Martin County Library System Press Releases

September 27, 2012

October 17 presentation on owls at Elisabeth Lahti Library includes live birds

For immediate release:  September 27 , 2012                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863   

 
 
The Hobe Sound Nature Center will present “Owls: Winged Warriors of the Sky” on Wednesday, October 17 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Elisabeth Lahti  Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Avenue, Indiantown 34956.

This presentation explores the world of the owl, with special emphasis on their adaptations for survival. See Mystic, a live barred owl, and Spirit, a red-tailed hawk, and learn about these fascinating birds. Grades K-5.

Funded by the Friends of the Elisabeth Lahti Library of Indiantown, Florida, Inc., the event is free.  

To learn more about the Martin County Library System, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County community library, visit http://www.library.martin.fl.us, or call 772-221-1403.

 

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Blake Library to hold family fossil “show and tell” October 13

For immediate release:  September 27, 2012                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863   

 
Fred Mazza of Paleo Discoveries will present Fossil Discovery Hour, an educational fossil “show and tell” for families, Saturday, October 13 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart.

See and hold rare and unusual Florida fossils.  A question-and-answer session is included.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc., the event is free and open to the public. Group size is limited to 100.  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 community library, visit http://www.library.martin.fl.us, or call 772-221-1403.

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September 25, 2012

Living History talk October 13 at Robert Morgade Library spotlights tumult of San Francisco in the 60’s

For immediate release:  September 25, 2012                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863   

 David Opasik will present an illustrated talk on San Francisco in the Sixties on Saturday, October 13 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Robert Morgade Library, located at 5851 S.E. Community Drive on the Chastain Campus of Indian River State College, Stuart.

A college student in San Francisco in the 1960s, Opasik will speak about being in the center of this tumultuous decade in America’s most famous rebellious city. Protests ranged from Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech, and the Antiwar Movement to the Women’s Rights Movement.

Free and open to the public, the talk is part of the Living History: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories (LHOPES) series developed by Indian River State College history professor Robert R. Farley for students and community guests.

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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September 24, 2012

No registration needed for the next Teen Tech Friday in Cummings Library idea lab

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For immediate release:  September 24, 2012
Contact:  Susan Opasik,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations,
772-463-2863  

Cummings Library’s Teen Tech Fridays

offer creative possibilities in high-tech idea lab

 

Join us Friday, October 12, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. for the next Teen Tech Friday in the idea lab of the Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Avenue, Palm City.

Create a digital project, learn new skills, meet new friends!  No registration required. Contact Stephanie Piccino at spiccino@martin.fl.us for more information. Grades 6-12.

To learn more about the idea lab, Martin County Library System’s new digital resource center, visit http://tinyurl.com/MCLS-ideaLab. For more information about the Martin County Library System visit http://www.library.martin.fl.us or call 772-221-1403.

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September 19, 2012

Listen to award-winning author Marianne Berkes read from her two new books Oct. 11

For immediate release:  September 19, 2012                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863   

Award-winning children’s book author and storyteller

Marianne Berkes to appear at Blake Library October 11

 

Martin County Library System will present a special story time with award-winning children’s book author Marianne Berkes on Thursday, October 11 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the second floor Exploration Lab at the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart.  The event is free and open to the public.

Ages 4-8 are invited to listen to Berkes read from her two new books, The Tree That Bear Climbed and Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek, and then to participate in a fun craft. Books will be available for sale and autographing. Registration is not required.

Written in cumulative verse, The Tree That Bear Climbed lends itself to further discussion with fun repetition and picture clues, stimulating a child’s curiosity. It also teaches the interdependence of nature and answers questions such as, “How do bees make honey?” and “How does a tree grow?” Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek introduces children to a woodland habitat with cut paper illustrations that encourage readers to leap like a squirrel, build like a beaver, and pounce like a fox.

Marianne Berkes’ 12 picture books are in libraries across the country and cover topics that include Australia, animal migration, the Arctic, planets, the jungle, seashells, and life in a marsh.

