Martin County Library System Press Releases

October 28, 2011

Library System–and Patrons–to Participate in Florida Library Snapshot Day Nov. 2

For immediate release

Date:  October 28, 2011

For more information contact:    Judi Snyder, Martin County Library System Public Relations 

Phone Number:  772-219-4964; Fax Number:  772-219-4959; Email:  jsnyder@martin.fl.us

 

 

Martin County Library System will be participating in Florida Library Snapshot Day on Wednesday, November 2, 2011!  The Florida Library Association (FLA) is pleased to announce the second Florida Library Snapshot Day event. 

 

Martin County Library System will join libraries across Florida in taking pictures and collecting statistics and members’ comments showing how Floridians are utilizing their libraries that day.  The FLA will then collect the results and post them online.  The Florida Library Association, in partnership with the Division of Library and Information Services will be posting the results on the FLA website www.flalib.org, where everyone can see these powerful stories.

 

How important is your library to you and to your community or school?  On November 2 you will be able to participate in the Florida Library Snapshot Day survey by filling out a public comment sheet at any Martin County library, or completing one online.  Click here to print and fill out the comment form by hand.   Click here to fill out the form online.

 

One library’s pictures and statistics may be small but the results from the entire state are very impactful.  Help complete our mosaic for library advocacy.  Look at the results from the first Florida Library Snapshot Day:  http://www.flalib.org/snapshot_day_results.php.

 

Follow us:

Twitter: FLASnapshotDay

Facebook: Florida Library Snapshot Day

 

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

 

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October 26, 2011

MCLS Veterans’ Day Closing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DATE: OCTOBER 26, 2011

CONTACT: JUDI SNYDER, PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 219-4964

Martin County Library System to close for Veterans Day

All branches of the Martin County Library System will close for Veterans’ Day Friday, Nov. 11. Normal operating hours will resume Saturday, Nov. 12.

Because of the increased volume of circulation all book drops will be locked on this day and all other official county holidays. No materials will be due and no fines will be incurred on closed days.

For more information phone (772) 219-4964 or visit the Martin County Library System website at http://library.martin.fl.us.

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Libraries Celebrate National Gaming Day Nov. 12–Chess at Hobe Sound; Board Games, Euro Games at Blake

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                      

DATE:  OCTOBER 26, 2011                                                                             

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403    

Celebrate National Gaming Day!

 

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

 

WHAT:          National Gaming Day @ your library

 

                        Martin County Library System will celebrate National Gaming Day with two

                       different programs at two libraries Nov. 12.

 

1)        From 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Hobe Sound Public Library will hold its first-ever chess game day.   All chess players—young, and not so young—are invited to join in.  Tell your friends and bring your chess sets!  Please call 772-546-2257 to reserve your chess game/time. 

 

2)        From 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., celebrate National Gaming Day @ your library at the Blake Library with a variety of board games, including an introduction to euro games. Help start a game club at the library by donating a new or used game in great playing condition at the event.

 

WHEN AND WHERE:

 

                      Saturday, November 12

 

1)        10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Hobe Sound Public Library. Community Room,10595 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound

 

2)         2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

 

HOW:              Free and open to the public.

 

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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October 25, 2011

Register Now to Learn How to Make Holiday Table Centerpieces

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                               

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                               

OCTOBER 25, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

 

Get set for the holidays with outstanding table centerpieces

 

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

WHAT:           Make Your Own Holiday Table Centerpiece

                       

 

Join the experts from Hobby Lobby for instruction on creating holiday table centerpieces November 1 at the Hoke Library in Jensen Beach.

 

Class size is limited to 10.  Register now!

 

 

WHEN:           Tuesday, November 1, 10:30 a.m.  

 

 

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

 

HOW:             Free.  Pre-registration is required.   Call 772-463-2870 to register. 

 

 

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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October 21, 2011

Robotics Team to Demonstrate Robots at Nov. 10 Open House

                                                                                   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                       

OCTOBER 21, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

 

 

See SPAM Robotics Team 180 in action

and behind the scenes!

