Martin County Library System Press Releases

August 25, 2011

Bring a Book, Meet Fellow Book Lover at Cummings Library Sept. 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                          

DATE:  AUGUST 25, 2011

CONTACT:  MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

 

 

 WHO:             The Friends of the Palm City Library, Inc., sponsor 

 

WHAT:          Book Lover Seeks Same: Literary Speed Dating

 

Are dating websites a bust?  Tired of clubs?  Try literary speed dating!

 

Bring your favorite book and be prepared to meet other literary minded

singles.

 

You’ll find hot titles, free advice, fast friends!

 

 

WHEN:          Friday, September 2, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:       Cummings Library, Donahue Room, 2251 S.W. Matheson Avenue, Palm City

 

HOW:             Free and open to the public.  Reservations not needed.

 

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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August 23, 2011

2011-2012 Non-Fiction Book Club Begins Sept. 19 with Philbrick’s “The Last Stand”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                           

DATE:  AUGUST 23, 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:           Martin County Library System Non-Fiction Book Club

 

Martin County Library System’s 2011-2012 Non-Fiction Book Club will meet monthly in the second floor Trustees Room of the Blake Library in Stuart beginning September 19 and the fourth Monday of each month following except December when there will be no session. 

Join facilitator Jackie Williams and others in lively discussions on topical selections.  A limited number of books are available at the Circulation desk of the Blake Library one month prior to each session.  Pre-registration is not required. 

For more details including book descriptions, visit the MCLS Non-Fiction Online Book Blog on the library website, http://www.library.martin.fl.us.  On the home page click Everything Books, then Book Speak. 

Non-Fiction Book Club 2011-2012 schedule:

Mon., Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m.The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the

 Little Big Horn by Nathaniel Philbrick

Mon., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. – Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the

 21st Century by P.W. Singer

Mon., Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m.To Hell on a Fast Horse: The Untold Story of Billy the Kid

 and Pat Garrett by Mark Lee Gardner

(no December session)

Mon., Jan. 23, 2012, 6:30 p.m.Atomic America: How a Deadly Explosion and a

Feared Admiral Changed the Course of Nuclear History by Todd Tucker

Mon., Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m. – Stealing the General: The Great Locomotive Chase and the

 First Medal of Honor by Russell Bonds

Monday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and

War by James Bradley

Monday, April 23, 6:30 p.m. When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of

American Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins

Monday, May 28, 6:30 p.m. Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We

Love by Dave Zirin

 

WHEN:           6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, Oct. 24, Nov. 28, Jan. 23, Feb. 27, March 26, April 23, May 28

WHERE:        Blake Library, Trustees Room (second floor), 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart

HOW:                         Free and open to the public.

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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August 19, 2011

August 18, 2011

Bitten by the Drama Bug? Try Acting Classes Saturdays at Blake Library!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                              

DATE:  AUGUST 18, 2011                                                       

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403       

Ongoing acting classes continue at Blake Library

                      

WHO:              The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc., sponsor

WHAT:            The Actors Workshop

with Ralph Villani

Award-winning film and theatre director, producer and actor Ralph Villani will teach acting for stage and film using methods of Konstantin Stanislavsky, Sanford Meisner and Stella Adler on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Blake Library in Stuart. 

Registration fee for each class is $15.  Pre-registration is required.  Restricted to age 16 and older. 

The classes will cover:

1) Introduction to Acting; 2) Justification: Who, What, When, Where and Why;

3) The Repetition Exercise; 4) The Relationship; 5) The Action Exercise;

6) Understanding Independent Activity; 7) Improvisation; 8) Acting on Stage,

 9) Acting for the Camera; 10) Emotional Memory; 11) Sense Memory;

12) Fantasy Memory; 13) Monologues; 14) Auditioning

             

Ralph Villani has taught acting for 20 years beginning in New York City.  He has studied at the Tribecca Drama Institute, the New Group theatre and at Piero Dusa studio in New York.  He was on the board of directors for Theatre Gym in New York City and was the artistic director for the Bravado Theatre Company.  He has directed his latest film, “USS Seaviper,” produced by Villani Rockhill Productions and now in the final stages of post-production.

WHEN:            Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to Noon

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

HOW:                 Registration fee and pre-registration required.

For more information or to register contact Ralph Villani at 772-215-5695 or seaviper440@comcast.net.

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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August 15, 2011

IRSC Professor Robert Farley Invites Community to Reflect on 9/11 at Blake Library Sept. 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                              

DATE:  AUGUST 15, 2011                                                       

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

          

 

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

Martin County libraries

WHAT:            Reflections on September 11, 2001

                Presented by Robert R. Farley

There are events we live through that we shall never forget.  Past generations remember all too well the Challenger explosion (1986), Nixon’s resignation (1974), the Kennedy assassination (1963), Sputnik launch (1957), the death of FDR (1945) and Pearl Harbor (1941).

