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Workshops for Job & Career Seekers

CareerLink-Bucks County @ Grundy Library

 

BA series of workshops focused on job seeking skills will begin through the collaboration of the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library and Pennsylvania CareerLink-Bucks County. The 90-minute free workshops, led by Dennis Surovec and Steven Damweber, Workshop Coordinators at Pennsylvania CareerLink-Bucks County, start promptly at 10:15 am at the Grundy Library, 680 Radcliffe Street. Register online at www.grundylibrary.org, or by calling 215.788.7891. Seating is limited.

 

Friday, April 20 – Marketing Yourself

Friday, May 18 – Can Do Attitude / Time Management

 

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.

 

 

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: April 4; May 2; June 6; July 11*; August 1; September 5; October 3; 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:  April 19; May 17; June 21; July 19; August 16; September 20; October 18; November 15; and December 20.

 

Grundy Walking Club

Taking Strides in Historic Bristol Borough

 

You’re invited to join us for the fourth year of the Grundy Walking Club in Bristol Borough. Enjoy the health benefits of walking and learn 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 13, 2018; 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.

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.

 

 

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.

March 13: Table 19, Rated PG13, Comedy, Drama, Romance, 2017

April 10: The Mountain Between Us, Rated PG13, Action, Adventure, Drama, 2017

May 8: Night School, Unrated, Documentary, 2016

June 12: The Florida Project, Rated R, Drama, 2017

July 10: Downsizing, Rated R, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, 2017

August 14: Get Out, Rated R, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, 2017

September 11: Cameraperson, Unrated, Documentary, 2016

October 9: Call Me By Your Name, Rated R, Drama/Romance, 2017

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.

 

 

Short Story Workshop

Writing Great Fiction

 

Some authorities consider the narrative found in a short story nearly as old as language; it is a brief, written literary genre, which many find satisfying to read. Discover the art of writing fiction 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, April 7, 2018 at 10:30 am at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street. 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 or to register, call 215.788.7891, or visit www.grundylibrary.org.

 

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 Pennsylvania by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.

 

 

 

Running a Business and Starting a Business

SCORE Bucks County Workshops  

 

Running a Business

The volunteer mentors of SCORE Bucks County have offered countless workshops to guide new start-up businesses and entrepreneurs on how to start a business. This spring, the local branch of the nonprofit business mentoring organization will offer its Running a Business workshops with one scheduled on April 14 at Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library in Bristol. The free sessions, which will be limited to about 25 attendees, are geared for people who have been in business for one to three years. Discussion will include the importance of projecting revenues, marketing, and providing great customer service.

SCORE mentors will be on hand to offer one-on-one or small group discussion and interaction.

Other topics include:

  • Recordkeeping – timeliness and accuracy
  • Pricing – monitoring and adjusting
  • Operations
  • Systems
  • Business planning – short-term versus long-term goals

For more information or to register for the Running a Business workshop at, visit https://form.jotform.com/80794471111959.

 

Start a Business

Entrepreneurs interested in starting a business, new business owners seeking help moving their business forward or undertaking a major growth initiative can gain valuable insight during the SCORE Bucks County Start a Business workshops. The nonprofit business mentoring organization will offer a workshop on May 12 at Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library in Bristol.

SCORE Bucks volunteer Donald Goeltz, a certified mentor, entrepreneur and, most recently a college professor, will lead the workshop discussion. Sessions will be limited to about 25 people, Goeltz said, noting that the goal is to provide a more hands-on, interactive approach to learning.

During the workshop, Goeltz will provide an overview of the start-up process and stages.

Business success most assuredly lies in the details. During the workshop, attendees will learn how to define in detail their business offering, their typical customer, customers’ needs and gain more in-depth insight about their prospects. Goeltz will also shed light on the type of business partners needed, as well as the various resources available, including free SCORE Bucks County in-person, on the phone or email mentoring sessions.

Workshop attendees will also learn how to build a pro forma profit and loss statement and will have the opportunity to work in groups and participate in breakout sessions.

For more information about the Start a Business workshop, or to register, visit https://form.jotform.com/80794829211967.

 

 

Making a Stand for Peace & Justice

A Family Event

Leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King Jr. all worked towards peace and justice. How does a person stand for peace and justice? Families and individuals are invited to join us and learn more on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm when Kate Whitman of the Langhorne-based Peace Center presents stories and interactive activities that promote peace and justice, and ways to becoming a more peaceful person. For more information, or to register for this free event, call the Library at 215.788.7891, or visit online at www.grundylibrary.org.

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.

 

 

STEM Career Fair @ Grundy Library

Solving Interesting Problems

 

Are you interested in solving interesting and challenging problems? Do you want to make a difference in the world while helping others? A career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) may be for you. Explore the possibilities on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street when local businesses highlight STEM careers that make their companies unique.  Featured representatives include:

  • 1SEO Digital Agency
  • Google, Inc.
  • The DOW Chemical Company
  • Silver Lake Nature Center
  • Solvay USA Inc.
  • Bucks County Community College
  • St. Mary Hospital
  • Gilmore & Associates
  • And more!

Located in Bristol Borough, the Grundy Library was chosen to be a part of the NASA@ My Library STEM education initiative to promote STEM learning opportunities throughout the nation. As one of seventy-five U.S. public libraries selected through a competitive application process to become a NASA @ My Library Partner, the Library will receive resources, training and support valued at $2,000 to lead STEM educational events in the community

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.     

 

 

Katherine Falk: Bucks County Poet Laureate

April Poetry Workshop

 

You are invited to hear 2017 Bucks County Poet Laureate Katherine Falk read her poems at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street. Following the reading and a brief Q & A, Ms. Falk will conduct a short Haiku poetry-writing workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to write and share their words, and if time permits, an open mic. All levels welcome, from beginners to experienced poets. For more information, or to register for this free event, call 215.788.7891, or visit online at www.grundylibrary.org.

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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