Martin County Library System Press Releases

February 26, 2013

Belle Glade culture events continue with A Pot Only a Mother Could Love March 14 at Robert Morgade Library

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH
Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body & Spirit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:  FEBRUARY 26, 2013      
CONTACT:  MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

 
Katie Higgins combines pottery and archaeology in her presentation A Pot Only a Mother Could Love on Thursday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the Anderson Community Room of the Robert Morgade Library, 5851 S.E. Community Drive on the Chastain Campus of Indian River State College, Stuart.  Based on the archaeological record of the ancient Belle Glade culture and through Higgins’ use of ceramic replications, participants will observe how the vessels would have looked many years ago. The presentation also showcases how the unique pottery would have been created, focusing on the various tempers added into the clay and the types of tools used.
 
This event is brought to you by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc., to complement the We Were Here Viva Florida 500 traveling exhibition presented by the Lawrence E. Will Museum: A Museum of the Belle Glades, on display at the Robert Morgade Library in Stuart, March 4-23. Viva Florida 500 is a yearlong celebration of Ponce de Leon’s arrival on Florida’s shores and the following 500 years of history.

For details or to learn more about other Chautauqua South events or the Martin County Library System call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library or visit the library website, www.library.martin.fl.us.

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February 14, 2013

Dr. Rachel K. Wentz explores prehistoric use of fire in Florida Feb. 28 at Robert Morgade Library

For immediate release:  February 14, 2013                                       
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205   

Dr. Rachel K. Wentz discusses the extensive utilization of fire among Florida’s Native Americans on February 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the Robert Morgade Library, 5851 S.E. Community Drive on the Chastain Campus of Indian River State College, Stuart. Dr. Wentz’s lecture examines how prehistoric Floridians relied heavily on fire and how it affected and shaped their lives. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Dr. Wentz is the East Central Regional Director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network. She graduated from Florida State University with a Ph.D. in Anthropology, is on the board of the Florida Archaeological Council and is a Brevard County Historical Commissioner.

Prehistoric Use of Fire is one of several Belle Glade Culture events for adults, and is brought to you by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc., to complement the We Were Here Viva Florida 500 traveling exhibition presented by the Lawrence E. Will Museum: A Museum of the Belle Glades, on display at the Robert Morgade Library March 4-23.

To learn more about other Martin County Library System events, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library or visit the library website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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February 13, 2013

Skeletal Biology of the Belle Glade People presentation Feb. 20 at Robert Morgade Library

For immediate release:  February 13, 2013             
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, (772) 463-3205

                                                                                         
Archaeologist Katie Smith will share her research about the bioarchaeology of the Belle Glade culture on Wednesday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the Robert Morgade Library. Based on the analysis of human skeletal remains, the presentation details the physical characteristics, diet and nutrition, health and disease and other social and cultural characteristics of the people of Belle Glade. Smith is currently a graduate student at Florida Atlantic University, working toward her second master’s degree in archaeology.

The Robert Morgade Library is located at 5851 S.E. Community Drive on the Chastain Campus of Indian River State College, Stuart. The talk is free and open to the public.

This presentation, one of several Belle Glade Culture events for adults, is brought to you by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc., to complement the We Were Here Viva Florida 500 traveling exhibition presented by the Lawrence E. Will Museum: A Museum of the Belle Glades, on display at the Robert Morgade Library March 4-23.

To learn more about other Martin County Library System events, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library or visit the library website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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July 29, 2011

Elementary Age Kids Will Dig This Archaeology Program–It Involves Chocolate Chip Cookies!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                       

JUNE 29, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

 

 WHO:             The Friends of the Elisabeth Lahti Library of Indiantown, Florida, Inc.,

                           sponsor; advertising provided by the Library Foundation of Martin County

 

 

WHAT:            Children’s Summer Reading Program

 

The Great Chocolate Chip Cookie Excavation

Presented by the Florida Public Archaeology Network

                                   

Using a medium that all kids love (cookies!), this activity teaches students

 the basic skills and methodology behind the science of archaeology.

 

For elementary age children.

 

 WHEN:           Wednesday, August 10, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:          Elisabeth Lahti Library, Community Room, 15200 S.W. Adams Avenue,

                           Indiantown

 

HOW:              Free and open to elementary age children.  No registration needed. 