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

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September 18, 2012

Blake Library to show movie depicting county’s history Oct. 8 and Oct. 25

For immediate release:  September 18, 2012                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863
   

Community members speak “In Their Own Words” about history of Martin County

Oct. 8 and Oct. 25 at Blake Library

 

Martin County Library System will present “In Their Own Words,” a movie depicting the history of Martin County through the words of those who have lived here, 6:00 p.m. Monday, October 8 and again at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 25 in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. The events are free and open to the public. 

The film showings are among a number of local events celebrating Martin County Historic Preservation Month.
For more information or to learn more about the Martin County Library System, call 772- 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library, or visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

 
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September 17, 2012

Be prepared on Election Day–learn about constitutional amendments at Blake Library October 4

For immediate release:  September 17, 2012                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863   

                   
The League of Women Voters, in cooperation with the Martin County Library System, will present “The Pros and Cons of the Constitutional Amendments” Thursday, October 4 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road in Stuart.

 
As the 2012 election season draws near, take this opportunity to obtain reliable, nonpartisan information on critical issues such as the constitutional amendments that will appear on the November ballot. Panel experts will answer questions during this PowerPoint presentation.
The event is free and open to all.
For more information or to learn more about the Martin County Library System, call 772- 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library, or visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

 
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September 13, 2012

Four-year-olds (and up) can build friendships and more at September 25 Lego Club

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For immediate release:  September 13, 2012                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863   

Lego Club builds group creativity, meets September 25 at Blake Library

Like Legos? Bring your building skills to Lego Club on Tuesday, September 25 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the second floor Exploration Lab of the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. The event is free. No registration is needed.

Lego enthusiasts are invited to stop by for some creative building time with other kids. Make creations based on a theme and share your masterpiece with the group. Pictures of the Lego creations will be posted on the library’s online photo gallery. Lego Club is designed for kids ages 4 and up.

Legos will be provided but gently used donations are always welcome.

To learn more about the Martin County Library System, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County community library, visit http://www.library.martin.fl.us, or call 772-221-1403.

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Paul Yorke clears the air about cloud computing in Sept. 26 Cummings Library idea lab class

For immediate release:  September 13, 2012
Contact:  Susan Opasik,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations,
772-463-2863  

Paul Yorke to discuss cloud computing in Sept. 26 Cummings Library idea lab class

Are you wondering about cloud computing? Does it leave you up in the air? Paul Yorke will discuss what cloud computing is, why it is being used, and how it can help you on Wednesday, September 26 at 11:00 a.m. in the idea lab of the Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Avenue, Palm City. The class is free. No registration is necessary.

Paul Yorke is the owner of Tech Computer Services. He is currently a software applications developer, specializing in database driven websites and internet based programs. He has worked as a web developer for South Florida Water Management District and is proficient in the following technologies: Oracle Apex, Portal, PL/SQL and Database, PHP/HTML/CSS Websites, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Applications and Google Sites, and Mac computers and network solutions.

The recently-launched idea lab is a digital resource center with tools and resources available for the community to create, learn and explore. Classes on a variety of topics are presented regularly.

To learn more about the idea lab visit http://tinyurl.com/MCLS-ideaLab. If you have questions or are interested in becoming involved in the idea lab, please contact Kendra Auberry at kauberry@martin.fl.us. For more information about the Martin County Library System visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us or call 772-221-1403.

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September 12, 2012

Blake Library to hold American Girl® Doll Book Club Sept. 24–Sign up NOW!

For immediate release:  September 12, 2012                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863   

American Girl® Doll Book Club to meet at Blake Library September 24

Martin County Library System will hold an American Girl® Doll Book Club Monday, September 24 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the second floor Exploration Lab of the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. 

Join other American Girl fans in a discussion of one of the American Girl® books, Meet Kirsten. There will also be a craft relevant to the book.

Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-221-1407 to register. Stop by Blake Children’s World to pick up a copy of the book. Limited to 15 participants, ages 8 and up.

To learn more about the Martin County Library System, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County community library, visit http://www.library.martin.fl.us, or call 772-221-1403.

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