Martin County Library System Press Releases

March 31, 2011

Listen to the Soothing, Sensual Sounds of Brazilian Jazz Singer Mariana Martin April 16

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH 

 

Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                       

DATE: MARCH 31, 2011                                                                              

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403              

Brazilian singer Mariana Martin to perform

at Elisabeth Lahti Library April 16

 

WHO:         Sponsored by the Friends of the Elisabeth Lahti Library of Indiantown, Florida, Inc., in support of Martin County libraries

WHAT:      Chautauqua South: Mariana Martin, Bossa Nova and Jazz
 
In celebration of National Library Week and as part of Martin County Library System’s Chautauqua South arts and education series, Brazilian singer and guitarist Mariana Martin will present a program of bossa nova and jazz Saturday, April 16 at 4:00 p.m. at the Elisabeth Lahti Library in Indiantown. The performance is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.
 
Jazz singer and songwriter Mariana Martin uses the haunting power of her inner world to create evocative works of musical art in this one-hour concert. A protégé of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Mariana began singing professionally in her native Rio de Janeiro as a teenage prodigy. What makes Mariana different from other artists is her ability to take her inspiration from artists that she admires and assimilate these influences into her own style.
 
WHEN:      Saturday, April 16, 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:    Elisabeth Lahti Library, Community Room, 15200 S.W. Adams Avenue, Indiantown FL 34956

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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March 30, 2011

Library System Celebrates National Library Week with Special Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                       

MARCH 30, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

Create your own story @ your library:

Celebrate National Library Week with the

Martin County Library System!

(STUART, FLORIDA) – April 10-16 is 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 “Create your own Story @ your library.”  The ALA encourages all Americans to take advantage of the free resources libraries have to offer.  Stop by a Martin County library or visit the MCLS website, http://www.library.martin.fl.us, to see the many types of information, services and programs available to you for free that can help you create your own story!  Following are some examples of what you can find:

  •  Children’s story times
  •  The award-winning Family Place program for parents/caregivers and  children 1-3 years old
  •  Homework help for teens
  •  Genealogy classes
  •  Access to technology such as eBooks, public computers, wireless network
  •  Computer classes
  •  Community partners such as Workforce Solutions and its Wheels of Opportunity mobile unit, which offers help in finding a new job

The Martin County Library System is celebrating National Library Week by presenting the following special programs, all free and with no tickets or reservations required:

Saturday, April 9, 11 a.m. Florida Public Archaeology Network, “The Great Chocolate Chip Cookie Excavation,” Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. For students in grades K-5. Pre-registration required. Call 772-546-2257 to register. Sponsored by The Friends of the Hobe Sound Library, Inc.

Thursday, April 14, 6:30 p.m. Fushu Daiko Drummers, Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

Friday, April 15, 2 p.m. IRSC Professor Series, Professor Robert R. Farley, “Historical Hemingway,” Cummings Library, Donahue Room, 2551 S.W. Matheson Avenue, Palm City. Sponsored by The Friends of the Palm City Library, Inc.

Saturday, April 16, 2 p.m., Drew the Dramatic Fool (Drew Richardson): “Drew’s on First,” Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

Saturday, April 16, 3-4:00 p.m. Teen Knitting and Crochet Club, Blake Library, Exploration Lab, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

Saturday, April 16, 4 p.m. Singer Mariana Martin, Bossa Nova and Jazz, Elisabeth Lahti Library, Community Room, 15200 S.W. Adams Avenue, Indiantown.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Elisabeth Lahti Library of Indiantown, Florida, Inc.

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

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Blake Library to Host Fushu Daiko Drummers April 14

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH

Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                      

DATE: MARCH 30, 2011                                                                             

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403             

Fushu Daiko drummers to enliven National Library Week

 

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

WHAT:      Chautauqua South: Fushu Daiko Drummers
 
In celebration of National Library Week and as part of Martin County Library System’s Chautauqua South arts and education series, the South Florida-based Japanese percussion group Fushu Daiko will perform Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blake Library in Stuart.  Recommended for all ages, the performance is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.
 

Experience the powerful and dramatic performance of the taiko drums interspersed with the soothing sounds of the koto, a traditional Japanese harp. In addition, learn about Japanese traditions, costumes, music, musical instruments and aspects that have united our two countries since the end of the Second World War.

Since being started in 1990 by husband and wife Charles and Yoshiko Cane, Fushu Daiko, with its talented and diverse group of drummers and musicians, has performed around the world and at many of South Florida’s finest festivals and events.

