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Falconry event at Grundy Library

This kickoff event for the 2021 Summer Quest is set for June 19

Source: Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library

The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street in Bristol, invites the public to the 2021 Tails and Tales Summer Quest Kick-off on Saturday, June 19, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the library grounds.

Throughout the afternoon, there will be opportunities to register for the summer reading program in-person with staff, to get a Grundy Library card, be entered to win a $200 gift card, pick up “Take & Make” activity kits for all ages, and shop a huge sale of book titles for children, teens and adults. For those who can’t make it in-person, register for Summer Quest here.

At 1 p.m. in the Grundy Library park, master falconer Tom Stanton and educator Paul McEnerney will present a falconry program with Cleo, a Peregrine falcon, and Apache, a Harris’s hawk. Join to learn about the history of falconry, birds of prey, the importance of hawks to the ecosystem, conservation and more. This event is suitable for all ages and requires no registration, however, participants will need to provide their own chair or blanket on which to sit. Social distancing guidelines are in effect and masks are required.

Visitors are welcome to tour the Grundy Museum, located adjacent to the library. The museum is now open for docent-led tours after a complete restoration to the historic home of Sen. Joseph R. Grundy and his sister Margaret. Register for a free, one-hour afternoon tour here. Thematic tours, in support of the fourth phase of the CanDoMore fundraising campaign, are $50 per person on select dates. Reservations are required for all museum tours. More details are at grundymuseum.ticketleap.com or by calling 215-788-9432. All visitors are required to wear a mask.

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