Martin County Library System Press Releases

December 28, 2009

BookMania! (and KidsMania!) in a Nutshell

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DATE:  DECEMBER 28, 2009                                                                                 




                Author/book festival features 25 nationally recognized authors and children’s component, KidsMania!

STUART, FL, Dec. 28, 2009 – Martin County Library System’s 16th annual BookMania! author/book festival takes place all day Saturday, January 23 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart. Twenty-five nationally recognized authors will participate in panel discussions and readings in the John F. Armstrong Wing. Book signings in the Blake Library courtyard follow each presentation. A children’s component, the 2nd annual KidsMania!, takes place 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. upstairs. Events are free and open to the public, with no tickets or reservations required.

Barnes & Noble, provider of books for the festival, will donate a percentage of proceeds from books purchased at both the festival and the Jan. 22 fundraising cocktail party, A Signature Event: Hot Havana Nights, to the Library Foundation of Martin County. Call 772/221-1409 for party tickets. 

BookMania! is funded by the Library Foundation of Martin County, in support of the Martin County Library System, and underwritten by the Colonel Charles C. and Muriel W. Walts Fund. Media sponsors are the Stuart News and Stuart Magazine.

A schedule is available on the library Web site,, in the MCLS January Library Connection and in BookMania! brochures, available at all Martin County libraries early January. For more information or to learn more about the Martin County Library System call 772/221-1403.


What: Martin County Library System presents

16th annual BookMania! – a daylong author/book festival featuring 25 nationally recognized authors participating in panel discussions and book signings

When: Saturday, January 23, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart

Why: Funded by the Library Foundation of Martin County; underwritten by the Colonel Charles C. and Muriel W. Walts Fund 

Cost: Free and open to the public

For event information: Call 772/221-1403.



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