 

 

WHO:             The Friends of the Robert Morgade Library, Inc., sponsor

 

WHAT:           Martin County School District’s

FIRST Team 180, SPAM Robotics

                       

Open House/Demonstration

 

On November 10 at the Robert Morgade Library, SPAM Robotics Team 180 student members will host an open house demonstrating their competition robots. Team members will discuss the FIRST Robotics program (For Inspiration and Respect of Science and Technology), their competitions, and robot construction. 

 

 

SPAM has been a national runner-up, won three regional championships, and won numerous other accolades during its 13-year history. SPAM is also about team spirit and fun!

 

WHEN:           Thursday, November 10, 6:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:    Robert Morgade Library, Anderson Community Room, Chastain Campus of Indian River State College, 5851 SE Community Drive, Stuart

 

HOW:             Free.  Open to adults and teens.   

 

For 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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October 19, 2011

It’s Season’s Readings: Pick a Gingerbread Ornament, Buy a Book, Make a Child Happy!

                                                                                                           

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                       

OCTOBER 19, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

 

Martin County libraries presenting annual

Season’s Readings gift book program for young readers

 

Won’t you join in?

 

WHO:               Martin County Library System Friends Groups

 

WHAT:           Season’s Readings

 

Please join the Friends of the Martin County Library System in putting a gift book into the hands of a deserving child this season. Our Season’s Readings goal is 300 books to be given to 3- to 5-year-olds enrolled in a Martin County program with the Early Learning Coalition. With your help it will be easy! Just…

  1. Visit your local library and choose a paper gingerbread person bearing a child’s first name and age. Add your name and telephone number to the list in the notebook on the circulation counter.
  1. Using our recommended book list on the counter as a guide, purchase an age appropriate, nonreligious, hardcover book from your favorite book seller.
  1. Return your gift book and gingerbread person to the library circulation desk by Thursday, December 1.

A volunteer will see that your book is presented to the child you have chosen.

Thank you for giving and spreading the joy of reading!

WHEN:           Season’s Readings begins Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Thursday, December 1.

 

WHERE:        All Martin County libraries.  Look for the tree with the gingerbread person ornaments!

           

For more information or to learn more 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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Final Film in Hitchcock Series to Be Shown October 28

                                                       

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                    

OCTOBER 19, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

 

WHO:             Library Foundation of Martin County, sponsor, in support of the Martin

County Library System

 

WHAT:           Hitchcock Film Series with Jane Miller

Jane Miller will present the final movie in her series of films directed by Alfred Hitchcock October 28 on the large screen in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library in Stuart.  Ms. Miller will lead a short discussion after the film.  The program is free and open to the public.

 

For movie details pick up a flier at the Blake Library Circulation desk or call (772) 221-1403.         

 

WHEN:           Friday, October 28, 2:00 p.m.

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

 

HOW:             Free and open to the public. 

 

F or 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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October 18, 2011

School-Age Ghouls, Goblins, Ghosts Welcome at Halloween Party–Sign Up Now!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    
DATE:  OCTOBER 18, 2011       
CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403    
  
 

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

WHAT:          Halloween Party for Elementary Age Students

All ghosts, goblins and ghouls are invited to a slightly spooky Halloween party at the Blake Library October 29.

There will be games, crafts and treats for school-age children.

WHEN:    Saturday, October 29, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

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

HOW: Free.  For elementary age children.  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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October 14, 2011

Eight-Part Film Series, Art of the Age and The Story of English, Begins 10/25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 13, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

 

WHO: Library Foundation of Martin County, sponsor

WHAT: Art of the Age & The Story of English with Jane Miller

Jane Miller will present an eight-part series of films about the development of the English language, Art of the Age & The Story of English, Oct. 25 through May 8, 2012 in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library in Stuart. The series is free and open to the public.

WHEN: 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Dec. 6, Jan. 17, Feb. 7, March 6, April 3, May 8

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

HOW: Free and open to the public. For movie details see schedule that follows, pick up a flier at the Blake Library Circulation desk or call (772) 221-1403.

Schedule – Art of the Age & The Story of English:

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2:00 p.m. – Ancient Celtic Art Treasures (1 hr.) followed by one-hour DVD that begins the remarkable story of our English language. Where did English come from? Brought to England by invading Germanic tribes beginning in the 5th century, Anglo-Saxon displaced the Celtic language and took root.