 

For more information about the children’s summer reading program, pick up a flier or 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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June 8, 2011

Don’t Miss Fossil Discovery Hour for Elementary Ages June 16 at Blake Library!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                           

JUNE 8, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403                   

 

 

WHO:             Funded by the Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc, with advertising provided by the Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc.

 

WHAT:           Children’s Summer Reading Program

Fossil Discovery Hour

 

Fred Mazza of Paleo Discoveries will present The Fossil Discovery Hour 6:00 p.m. June 16 at the Blake Library.  This fun and educational program is an exploration of our planet’s pre-history with emphasis on local fossils and geology.

 

For elementary age children. 

 

WHEN:           Thursday, June 16, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

 

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

                       

HOW:             Free.  Open to elementary children.  No registration required.

 

For more information about Martin County Library System’s Children’s Summer Reading Program, pick up a flier or Library Connection at any branch library, visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us or call (772) 221-1403.

 

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May 31, 2011

MCLS Presents Children’s Summer Reading Program Special Family Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                          

DATE:  MAY 31, 2011                                                                            

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403                                               

               

Martin County Library System offers a world of fun and exciting

family events this summer!

WHO:            Program funding provided by the six MCLS Friends groups. All books, prizes

                          and advertising have been provided by the Library Foundation of Martin County.

WHAT:      Children’s Summer Reading Program:  One World, Many Stories

                        Special Family Events

 

Take part in the summer reading program through a variety of performances, workshops and amazingly fun programs! Sign up for your reading log beginning Saturday, June 11 to participate in reading fun all summer long! 

 

WHEN:     Saturday, June 11 through Saturday, August 13, 2011

WHERE:  Martin County Library System

HOW:         All summer reading events and special events are free. *Starred events require  pre-registration. For more information pick up a summer reading program flier or Library Connection at any branch library, visit the MCLS website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us , or call (772) 221-1403.

Schedule – Children’s Summer Reading Program Special Events

 

Movies @ Your Library:

Gnomeo and Juliet 2011 (1hr 24min) G

  • Wednesday, June 8, 6:00 p.m. – Robert Morgade Library, IRSC Campus, 5851 S.E. Community Dr., Stuart
  • Friday, June 10, 6:00 p.m. – Cummings Library, 2251 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City
  • Wednesday, June 29, 3:00 p.m. – Hoke Library, 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach
  • Thursday, June 30, 2:00 p.m. – Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Ave., Indiantown

 Friday, June 17, 3:00 p.m.The Karate Kid 2010 (2hrs 20min) PG, Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 S.W. Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound  

 Wednesday, July 6, 3:00 p.m. – Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 2011 (1hr 45min) G, Hoke Library, 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach

 Friday, July 15, 3:30 p.m.Tangled 2010 (1hr 40min) PG, Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 S.W. Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound  

 Friday, July 22, 6:00 p.m. – A Goofy Movie 1995 (1hr 18min) G, Cummings Library, 2251 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City

 Wednesday, July 27, 6:00 p.m. – Rango 2011 (lhr 47min) PG, Robert Morgade Library, IRSC Campus, 5851 S.E. Community Dr., Stuart

Thursday, July 28, 2:00 p.m. – Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 2011 (1hr 24min) G, Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 SW Adams Ave., Indiantown

 Thursday, August 4, 2:00 p.m. – Megamind 2010 (1hr 36min) PG, Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Ave., Indiantown

 Friday, August 12, 6:00 p.m.Around the World in 80 Days 2004 (1hr 30min) PG, Cummings Library, 2251 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City

 Friday, August 19, 3:30 p.m. – Yogi Bear  2010 (1hr 22min) PG, Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 S.W. Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound  

 Contest:

Hoke Library One World, Many Stories Children’s Art Exhibition. All artists will have the opportunity to display their art throughout the summer at the Hoke Library, 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach. Art should include the theme and adhere to the size limit. Please write name, age and contact info on the back of art. Open to grades K-5. Entry deadline: Saturday, July 2 at 5:30 p.m. (or before). Theme: “One World, Many Stories.” Size limit: 20″ x 20.”

Ongoing programs:

Mondays at 11:15-11:45 a.m. – Wiggles & Giggles, Blake Library, Exploration Lab, 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart. Bring your wiggly toddler and enjoy a fun morning of music and movement based activities. Join your child as they engage with fun songs, instruments and exercises that aid in motor development and early literacy skills. Ages 24-36 months.

