Martin County Library System Press Releases

January 31, 2011

Gone to Pieces Quilters to Hold Reception Feb. 3 for Feb. Quilt Display

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                       

JANUARY 31, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

Gone to Pieces Quilters to hold reception Feb. 3 for

February quilt show display at Robert Morgade Library

WHO:             The Friends of the Robert Morgade Library, Inc., sponsor

WHAT AND WHEN: 

 

                        Gone To Pieces Quilters

 

1)      Opening Reception

 

Thursday, February 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Meet the Gone to Pieces Quilters and enjoy refreshments at this reception for the group’s February display at the Robert Morgade Library.

2)      Quilt Show Display

 

February 7, 14, 17, 21, 24 and 28, 12:30–4:30 p.m.

 

The theme for this year’s quilt display is “Celebrations,” featuring the artistry and handiwork of the Gone to Pieces Quilters.  The exhibit is open to the public through the month of February, on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30–4:30 p.m. and during other library events.  For additional times or more information, contact Carol Buetens at (772) 288-3473.

 

WHERE:        Robert Morgade Library, Anderson Community Room, Chastain Campus, I.R.S.C., 5851 SE Community Drive, Stuart

HOW:             Free and open to the public

For more information about the Martin County Library System pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library, call (772) 221-1403, or visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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January 29, 2011

See Film About Iconic Gustav Klimt Painting and Heroes of Holocaust-Era Restitution Feb. 10

 CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                           

DATE:  JANUARY 28, 2011

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403                                                                 

WHO:                    Funded by the Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc., in support of the Martin County Library System

WHAT:             Chautauqua South: Lifelong Learning

An Inside Look at the Making of “The Portrait of Adele”

Presented by Ruth Kalish, Ph.D.

 

“The Portrait of Adele” is an upcoming feature documentary film capturing the extraordinary efforts of Stuart Eizenstat and a group of unsung heroes who became the catalyst that produced a sea change in the world of Holocaust-Era Restitution. Producer Ruth Ann Kalish will present clips of this film describing how Adele Bloch-Bauer 1 by Gustav Klimt, purchased for a stunning $135 million in 2006, bore witness to some of the most extraordinary events of the last 100 years.

Dr. Ruth Ann Kalish was educated at Boston University, Emory University, Georgia State University and Harvard University. She has been a psychologist, university and hospital administrator, negotiator, facilitator of change and businesswoman for over 40 years. Her career has included experience in conflict management, organizational and leadership development, strategic planning and change management. She is currently both a film and play producer. Dr. Kalish journeys through Third World countries by trekking and visiting with local villagers.

WHEN:                 Thursday, February 10, 6:30 p.m.

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

HOW:                    Free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

For more information about this or other Chautauqua South programs, or to learn more about the Martin County Library System, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South brochure at any Martin County library, or visit the library website, http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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January 27, 2011

Classical Piano Concert Series Concludes Feb. 5 at Blake Library

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                              

DATE:  JANUARY 26, 2011                                                     

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403       

Classical piano concert series with Dr. Peter Pertis concludes Feb. 5

WHO:              Underwritten by Elisabeth Lahti, in support of the Martin County Library System

WHAT:            “The Beauty of Classical Piano,” Part Two

                        Presented by Dr. Peter Pertis

 

Internationally acclaimed Hungarian pianist Dr. Peter Pertis will present the

second and final program in a two-part music series underwritten by Elisabeth Lahti, “The Beauty of Classical Piano,” 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 5 at the Blake Library in Stuart.  The one-hour concert is free and open to the public.  No tickets or reservations are required.

Dr. Pertis will play Mozart’s Fantasy in C minor, K. 475, Chopin’s Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, op. 47. and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.  

Dr. Peter Pertis was born in Budapest, Hungary.  He was awarded both his Master and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the prestigious Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Pertis was a Professor of Piano at the Franz Liszt Academy of Budapest, Visiting Artist/Professor at the Musashino Music Academy, Tokyo, Japan and Visiting Artist/Professor at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, CT.

