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Drop-in Knitting and Crocheting

 

Looking for a knitting & crocheting group to learn a new skill, or advance your skills? The Grundy Library offers an informal drop-in opportunity for knitting & crocheting on the first Wednesday of each month. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Drop in to work on projects, share advice and patterns, and socialize. No registration is required.

2018 Knitting & Crocheting dates:  November 7; and December 5. *The July session is the second week of July due to the July 4th Holiday.

 

 

 

 

Game Night @Grundy Library

Enjoy some face-to-face time with your friends and family at Game Nights held monthly at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street. Each third Thursday of the month is an opportunity to put away the electronics, put down the television remote, and enjoy some serious (or not so serious) conversation over a game. Assorted board games will be provided. These events require no registration and are appropriate for individuals 3 years and older. Bring a friend or two! For more information visit www.grundylibrary.org, or call 215.788.7891. No registration is required.

2018 Game Night dates: October 18; November 15; and December 20.

 

 

A Movie Discussion Series

Movies Highlighted

Love movies? You are invited to drop by for a new, monthly movie discussion series. View the movie on your schedule and come to the library for an informal session to critique, comment, or assess the film. Light refreshments served; no registration required. Future monthly discussions are the second Tuesday through December 2018 at 6:30 pm.

November 13: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, TV-MA, Biography/Drama/History, 2017

December 11: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Rated R, Crime, Drama, 2017

 

This program is offered by Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library in support of the PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries initiative.  Libraries are key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in PA by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.

 

 

 

Shopping & Dining in Bristol: Then & Now

Historical Exhibit Opens at the Grundy Library

 

From catchy radio jingles to winning the national Small Business Revolution contest, most everyone in Lower Bucks County has a memory of shopping or dining in Bristol Borough. As we reminisce, you are invited to join us Friday, October 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm for an opening reception for Shopping & Dining in Bristol: Then & Now, a new exhibit at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street. The exhibit highlights the history of small business in Bristol from the founding of the Borough to present day businesses and activities. Throughout the exhibit, visitors will view photographs, records, and memorabilia depicting the transformation of various types of business in Bristol over the years. The exhibit’s interactive features offer visitors the opportunity to reminisce about Bristol’s bustling past and celebrate in its renewed growth through today’s local businesses. Registration is not required for this free, family-friendly event. The exhibit continues during regular Library hours through Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

This program is offered by the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library in support of the PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries initiative.  Libraries are key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in PA by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.

 

 

Bucks County: a Picturesque Tour

Local Author Presents Bucks County Adventures

 

How well do you know the hamlets, villages and byways of Bucks County? You are invited to join us for Bucks County Adventures with Carl LaVO at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, on Saturday, October 20, 2018, Historic Bristol Day, when retired journalist and local author Carl LaVO presents stories from his book, Bucks County Adventures: From William Penn and George Washington to Neil Armstrong. Beginning at 11:30 am, Mr. LaVO will share the rich varied histories of Bucks County places discovered through his many adventures. In addition, Mr. LaVO will have copies of his book for sale and will be available for book signings.  No registration is required.

This program is offered by the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library in support of the PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries initiative.  Libraries are key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in PA by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.

 

Furniture of the Victorian Era and the Gilded Age

BCCC Professor Emerita to Speak

You are cordially invited to Furniture of the Victorian Era and the Gilded Age, a presentation by Dr. Roberta A. Mayer, Professor Emerita of Art History, at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street. Adjacent to the Library, the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum has a rich history that centers on the Grundy family of Bristol, Pennsylvania, as well as a diverse collection of nineteenth-century American furniture originally owned by the family. This furniture is often referred to as “Victorian,” a general term associated with the long reign of Queen Victoria of England from 1837-1901. For furniture historians, however, American nineteenth-century furniture is represented by several distinct styles with competing origins in France and England.  Although the Grundy family purchased their Bristol house in 1884 and remodeled in the Queen-Anne architectural style that began in England, it contains an eclectic mix of furniture that represents the waves of changing tastes over the course of a century. At the Grundy Museum, the influence of French taste is evident in Empire, Rococo Revival, and Renaissance Revival designs, as well as some imported pieces.  English design ideas appear in Gothic Revival, Modern Gothic (“Eastlake”), and Aesthetic furnishings. In her presentation, Dr. Roberta A. Mayer introduces the various furniture styles that appear in the Museum and provides insight into when and why each became popular. Seating is limited for this free event; register by calling 215.788.7891 or online at www.grundylibrary.org. Following the lecture, free Grundy Museum tours are available at 1:15 pm and 2:30 pm; register in person or by calling 215.788.7891.

Roberta A. Mayer is Professor Emerita of Art History at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pennsylvania. She is author of Lockwood de Forest: Furnishing the Gilded Age with a Passion for India (2008) and Stella Elkins Tyler: A Legacy Born of Bronze (2004). In 2010, she received the United States Professors of the Year Award (representing Pennsylvania) from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching/Council for Support and Advancement of Education. Most recently, she was guest curator for “Becoming Tiffany: From Hudson Valley Painter to Gilded Age Tastemaker,” an exhibition at Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York (2018).

This program is offered by the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library in support of the PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries initiative.  Libraries are key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in PA by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.       

                                                  

Clutter Control 

How to Organize in the Home with Darla DeMorrow

Got the urge to organize? You are invited to join us on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm when bestselling author Darla DeMorrow (Organizing Your Home with SORT and SUCCEED) presents her workshop Clutter Control: How to Organize in the Home at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street. Learn how to declutter and organize your home and storage spaces. Learn the five steps to organizing any space, even if you hate to organize. Better yet, stop decluttering and learn to stop clutter before it starts. Learn practical tips for dealing with not-so-practical disorganization. If you have read all the organizing books, come learn the formula to finally make the changes you want in your home, so you can enjoy your holidays guilt-free and clutter-free. Copies of the bestselling book, Organizing Your Home with SORT and SUCCEED will be available for sale at the event. Seating is limited; register for this free class at www.grundylibrary.org, or by calling the Library at 215.788.7891.

This program is offered by the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library in support of the PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries initiative.  Libraries are key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in PA by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.

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