Martin County Library System Press Releases

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,  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


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