Martin County Library System Press Releases

March 4, 2014

Do-It-Yourself Adult Events at four Martin County libraries beginning March 6

For immediate release: March 4, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-463-3205

The Martin County Library System will be holding DIY-centered events throughout the month of March, beginning March 6 at the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart. These events will present you with the skills and knowledge to take certain tasks into your own hands, from keeping bees in your backyard, to tiling your floors, to organizing your work and home life. A schedule with descriptions follows:

March 6, Thursday 1-2pm
Blake Library
Tips to Organize your Ever Changing Life
Join certified professional organizer, Michelle Katzman for this informative presentation with discussion to follow. Learn organizing tips that you can utilize at home or at work. Bring your questions on how to manage your time, pay bills online, or downsize your life.

March 15, Saturday 3pm
Robert Morgade Library
Backyard Beekeeping
Discover the first steps to becoming a backyard beekeeper and learn what equipment and resources you need to help you get started.

Hobe Sound Public Library
Kumihimo: Japanese Braiding
Learn the easy art of Japanese braiding using a disc loom. Part 1 will teach you how to make a basic bracelet of rayon cord with a simple clasp. Part II will enhance your creation by adding beads to your design.
Please call 772-546-2257 to register.
Part I – March 18, Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm
Part II – March 22, Saturday 2-4pm

March 29, Saturday 1-4pm
Blake Library
Wearable Art: Altered Style Denim Jacket
Join Stephanie Kimura, author of “Altered Style,” to create a work of art to wear. Combine quick and clever techniques with your denim jacket, shoes, jeans or backpack. Cut, paint, grommet, fabric glue, lace, ‘bling,’ vintage brooches, tattoo with sharpie pens, add images from T-shirts, buttons, safety pins and anything you can think of is fair game. Check out for inspiration and then come to this workshop and Do-It-Yourself!

March 29, Saturday 2pm
Hoke Library
Tips for Tiling by the Home Depot
A representative from the Jensen Beach Home Depot will help folks prepare for big tile projects with tips, suggestions and samples for viewing.

For more information, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any library location, or visit the library website at




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