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2:00 p.m. – Art of the Bayeux Tapestry (1 hr.) followed by one-hour DVD that begins with the Norman Conquest of 1066 when England became a bilingual land—French for the rulers, English for the common folk. How did French affect the development of English? And how did Chaucer’s classic Canterbury Tales—written in Middle English— influence what we read today?

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2:00 p.m. – The Book of Kells (1 hr.) Experience the great glory of Irish art, The Book of Kells, whose beauty has earned it the reputation of the most beautiful book in the world. Celtic designs, decoration and calligraphy adorn the Four Gospels created by the Irish monks. Following that, a second one-hour film continues The Story of English with William Tyndale, who dared to translate the Bible from Latin into English so that everyone—not just the clergy—could read and interpret it. (continued)

Tueday, Jan. 17, 2:00 p.m. – Masters of Sea and Sail (l hr.) This glorious one-hour film on 17th century Dutch marine artists is a voyage in art aboard magnificent sailing ships on the high seas. Following will be a continuation of The Story of English as trading ships sailed the seas, and sea trade words from 50 languages entered the English language. At this time, Shakespeare’s contribution of roughly 2,000 words commonly used today influenced the power and beauty of the English language.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2:00 p.m. – Riches, Rivals and Radicals – 100 Years of Museums in America (l hr.) The formation of great art collections grew simultaneously with American English. The first one-hour film presents the art collections of wealthy Americans that evolved into museums as the Smithsonian, Gardner Museum in Boston, Guggenheim and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The second one-hour film continues The Story of English from the Plymouth Plantation to the 19th century when new words were added from frontiersmen, cowboys, gamblers, African slave ships and Mark Twain.

Tuesday, March 6, 2:00 p.m. – Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (1 hr.) London was the epicenter of art in 18th century England, and the first one-hour film presents Thomas Gainsborough whose “Blue Boy” became one of the world’s recognizable paintings. The second one-hour film continues The Story Of English when new words came into the English language from science, technology and commerce.

Tuesday, April 3, 2:00 p.m. – Buddhist Art – Ajanta Caves in India (l hr.) The first one-hour film explores the remarkable structure and paintings of Buddhist caves in India. These 1500-year-old murals are remarkably well preserved, and feature floral and animal forms in imaginative color and motion of a decidedly advanced sophistication. A one-hour film continues The Story of English as British adventures abroad produced “new” English languages in India, the Caribbean, and Australia.

Tuesday, May 8, 2:00 p.m. – Alfred Stieglitz 1864-1946 (l hr.) The eight-part series concludes with a 90-minute film on Alfred Stieglitz , the innovative photographer whose three New York galleries introduced emerging American and avant-garde European artists. The Story of English concludes with the 20th century influence of central and eastern Europeans immigrating to the States, and of southern blacks migrating to the north. English has become a truly global language, spoken by about a third of the world’s population.

F or 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. END

October 12, 2011

Alzheimer’s Association & St. Mary’s Medical Ctr. Memory Disorder Ctr. to Present “Maintaining a Healthy Brain” at Two Libraries Nov. 9 & 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                              

OCTOBER 10, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

 

What is a Healthy Brain and How Can I Keep it That Way?

 

 WHO:              Martin County Library System

 

WHAT:            Maintaining a Healthy Brain

 

                        Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter

                        & Memory Disorder Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center

Jackie Miller, LCSW, and Donna True, LCSW, will present “Maintaining a Healthy Brain” 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Robert Morgade Library in Stuart and 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Hoke Library in Jensen Beach. 

This illustrated, interactive program will help you recognize normal and abnormal memory traits.  Risk factors for brain health will be explored, as well as ways to protect the brain.

A question and answer period follows each talk.  The events are free and open to the public.

Jackie Miller, LCSW, Memory Disorder Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center

Donna True, LCSW, Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter

 

WHEN AND WHERE:

              

1) Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2:00 p.m.

Robert Morgade Library, Anderson Room, Chastain Campus of Indian River State College, 5851 SE Community Drive, Stuart

 

2) Thursday, Nov. 10, 2:00 p.m.

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

HOW:              Free and open to the public.   

 

For 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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