Martin County Library System Press Releases

August 7, 2012

Cummings Library to hold August 25 hand drum circle for ages 5 and up

For immediate release:  August 7, 2012                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863   

Follow the drumbeat, join the hand drum circle

August 25 at Cummings Library!

       
Ages 5 and up are invited to participate in an interactive Hand Drum Circle on Saturday, August 25 from 11:00-11:45 a.m. at the Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Avenue, Palm City. Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-288-2551 to register. 
 
Facilitator Desi Faraci will demonstrate the ancient music of the Djembe (jEM-Bay) in this fun, fast-paced workshop. Then it’s your turn to experience hand drumming on multicultural hand percussion instruments. Learn basic rhythms through musical games and exercises as well as why and how the drum is used in daily life. No experience is needed and instruments are provided on a first come, first served basis. Class is limited to 25.
Participants are welcome to bring their own hand percussion instruments but please don’t wear hand jewelry on the drums that are loaned to you for the session.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm City Library, Inc., the event is free. For more information visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us or call 772-221-1403.

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July 26, 2012

August 3 is Trivia Night at Cummings Library, the fifth of six special Adult Summer Reading Program events

For immediate release:  July 26, 2012
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863 
 

 

 

Try your hand at Trivia Night August 3 at Cummings Library, qualify for raffle prizes                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

 Trivia Night, the fifth in a series of six special events in Martin County Library System’s adult summer reading program Between the Covers, will take place Friday, August 3 in the Donahue Room of the Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Avenue, Palm City. Registration is at 6:00 p.m. and the games begin at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm City Library, the event is free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided.

 

Have fun, bring friends, test your knowledge, and win prizes. Attending Trivia Night qualifies you to participate in a raffle for a gift basket that evening. Attending the August 3 program or any other special adult summer reading program event at Martin County community libraries through August 7 will qualify you to be registered for a grand prize drawing held August 13.

 

For details pick up an adult summer reading program flier/reading log 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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July 19, 2012

Cummings Library Teen Scene presents Steampunk Saturday July 28

For immediate release:  July 18, 2012                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863   

Cummings Library Teen Scene presents Steampunk Saturday July 28

     
Teens, join us Saturday, July 28 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Avenue, Palm City, for Steampunk Saturday. (For those who don’t know, Steampunk is an imaginative genre that draws from science fiction, fantasy and alternate history where steam power is used—think H. G. Wells and Jules Verne).

Get ready for some Steampunk fun! During the program you can watch a screening of a PG 13 film about the character Sherlock Holmes. Also make a steampunk collage or some steampunk jewelry. Feel free to come dressed to the theme, but costumes are definitely not required! A snack will be served.

Part of Martin County Library System’s Teen Summer Reading Program, “Own the Night,” Steampunk Saturday is sponsored by the Friends of the Palm City Library. No tickets or reservations are needed. The event is free and open to teens entering grades 6 through 12. 

For more information about Martin County Library System teen summer reading program events pick up a flier 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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July 12, 2012

Ice Age Rampage planned at Palm City and Indiantown libraries July 21

For immediate release:  July 10 , 2012                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863   
Children can learn about prehistoric animals July 21 at Palm City and Indiantown libraries 
 

 
Chris Koch of Jurassic Parts will present Ice Age Rampage! at two Martin County community libraries Saturday, July 21:  11:00 a.m. at the Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Avenue, Palm City, and 3:00 p.m. at the Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Avenue, Indiantown.

This program introduces students of all ages to the animals that roamed Florida long ago. Children will be able to see and touch a wide selection of genuine and replica fossils of animals such as Saber Cats, Mastodons and Mammoths, Giant Ground Sloths, and a multitude of other animals.

Part of Martin County Library System’s Children’s Summer Reading Program, the free event is funded by the two library Friends groups.  No registration is needed. 

For information about other Martin County Library System children’s summer reading program events, pick up a flier at any Martin County community library, view one on the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us or call 772-221-1403.

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July 10, 2012

Library System Announces July 28 Grand Opening of idea lab at Peter and Julie Cummings Library in Palm City

For immediate release:  July 10, 2012
Contact:  Susan Opasik,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations,
772-463-2863  

July 28 grand opening of Martin County Library System’s
idea lab sets stage for digital skills, community creativity

The Martin County Library System will realize its goal of increasing the digital literacy skills of county residents with the launch of the idea lab on Saturday, July 28 at the Peter and Julie Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Avenue, Palm City. Grand opening ceremonies begin at 10:30 a.m. The idea lab is made possible with district funds by District 5 Commissioner Edward Ciampi, Chairman of the Martin County Board of County Commissioners. 

Commissioner Ciampi and Martin County Library System Director Brett Lear met months ago to brainstorm ideas for improving and enhancing existing County resources and facilities. Out of that session, the idea lab was born. “The idea lab is a great use of district funds which will benefit the entire community,” says Commissioner Ciampi. “Youngsters, adults and seniors can use the lab to learn the latest in digital technology, sharpen skills and have fun all at the same time.”

