Martin County Library System Press Releases

March 4, 2011

Visit with Ben Franklin at the Blake Library March 11


Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit

DATE: MARCH 4, 2011      
CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403            

Visit with Ben Franklin at the Blake Library March 11

WHO:            Sponsored by the Friends of the Blake Library, Inc., in support of the Martin County Library System
WHAT:         American Imagination: Ben Franklin
Presented by Christopher Lowell

Christopher Lowell will present “American Imagination: Ben Franklin” 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 11 in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library as part of Martin County Library System’s Chautauqua South arts and education series.

 The approximately one-hour presentation includes a Q&A session in character.  The program is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.

Benjamin Franklin will provide background and personal anecdotes on those traits that made him “healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Hear Ben tell “how it was” to be engaged in the dangerous but thrilling days of our country’s first steps towards independence. Chris uses his extensive experience as actor/director, teacher, and scholar to bring Ben Franklin alive in an engaging, witty and accessible way. Ben’s life is an inspiration to young and old alike, and Chris’s Chautauqua performance as Ben emphasizes values still relevant today: lifelong learning, tolerance, reverence for liberty and human rights, devotion to one’s community and country, and living usefully and virtuously.

Like Ben Franklin, Christopher Lowell he has lived in Philadelphia and France. He has portrayed the elder statesman at schools, museums, and businesses across the nation as well as in France, most recently in Paris, Orléans, and Grenoble—all in French.

WHEN:         Friday, March 11, 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




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