Martin County Library System Press Releases

January 31, 2012

Celebrate the Chinese New Year–Year of the Dragon–at the Blake Library Feb. 9!


 Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                          

DATE:  JANUARY 31, 2012




WHO:              The Friends of the Blake Library, Inc, sponsor, in support of the Martin County Library System


Martin County Library System, in partnership with Jensen Beach High School, will present a Chinese New Year celebration with events and activities for both adults and children February 9 at the Blake Library in Stuart.

The celebration includes screening of a well-known movie followed by refreshments and a documentary film on Chinese culture in the John F. Armstrong Wing. Children of all ages will enjoy numerous activities upstairs in Children’s World. 

Chinese art depicting Zodiac animals will be on display along with cultural projects by Jensen Beach High School students.  A schedule follows.

Thursday, February 9 – Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing:

4:00 p.m. Screening of movie 2 hrs. 20 min. R (with subtitles)

Please call (772) 221-1403 for movie details.

 6:20 p.m. Q & A and discussion

 6:30 p.m. Serving of refreshments

 7:00 p.m. Short film, Greeting the Lunar New Year on Taiwan (48 min.) (with subtitles)

The Lunar New Year is the most important Chinese festival in the Chinese culture.  Chinese people live the traditions passed down through thousands of years that bind generations of family together.  It represents everything that the Chinese people are: their religious, ethical, social, culinary and artistic beliefs.

Thursday, February 9 – Blake Library, Children’s World, Second Floor:

7:00 p.m. Children’s program

Children of all ages will enjoy arts and crafts, a story time, calligraphy demonstration and basic Chinese language mini-lessons.


WHEN:            Thursday, February 9, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 WHERE:          Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing and Children’s World, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

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

For details or to learn more about other Chautauqua South programs or the Martin County Library System call (772)

221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South brochure at any branch library or visit the library




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