In the past ten to fifteen years Dr. Pertis has considerably reduced his public appearances. He divides his time between Budapest, Hungary, and Stuart, FL.

For more information on Dr. Pertis, please visit http://www.peterpertis.com.

WHEN:            Saturday, February 5, 2:00 p.m.

 

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

HOW:              Free and open to the public.  No tickets or reservations are required. 

For more information or to learn about the Martin County Library System call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any branch library or visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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January 26, 2011

James and Dolley Madison to Appear at Blake Library Feb. 21

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                       

DATE:  JANUARY 26, 2011                                                                                                     

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403                    

WHO:         The Friends of the Blake Library, Inc., sponsor, in support of the Martin County Library System

WHAT:      Chautauqua South: A Presidents’ Day Celebration with Founding Father and First Lady, James and Dolley Madison

 

Professor Dan O’Connell and Ruth O’Connell will present “A Presidents’ Day Celebration with Founding Father and First Lady, James and Dolley Madison”  2:00 p.m. Monday, February 21 in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart.

A 12 ½-minute DVD entitled “Madison, Montpelier and the Constitution” will play continuously before the program. The couple will be available for a Q&A both in and out of character following the performance. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.

To celebrate Presidents’ Day this year, Martin County Library System is privileged to host the fourth president of the United States, James Madison, acknowledged to be the father of both the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Scholars agree that no one had a greater role in shaping American Constitutional theory and in framing the particulars of representative government than James Madison. Joining him will be the first First Lady, Dolley Madison. It was Dolley who originated the role of First Lady. She is also known for her courage, best represented by her actions to save the portrait of General Washington from the flames when the British invaded the capital in 1814.

 “Jemmy” will talk about his relationship to other presidents and family links back to England and how persecutions in his family led him to join Jefferson in fighting hard for freedom of religion and against established churches. Dolley will discuss her transformation from being a Quaker to a fashionable and vivacious hostess for President Jefferson and the Madison White House.

 

Dan and Ruth O’Connell have appeared as historic performers of James and Dolley Madison for decades. Both are retired “teachers of excellence”—Ruth from teaching Spanish in the Palm Beach Public Schools and Dan from teaching Political Science at Palm Beach State College and Florida Atlantic University. Dan is a former Army officer, attorney and staff to Florida governors and the Florida Legislature.

 

WHEN:      Monday, February 21, 2:00 p.m.

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

HOW:         Free and open to the public.  No tickets or reservations required.

For more information call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South brochure at any branch library, or visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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January 25, 2011

Cummings Library Six-Week Shakespeare Film Series Begins Feb. 2

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DATE:  JANUARY 25, 2011                                                                                            

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403                                                               

 

WHO:                    The Friends of the Palm City Library, Inc., in support of the Martin County Library System

WHAT:                 Introducing Shakespeare: Plays and Players

Presented by Dr. Alice Griffin and Mary Lou Hernandes  

 

Dr. Alice Griffin and Mary Lou Hernandes will present a six-week series, Introducing Shakespeare: Plays and Players, Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. from February 2 through March 9 at the Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Avenue, Palm City, as part of Martin County Library System’s Chautauqua South arts and education series.  Each two-and-a-half-hour program includes a movie based on a play of William Shakespeare interspersed with discussions.   

Schedule and movie topic:

February 2 Julius Caesar

February 9 The Taming of the Shrew

February 16 Hamlet

February 23 Love’s Labour’s Lost

March 2 Macbeth

March 9 A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Alice Griffin, Professor English Emerita, The City University of New York, received her Ph.D. in dramatic literature and Shakespeare from Columbia University.  She is the author of 10 books on Shakespeare and American theater including “Shakespeare’s Women in Love.”  She has just published “Tales from Shakespeare,” a book for young readers.   Dr. Griffin chose plots of Shakespeare’s plays with the ghosts, witches, fairies, goblins, and monsters that have entranced audiences and readers for over 400 years.  Action-filled, these comic and tragic stories capture the imagination with heroes and heroines, swordplay, dance and song, rescues and romance.  The book includes 10 full-age color illustrations and a Teacher’s Guide for classroom use.  Her website, an encyclopedia of great plays, playwrights and productions, is http://www.theaterpro.com.   

