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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.

 

2017: October 4; November 1; and December 6.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Short Story Workshop: a nine-week writing series

 

 

Writing Great Fiction

By most literary definitions, the short story is read in one sitting and has one central character. By what method does a writer tell a great story in a few words? Discover the means to writing creatively during the Short Story Workshop, a nine-week writing series, with local writer Regina McIntyre (An Altar of Sod and Yesterday’s Pupils) beginning Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10:30 am. Workshop dates are: September 9, 16, 23 & 30; October 7,14 & 28; and November 4 & 18. Learn how to structure a story and plot, develop dialogue and tension among characters, set the story scene, and much more. Registration is limited for this free event. For further information call 215.788.7891. Registration is required.

 

 

 

Workshops for Job & Career Seekers

CareerLink-Bucks County @ Grundy Library

 

Pennsylvania CareerLink-Bucks County and the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library collaborate this fall on a series of workshops focused on job seeking skills at the Grundy Library’s 680 Radcliffe Street location. Led by Jacqueline Moore, Workshop Coordinator at Pennsylvania CareerLink-Bucks County, the free workshops begin promptly at 10:15 am and require pre-registration. Register online for each session at www.grundylibrary.org, or by calling 215.788.7891. Seating is limited.

 

            Friday, September 8thMarketing Yourself

            Friday, October 13thWriting a Cover Letter

            Friday, November 10thCut Your Job Search by 50%

            Friday, December 8thBridging the Skills Gap

 

This program is offered by Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, in collaboration with Pennsylvania CareerLink-Bucks County 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.

 

 

 

Gardens of the Jazz Age

In celebration of the Grundy Museum Golden Anniversary, garden enthusiasts of all ages are invited to attend Gardens of the Jazz Age with guest speaker Jenny Rose Carey, Director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm. The period between the two world wars is known as “The Jazz Age,” by scholars, with the 1920’s particularly being a time of prosperity and youthful high spirits. Using images from glass lantern slides of the period, this presentation discusses the growth, prosperity, and vast diversity of American gardens from the 1920’s and 30’s. Join us at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street for this free, engaging lecture. For more information, or to register for this event, call 215.788.7891, or visit online at www.grundylibrary.org.

Ms. Carey was named the new Director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s garden, Meadowbrook Farm in January 2015. The twenty-one acre farm located just north of Philadelphia, features a classic formal garden, vegetable garden, perennial, and woodland walks. Having started her career as a Biology and Physical Science teacher in England and then America, Carey next taught at Temple University in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and then assumed the role of Director at the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University. Another manifestation of her passion for horticulture was a ten-plus year tenure at the Barnes Foundation focused on teaching garden history. Her recently published book, Glorious Shade: Dazzling Plants, Design Ideas, and Proven Techniques for Your Shady Garden, will be available for purchase at the event.

This program is offered in collaboration with the Grundy Museum 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.

 

 

Cook the Book: A Book Club for People who Love to Cook

Do you like to cook or bake? Cook the Book, a book club for people to discuss and share their cooking adventures, may be your new favorite thing to do. Meeting at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, the Club, is a great opportunity for cooks of all ages, skill levels and interests to share their love of cooking while trying new recipes from the library’s collection.

To participate, begin by registering either in-person, online at www.grundylibrary.org, or by calling 215.788.7891, then visit the Grundy Library and choose a recipe from among the cookbooks selected for the discussion – grains, beans & legumes. Staff will photocopy your selected recipe, giving you a copy as a participant and keeping a copy on-hand to avoid duplication. Lastly, you make one recipe and bring it to the book club meeting at the Library on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. While you sample and taste the various foods, we’ll discuss all things pertinent to the recipe. The Library provides the plates, napkins & utensils. Pre-registration is required.

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.

 

 

Made in America: The Grundy Mill and the Business of Spinning Wool

Grundy Museum Golden Anniversary Event

The Grundy Museum, celebrating its Golden Anniversary, invites the public to the opening reception of its new permanent exhibit, Made in America: The Grundy Mill and the Business of Spinning Wool on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street. The exhibit focuses on the Mill's impact on Bristol Borough and the surrounding community. The Grundy Mill will be viewed from the perspectives of industrialists, the political environment of the time, as well as the daily life of the mill worker and the wool manufacturing process. Highlights from the exhibit include a 1923 film of Grundy Mill workers and operations taken inside the business, and an audio recording of the late Senator Joseph R. Grundy himself.  During the evening event, there will be an official unveiling of the Bristol Borough Community Mosaic Project. The project depicting the Grundy clock tower was designed by mosaic artists Patricia Buchanan and Kimberly White and created by the public at the Grundy Museum’s Old-Time Picnic on the Delaware and Bristol Borough Business Association First Friday events. Visitors will have the opportunity to view demonstrations of wool spinning and carding, take a selfie in front of a life-size facsimile of the 14-foot Grundy clock dial and enjoy live music performed by the Frank Butrey Trio. Additionally, the Grundy Museum is seeking materials and stories of the mill from the public to grow our collective understanding concerning one of Bristol’s top historic landmarks. Mill questions and donation inquiries can be directed to Grundy Museum Administrator Donna McCloskey at 215.788.7891 ext. 13. Development of the permanent Made in America: The Grundy Mill and the Business of Spinning Wool exhibit was made possible through a Visit Bucks grant.

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