FOR RELEASE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
APRIL 11-17, 2010
CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403
Communities Thrive @ your library:
Celebrate National Library Week with the Martin County Library System April 11-17
(STUART, FLORIDA) – It’s National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. This year’s theme is “Communities Thrive @ your library.” Stop by a Martin County library or visit the MCLS Web site, www.library.martin.fl.us, to see how the many types of information and services available to you there—for free—can help you thrive!
“Libraries are the heart of every community and our library helps our community thrive,” says Judi Snyder, acting director of the Martin County Library System. “At our library, people of all backgrounds come together for community meetings, lectures and programs, to do research with the assistance of a trained professional, to get help finding a job or to find homework help.”
The Martin County Library System is celebrating National Library Week by presenting the following free programs. (Unless otherwise noted, all Blake Library events listed are held in the John F. Armstrong Wing.)
2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, Chautauqua South: Cashore Marionettes, “Simple Gifts,” Blake Library. Adults and children no younger than 2nd grade. Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.
7 p.m. Saturday, April 10, Chautauqua South: Cashore Marionettes, “Life in Motion,” Blake Library. Adults and young adults. Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.
2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 11, Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers: Bleacher Boys, with producer and cinematographer Karen Hunter, Blake Library. Funded in part by a grant from the Southern Arts Federation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and local partner organizations The Arts Council, Inc., The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc. and the Martin County Tourist Development Council, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
2 p.m. Monday, April 12, Sampler Book Club with Sandy Withers, Discussion of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Blake Library. Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.
10 a.m. Monday, March 29, April 5 and April 12 – Three-part Lecture Series with Jane Miller: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Blake Library. Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.
1 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 – Career Workshop with Career Coach and Executive Recruiter Kathy Shabotynskyj, How to Find a GOOD job in 90 Days: The 5-Step Guide to a Successful Job Search, Blake Library.
4 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 – Free Réesumé Workshop Webinar with résumé expert Barbara Safani , Blake Library.
4-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 – Art Explorations for Ages 6 and older, Aboriginal Dreaming: Walkabout Through the Outback! Blake Library. Pre-registration required. Call 772-221-1407 to register. Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.
7 p.m. Thursday, April 15 – Chautauqua South: Porch Dogs, An Evening of Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco Music, Blake Library. Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.
2 p.m. Friday, April 16 – Chautauqua South: Lifelong Learning, IRSC Professor Series, Susan L. Wallace, Ph.D., Mayan Calendar and “2012”: A Passage in Time, Blake Library. Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.
For more information, call 772/221-1403, visit the MCLS Web site, http://library.martin.fl.us, or pick up a Library Connection at any of the following Martin County libraries:
- Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart (772/288-5702)
- Cummings, 2551 SW Matheson Avenue, Palm City (772/288-2551)
- Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 SW Adams Avenue, Indiantown (772/597-4200)
- Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound (772/546-2257)
- Hoke Library, 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach (772/463-2870)
- Robert Morgade Library, Chastain Campus IRCC, 5851 SE Community Drive, Stuart (772/463-3245)