Martin County Library System Press Releases

March 4, 2010

Popular Book Dramatist Returns March 15

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Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                         

DATE:  MARCH 4, 2010                                                                 

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403             



WHO:                    The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc., in support of Martin County libraries

WHAT:                  Book Dramatist Barbara Rinella


In a Literary Dramatization of Jon Meacham’s book, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

Back by popular demand, literary dramatist Barbara Rinella will bring to life Jon Meacham’s Pulitzer-winning biography, American Lion, Andrew Jackson in the White House, 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 15 in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, as part of the Chautauqua South arts and literary series. 

In this high-energy performance Barbara will highlight the hardships that created the tough and fierce backwoodsman who truly earned the nickname “Old Hickory” and rose to become the first common man to achieve the Presidency. Recognizing that life is never easy, Jackson stated simply, “I was born for a storm, a calm does not suit me!”  Will his beautiful wife, Rachael, also appear to enlighten us about their exciting love, their improper marriage, and her heartbreaking—literally—treatment by the media? Will someone explain the scandal surrounding Margaret Eaton, wife of Jackson’s Secretary of War, that brought the destruction of a Presidential Cabinet and ignited the gossip mills of Washington, D.C.? Why did Jackson fight for Indian removal? Turbulent times demand strong leadership and daring decisions.  Meet the amazing American Lion and hear his “roar”!

A wildly popular performer from the Chicago area, Barbara Rinella is known as an “academic entertainer.” She has portrayed Jacqueline Kennedy and Katherine Hepburn and developed programs around the Harry Potter series long before the books were well known.  As an English teacher, she loves the idea of promoting reading through language and drama.  

WHEN:                  Monday, March 15, 2:00 p.m.




MCLS Press Release – Barbara Rinella 3/15/10                    2                                                                                    3/4/10


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

HOW:                    Presented at no charge.  Reservations not required.

For more information or to learn more about the Martin County Library System call 772/221-1403, pick up a

Library Connection at any branch library or visit the library Web site,



1 Comment »

  1. Each material presents different writing style, writing structure and writing format. What he doesn’t know is there’s a gunman waiting for him.

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