january, 2019

wed09jan7:00 pm11:00 pmLibrary Benefit /Bridge of Flowers/Gelineau-LaBrecque/Lucy/+7:00 pm - 11:00 pm The Root Cellar

Event Details

Join us to support the construction of a brand new library for Greenfield!! This will be a benefit show as well as an info session featuring speakers from town hall and the library, and performances by bands and artists that love libraries!

Recently the city of Greenfield won a large matching grant (around 9 million) to build a new state of the art library in downtown. The majority of the town is passionate about building the library, we say “make this a place for people to congregate, to learn, be creative, use shared technology, and exist freely!” We say “spend our tax money on a public good, something everyone will benefit from!” Our current library isn’t serving the needs of the town and is far from being ADA compliant, it is housed in an historical home that doesn’t have enough space inside for a fully functioning library and has many structural problems. Despite these conditions, some city councilors still won’t vote the new library through. This has been very upsetting, but there are still things we can do before the next time they vote! There is still another chance for the new library to pass!

If you missed the council meetings and would like to catch up, visit: https://greenfieldpubliclibrary.org/2018/12/did-you-miss-the-informational-or-council-meetings/

The Root Cellar fully supports the construction of a new library and we want to do our part by holding a fundraiser. We will be asking people who attend this event to sign donation pledges through a foundation set up to help fund the new building, which will only be cashed if the library is successfully passed. This helps to leverage public support. We will also be accepting cash donations that will go to the friends of the greenfield public library to help fund ongoing programming!

Foundation Website: http://www.greenfieldpubliclibraryfoundationma.org/

Friends of the Greenfield Public Library:
https://www.friendsofgpl.org/

Music by Bridge of Flowers, Lucy, Jen Gelineau and Paul LaBrecque duo, and Nick Bisceglia!

Time

(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

The Root Cellar

10 Fiske Ave.

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