Martin County Library System Press Releases

December 2, 2013

Treasure Coast Classical Children’s Choir brings song and dance to Blake Library with holiday concert Dec. 13

A holiday concert, “Children of the Arts: Passing on the Legacy of Classical Expression,” will be held on Friday, December 13 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart.

Featured performers are:

• Treasure Coast Classical Children’s Choir (Tc4)

• Redeemer Lutheran Handbell Choir

• Amazing Grace School of Dance

Admission is free. No tickets are required.

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

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November 22, 2013

Take a caravan around the world at Hoke Library Nov. 30

For immediate release: November 22, 2013
Contact: Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, 772-463-2863

An instructor with All About Achieving Learning Centers will present Caravan Adventures Saturday, November 30 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Hoke Library community room, 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach. Funded by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, the event is free and open to grades 3-5

Children will travel the world collecting for a museum in an interactive group challenge. They will travel across high mountains, dry deserts, and rough seas all the while avoiding typhoons, Bedouin warriors, monsoons and killer bees.

Registration is required. Please call 772-463-2870.

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

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November 1, 2013

Martin County Library System adds Early Literacy Stations™ to all six children’s departments

For immediate release: October 31, 2013
Contact: Sara Johnson, Martin County Library System, 772-219-4908

(STUART, FL) – Martin County Library System announces the acquisition of six Early Literacy Stations™ (ELS), a comprehensive, turnkey educational solution loaded with over 60 educational software titles for kids ages 2–8. One ELS will be available at each library location. The Early Literacy Station™ offers children a safe, standalone computer not connected to the Internet that is age-appropriate, engaging, and academically relevant for children. It is designed to support school readiness and technology access while making learning exciting.

The Early Literacy Station’s educational software covers seven curricular areas: reading, math, science, social studies, writing, arts and music, and reference. The system is designed to attract and educate toddlers through early elementary school ages. Many of the software programs contain disguised learning activities that expand the child’s experience through games and extension activities.

AWE’s Early Literacy Station™ educational software titles on Version 10 include:

• La Casa de Dora
• SpongeBob SquarePants Typing
• Giggles Kids My Musical World/ABCs and 123s
• Kid Pix 3D
• Math Doodles

• Know Your USA
• Sesame Street
• Speakaboos interactive storybooks
• World of Goo

The Early Literacy Station has an imaginative interface that encourages exploration by readers and pre-readers alike. Since it is a self-contained computer, the need for adult intervention and technical support is greatly minimized.

“The Early Literacy Station is an invaluable resource for our toddlers to 5th grade students,” says Jennifer Salas, Library Operations and Services Administrator. “The kids are having fun, and many times they don’t know they are learning!”

AWE’s Early Literacy Station, the company’s flagship product, is found in over 35% of public libraries across the United States as well as in many communities in Canada and abroad. AWE is a provider of digital learning solutions for young children that inspire a lifetime of learning. For more information, visit www.awelearning.com.

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

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October 29, 2013

Learn About Cognitive Fitness for Your Infant or Toddler at the Blake Library Nov. 4

For immediate release: October 29, 2013
Contact: Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations,
772-463-2863

 

Sheila Fernley of SAF Educational Solutions LLC will present “Cognitive Fitness for Your Infant or Toddler” on Monday, November 4 at the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, at 6:00 pm.

Develop your child’s ability to think and understand. Parents learn simple exercises they can do with their infant or toddler, promoting cognitive development and focusing on their child’s future success in the areas of reading and writing.

Registration is required by calling 772-221-1407.

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

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March 19, 2013

Blake Library hosts children’s comedy show Never Everglades April 13

For immediate release:  March 19, 2013                                        
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205   
        
Join Fantasy Theatre Factory for a comedic performance of Never Everglades on Saturday, April 13 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. Sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc., the free event is for children in grades K-6.

Never Everglades is a show the whole family will enjoy. Fantasy Theatre Factory’s wacky characters mesh education, ecology and humor into a fractured fairytale. Participants will laugh while learning about protecting the environment through this Florida eco-comedy.  

