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Bixby http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1963/all en Bixby library catalogs a wealth of historic artifacts http://addisonindependent.com/201405bixby-library-catalogs-wealth-historic-artifacts <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23109" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201405bixby-library-catalogs-wealth-historic-artifacts"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/BixbyArt2257.thumbnail.jpg" alt="BixbyArt2257.jpg" title="BixbyArt2257.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"> JEANNE PETERS, LEFT, Carol Mapel and Aaron Robertson check out an arrowhead from the Bixby Memorial Library museum collection. The library is currently cataloging its museum collection. Independent photos/Trent Campbell </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> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">VERGENNES &mdash; On the west side of the Bixby Library&rsquo;s second floor, one room overflows with donated items that range from thousands of mostly Abenaki projectile points to two bass drums that once served as the backbeat of the Vergennes High School band.</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/23110">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405bixby-library-catalogs-wealth-historic-artifacts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes artifacts Bixby museum Mon, 05 May 2014 12:36:52 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 23110 at http://addisonindependent.com Bixby makes changes to boost outreach to towns http://addisonindependent.com/201404bixby-makes-changes-boost-outreach-towns <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-22648" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201404bixby-makes-changes-boost-outreach-towns"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/BixbyLibrarian2373.thumbnail.jpg" alt="BixbyLibrarian2373.jpg" title="BixbyLibrarian2373.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 recently named Muir Haman as its new adult services librarian. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">VERGENNES &mdash; The support the Bixby Free Memorial Library received on Town Meeting Day came on the heels of a new librarian arriving, and Bixby officials are optimistic that financial backing, the new hire and new job descriptions emphasizing outreach mean the library can play a larger role in area residents&rsquo; lives.</span></p> <p> Library Director Jane Spencer said the Bixby board and librarians would continue to make increasing and improving library services their central mission in the years to come.</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/22649">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404bixby-makes-changes-boost-outreach-towns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby Featured vergennes Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:16:38 +0000 Zach Despart 22649 at http://addisonindependent.com Ferrisburgh says 'no' to its school budget, 'yes' to Bixby http://addisonindependent.com/201403ferrisburgh-says-no-its-school-budget-yes-bixby <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> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">FERRISBURGH &mdash; Ferrisburgh residents in Tuesday balloting at Ferrisburgh Central School said no for the first time in recent memory to a proposed central school budget.</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/22011">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201403ferrisburgh-says-no-its-school-budget-yes-bixby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh Bixby school budget Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:59:52 +0000 Zach Despart 22011 at http://addisonindependent.com Bixby offers $10 'Books on the Boat' tour http://addisonindependent.com/201307bixby-offers-10-books-boat-tour <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; Bixby Library in Vergennes invites the public to a special summertime event on Lake Champlain &mdash; titled &ldquo;Books on the Boat&rdquo; &mdash; this Friday evening, July 26. The <em>Escape</em> will depart from Basin Harbor Club in Ferrisburgh at 6 p.m. and will return at 7:30.</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/18034">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201307bixby-offers-10-books-boat-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby vergennes Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:10:26 +0000 xian 18034 at http://addisonindependent.com Bixby to host talk on fractured fairy tales http://addisonindependent.com/201304bixby-host-talk-fractured-fairy-tales <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; Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes will present &ldquo;Exploring the Rabbit Hole of Fractured Fairy Tales&rdquo; on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Bixby Assistant Librarian Dianne Lawson will discuss how fairy tales became fractured, how they are defined, how they are passed down, and whether they are relevant today.</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/16453">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201304bixby-host-talk-fractured-fairy-tales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby vergennes Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:37:49 +0000 xian 16453 at http://addisonindependent.com Librarian to lead reading of MLK letters from Birmingham jail http://addisonindependent.com/201304librarian-lead-reading-mlk-letters-birmingham-jail <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-16442" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201304librarian-lead-reading-mlk-letters-birmingham-jail"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Letters from Birmingham.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Letters from Birmingham.jpg" title="Letters from Birmingham.