Martin County Library System Press Releases

March 11, 2011

Literary Dramatist Barbara Rinella Returns 3/21 to Cover Agassi and Mortenson Books


 Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                         

DATE:  MARCH 11, 2010                                                                                  

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403             

Another year, another engaging program by Barbara Rinella


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

WHAT:                 Book Dramatist Barbara Rinella

From Open by Andre Agassi to Stones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson

Back by popular demand, literary dramatist Barbara Rinella will present “From Open by Andre Agassi to Stones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson” 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 21 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.  The program is free and open to the public and includes a Q&A session.

Barbara Rinella, a former teacher and avid tennis player, has created this energetic program combining the best lessons from Andre Agassi’s autobiography, Open, with the poignant power of education chronicled in Greg Mortenson’s Stones Into Schools.  Both fascinating life stories lead to the recognition that education is the answer.  Success comes through discipline, hard work and perseverance, and books and reading are magic tools.  Join Barbara is a celebration of education and schools, a winning combination!

Barbara Rinella, a former teacher, defines herself as an “academic entertainer.”  For many years she has been celebrating literature and learning through her delightful programs on current books.  Her portrayals have included Nora Ephron, Jacqueline Kennedy, Katherine Hepburn and even Andrew Jackson.  Visit her website,

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

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 website,



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