Martin County Library System Press Releases

December 30, 2013

Technology roadshow at Cummings library Jan 18

For immediate release: December 30, 2013
Contact: Samuel McKee, Martin County Library System, Public Relations,
772-463-3205

 

The Martin County Library System, in collaboration with the Tampa Bay Library Consortium, will be hosting a Technology Roadshow at the Peter and Julie Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Ave, Palm City, Saturday January 18, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. This event will serve to aid those who desire guidance in navigating the uncharted territory of a new gadget.

During this two-hour session, attendees will have access to technological experts, Jessie Riggins and Al Carson from the Tampa Bay Library Consortium, who will demonstrate tablets, eBook readers, and other gadgets, as well as answering any questions. There will be an array of over a dozen of this season’s hottest gizmos¬-Nexus 7, iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy Tablet, Kindle e-Ink, Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, Nook Classic, Kobo, iPhone, Android phones, Windows Surface, Netbook, Chromebook-and possible more!

Attendees are also encouraged to bring in their own devices and gadgets to show and tell what they do with them, and, of course, to take advantage of this opportunity to get the most out of their devices!

To learn more 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 www.library.martin.fl.us.

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March 19, 2013

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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March 15, 2013

Elisabeth Lahti Concert Series continues with dynamic jazz trio

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:         
DATE: MARCH 15, 2013       
CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403      

 
The Irwin Solomon Jazz Trio will present a one-hour concert Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the Donahue Room of the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Avenue, Palm City. The Trio takes participants on a journey through the Great American Songbook and tells the stories behind the songs of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington. Underwritten by Elisabeth Lahti, the program is the fourth music event in the six-part Elisabeth Lahti Concert Series. Free tickets are required and are available for pickup only at the Cummings Library beginning April 2.  Reservations cannot be accepted by telephone.

Consisting of Irwin Solomon on piano, Dave Tomasello on bass and Jason Miller on drums, the Trio features three of South Florida’s top jazz artists. A classically trained pianist, Solomon’s roots can be heard in his inventive stylings of jazz standards. Tomasello, known for his impeccable playing and musical interpretations, performs locally, nationally and internationally and is one of the most sought-after bass players in South Florida. Miller has performed and recorded with many well-known artists, including Dave Brubeck and Bela Fleck, and has played at jazz festivals nationwide.  In 2002, he received the prestigious Pathfinder Award for Instrumental Music Performance.

For more information on this or other Chautauqua South events, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any branch, or visit the library website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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March 12, 2013

Professor Farley’s ‘Living History’ series continues March 23

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     
DATE:  MARCH 12, 2013
CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772-221-1403                                                                 
                      

Robert Farley, Indian River State College professor of history, presents “The Cuban Influence on Sugar Cane in Florida” on Saturday, March 23 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library. Professor Farley and Perla Underwood, Florida Atlantic University graduate student of history, present an economic, historical and cultural look at the Sunshine State’s sugar cane business and how Cuban-Americans greatly influenced its adaptation. Free and open to the public, the event was developed as part of Professor Farley’s series Living History: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories.

A part of the Martin County Library System’s Chautauqua South arts and education series, the event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc. The Cummings Library is located at 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City.

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 community library, or visit the website at www.library.martin.fl.us

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March 11, 2013

Be at the helm of library system’s technology hub!

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For immediate release:  March 11, 2013
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205  

 

Technology gurus, we’re talking to you. We need what you know and we know that’s a lot!

In 2012, the Martin County Library System (MCLS) realized its goal of increasing residents’ digital literacy skills with the launch of the idea lab at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library in Palm City. The idea lab is our hub for technological exploration, hands-on learning and digital video, photo and audio creation and is open to everyone. Staffed with innovative and knowledgeable assistants (this is where YOU come in), the lab is a dynamic environment allowing patrons to compile an artistic or professional portfolio, digitize their photo collections, create a family video or record original music. You can learn more here: http://tinyurl.com/MCLS-ideaLab.

YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE EVERY DAY. Communicate your expertise in iMac computers, iPads, iPods, digital cameras, scanners, various software like Photoshop® and InDesign®, and more as a volunteer in the idea lab. We encourage you to utilize your technology talents, skills and abilities to assist us in providing the highest level of quality service to our patrons. A small commitment of only two to four hours per week, for a period of six months, is all we ask. Training will be provided.