Thursdays, June 2 through July 28, 6:30-7:15pm – Family Storytime @ The Blake, Blake Library, Exploration Lab, 2351 S.E. Monterey Rd., Stuart. Bring the whole family for stories, songs, and activities for children and adults to enjoy together. Develop early literacy skills while building a love of reading! All ages are welcome.

Additional programs:

Saturday, June 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m. – One World, Many Stories Sidewalk Chalk Art @ Your Library*, Hoke Library, 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach. To kick off this year’s Summer Reading Program we would like to invite young artists to create a drawing with the theme of “One World, Many Stories” on the sidewalks in front of the Hoke Library. Sidewalk chalk will be provided. Limited to 20 children. *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-463-2870, option 6, to register. Grades K-5.

Saturday, June 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m. – Celebrate Summer!, Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Ave., Indiantown. Summer has officially arrived! Bring the family, enjoy some fun and games, and sign up for the summer reading program! Drop in anytime from 2-4pm for crafts, snacks and video games. Learn about all the awesome upcoming summer events!

Mondays, June 13, July 11 and August 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. – BINGO, Blake Library, Exploration Lab, 2351 S.E. Monterey Rd., Stuart. Join us for an awesome game of BINGO! Participants will learn the rules of the game, then play against one another for fun and prizes. Grades K-6.

Wednesdays, June 15, July 13 and August 24, 11:00 -11:45 a.m. – Music and Motion, Cummings Library, 2251 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. It’s a fact that children love music and movement. Join us for some musical activities that provide exercise, motor development and FUN!!!!

Thursdays, June 16, 30, July 14 and 28, 11:00-11:45 a.m. – Family Story Time and Craft, Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Ave., Indiantown. Spend the morning with your little one enjoying stories, music and a fun craft!

Thursday, June 16, 6:00-7:00 p.m. – Fossil Discovery Hour, Blake Library, Exploration Lab, 2351 S.E. Monterey Rd., Stuart. This fun and educational program is an exploration of our planet’s pre-history with emphasis on local fossils and geology. For elementary age children. No registration required.

Saturday, June 18, 2:00-2:45 p.m. – Professor FunnyBone presents “Fantastic World,” Robert Morgade Library, IRSC Campus, 5851 S.E. Community Dr., Stuart. Inspired by Jules Verne, a hilarious journey into a world of imagination, featuring puppets, ventriloquism and a little sleight of hand.

Saturday, June 18, 2:00-3:00 p.m. – Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Ave., Indiantown. Get to know the variety of creatures found in Florida’s unique and diverse natural habitats. See these animals live and up close! For elementary age children.

June 18, Saturday • 2-3pm – The Enchanted Bath, Hoke Library, 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach. Join us for an interactive storytelling with the audience, puppets and Marybeth Pena. Kids can volunteer to take an active role in the storytelling or just watch and have fun. There will be giveaways and games! For grades K-5.

MORE SIGN, SAY & PLAY: BABY SIGN LANGUAGE* (Ages 6 months to 36 months)

Tuesdays, June 21, 28 July 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10:00-11:00 a.m. – Cummings Library, 2251 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City

Thursdays, June 23, 30 July 7, 14, 21 & 28 • 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Blake Library, Explor. Lab, 2351 S.E. Monterey Rd., Stuart

These classes are an extension of our Sign, Say & Play classes and follow the familiar Sign, Say & Play format with fun songs, games and activities that introduce 36 additional signs. Parents will also learn simple ways to support their baby’s emotional development. Books and DVDs reinforcing each lesson will be available for checkout. *Pre-registration is required. Limited to 15 families. Please call the branch library to register.

SIGN, SAY & PLAY: BABY SIGN LANGUAGE* (Ages 6 months to 36 months)

Wednesdays, June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2:00-3:00 p.m. – Robert Morgade Library, IRSC Campus, 5851 S.E. Community Dr., Stuart

Fridays, June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 10:00-11:00 a.m. – Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 S.W. Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound  

Studies show that babies are capable of signing long before they are capable of speech. Join our new program for infants and toddlers that will develop language and reading skills and learn to communicate with your baby through sign language. Books and DVDs reinforcing each lesson will be available for checkout. *Pre-registration is required. Limited to 15 families. Please call the branch library to register.