There are days shared by every American that cause us to remember where we were, who we were with and what we were doing.  September 11, 2001 is one of those days.  Come to the Blake Library Friday, September 9 at 4:00 p.m. and share your thoughts about this day.  

Professor Robert Farley of Indian River State College will moderate this presentation based on audience participation, with taped interviews/journal accounts of survivors and news film footage about the events.  World Trade Center survivor Stan Mennuto will be on hand to recount his experiences.

On the tenth anniversary of 9/11 let us all attempt to put this event into perspective as we discuss its place in history and influence on our future. 

WHEN:            Friday, September 9, 4:00– 5:30 p.m.

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

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

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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Disney Digital Books Available on Library System ‘s Website 24/7!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                              

AUGUST 15, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

 

 

Disney Digital Books a highlight of library system’s

 online interactive books

 

 

Martin County Library System now offers Disney Digital Books for use on your computer and mobile devices through its interactive, browser-based website service, OverDrive®! 

 

With just an Internet connection and valid library card, young readers and their parents can enjoy unlimited access to hundreds of new and classic Disney books—favorites such as Mickey Mouse, Cars, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Winnie the Pooh, Pirates of the Caribbean and much more!  The entertaining and educational titles are available for every reading level, from nonreaders to children ready for chapter books, while the interactive ‘Look and Listen’ feature encourages children to develop a love of reading.

 

The browser-based Disney Digital Books service is both PC and Mac® compatible and the books are available 24/7!  You must still check them out to your library card but there is no waiting list.

 

To browse Martin County Library System’s website for Disney Digital Books and other downloadable eBooks and audiobooks for adults, teens and kids, go to http://martin.lib.overdrive.com, where a Digital Media Guided Tour and Quick Start Guide await you if you’re new to the process.

 

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

 

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August 9, 2011

Teens, Take Up Crocheting for the Friends and Fun of It! Club Meets Monthly at Blake Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                           

DATE:  AUGUST 9, 2011                                                                            

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403    

 

WHO:             The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

 

WHAT:          Teen Crocheting Club

                                   

Meet your peers or just hang out at our monthly crocheting club.

All materials will be provided by the library.

 

No registration required.  Just come in and have fun! 

 

WHEN:          Saturday, August 20, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

                           (no meeting in September)

                            Saturday, October 15, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

                            followed by the third Saturday of each month thereafter

 

WHERE:       Blake Library, Exploration Lab, 2nd Floor, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

HOW:             Free and open to grades 6-12.  

For more information or to learn 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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August 8, 2011

Teens, Turn Your Jeans Into Pillows!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                       

AUGUST 8, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

 

 

Turn your jeans into a pillow!

 

WHO:             The Friends of the Hobe Sound Library, Inc., sponsor, with advertising

provided by the Library Foundation of Martin County

 

WHAT:           Teen Summer Reading Program        

                             Jeans Pillow Craft

                                             

Bring an old pair of jeans/shorts and transform them into a comfy, stylish pillow.  We’ll supply a variety of trim, ribbons, buttons, charms and glitter.  Add your own belt, key rings, etc.  Snacks will be served

 

For grades 6-12.

 

WHEN:           Tuesday, August 16, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

 

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

 

 

 

HOW:             Free.   No registration needed.

 

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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August 3, 2011

Try Literary Speed Dating at Cummings Library August 19!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                          

DATE:  AUGUST 3, 2011

CONTACT:  MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

 

 

WHO:            The Friends of the Palm City Library, Inc., sponsor 

 

WHAT:          Book Lover Seeks Same: Literary Speed Dating

 

Are dating websites a bust?  Tired of clubs?  Try literary speed dating!

 

Bring your favorite book and be prepared to meet other literary minded singles.

 

Hot titles, free advice, fast friends!

 

 

WHEN:          Friday, August 19, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:       Cummings Library, Donahue Room, 2251 S.W. Matheson Avenue, Palm City

 

HOW:             Free and open to the public.  Reservations not needed.

 

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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Teens Can Make Woven Baskets, Gift Bags From Recycled Magazines August 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                           

DATE:  AUGUST 3, 2011                                                                            

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403    

 

WHO:             The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.; advertising provided by

 the Library Foundation of Martin County

 

WHAT:          MCLS Teen Summer Reading Program

 The Art of Paper Weaving  

                                   

Learn to create woven baskets or gift bags out of recycled magazines and paper!

 

All materials will be provided. 

 

WHEN:          Monday, August 15, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:       Blake Library, Exploration Lab, 2nd Floor, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

 

HOW:             Free and open to grades 6-12.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call

772-221-1407 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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