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"> LIBRARIAN DIANNE LAWSON holds a copy of a book containing Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail.” Lawson will hold a public reading of the letter at Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes on Tuesday, April 16, at 1 p.m. </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; Bixby Library will hold a public reading of Martin Luther King Jr.&rsquo;s &ldquo;Letter from Birmingham Jail&rdquo; on Tuesday, April 16 at 1 p.m.</p> <p> &nbsp;</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/16443">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201304librarian-lead-reading-mlk-letters-birmingham-jail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby vergennes Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:25:36 +0000 xian 16443 at http://addisonindependent.com Bixby Library to host quilt exhibit and talk http://addisonindependent.com/201303bixby-library-host-quilt-exhibit-and-talk <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15953" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201303bixby-library-host-quilt-exhibit-and-talk"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Third Thursday at Bixby.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Third Thursday at Bixby.jpg" title="Third Thursday at Bixby.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"> NOLA FORBES STANDS with an early-19th-century quilt signed by 53 Vermont quilters. Forbes will give a presentation at the Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes on March 21 to discuss the genealogical research she undertook to learn the histories of these women. </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> <div id="cke_pastebin"> VERGENNES &mdash; Math educator and longtime quilter Nola Forbes of St. Johnsbury presents &ldquo;Quilting, Mathematics, Genealogy &mdash; Oh, My!&rdquo; at the Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> <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/15955">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201303bixby-library-host-quilt-exhibit-and-talk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:39:57 +0000 John McCright 15955 at http://addisonindependent.com Monkton hiker to talk about historic gold rush journey http://addisonindependent.com/201302monkton-hiker-talk-about-historic-gold-rush-journey <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; Ivor Hughes of Monkton, an ardent hiker and backpacker, will present &ldquo;The Klondike Gold Rush &mdash; A Nostalgic Journey to Retrace the Prospectors&rsquo; Footsteps&rdquo; at the Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m.</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/15378">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302monkton-hiker-talk-about-historic-gold-rush-journey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby vergennes Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:52:01 +0000 15378 at http://addisonindependent.com Bixby seeks more funding from towns as its endowment dwindles http://addisonindependent.com/201301bixby-seeks-more-funding-towns-its-endowment-dwindles <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; Facing a fiscal crisis that Bixby Free Memorial Library board members believe could bankrupt the Vergennes fixture in a few short years, those board members this winter approached the five communities the library serves seeking a major boost in the support it receives within town budgets.</p> <p> Bixby board members said they understood why responses from local selectboards were mixed when the Bixby initially asked for an increase in support from $13.66 per resident to about $24.</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/15164">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301bixby-seeks-more-funding-towns-its-endowment-dwindles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Addison Bixby Featured Ferrisburgh Panton Waltham Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:15:38 +0000 Addison Independent 15164 at http://addisonindependent.com City library is reaching out with more hours and youth programs http://addisonindependent.com/201301city-library-reaching-out-more-hours-and-youth-programs <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15159" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201301city-library-reaching-out-more-hours-and-youth-programs"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/bixbylibrarians1617.thumbnail.jpg" alt="bixbylibrarians1617.jpg" title="bixbylibrarians1617.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 HEAD Librarian MacKenzie Ross, left, and Youth Librarian Rachel Plant are part of staffing changes at the 100-year-old Vergennes institution that will allow for more outreach and increased operating hours. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </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; While the Bixby Free Memorial Library board works with the five communities the Vergennes institution serves to ensure the Bixby&rsquo;s financial future (see related story), its librarians and director say they are trying to make sure the library will continue to be an important part of residents&rsquo; lives.</p> <p> Director Jane Spencer said steps have already been taken, including hiring new head librarian MacKenzie Ross, moving former head librarian Rachel Plant to the position of children&rsquo;s librarian, and juggling staff hours.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15160">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301city-library-reaching-out-more-hours-and-youth-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby Featured Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:04:11 +0000 Addison Independent 15160 at http://addisonindependent.com