Tuesdays, June 21, July 19 and August 9, 11:00-11:45 a.m. – Jazzercise!, Cummings Library, 2251 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. Cindy Baxter, Jazzercise instructor, will focus on teaching children some simple movements, beginning with body stretches. Wear comfortable clothing suitable for physical activity and FUN! Boys and girls ages 6 and up are welcome and parents, too! Water will be provided.

Wednesdays, June 22, July 6 and August 3, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – One World, Many Stories Summer Craft, Cummings Library, 2251 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. Children ages 6 and older, come on into the library and join us for some FUN summer crafts!

Saturday, June 25, 11:00-11:45 a.m. – Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 S.W. Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound

Saturday, June 25, 3:00-3:45 p.m. – Cummings Library, 2251 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City

 Read Around the World Magic Show – Full of funny stories, amazing magic, audience participation and surprises along the way! Comedy magician Lyndel entertains children while showing them that although there is only one world, there are many stories to tell.

Tuesdays June 28, July 26 and August 30, 4:00-5:00 p.m. – Lego Club, Blake Library, Exploration Lab, 2351 S.E. Monterey Rd., Stuart. Like Legos? 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 welcome.

Friday, July 1, 3:30-5:00 p.m. – Game Day Afternoon, Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 S.W. Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound. Drop by the library for games, puzzles and crafts. Enjoy light refreshments. Grades K-5.

Saturday, July 2, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 S.E. Monterey Rd., Stuart

Saturday, July 2, 2:00-3:00 p.m. – Elisabeth Lahti Library, Community Room, 15200 S.W. Adams Ave., Indiantown

Didgeridoo Down Under – Never heard of a didgeridoo? Join Darren Liebman for a “Down Under” education through this Australian-themed show including music, folk tales, and plenty of audience participation! For elementary age children.

Wednesday, July 6, 5:00-6:00 p.m. – Tampa Taiko Japanese Drummers, Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Ave., Indiantown. Experience Japanese history and tradition through a taiko drum performance that brings a contemporary vibrance to an ancient martial art form. Learn about drum building and design, listen and participate in a modern drumming performance and discover the history of Samurai warriors.

Saturday, July 9, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – The Reluctant Dragon, Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 S.E. Monterey Rd., Stuart. Sir George is hired to slay the ferocious dragon that lives too close to the village, but the dragon is more interested in reciting Shakespeare than fighting. Together, they stage a monumental battle in Atlantic Coast Theatre’s adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s charming story. For elementary age children.

Wednesday, July 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m. – Owls: Winged Warriors of the Sky, Hoke Library, 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach. Join Hobe Sound Nature Center as we explore the world of the owl and their unique ways of survival in the wild. For elementary age children.

Saturday, July 16, 11:00-11:45 a.m. – Cummings Library, 2251 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City

Saturday, July 16, 2:00-2:45 p.m. – Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 S.W. Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound  

Geddy the Gecko – Join costumed character Geddy the Gecko as you learn multicultural dances from eight different countries. Non-stop audience participation with hilarious skits, songs, dances and sound teaching. 

Saturday, July 16, 2:00-3:00 p.m. – Musical Sing-Along with Mr. Richard, Robert Morgade Library, IRSC Campus, 5851 S.E. Community Dr., Stuart. Join us for dancing and singing as Mr. Richard sings his wacky original songs that will have kids and adults alike singing and clapping along from the first tune.

Wednesday, July 20, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Cummings Library, 2251 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City

Wednesday, July 20, 2:00-4:00 p.m. – Blake Library, Exploration Lab, 2351 S.E. Monterey Rd., Stuart

Bookmaking – Learn the art of making your own books and journals through a variety of techniques with longtime sketchbook-journaler Eliza Holliday.

Saturday, July 23, 11:00-11:45 a.m. – Duck in the Truck Puppets: Food-Fun and Games Around the World, Cummings Library, 2251 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. Take a fun-filled journey with Professor O and puppet pals Speaker the Wonder Dog, Swami Salami, Emperor Ping Pong and Chef Gregory. First stop: the U.S.A.! Grades K-5.

Saturday, July 23, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – World Wise Nutrition for Kids*, Hoke Library, 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach. Dinner will be prepared and served as kids learn about wise and delicious nutrition from other cultures around the world through stories and wonderful food. *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-463-2870, option 6, to register.

Saturday, July 23, 2:00-3:00 p.m. – Silly Sam the Music Man, Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 S.E. Monterey Rd., Stuart. Join Silly Sam in an interactive musical show with bouncy rhythms and catchy melodies. Fun for the whole family!