 
WHEN:      Thursday, April 14, 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 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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March 29, 2011

View Expanded Vendor List for April 2 Cummings Library TechMania! Technology Fair Here

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                      

MARCH 29, 2011                                                                             

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

April 2 TechMania! fair adds more vendors

Daylong technology fair takes place at Cummings Library, Palm City

 
STUART, Fla., March 28, 2011 – The Martin County Library System and the Friends of the Blake Library will hold a free technology fair called TechMania! on April 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the state-of-the-art Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Avenue, Palm City. The event includes local vendor exhibits, mini-sessions, gaming opportunities and food available for sale. Free drawings will be held throughout the day. Show your library card and get a free TechMania! bag!
 
Following is an updated list of commercial and library (*) vendors that will be on hand:
AT&T – wireless and wireline technologies, smartphones, aircards, iPads

Barnes & Noble – presenting the color Nook™ e-Reader

Brainfuse* – online homework help

C&W Computers – cloud computing

EBSCO Publishing* – auto repair center and literature research center databases

The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.*

The Friends of the Palm City Library, Inc.*

GALE: CENGAGE Learning* – science, biography and health & wellness resource centers and more

Gattuso’s Italian Market – selling breakfast and lunch items throughout the day

GWHIZ Tech – tech solutions for PCs, etc.

Martin County Genealogical Society, Inc.*

NetSmartz* –  Internet safety and cyberbullying awareness

The Small Business Development Center at indian River State College – business consulting

Treasure Coast Macintosh Users Group – Macintosh computers, iPad, iPhone, Apple technical advisor

Verizon Wireless – wireless devices, tablets and PDAs

Yotek, Inc. – Macintosh computers, Macintosh for your business, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

IF YOU GO

What:    Martin County Library System and the Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc. present “TechMania!,” a daylong technology fair with local vendors and mini-sessions

When:    Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Avenue, Palm City

Cost:      Free

For event information, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a flier with complete schedule at any Martin County library or visit http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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March 28, 2011

Library Offers Fine Forgiveness for Food Donations on April Fridays

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                               

MARCH 28, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

Library system announces Food for Fines Fridays in April

 

WHO:             Martin County Library System

WHAT:           Food for Fines Fridays, April 2011

 

Have you stayed away from the library because you have fines?  Do you still have that old copy of A Land Remembered you keep forgetting to return?  Don’t give up—we’ll forgive you!   Just come to any Martin County library on any Friday in April and do a good deed for House of Hope at the same time! 

With “Food for Fines Fridays,” if you bring in a non-perishable food item during library hours on any Friday in April, all of your fines for items that have been returned late will be forgiven. 

Donations of food will allow for cancellation of older OVERDUE fines as well as for any item you might bring in along with your food donation.  Bills for LOST (never returned) items will not be included in this offer.

The food will be given to House of Hope, the primary provider of food to the hungry in Martin County.  Last year, House of Hope provided the equivalent of about 237,000 meals—about one-third feeding hungry children.

WHEN:           Friday, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

WHERE:        All Martin County libraries:

  Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart, FL 34996
  Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City, FL 34990
  Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 SW Adams Ave., Indiantown, FL 34956
  Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound, FL 33455
  Hoke Library, 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach, FL 34957
  Robert Morgade Library, 5851 SE Community Dr., Stuart, FL 34997

HOW:             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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March 24, 2011

Tickets Available Beginning April 5 for Final Program in Elisabeth Lahti Concert Series

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH 

Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                       

DATE: MARCH 23, 2011                                                                  

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403                                      

 

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

WHAT:           Chautauqua South: Elisabeth Lahti Concert Series

 Friends of Jazz

 The four-man music group Friends of Jazz will perform 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Cummings Library in Palm City.  This is the final program in the 2011 Elisabeth Lahti Concert Series, which is part of Martin County Library System’s Chautauqua South arts and education series.  Free tickets are required and available at the Cummings Library beginning April 5. 

Spend an afternoon listening to the coolest jazz around!  The Central Florida-based jazz ensemble Friends of Jazz features vocalist Bob Fowler, who has performed in the Warren Parrish Trio and brings a wealth of experience to the group, and Greg Taillon on bass and Dave Crockett on piano—both veterans of the popular Cajun/zydeco group Porchdogs.  Ronnie Hart on drums rounds out these jazz masters.  Don’t miss them!

WHEN:           Saturday, April 9, 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 April 5.  

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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Sign Up Now for Timely Florida Division of Forestry “Firewise” Workshop!