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

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The ‘coolest’ science comes to Martin County libraries April 13

For immediate release:  March 19, 2013             
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, (772) 463-3205
                                                                                         
Explore the fascinating world of science at Nitromania presented by the South Florida Science Museum on Saturday, April 13. Enjoy this liquid nitrogen program in the Donahue Room of the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Avenue, Palm City, at 11:00 a.m., or visit the Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Ave., Indiantown, at 2:00 p.m. Ages 7 and up are welcome to these free events.

Nitromania is a demonstration using liquid nitrogen to show different concepts of the states of matter, different cycles of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and water, and cryogenic freezing. Students will see changes in matter occur before their very eyes and understand the atomic and molecular behavior behind the phenomena.

To learn more about other Martin County Library System programs, 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

Hoke Library offers new Saturday morning program for Dads of young children

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

           
Dads with children 4 years old and younger are welcome to play with their kids in a fun, casual atmosphere at the Hoke Library, 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach, every Saturday beginning February 16 at 10:00 a.m. Each meeting lasts until 11:15 a.m. and continues for five weeks through March 16.

Free and open to the public, Family Place for Dads is a new program offered as a way to meet other Dads, chat with community resource professionals and spend quality time with their children. Register at any Martin County library or contact Lisa Holland, Family Place coordinator, at 772-221-1407.

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 website at www.library.martin.fl.us

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February 12, 2013

South Florida Science Museum presents Shark Tooth Lab Feb. 16 at Robert Morgade Library

For immediate release:  February 12, 2013             
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, (772) 463-3205

                                                                                         
Explore the fascinating world of sharks and their relatives at the Shark Tooth Lab presented by the South Florida Science Museum on Saturday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the Robert Morgade Library. Working together, students will take part in a variety of educational activities. Participants will sort and classify genuine fossil shark teeth, learn about the animal’s amazing senses and create their own shark-tooth necklace. Ages 8 and up are welcome and registration is required.

The Robert Morgade Library is located at 5851 S.E. Community Drive on the Chastain Campus of Indian River State College, Stuart.  For further details and to register please call (772) 463-3245.    

This event, one of several Belle Glade Culture events for kids and teens, 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 programs, 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 4, 2013

Come to the Chinese New Year Celebration — Feb. 9 Blake Library event is for all ages

For immediate release:  February 4, 2013             
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863   

Join us at the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart, on Saturday, February 9 for a Chinese New Year Celebration presented by students from the Jensen Beach High School Chinese Club and featuring activities for both adults and children. Sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, the event is free and open to the public.

At 2:00 p.m. in the John F. Armstrong Wing see a prize-winning 1994 Taiwanese film directed by Ang Lee with English subtitles. Renowned chef Chu (Sihung Lung) is a widower living with his three grown daughters. He struggles to strengthen their family ties while dealing with their romantic pursuits, their professional success, and their struggle for independence in this sentimental look at a modern Chinese family. This movie won the Golden Bear Prize from Berlin International Film Festival, the Best Picture from the Asia-Pacific Film Festival, and an Oscar Nomination for Best Foreign Language Picture. The movie is rated PG-13 and runs two hours and four minutes.

From 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the second floor Exploration Lab children will enjoy arts and a craft, a story time and a Chinese calligraphy demonstration. Children will be introduced to Chinese New Year customs and learn some basic Chinese greetings in Chinese Lesson 101.

For more information call 772-221-1403.

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

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January 29, 2013

Katie Adams’ Make Believe Theater brings Florida Folk Tales to two libraries Feb. 2

For immediate release:  January 29, 2013                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863 

Katie Adams’ Make Believe Theater will present “Florida Folk Tales” at two Martin County libraries Saturday, February 2: 11 a.m. at the Robert Morgade Library, 5851 SE Community Drive, Stuart, and 3 p.m. at the Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 SW Adams Avenue, Indiantown.

The backwoods of old Florida meander through your mind’s eye as Katie Adams tells stories from Florida’s cracker heritage. A raccoon that makes wishes come true . .  A young fool who makes the cattle rancher’s daughter laugh . . . A one-eyed fish that saves an old woman from robbers. These characters and more inhabit the captivating, humorous tales from Florida’s folklore. Props, costumes, audience participation, and singing add color to these “gator tales.”

A Belle Glade Culture Event for kids, Katie Adams’ “Florida Folk Tales” 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. Additional thanks go to the Southeast Florida Archaeology Society for their support of all We Were Here events.

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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