Monday, July 25, 6:00-7:00 p.m. – Fairy House Craft*, Blake Library, Exploration Lab, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. Fairies have been spotted in Martin County! Flutter into the library and build your very own fairy house. Participants will be provided with building materials but can also bring additional natural materials such as shells, seaweed, bark, etc. with you.  *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-221-1407 to register. Ages 4 and older.

 Saturday, July 30, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 S.W. Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound  

Saturday, July 30, 2:00-3:00 p.m. – Robert Morgade Library, IRSC Campus, 5851 S.E. Community Dr., Stuart

Zany Magical Balloon Show – Balloon twisting taken to wild new extremes with a sitdown interactive show that is part physical comedy, part vaudeville, and just a little bit of magic combined with the most incredible balloon twisting you have ever seen!

Saturday, July 30, 2:00-2:45 p.m. – Make Believe Theater: Mariposa Martinez and More Tales from Latin America, Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 S.E. Monterey Rd., Stuart. Storyteller and puppeteer Katie Adams performs Hispanic stories with a dash of Spanish words and a splash of colorful shadow puppets. Stories include “How Color Came to the World,” an Aztec myth about the origin of the rainbow, “The Proud Cuckoo Bird,” a Mayan tale from Mexico, “Mariposa Martinez,” a favorite tale from Cuba about a butterfly, and “Medio Pollito,” a folktale from Spain that has traveled all over Latin America.

Wednesday, August 3, 3:00-4:00 p.m. – Ocean Storytime, Hoke Library, 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach. Join the Florida Oceanographic Society to learn more about Florida’s oceans and the creatures that live within them. For elementary age children.

Saturday, August 6, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Around the World BINGO, Cummings Library, 2251 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. Come join us to play some fun games of Around the World Bingo! Bring a friend, enjoy refreshments and win some prizes. Travel around the world without leaving the library! Ages 6 and up.

Tuesday, August 9, 3:30-5:00 p.m. – Back to School Ice Cream Social, Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 S.W. Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound. Students in grades K and up are invited to cool off with an ice cream sundae social sponsored by the Friends of the Hobe Sound Library, Inc.

Wednesday, August 10, 4:00-5:00 p.m. – The Great Chocolate Chip Cookie Excavation, Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Ave., Indiantown. Using a medium that all kids love (cookies!), this activity teaches students the basic skills and methodology behind the science of archaeology. For elementary age children.

August 12, Friday • 3:30-5pm – Treasure from Trash!: Recycle Craft*, Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 S.W. Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound. Kids and families, join us for a fun afternoon creating your own masterpiece from junk. *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-546-2257.

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May 19, 2011

Blake Library Presents Fossil Discovery Hour for Elementary Age Children June 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                           

MAY 19, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403                   

 

 

WHO:             The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc., in support of Martin County libraries

 

WHAT:           Fossil Discovery Hour

 

Fred Mazza of Paleo Discoveries will present The Fossil Discovery Hour 6:00 p.m. June 16 at the Blake Library.  This fun and educational program is an exploration of our planet’s pre-history with emphasis on local fossils and geology.

 

For elementary age children. 

 

WHEN:           Thursday, June 16, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

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

                       

HOW:             Free.  Open to elementary children.  No registration required.

 

For more information or to learn more 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 http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

 

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April 4, 2011

Register Now for Florida Public Archaeology Network’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Excavation!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                       

APRIL 4, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

Kids, dig this!

 

WHO:             The Friends of the Hobe Sound Library, Inc., sponsor, in support of Martin County libraries

WHAT:           Florida Public Archaeology Network: 

The Great Chocolate Chip Cookie Excavation

                       

Gregg Harding of the Florida Public Archaeology Network will present The Great Chocolate Chip Cookie Excavation Saturday, April 9 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hobe Sound Public Library.  Children in grades K-5 are invited to participate in this free program.  Pre-registration required.    

WHEN:           Saturday, April  9, 11:00 a.m.           

WHERE:        Hobe Sound Public Library, Community Room, 10595 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound

HOW:             Free.  For students in grades K-5.  Pre-registration required.  Please call (772) 546-2257 to register.    

For more 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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March 30, 2011

Library System Celebrates National Library Week with Special Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                       

MARCH 30, 2011

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

Create your own story @ your library:

Celebrate National Library Week with the

Martin County Library System!