For Immediate Release:

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Questions to:  Elise Cassie
Firewise Workshop Coordinator
352.359.0722
ECassie@normandeau.com

                                                                                      
    Wildfire Threat:  Martin County Residents Can

Learn How to Protect Their Homes

Martin County – The Florida Division of Forestry is presenting How to Have a Firewise Home on Saturday April 16, 2011, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL  33455. The workshop is designed to help homeowners learn how to best protect their homes from wildfire. Everyone is welcome to come to this free workshop, and snacks will be provided.

    Many Martin County residents live near natural areas. While these natural areas are part of what makes Martin County a great place to live, there is also a wildfire hazard potential. Fire is a natural part of Florida. Come learn simple things that you can do to make your home and community more wildfire safe.

    Workshop topics will include: how to know if you are at risk for wildfire, why homes burn, fire’s natural role in Florida, Firewise construction and landscaping, and the national Firewise Communities/USA program. Representatives from the Florida Division of Forestry will be on hand to discuss this important issue and to answer questions. Everyone will get free materials and Firewise items. Please register by calling Lynn Warner at 772-219-4975, or online at http://fireinflorida.org/firewise-community-workshops/. For additional information contact Elise Cassie, Workshop Coordinator, at 352-359-0722 or ecassie@normandeau.com.

Presented in cooperation with the Martin County Library System (www.library.martin.fl.us.) Firewise workshops are coordinated by Normandeau Associates (formerly Pandion Systems, Inc.). Firewise Florida is made possible by the Florida Division of Forestry.

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March 23, 2011

Hoke Library Mural Artist to Teach Beginning Painting to Adults in April

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                       

MARCH 23, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

Learn painting from Hoke Library mural artist

 

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

of Martin County libraries  

WHAT:           Adult Art Instruction with Jane Swartzwelder

                       

 

Come learn beginning painting techniques with local artist Jane Swartzwelder.

All brushes and acrylic paint will be supplied.

Class is limited to 15.  Pre-registration is required.

Among other works, Jane Swartzwelder created the Hoke Library

Community Room mural depicting scenes of old Jensen Beach.

WHEN:           Wednesdays, April 6, 13 and 20, 2:00 p.m.

 

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

HOW:             Free. Pre-registration is required.  Please call (772) 463-2870 to register. 

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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Kids 6 and Up Can EXPLORE Australia with Author Marianne Berkes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                               

DATE:  MARCH 22, 2011                                                                                         

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403       

EXPLORE Australia with author Marianne Berkes!

 

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

WHAT:           Best of EXPLORE – For Ages 6 and Older

EXPLORE Australia!                           

Featuring Guest Author Marianne Berkes

Award-winning author and storyteller Marianne Berkes will present her newest book, Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under, Wednesday, April 6 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Blake Library.

This interactive program will feature stories, music and a special craft.  Books will be available for purchase and signing: $8.00 for paperback version of book, check or cash only.  

WHEN:           Wednesday, April 6, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

WHERE:        Blake Library, Exploration Lab, Children’s World, 2nd Floor, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

HOW:             Free.   For ages 6 and older.  Pre-registration is required.   For more information or to register please call 772-221-1407.

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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March 22, 2011

‘Ol Blue Eyes Topic of Professor Misantone’s April 7 Talk at Blake Library

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH 

 

Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                       

DATE: MARCH 22, 2011                                                                                                

 CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403    

Frank Sinatra is topic of professor’s April 7 talk

                               

WHO:          Sponsored by the Friends of the Blake Library, Inc., in support of Martin County libraries
WHAT:      Chautauqua South:  Lifelong Learning @ your library
                     IRSC Professor Series

     My Way—From Hoboken to Hollywood

      Presented by Professor Anita M. Misantone                          


 

                 “Cock your hat – angles are attitudes.”  Francis Albert Sinatra

 

Anita M. Misantone, Associate Professor of English at Indian River State College, will present an illustrated talk on Frank Sinatra, “My Way—From Hoboken to Hollywood,” 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at the Blake Library.

Frank Sinatra, Ol’ Blue Eyes, The Voice, La Voz, Chairman of the Board, Swoonatra, The Sultan of Swoon … whatever nickname we acknowledge for this talented icon, few people would disagree that Frank Sinatra remains a living legend. Enjoy a trip back in time and experience some highlights from the life of the man who climbed out of Hoboken and sailed into Hollywood.

 

 

WHEN:      Thursday, April 7, 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:   Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 S.E. 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 brochure at any branch library, or visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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