Martin County Library System Press Releases

February 28, 2011

Teens, Sign Up NOW for 3/7 Tech Workshop on Storybird

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                           

FEBRUARY 28, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403   

What’s the word, Storybird?

 

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

WHAT:           Teen Tech Workshop:

                        What’s Up With Storybird?

Come on in and learn about Storybird, a collaborative storytelling site. 

Create your own picture book with professional artwork to share with your friends, print to give as a gift, or just publish online.

No need to bring anything.  For the very ambitious, there are contests every month.

Pre-registration is required.

WHEN:           Monday, March 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m.    

WHERE:        Blake Library, Computer Lab, 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart

HOW:             Free.   Open to teens.  Please call (772) 221-1407 to register.

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 website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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February 25, 2011

Teens, Try Out Blake Library’s New Video Game System March 10

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                           

FEBRUARY 25, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403                   

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

WHAT:           Video Game Night

Teens, come play Nintendo Wii games and try out our brand-new Xbox 360 Kinect game system! 

Snacks and drinks will be served.

WHEN:           Thursday, March 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m.    

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

HOW:             Free.   Open to teens.

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 website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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February 24, 2011

Tickets Available Beginning March 8 for Next Elisabeth Lahti Concert March 12

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH 

 

Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                       

DATE: FEBRUARY 23, 2011                                                            

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403                                      

Tickets available March 8 for next program in

Elisabeth Lahti Concert Series

                                                                        

WHO:             The Library Foundation of Martin County, in support of the Martin County Library System

WHAT:           Chautauqua South: Elisabeth Lahti Concert Series

 

Brendan Nolan, Irish Folksinger

 

Irish folksinger Brendan Nolan will perform 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at the Cummings Library in Palm City.  Free tickets are required and available at the Cummings Library beginning March 8. 

This is the third program in the 2011 Elisabeth Lahti Concert Series.  The final concert, with Friends of Jazz, is scheduled April 9.

An enchanting afternoon is in store with Irish folk musician Brendan Nolan’s rich baritone voice, good humor, and masterful playing of acoustic guitar and bodhran.  The popular Irish festival headliner will sing both contemporary and traditional Celtic/Irish songs.

Born in Dublin, Brendan Nolan started his musical life as a drummer and later turned to folk and acoustic music, becoming well known in Canada and throughout the United States.  His latest solo album is “Song Brook,” featuring “Paddy McGinty’s Goat, “Nancy Spain” and “Icarus” as well as Nolan originals.

 

WHEN:           Saturday, March 12, 2:00 p.m.         

 

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

HOW:             Free tickets are required and available for pickup only at the Cummings Library beginning March 8.  

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 branch library or visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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Visit with Emily Dickinson March 7 at Blake Library

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH

Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                      

DATE: FEBRUARY 24, 2011                                                                                        

 CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403                   

American Imagination series continues with

Debra Conner’s portrayal of Emily Dickinson

          

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

WHAT:      Chautauqua South – American Imagination: Emily Dickinson, presented by Debra Conner
 
Martin County Library System will present Debra Conner in “American Imagination: Emily Dickinson” 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 7 in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart.  The third of four Chautauqua-style performances in the Chautauqua South arts and education series, the presentation includes a Q&A session in and out of character.  Funded by the Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc., the program is free and open to the public.  No tickets or reservations are required.
 
Chautauqua performer Debra Conner brings the near-mythical poet Emily Dickinson out of hiding, affording a rare glimpse into the world of this eccentric genius. Dickinson transports her guests back to the mid-1800s where she discusses her poetry, her family and friends, her education, her religious beliefs, and her need to withdraw from society. Throughout her visit, Emily challenges her guests to think and to voice their opinions on everything from fame to cats, dazzling with her unique imagination and wit.
 

Debra Conner began portraying Emily Dickinson in 1997. Since then, she has added in-character portrayals of Zelda Fitzgerald, Margaret Mitchell, Margaret Blennerhassett, Rebecca Harding Davis and Dr. Mary Edwards Walker to her program offerings.  She is part of the Ohio Arts Council and the West Virginia Arts Commission’s arts in education program, and she has published essays and poetry in a variety of publications. She and her husband live in Parkersburg, WV.

WHEN:      Monday, March 7, 6:30 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 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 branch library, or visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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Animals Abound at Hobe Sound Public Library March 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                       

FEBRUARY 24, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

Wildlife comes to Hobe Sound Public Library

 

WHO:             The Friends of the Hobe Sound Library, Inc., sponsor, in support of Martin County libraries

WHAT:           Hobe Sound Nature Center:  Wildlife Around Us

                       

Hobe Sound Nature Center will present a program of Florida native wildlife including live animals.

Appropriate for all ages.

             

WHEN:           Saturday, March 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m.            

WHERE:        Hobe Sound Public Library, Community Room, 10595 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound

HOW:             Free.  No registration required.    

For more information or to learn more 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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February 23, 2011

Enjoy an Evening of Irish Music at Robert Morgade with Brendan Nolan March 10

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH

 Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body & Spirit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                               

DATE:  FEBRUARY 23, 2011

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403

WHO:             The Friends of the Robert Morgade Library, Inc, sponsor, in support of the Martin County Library System

WHAT:           Chautauqua South:  Irish musician Brendan Nolan

The popular Irish musician Brendan Nolan returns to the Robert Morgade Library March 10 with his outstanding songs, stories and good humor.  He’ll showcase his original songs as well as some traditional favorites, and entertain with his innovative musicianship on acoustic guitar and bodhran.