MCLS offers more than books and you can help pass that on! Technology exploration for young and old alike takes place here, but we can’t do it without you! You will provide one-on-one or group coaching to patrons needing assistance with applications and hardware as well as assist library staff in the facilitation and maintenance of the lab. Your volunteerism is directly impacting our community – YOU are making us smarter!

Be a part of our idea lab team at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library in Palm City! It’s as easy as contacting MCLS Volunteer Coordinator Terry Dick at 772-219-4906 or tdick@martin.fl.us.

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February 26, 2013

Treasure Coast Hospice workshop provides opportunity to communicate life wishes

For immediate release:  February 26, 2013             
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205   

 

Treasure Coast Hospice presents Five Wishes, a hands-on workshop guiding participants in communicating their personal, medical, legal and spiritual desires, at two Martin County libraries. The Blake Library, located at 2351 S.E. Monterey Road in Stuart, is host to this free meeting on Friday, March 8 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., while the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City, will offer the same workshop on Friday, March 15 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Representatives from Treasure Coast Hospice will be on-hand to discuss the options of each “wish”. All participants will receive an easy-to-understand Five Wishes workbook at no charge. Registration is required by calling 772-288-5702 x5.

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 website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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February 22, 2013

Teen Tech Week library events kick off in March

For immediate release:  February 22, 2013             
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, (772) 463-3205

Teen Tech Week, a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, is set for March 10 – 16, with two Martin County Library System branches hosting activities just before and during that week. The Blake Library, located at 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart, presents:

• Super Mario Extravaganza! on Thursday, March 7 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the John F. Armstrong Wing.  All Super Mario Brothers fans ages 10 and up are invited to play games on the Wii, make crafts, enjoy pizza and test their Super Mario trivia knowledge. Reservations are required. To register, call 772-221-1407.
• Tech for Teens! on Wednesday, March 13 from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. This is an opportunity to use the Kindle reader, Kindle Fire, NOOK® and iPad. Reservations are not required. For more information, please call 772-221-1407.

The Peter & Julie Cummings Library, located at 2551 S.W. Matheson Avenue, Palm City, will also offer Teen Tech @ Your Idea Lab on Friday, March 15 from 6:00 – 7:45 p.m. for students in 6th through 12th grade. This Teen Tech night gives young adults a chance to learn a variety of software and digital media skills from library staff. Refreshments will be served.

Teen Tech Week is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, audiobooks, and videogames. Teen Tech Week encourages teens to use libraries’ nonprint resources for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology. 

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, http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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February 20, 2013

Professor Daniels tells story of Jonathan Dickinson March 2

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     
DATE:  FEBRUARY 20, 2013
CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403                                                             

  
Jason Daniels, Indian River State College adjunct professor of history, presents “Beyond the Shipwreck: Jonathan Dickinson” on Saturday, March 2 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library. Professor Daniels discusses the odyssey of Dickinson’s shipwreck near Hobe Sound, Florida in 1696, the impact of his journal, and his successes in contending with the uncertainty of the early eighteenth century Atlantic world.  The event is free and open to the public.

A part of the Martin County Library System’s Chautauqua South arts and education series, the event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc. The Peter & Julie Cummings Library is located at 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City.

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 community library, or visit the library website at www.library.martin.fl.us.   

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January 31, 2013

Monthly Cummings Library foreign film series continues Feb. 1

For immediate release:  January 31, 2013
Contact:  Susan Opasik,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations,
772-463-2863

 
Focus on Foreign Film, the monthly cinema club, continues 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3 and June 7 in the Donahue Room of the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 S.E. Matheson Avenue, Palm City.  Admission is free.  Reservations are not needed. 

Join other film aficionados in screening and discussing the movies you love, just like in a book club.  The series features films from Spain, France, Italy, England and Germany and is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc. 
 
For movie details call 772-221-1403.

For more information 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 3, 2013

Popsicles and Broccoli? Junior League shows fitness and nutrition can be fun!

For immediate release:  January 3, 2013                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863   

The Martin County Library System will present Popsicles and Broccoli: A Story Time with the Junior League of Martin County Saturday, January 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Donahue Room of the Cummings Library, 2551 S.E. Matheson Avenue, Palm City.

Please join members of the Junior League of Martin County for a story time and crafts centered on healthy eating choices and wellness. Fitness and nutrition can be fun!

Registration is required. For the January 12 event, please call 772-288-2551 to register.
 
To learn more about the Martin County Library System, call 772-221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County community library or visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us. For information about additional MCLS events, click on the Library Newsletter tab on the right-hand menu of the library website for the Online Connection of your choice.

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