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Movie Club

Good Films with Lively Discussion

You’re invited to join us on select Saturday afternoons to watch and discuss some recent (and edgier) Hollywood film releases. Bring a favorite comfy-chair, or use one of ours! Light refreshments will be served at all Movie Club events and no registration is required. Movie Club is open to persons 18-and over, with upcoming Saturday dates through June 2019: February 23 (The Party, rated R), March 23 (Chappaquiddick, rated PG13), April 20 (Measure of a Man, rated PG13), May 18 (The Children Act, rated R), and June 22 (Beast, rated R).

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.

 

 

 

 

Books & Brews

Bristol-Based Book Discussions

In 2019, drop by some of Bristol’s local eateries for Grundy Library’s Books & Brews, a quarterly book discussion. No registration is required for these causal meet-ups. All discussions begin at 6:30 PM and no purchase is required.

February 19, 2019 – Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh at Itri Wood Fired, 310 Mill Street, Bristol, PA 19007.

May 21, 2019 – Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi at Apollo Pizza Bar & Restaurant, 1834 Farragut Avenue, Bristol, PA 19007.

August 20, 2019 – Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers from the Stone Age to the Present by Peter Vronsky at Pines Tavern, 6217 North Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA 19007.

November 19, 2019 – Severance by Ling Ma at Calm Waters, 242 Mill Street, Bristol, PA 19007.

 

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.

 

 

 

Grundy Walking Club

Strolls through Historic Bristol Borough

You’re invited to join us for the fifth year of the Grundy Walking Club in Bristol Borough. Enjoy the health benefits of walking and learn a little about the town’s rich history as you cover a one-mile route within Bristol’s Historic District. The Club meets at 1:00 pm on the second and fourth Tuesday at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, beginning March 12, 2019; strolls begin and end at the Library. Walkers are encouraged to bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes, shoes, and sunscreen. As an incentive to healthy living, participants who take part in the walking club are eligible to enter a drawing for a free activity tracker. For more information, or to register for the walking club, visit www.grundylibrary.org, or call 215.788.7891. Srping dates include: March 12 & 26; April 9 & 23; May 14 & 28; and June 11 & 25, 2019.

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.

 

Cook the Book: a book club with taste

A Discussion of Culinary Adventures

 

Cook the Book is a quarterly book club for people to discuss and share their cooking adventures and it begins its fiourth year in 2019. Join us at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 9, 2019 when we explore International recipes. This 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 cookbook collection. Future Saturday sessions are June 8 (Pennsylvania recipes), September 7 (Italian recipes), and November 2 (Spanish & Latin recipes). For the annual Cookie Swap on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10:30 am, participants use their own recipes.

To participate, begin by registering 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 three cookbooks selected for the discussion. 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. While sampling and tasting the various foods, we will discuss techniques and any substitutions used in making 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.

 

Code Club: Summer and Fall Sessions

Now for Adults Too!

Bristol, PA – The second session of Code Club, a STEM educational series at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, launches the week of June 2, 2019 with some important updates. The summer 2019 series for grades 2-9 is on Mondays, 5:00-6:00 pm, with a new series for ages 16-adult held on Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm. Using Prenda software, participants learn how to code in Blocky, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, and Python, to build websites, video games, apps and more. Session 3 begins September 3 and continues to December 17, 2019. Separate registration is required for each of the free sessions. Participants are invited to bring their own laptop or Chromebook to each session; a limited number of Library Chromebooks will be available to use during Code Club.

The Grundy Library was one of 50 libraries selected from a nationwide pool of 350 applicants to receive a grant from the Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for small and rural libraries, in partnership with Prenda software (http://prenda.co), to teach computer programming through weekly code clubs. While traditionally, libraries have been a place to borrow books, they are increasingly transforming into community resource centers, offering classes, courses, and experiences for people of all ages and interests.

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.

 

Maker Mania! Expo

An All-Ages Event

 

Bristol, PA - The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street and the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 are hosting a free Maker Mania Expo for all ages at the Library on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 pm.

 

Join us for a night filled with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) activities from crafts to fun technologies. Make and create musical instruments out of everyday objects, learn to use paper circuits, complete an engineering challenge, and more. Maker events encourage families to explore, tinker, create, make, and computer code with a variety of stations featuring hands-on, interactive activities.

 

Maker events are designed to encourage 21st century skills like collaboration, creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking.  They allow students to explore STEAM as well as reading and writing, in a project-based approach.  The Maker Mania Expo can inspire and spark children and teens to find or further their passions about whatever intrigues and interests them.

 

Some of the stations and activities you can visit include: crafts, technology, building, button making, Ozobots, paper circuit projects, coding, Kēva Planks and more.  

 

No experience is required to participate in our Maker Mania Expo and no registration is required. For more information, visit the Grundy Library online at grundy.library.org, or by calling the Library at 215.788.7891.

 

This information literacy event 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.

Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11, and all statewide IUs, promote Equal and Equitable Access to STEAM Education for All Learners, as well as, Computer Science for All.

 

 

Growing Hostas for Garden Texture

with Master Gardener Walter Cullerton

Hulmeville Garden Club, Southern Bucks Garden Club, Garden Club of Bristol Borough and The Grundy Library present Growing Hostas for Garden Texture with Master Gardener Walter Cullerton at 6:30 pm. 

Let's take a journey into the wonderful world of a hosta, recently named the number one selling perennial according to American Nurseryman magazine and the Perennial Plant Association. 

We will look at some of the “TOP 25” hostas. While focusing on the texture and design of these beautiful and diverse plants.  Our journey will take us to gardens in the East, Midwest, South and even the Northwest stealing glimpses of Hostas, the queen of the shade garden and even some of her court, the companion plants.  You will see hostas of every size, color, and leaf shape. We will also discuss the use of this durable and versatile plant in the landscape as well as how new hostas are created. 

 

 

Grundy Library’s Summer Quest Kick-off

A Family Fun Night

 

You are invited to join us at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, for the Summer Quest Kick-off, an all-ages family fun event. Scheduled for 6:30 pm on Monday, June 17, 2019 (rain date is Monday, June 24th), this event, with a Universe of Stories theme, will include opportunities to register for the Library’s summer programs, play lawn games, and view a movie on an outdoor jumbo screen beginning at dusk. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and relax on the Grundy Library lawn by the scenic Delaware River. No registration is required for this free event. For more information, please call the Library at 215.788.7891.

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.

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