WHEN:           Thursday, March 10, 7:00 p.m.

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.  No tickets or reservations required.

For details or to learn more about other Chautauqua South programs or the Martin County Library System 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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February 22, 2011

Popular Political Analyst Dr. Robert Watson to Speak at Blake Library March 8

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH

Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body & Spirit

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                       

DATE:  FEBRUARY 21, 2011

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403         

Award-winning scholar and popular political analyst

to speak at Blake Library March 8

                               

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

WHAT:                 Chautauqua South:  Lifelong Learning

Lessons of Presidential Greatness and Failures

Presented by Robert P. Watson, Ph.D.

Professor, author and political commentator Robert P. Watson, Ph.D., will present “Lessons of Presidential Greatness and Failures” as part of Martin County Library System’s Chautauqua South Lifelong Learning series Tuesday, March 8 at 4:00 p.m. at the Blake Library in Stuart.

The talk will examine how scholars rate and rank our presidents.  Dr. Watson will list the best and worst (according to the expert polls) for the audience and include entertaining examples of the good and bad (and ugly!) decisions from history.  He also will explore the importance of presidential character and some of the lessons learned from presidential history.

Robert P. Watson, Ph.D. is professor of American Studies at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, where he was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 2010, and both directs the American Studies program and teaches a wide array of courses on American politics and history.  He received the International Abraham Lincoln Center’s award for his contributions to the study of the presidency. 

Watson appears regularly on regional television networks and has been interviewed by numerous media outlets including CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, the BBC, NPR, C-SPAN’s Book TV and Hardball with Chris Matthews among others.   

WHEN:                 Tuesday, March 8, 4:00 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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February 21, 2011

Fantasy Theatre Factory Cooks Up “Fantasy Stew” 2pm March 5 at Blake Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                           

FEBRUARY 21, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403                   

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

WHAT:            “Fantasy Stew”

Presented by Fantasy Theatre Factory

Fantasy Theatre Factory will present “Fantasy Stew” 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 5 in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, Stuart.  The program is free and open to the public.

What is Fantasy Stew?  The Fantasy Cooking School is out to create the most fantastic stew ever!  Chef gives cooking orders to his three bumbling assistant cooks, then leaves them alone to discover for themselves how to find the recipe. 

Using great actors, costumes, props and puppets, Fantasy Theatre takes a pinch of Dr. Seuss and a dash of karaoke, throws in a story called “Stinky Cheese Man” and cooks up a fabulous show that is flavored for all ages!

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

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

HOW:             Free and open to the public.  Suitable for grades Pre-K – 6 and family audiences.

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 website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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February 19, 2011

Prizewinning Off-Broadway Actress to Portray Prizewinning Author Lee Smith

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH 

 Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                              

DATE: FEBRUARY 19, 2011                                                                              

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403                       

“Ivy Rowe,” in its 21st  year of touring, to play at Blake Library March 10

            On Thursday, March 10, 2011, “Ivy Rowe,” the play adapted and performed by Barbara Bates Smith from the Lee Smith novel Fair and Tender Ladies, will be presented by the Martin County Library System at 2:00 p.m. in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart.  Musical accompaniment is by Jeff Sebens.  A “talkback” and discussion follow the presentation.  No tickets or reservations are required.  Funded by The Friends of the Blake Library, Inc., the program is free and open to the public.  For more information call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South brochure at any Martin County library, or visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

Noted for her Off-Broadway performance of “Ivy Rowe,” recounting the passionate life of a spunky mountain woman, Barbara’s twenty-year touring of this one-person show has included the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Village Voice said of the New York production: “A lifetime’s worth of sass, whoop, hurt, and reflection;” WOR Radio: “We are captivated and enthralled;” Variety: “Both funny and heartbreaking.” 

            Barbara’s other stage adaptations of Lee Smith’s works are “On Agate Hill,” “The Christmas Letters,” and the sampler, “B. Smith Does Lee Smith,” highlighting stories from Lee’s most recent collection, “Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger.” Barbara also tours with her own monologues “The C-Word: Her Own Cancer Story” and “Confessions of a Clergy Wife,” and “Our Own Stories” workshops.

          Winner of the 2003 Southeastern Theatre Conference Best Actress award, Barbara has recently played featured roles in regional productions of “Wit,” “Hamlet,” and “Doubt.” 

          Prize-winning North Carolina novelist Lee Smith has written twelve novels, including best-seller The Last Girls, the ever-popular Oral History; and four collections of short stories.  Literary awards have included the Lila Wallace/ Readers’ Digest Award, the Southern Book Critics Circle Award, and the Fiction Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

          The actress’s website: http://www.barbarabatessmith.com.

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February 18, 2011

Tatiana Teaches Yoga for Kids 3/4, Families 3/26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                       

FEBRUARY 18, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

Yoga for Kids and Families!

WHO:             The Friends of the Hobe Sound Library, Inc., sponsor, in support of Martin County libraries

WHAT AND WHEN:            

1)      Yoga for Kids – For ages 5-11

Friday, March 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

 

2)      Yoga for Families – For all ages

Saturday, March 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

 

Parents and kids, come join Tatiana with her daughter and son to work on strength, balance and focus.

Please bring a towel or a mat. Yoga is all about having fun!

             

WHERE:        Hobe Sound Public Library, Community Room, 10595 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound

HOW:             Free.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call 772-546-2257 to register. 

To learn more 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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