Mary Lou Hernandes is a fellow member of the American Association of University Women, taught in the Westchester (NY) County Schools and is a Shakespeare buff who attends summer Shakespeare festivals in Buffalo as well Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare festivals.        

WHEN:                  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, February 2 through March 9

 

WHERE:               Cummings Library, Donahue Room, 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City

HOW:                    Free and open to the public.  For movie details call (772) 221-1403.

To learn more about the Martin County Library System or other Chautauqua South programs, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South brochure at any branch library or visit the library website, http://www.library.martin.fl.us.  

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Atlantic Classical Orchestra’s Free Chamber Music Series Begins Jan. 29 at Blake Library

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH

Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                                       

DATE:  JANUARY 24, 2011                                                                                                                            

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403                                                       

                    

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

WHAT:                 Chautauqua South: Atlantic Classical Orchestra

Chamber Music Series

Atlantic Classical Orchestra, under the direction of Stewart Robertson, will present a series of three chamber music programs Saturday, January 29, February 19 and March 12 at 11:00 a.m. in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library in Stuart.   Each program runs approximately one and a quarter hours and is free and open to the public.

Schedule:

Saturday, January 29, 11:00 a.m.

                                Concert I: The Magic of the Flute

ACO Principal Flautist Christina Burr and piano accompanist Tao Lin offer a program of favorites for flute.

Fritz Kreisler Schön Rosmarin; Paul Taffanel Andante Pastorale et Scherzettino; Claude Debussy Syrinx; Albert Roussel Joueurs de Flute; Sergei Prokofiev Flute Sonata in D Major

Saturday, February 19, 11:00 a.m.

                                Concert II: The Beauty of the Violin

Join wunderkind Port St. Lucie resident Maryna Yermolenko and piano accompanist Tao Lin in a world-class performance of classics and favorites for violin. 

Antonio Vivaldi Sonata for violin and piano in A Major; Richard Strauss Sonata for violin and piano; Richard Wagner Albumblatt; P.I. Tchaikovsky Melodie

 

Saturday, March 12, 11:00 a.m.

                                 Concert III: A French Program of Enchantment

Musicians of the ACO perform an all-French program of musical delights … played with customary flair and je ne sais quoi.

Gabriel Fauré Piano Quartet in C Minor; Ernest Chausson Piano Quartet in A Major

WHEN:             Saturday, January 29, February 19 and March 12, 11:00 a.m.

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

HOW:                    Free and open to the public.  No tickets or reservations required.  For more information or to learn more about the Martin County Library System or other Chautauqua South programs, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South schedule at any branch library, or visit the library website, http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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January 24, 2011

Poetry Series Begins Jan. 28, Continues Feb. 25 and April 8

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH

Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body & Spirit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                       

DATE:  JANUARY 24, 2011                                                                                              

CONTACT:  MARTIN COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403                                     

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

WHAT:                 Chautauqua South: Lifelong Learning @ your library

 IRSC Professor Series: The Experience of Poetry

 Presented by Roderick Hofer, Ph.D.

Dr. Roderick Hofer, professor of English at Indian River State College, will present a three-part poetry series, “The Experience of Poetry,” 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Friday, January 28, February 25  and April 8 in the Trustees Room of the Blake Library as part of the Chautauqua South IRSC Professor Series.  Following is a schedule. 

January 28:  Poetry and the Ear

February 25:  Poetry and the Eye

 

April 8:  Poetry and the Mind

WHEN:                 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Friday, January 28, February 25 and April 8

WHERE:              Blake Library, Trustees Room, 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart

HOW:                    Free and open to the public.  For more information call 772/221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South calendar at any branch library, or visit the library website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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January 21, 2011

FL Public Archaeology Network Lecture Series Begins Jan. 27

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH 

 

Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DATE:  JANUARY 21, 2011                                                                                            

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403                                                               

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

WHAT:                 Chautauqua South: Lifelong Learning 

 

Florida Public Archaeology Network Lecture Series

Presented by Dr. Rachel K. Wentz, RPA

Dr. Rachel Wentz will present four illustrated monthly programs beginning 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 27 with “Windover: A Mortuary Pond from Florida’s Archaic Period” in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart.  Additional programs in the series will be February 17, March 17 and April 21.  A 20-minute Q&A follows each 40-minute talk. The programs are free and open to the public.

