About 2019 Grants

FREE Grant Programs

There are a total of 14 programs available in 2019. Eight will occur at the Lakeville Public Library, 4 Precinct Street in Lakeville.  The other six will take place in the Lakeville/Middleboro area.

How Do They Come About

This series is made possible every year by funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in cooperation with the Lakeville Arts Council.

The Lakeville Arts Council(LAC) announced the award of 14 grants totaling $5221 for cultural programs in Lakeville/Middleboro areas. The grants were awarded from a pool of funds distributed to the LAC by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency that supports public programs and educational activities in the arts, sciences and humanities. You can view information about all fourteen grants below.

Scheduled Library Programs

January thru September


 Participants will take selfies at the Lakeville Public Library throughout the year at various events. This “action” will be suggested by event on the Library’s website. During these events the library will make their iPads available for attendees use.  This Selfie Program will be a great way to bridge the generation gap. Plus these photos will be printed out and on exhibit at the Great Ponds Gallery in October 2019. Make sure you take this opportunity to show off your selfie  style!! All ages/check www.lakevillelibrary.org.

Thursday, February 21


If you enjoy MAGIC....mark your calendar for Thursday, February 21 at 1PM to see Todd the Magician at the Lakeville Public Library. Throw out any preconceived ideas you may have because Todd is not your typical magician. He infuses an array of magic tricks and illusions with juggling and comedy. 

Mark your calendar for a one of a kind show and an unforgettable magical experience.                        

Meeting Room/All ages at 1PM.

Thursday, April 18


When was the last time you watched a homemade hand cut shadow puppet show? Have your children or grandchildren ever seen such a show? Now you will have such an opportunity at the Library. Mr. Vinny’s Shadow Puppet Show will bring back some memories and make some new ones when Mr. Vinny makes the story of “the 12 Li’l Pigs and the Big Bad Pineapple” come to life.  The audience will also take part of a very popular game show that has a family campfire feel.  

Meeting Room/All ages at 6PM

Tuesday, May 14


Have you ever wanted to know how to be a good storyteller? Well you’ll have an opportunity at the Lakeville Public Library to listen to 6 local and regional storytellers tell their own personal stories about the South Coast/South Shore area and will then engage the audience in a brief storytelling workshop at the ned of the tellers performances. For an idea check out: The Moth - Official Site themoth.org

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art & craft of storytelling. Meeting Room/All ages/ doors open at 6:15/ program begins at 6:30PM.

Monday, June 10


Discover Owls of New England inside the Lakeville Public Library.

In this captivating presentation, Peter Christoph will deliver stunning photographs of his favorite owls combined with stories that entertain, educate and inspire the audience. Attendees will learn the secrets Peter uses to find and photograph these same owls in the wild in their natural habitat. For additional information head to the Lakeville Public Library website: Lakeville Public Library - Official Site www.lakevillelibrary.org.  Meeting Room/All ages/6:30PM.

Monday, May 6


This exciting program will require signing up. So get to the Lakeville Public Library to be sure to be one of the 25 to take a lesson on how to play the Ukulele! Julie Stepanek will show the fundamentals of ukulele playing. The workshop is for adults only who will learn how to tune, strum and read chords. Patrons can either bring their own ukulele or borrow one of hers. She will bring 24 for right handed and 2 for left handed. No prior experience required. Meeting Room/6:30PM/Sign up will be required when date is closer. Check the Library website for specifics.

Thursday, August 8


What comes to mind when you hear a title of “A Ballooniverse of Stories”? Stumped? It will be a show at the Lakeville Public Library that merges space, science, and exploration with comedy, improvisation, magic, and balloons (of course). This program will encourage and motivate children to explore the larger world around them through reading and imagination. The entire family of all ages are encouraged to join this fun.                         

Meeting Room/All ages/6PM

Saturday, October 5


Henna is art form that has been around since the middle ages to adorn young women’s bodies. Join us at the 15th annual Lakeville Arts & Music Festival  to check out the creativity of the 

Henna dye  with a talented and creative Henna artist from 

Wicked Good Henna

The artist will inside the Lakeville Public Library/Times to come.

Other Grant Programs

The Singing Trooper

Thursday, March 12, NOON-- 

All ages/at Lakeville Senior Center Sgt. Daniel Clark will sing!! Call Senior Center for information: 508-947-7224.

Old Colony Highlanders Pipe Band

Sometime April: An Open House will be scheduled to expose additional people to this music and offer an opportunity for more to participate with the band. Write: oldcolonyhpb@comcast.net

Slice of Life News Works

June 7, 8, 9 - The Slice of Life Works is a performance of NEW 10 minute plays by MA and RI playwrights. These will take place at 133 Center Street, Middleboro and are put on by Theatre One Productions. Details: pegholzemer@yahoo.com

Harvest Fair & Joe Davies Festival

September 21 & 22: at Soule Homestead Educational Center, the 28th annual celebration of music and more!

Mayflower Camerata

October-November: These 2 of Hayden's "Te Deum" Symphony #90 and The "7 Last Words" performances will take place at Sts. Martha & Mary Church and Central Congregational Church. Details: J.Fred.Thornton@comcast.net

Henry The Juggler

October 5- A zany attempt to defy the laws of gravity - that is Henry the Juggler as he juggles balls, clubs, rings, flaming touches and more at the 15th Lakeville Arts & Music Festival.  Times to come.