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Who is helping give out half a million free books across America on April 23rd?
I am.

The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library is proud to be one of 2,300 bookstores and libraries across America supporting World Book Night 2014.

On  April  23  —Shakespeare’s  birthday—  25,000  volunteers  from  Kodiak  to  Key  West  will  give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America.

The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, Bristol serves as a community base for local givers, receiving the books that they will be giving out and providing useful resources.

The Grundy Library will also be hosting a coffee & cake reception for our local givers on Tuesday, April 15th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. At that time, the givers get to meet us and each other, and persons interested in knowing more about WBN are invited too. No registration is required for this event.



Oral History Project – 1960’s

The sixties were turbulent times nationally, but what was everyday like in the microcosm called the neighborhood? Interdisciplinary students from Bristol High School set out to discover this perspective through their study, Oral History Project – 1960’s. Students interviewed eleven individuals to gain personal insights and first-hand knowledge of life in Bristol Borough during the decade.

The students join us at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street, on Wednesday, April 23rd from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm to discuss their projects, their findings, and answer questions. Some of the interviewees will participate in a 1960’s panel discussion beginning at 7:00 pm. Parents, friends and the public are invited to attend; no registration is required.




The River Drivers: Bristol’s Own Irish-American Band

Hearing Irish-American folk music is an opportunity that transcends the month of March with Bristol’s own band, The River Drivers. The River Drivers have roots in Ireland by way of Bristol and play a combination of traditional Irish tunes and songs as well as folk music from America and the rest of the Anglo-Celtic world.

Join us for a free, fun-filled family concert when this talented clan of musicians performs live Monday, April 28th at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street beginning at 6:30 pm. Register here, or online at, or by calling 215.788.7891 ext. 5 or ext. 6.