(STUART, FLORIDA) – April 10-16 is National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide.  First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

This year’s theme is “Create your own Story @ your library.”  The ALA encourages all Americans to take advantage of the free resources libraries have to offer.  Stop by a Martin County library or visit the MCLS website, http://www.library.martin.fl.us, to see the many types of information, services and programs available to you for free that can help you create your own story!  Following are some examples of what you can find:

  •  Children’s story times
  •  The award-winning Family Place program for parents/caregivers and  children 1-3 years old
  •  Homework help for teens
  •  Genealogy classes
  •  Access to technology such as eBooks, public computers, wireless network
  •  Computer classes
  •  Community partners such as Workforce Solutions and its Wheels of Opportunity mobile unit, which offers help in finding a new job

The Martin County Library System is celebrating National Library Week by presenting the following special programs, all free and with no tickets or reservations required:

Saturday, April 9, 11 a.m. Florida Public Archaeology Network, “The Great Chocolate Chip Cookie Excavation,” Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. For students in grades K-5. Pre-registration required. Call 772-546-2257 to register. Sponsored by The Friends of the Hobe Sound Library, Inc.

Thursday, April 14, 6:30 p.m. Fushu Daiko Drummers, Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

Friday, April 15, 2 p.m. IRSC Professor Series, Professor Robert R. Farley, “Historical Hemingway,” Cummings Library, Donahue Room, 2551 S.W. Matheson Avenue, Palm City. Sponsored by The Friends of the Palm City Library, Inc.

Saturday, April 16, 2 p.m., Drew the Dramatic Fool (Drew Richardson): “Drew’s on First,” Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

Saturday, April 16, 3-4:00 p.m. Teen Knitting and Crochet Club, Blake Library, Exploration Lab, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

Saturday, April 16, 4 p.m. Singer Mariana Martin, Bossa Nova and Jazz, Elisabeth Lahti Library, Community Room, 15200 S.W. Adams Avenue, Indiantown.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Elisabeth Lahti Library of Indiantown, Florida, Inc.

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

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January 21, 2011

FL Public Archaeology Network Lecture Series Begins Jan. 27

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH 

 

Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DATE:  JANUARY 21, 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:                 Chautauqua South: Lifelong Learning 

 

Florida Public Archaeology Network Lecture Series

Presented by Dr. Rachel K. Wentz, RPA

Dr. Rachel Wentz will present four illustrated monthly programs beginning 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 27 with “Windover: A Mortuary Pond from Florida’s Archaic Period” in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart.  Additional programs in the series will be February 17, March 17 and April 21.  A 20-minute Q&A follows each 40-minute talk. The programs are free and open to the public.

 

Dr. Rachel K. Wentz, RPA, is Regional Director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, based in Cocoa, Florida.  Dr. Wentz has done skeletal work in St. Croix, England and Ukraine. She sits on the board of the Florida Archaeological Council and is a Brevard County Historical Commissioner.

WHEN:                 Thursday, January 27, February 17, March 17 and April 21, 6:00 p.m.           

                                 

 Schedule:

January 27: Windover: A Mortuary Pond from Florida’s Archaic Period

Explore one of the most ancient, well-preserved archaeological sites in North America. The 7,000-year-old Windover archaeological site was a pond used for the interment of the dead and produced over 160 individuals whose analyses have provided insight into the life and health of people during Florida’s Archaic period.

February 17: Forensic Anthropology: How the Dead Died

A look at how forensic anthropology helps solve crimes and determine “cause of death” through the analysis of human skeletal remains. We’ll explore the vital role trauma analysis plays in forensics and how forensic anthropologists assist law enforcement in solving homicides.

March 17: Water World: The Archaeology of Florida’s Wetlands

Learn about the different types of wetland habitats in Florida and how Native Americans utilized these habitats for food, tools, weapons and day-to-day necessities. We will investigate the Windover site: a 7,000-year-old pond cemetery from east Florida and how these ponds were used for the burial of the dead.

April 21: Life’s a Beach: The Archaeology of Florida’s Coasts

Florida has over 1,300 miles of coastline, which provided numerous resources for Florida’s native populations. We’ll examine life among the Calusa and see how they built complex societies based on the rich coastal resources of south Florida.

 

                                                               

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

HOW:                    Free and open to the public.

For more information call 772/221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South calendar at any branch library, or visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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