 

Dr. Rachel K. Wentz, RPA, is Regional Director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, based in Cocoa, Florida.  Dr. Wentz has done skeletal work in St. Croix, England and Ukraine. She sits on the board of the Florida Archaeological Council and is a Brevard County Historical Commissioner.

WHEN:                 Thursday, January 27, February 17, March 17 and April 21, 6:00 p.m.           

                                 

 Schedule:

January 27: Windover: A Mortuary Pond from Florida’s Archaic Period

Explore one of the most ancient, well-preserved archaeological sites in North America. The 7,000-year-old Windover archaeological site was a pond used for the interment of the dead and produced over 160 individuals whose analyses have provided insight into the life and health of people during Florida’s Archaic period.

February 17: Forensic Anthropology: How the Dead Died

A look at how forensic anthropology helps solve crimes and determine “cause of death” through the analysis of human skeletal remains. We’ll explore the vital role trauma analysis plays in forensics and how forensic anthropologists assist law enforcement in solving homicides.

March 17: Water World: The Archaeology of Florida’s Wetlands

Learn about the different types of wetland habitats in Florida and how Native Americans utilized these habitats for food, tools, weapons and day-to-day necessities. We will investigate the Windover site: a 7,000-year-old pond cemetery from east Florida and how these ponds were used for the burial of the dead.

April 21: Life’s a Beach: The Archaeology of Florida’s Coasts

Florida has over 1,300 miles of coastline, which provided numerous resources for Florida’s native populations. We’ll examine life among the Calusa and see how they built complex societies based on the rich coastal resources of south Florida.

 

                                                               

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

HOW:                    Free and open to the public.

For more information call 772/221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South calendar at any branch library, or visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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Enjoy Music and Hors d’oeuvres at Hoke Library Community Room Mural Reception Jan. 27

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                       

JANUARY 20, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403

Celebrate Community Room mural

at Hoke Library Friends reception

 

WHO:             The Friends of the Hoke Library in Jensen Beach, Inc., sponsor, in support of Martin County libraries  

WHAT:           Hoke Mural Reception

 

Join The Friends of the Hoke Library in Jensen Beach, Inc. for a reception celebrating the Hoke Community Room mural.

Created by local artist Jane Swartzwelder, the mural depicting scenes of old Jensen Beach is dedicated to the memory of Alice Hoke by her daughters Cathie Hoke Teal and Barbara Hoke Hendry.

Enjoy beverages, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment by classical guitarist

Bob Swinton, courtesy of the Hoke Friends.

 

WHEN:           Thursday, January 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:        Hoke Library, Community Room, 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach

HOW:             Free and open to the public. 

For more information about the Martin County Library System pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library, call (772) 221-1403, or visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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January 19, 2011

After Dark Foreign Film Series Begins Jan. 31

CHAUTAUQUA

SOUTH 

 

Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                                                       

DATE:  JANUARY 18, 2011                                                                              

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

Jane Miller to present four-month film series, Foreign Films After Dark

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

WHAT:                 Chautauqua South:  Foreign Films After Dark with Jane Miller

                               

Jane Miller will present a monthly film series, Foreign Films After Dark, Monday, January 31, February 21, March 21 and April 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart.   Jane Miller will give a brief introduction before each film, which is shown on the large screen.  The films are from France, China, Spain and Germany and include English subtitles   The series is free and open to the public.  Call (772) 221-1403 for movie details.

WHEN:                 Monday, January 31, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, February 21, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, March 21, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, April 16, 5:30 p.m.

 

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

HOW:                    Presented at no charge.  Open to the public. 

For more information or to learn more about Chautauqua South or the Martin County Library System, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Chautauqua South brochure or  Library Connection at any branch library or visit the library website, http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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