Martin County Library System Press Releases

October 1, 2014

‘Wellness in Motion’ at five MCLS locations throughout October

For Breast Cancer Awareness month, Martin County Library System has teamed up with Jupiter Medical Center to provide digital mammogram screenings at five of their community library locations throughout the month of October.

Wellness in Motion is Jupiter Medical Center’s mobile mammography and health and wellness unit that travels around areas of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Wellness in Motion is a patient-friendly, comfortable, convenient and technologically sophisticated vehicle providing health services to the community.

Mammograms are performed by certified radiologic technologists and images are interpreted by board-certified radiologists. No prescription is necessary for a screening mammogram. Visit http://www.jupitermed.com/WIM for more info on WIM’s provided services.

Some more details on the mammogram screenings:

-No physician prescription required (women ages 40+)

-Regular insurance coverage applies

-Discount pricing available for uninsured

-If possible, bring prior images to expedite your results

-Mammograms take only fifteen minutes to complete

-Walk-ons welcome (bring insurance card and photo ID)

**Pre-registration is recommended. To schedule your appointment or ask any questions, please call 561.263.4636.**

A schedule with locations follows:

Robert Morgade Library – Monday, October 13 from 9am4pm

Hoke Library – Thursday, October 16 from 9am4pm

Blake Library – Friday, October 17 from 9am4pm

Peter & Julie Cummings Library – Tuesday, October 21 from 9am4pm

Hobe Sound Public Library – Thursday, October 23 from 9am4pm

For more information about this event or to learn more about the Martin County Library System, call 772-221-1403 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us.

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May 21, 2014

Poetry series begins May 27, continues June 10 and 17 with IRSC Literature Professor at Blake Library

For immediate release: May 21, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-320-3205

Stuart, FL – Beginning Tuesday May 27 and continuing on Tuesdays June 10 and 17 from 2 to 3:30 pm in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Rd, Stuart, IRSC Literature Professor Dr. Roderick Hofer will present a three-part poetry lecture series. A schedule follows:

May 27, Tuesday, 2-3:30pm
POETRY: ITS FORMS
Dr. Hofer will cover imagery, the line, the stanza, and tonal patterns. He will also touch on the modes–narrative, lyric, and elegiac. Selected individual poems will illustrate these conditions and their effects.

June 10, Tuesday, 2-3:30pm
POETRY: ITS HISTORY
This presentation will begin with the Anglo-Saxon period and then move through the Middle English, Renaissance, Enlightenment, Romantic, Modern, and Contemporary periods. Selected works works will illustrate the general thematic tendencies and formal variety of each period.

June 17, Tuesday, 2-3:30pm
POETRY: ITS VALUE
Dr. Hofer will present on what poetry reveals about language, the imagination, and the human impulse toward design.

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

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April 18, 2014

Journey Into Eternity w/ Dr. Susan L. Wallace

Journey Into Eternity w/ Dr. Susan L. Wallace

Join us for a fun, fact-filled afternoon as Dr. Susan L. Wallace presents a program on Egyptian art and culture covering stories of early twentieth century archaeology in Egypt, including gossip surrounding the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Wallace is a faculty member at Indian River State College and was Museum Curator and Chief Curator at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami. She is well travelled, both for research and leisure, and has made two trips to Egypt researching art, architecture and ancient Egyptian religion!

April 14, 2014

Captivating, poetic documentary on orange grove life to screen at Blake Library April 19

For immediate release: April 14, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-463-3205

 

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A screening for Jeff Thompson’s beautiful and reflective documentary The Florida Suite will be held in the John F. Armstrong Wing at the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Rd, Stuart, on Saturday April 19 at 2pm. This screening will be help in partnership with Journey Stories.

Andrew Graham was a successful and respected, no-nonsense trial lawyer who argued a handful of high-profile cases at the Florida Supreme Court, that is until he gave it all up when he purchased a hundred-year-old citrus grove on 12 unspoiled acres in Scottsmoor, FL.

The Florida Suite, named after a late-1800s composition by Frederick Delius, which he arranged in tribute to “the people of Florida,” pairs the lush and sensitive composition with the story of Andrew Graham as he lives in a log cabin in the heart of his grove with his 90-year-old-mother, and a trio of friendly dogs. The film invites the viewer in for a peek at a man’s life as he struggles to raise and protect his fruit, while taking care of his mother (who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease).

Film, history, and music enthusiasts alike will be enchanted by The Florida Suite, with its exquisite score and cinematography, as well as a setting untouched by modern times.

Jeff Thompson was born in Melbourne, Florida, and is a graduate of Satellite High School, Brevard Community College and the University of Central Florida. After earning a BA in English, he completed his studies with a Masters degree in Library Science at Florida State University. A 14-year veteran of the Brevard County Library system, Jeff worked as a Library Director and Regional Library Director before his recent appointment to Library Services Director. Thompson is an amateur filmmaker in his spare time, and has recently completed his most ambitious work to date, entitled the The Florida Suite, a documentary three years in the making.

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

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April 7, 2014

Art of Asian medicine lecture at Blake Library April 14

For immediate release: April 7, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-463-3205

The Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Rd, Stuart, will be hosting Rev. Laurie Ann Leach Monday, April 14 from 6:30 to 7:45pm, as she presents a lecture, titled Nutritional Guidance Using Asian Medicine, which will help the curious learn more about the Art of Asian Medicine.

