About 2018 Grants

FREE Grant Programs

There are a total of 14 programs available in 2018. Six will occur at the Lakeville Public Library, 4 Precinct Street in Lakeville.  The other eight 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 $4,884 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

Wednesday, June 27

 RESCHEDULED from February: ANIMAL WORLD EXPERIENCE will teach attendees about a variety of animals. This program with Matt Gabriel will teach attendees to hold the health and happiness of animals and their animal families above selfish or business intentions. By the end of the presentation audience members will have a deeper understanding and respect for nature, especially animals. Meeting Room/All ages 11:30AM-12:15 PM

Thursday, April 19

TOMMY JAMES MAGIC shows are a roller coaster ride of hilarious magic entertainment full of fun and surprises. The audience members become the star of the show because there will be lots of audience participation where objects appear, vanish and change color in the blink of an eye. It will be a program of trick after trick, laugh after laugh with one of the best magicians in the business.Meeting Room/All ages at 1PM.

Monday, April 23

The general store, as old as America itself, harkens back to a simpler time and to a more innocent and rural nation.  NEW ENGLAND GENERAL STORES: Exploring an American Classic  with broadcast journalist Ted Reinstein will share the rich & colorful history of this iconic institution, how they figure in the rise of early American commerce, why they faded and more.  This  visual presentation is one of the best modes of provoking thought and talk about the past.  Meeting Room/All ages at 6:30PM

Monday, May 21

Local country singer, TIMMY BROWN, will offer his warm-hearted vocals and acoustic guitar stylings. Timmy's natural ability to connect with the audience and draw them in with his enthusiasm has earned him a loyal fan base. In addition to experiencing a live musical performance, attendees will also learn about what life is like for an up and coming recording artist and performer. Meeting Room/All ages at 6:30PM.

Monday, July 16

In a relaxed social setting the TEEN SUMMER ART this year will be offered by Pop Up Art School focusing on the art of PETER MAX known for his bright 1960's paintings. The program will guide participants step-by-step through the workshop using watercolor paints and markers for a finished painting to be hung in the Great Ponds Gallery in October.  Meeting Room at 6PM /Ages 10-18/ see Children's Librarian for sign up 30 SPOTS only.

Thursday, August 9

The TOE JAM PUPPET BAND offers a special brand of hands on children's entertainment that grown-ups can actually enjoy. This program will not only be entertaining but also excite and inspire children to see their library as an important destination and helps to create an environment of imagination among friends and family. Center Stage outside or Meeting Room if the weather doesn't cooperate/6PM/All ages.

Other Grant Programs

The Singing Trooper

Thursday, March 15, NOON-- 

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

Once Upon A Generation- Theatre thru Middle School

February thru May: A 12 wk intergenerational project that connects seniors & students. An evening viewing  will take place at the Senior Center & Library. More to come.

Avalon Band/Roaring 20's

Sometime in May - All ages - at Loon Pond Lodge A Roaring 1920's themed dance to celebrate Mother's & Father's Days  Call Senior Center for date and additional info: 508-947-7224.

Book, Art, Bloom IV

September - Great Ponds Gallery at the Library  An artist & a florist create based on a selected library book/story for a month display of the book, flowers and an artists selected piece of media.

Harvest Fair & Joe Davies Festival

September 15 & 16: at Soule Homestead Educational Center, the 27th annual celebration of music and more!

Caricatures by Mark Penta

September 29- Mr. Penta will showcase his drawing talents at the Lakeville Arts & Music Festival inside the Lakeville Public Library. Times to come.

Mayflower Camerata Vocal Ensemble/Mozart Coronation & more

October 19:  Performance at Sts. Martha & Mary, Lakeville.

October 28:  Performance at Central Congregational 

Church, Middleboro.

A Musical Visit

Sometime in 2018-- Elyse O'Connor and  Duane Sullivan will perform at Island Terrace Nursing Home in Lakeville. Contact the people at Island Terrace for date and time:  508-947-0151