The art of Asian medicine has many different forms, theories, beliefs and uses. Please come and listen to this fascinating lecture on the bioelectrical impulses or Qi (pronounced “Chi”), of our human form that makes us who we are in our individual uniqueness. Hear how you can improve your own health and life, simply and effectively. There are no religious connotations in this work.

Rev. Laurie Ann Leach, LST, LMT, CLT is a New England native and has been trained by some of the pioneers in the field of Integrative Medicine; the late Pauline Sasaki – Zen & Quantum Shiatsu; Dr. Deepak Chopra – Quantum Physics in Medicine and Guided Meditation; Dr. Wayne Dyer – Power of Positive Thinking; the late Prof. Wang Jin Yua – Chinese Pressing Point Massage and QiGong Chinese Medicine (see Bill Moyers Healing and The Mind specials on YouTube); plus many more. She currently does work with the Council on Aging at the Log House Senior programs, the Kane Center Adult Day Care program, Treasure Coast Parkinson’s Association and Treasure Coast Hospice.

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

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April 4, 2014

Journey Stories brings celebrity chef Ron Duprat to the Blake Library April 11

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

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Friday April 11 in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library at 11am, celebrity chef Ron Duprat will give an inspirational and informative presentation on the limitless possibilities of cooking, titled “My Journey of Cooking.” This event is in partnership with Journey Stories.

Chef Duprat, known as a fierce competitor on season six of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” is an expert in exotic flavors, a restaurateur, and the author of My Journey of Cooking. Duprat is affiliated with many organizations that contribute to communities and people all over the world including, American Culinary Federation, Real Men Charities, Inc., Black Culinarian Alliance, No Hungry Kids, the College of Culinary Arts in Miami, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign, and Basil Magazine’s Chef Council. Ron is a well-seasoned executive Chef, having cooked for varying establishments such as the Pelican Bay Foundation and the Montauk Yacht Club. He has cemented himself as an expert in exotic flavors—often incorporating his own Haitian Creole influences with French-Asian Fusion cuisine.

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

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March 24, 2014

Sea captain and author Don Cramer presents on 50-year career, wreck diving and more at Blake Library April 2

For immediate release: March 18, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-463-3205

DON CRAMER awarded by SW Phile Dive Club

Wednesday, April 2 at 2 pm, in the John F. Armstrong Wing at the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Rd, Stuart, seasoned sea captain Don Cramer will provide viewers with tales from his voyages in the Mid-Atlantic over a fifty year career, in correspondence with his autobiography SummerPlace: 101 Year History of Fishing & Wreck Diving. Hear about the zany characters who boarded his vessels, enjoy the explorations of Maryland and Virginia dive clubs, who ventured out with Don, visiting wrecks such as the Varranger, King Cobia, The MoonStone and Jacob Jones. Hear first-hand accounts of rescued treasure. The stories of the Cramer clan unwind through emerging sea towns and the ups and downs of marriage, life at sea and love and loss. This is event is presented in partnership with Journey Stories.

Donald Cramer is a 3rd generation captain. Loving the open seas, and the thrill of the “find” Don captained an oyster boat from the mid 1950’s to 1970’s before entering the dangerous world of wreck diving. He chartered treasure hunters on decades of voyages out of the Hereford Inlet in New Jersey. Don is one of a handful of captains to hold an Active Commercial License. With an astute memory, he retells his tales of treasure, woe and humor in his book SummerPlace: 101 Year History of Fishing & Wreck Diving.

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

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March 12, 2014

MCLS welcomes new Blake Library Manager

For immediate release: March 12, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-463-3205

The Martin County Library System is proud to announce the selection of Justin de la Cruz for the position of Blake Library Manager. Justin has been promoted to Library Manager from his position as the Digital Literacy Librarian at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, where he has been working for the past year.

In that short time, Justin has developed and implemented popular computer classes and helped hundreds of library members turn their digital ideas into reality. As a Manager at the Blake library and a member of the Library System’s Public Services Management Team, he will be able to design and implement similar excellent services on a much larger scale and at multiple locations.

Justin received an MLIS and an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Florida State University, where he spent his final year abroad, as the Library Supervisor for FSU’s academic library in Florence, Italy. He brings over six years of administrative and library work experience, and even speaks conversational Italian.

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

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March 11, 2014

Dramatist Barbara Rinella brings life to Queen Elizabeth II’s history at Blake Library March 27

For immediate release: March 11, 2014
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, 772-463-3205

Thursday, March 27 at 2 pm, in the John F. Armstrong Wing at the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Rd, Stuart, “academic entertainer” Barbara Rinella presents a wonderful program on the book Elizabeth the Queen, The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith.

A Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II tells the story of the smart, disciplined, diligent Princess Lilibet, whose life changes dramatically at the age of ten, when her uncle Edward VIII abdicates the throne to marry Wallis Simpson and her father becomes King George VI. Please come to curtsy before a woman of strength, courage, confidence, and spectacular endurance as she shares her extraordinary life and leadership. God Save the Queen!

Barbara Rinella, a former teacher, defines herself as an “academic entertainer.” For many years she has been celebrating literature and learning through her delightful programs on current books.

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

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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 AlteredStyle.blogspot.com 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 www.library.martin.fl.us.

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