Available to anyone who wants to focus on creation and innovation, this lab will provide intuitive tools, advanced software, and creative volunteers to empower our community to do much more than access and consume information—users will gain the ability to create, collaborate, and produce digital media.

“The idea lab will bridge the digital divide and provide our patrons with access to the technology, information, and assistance they need to explore, create, and develop skills that prepare them for the digital workplace,” says Lear. Staffed with innovative, knowledgeable assistants, the lab will be a dynamic environment allowing patrons to compile an artistic or professional portfolio, digitize their photo collections, create a family video, or record original music.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will include remarks by Commissioner Ciampi, County Administrator Taryn Kryzda and Library Director Brett Lear. Immediately following the event the public is invited to enjoy cake provided by the Friends of the Palm City Library, interact with volunteers, and explore technology including MacBook Airs, iPads, Android tablets, iPod Touches, and a recording studio complete with green screen. Some of these tools will be available for checkout both within and outside the library. 

To learn more visit http://tinyurl.com/MCLS-ideaLab. If you have questions or are interested in becoming involved in the idea lab, please contact Kendra Auberry at kauberry@martin.fl.us.  For more information about the Martin County Library System visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us or call 772-221-1403.

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June 27, 2012

Teens, Bring Your Creativity to Cummings Library July 14 for Hip-hop Mural Project

For immediate release:  June 26, 2012                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863

Teens Can Create Hip-hop Mural Art at Cummings Library July 14

 

Sue Carlson of Art Van Go, Inc. will present Teen Graffiti Art, a mural project for teens entering grades 6-12, on Saturday, July 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Avenue, Palm City.  The event is free.

From cave paintings to graffiti letters, artists have been leaving their mark on walls for centuries.  Now it’s your turn to paint the “walls” at the library.  Using black lines and neon colors you’ll develop your own style as you paint these portable walls, blending colors to create overlapping letters and hip-hop figures that pop off the paper.

All materials will be provided.  Limited to 25 teens.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call 772-288-2551 to register. 

Part of Martin County Library System’s Teen Summer Reading Program, “Own the Night,” Teen Graffiti Art is sponsored by the Friends of the Palm City Library, Inc. with advertising provided by the Library Foundation of Martin County.  For more information pick up a Teen Summer Reading Program flier 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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June 18, 2012

Cummings Library Film Series Focuses on Barbara Stanwyck for Three Months

For immediate release:  June 18, 2012
Contact:  Susan Opasik,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations,
772-463-2863  

Film Series Continues at Cummings Library July 6, Aug. 3 and Sept. 7

Focus on Foreign Film, the monthly Cummings Library cinema club, takes a vacation from from its customary fare July through September with a trip to Hollywood—Film Noir/Hollywood, that is! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm City Library, Inc. and featuring the legendary actress Barbara Stanwyck in some of her best roles, the free films will be shown Friday, July 6, August 3 and September 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the Donahue Room of the 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.  Come and see what unfolds in these intriguing movies, and please keep it “under wraps”!

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 library, call 772-221-1403, or visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us.

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June 13, 2012

Teens, Put on Your Finest Zombie Attire and Head Out to the Zombie Cafe June 22 at Cummings Library!

For immediate release:  June 13, 2012                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863   

Teen Zombies to Gather June 22 at Cummings Library Zombie Café

Do you have zombies on the brain?  Come to the Zombie Café!   You’ll want to be dressed in your zombie finest when you join other zombie fans Friday, June 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Avenue, Palm City.

 
At the Teen Scene Zombie Café you will be able to have zombie makeup applied, play zombie games, enjoy zombie food and decorate your own zombie cupcake!

Part of Martin County Library System’s Teen Summer Reading Program, “Own the Night,” the Zombie Café is sponsored by the Friends of the Palm City Library, Inc. with advertising provided by the Library Foundation of Martin County.  No tickets or reservations are needed.  The event is free and open to teens entering grades 6 through 12. 

 

 
For more information about MCLS Teen Summer Reading program events pick up a flier at any Martin County library, call (772) 221-1403, or visit the library website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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June 11, 2012

Cummings Library History Lecture Series Continues June 15, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14

 
 
 
 

For immediate release:  June 11, 2012
Contact:  Susan Opasik,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations,
772-463-2863  

History Lecture Series Continues at Cummings Library  
       
Martin County Library System announces the continuation of a series of illustrated historical talks by Josh Liller at the Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Road, Palm City.  The programs will take place Friday, June 15, July 13, August 10 and Sept. 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Donahue Room.  Funded by the Friends of the Palm City Library, Inc., the events are free and open to the public.

Josh Liller is a former reference library assistant and lifelong history aficionado.  He currently is working toward an undergraduate degree in history.

Schedule:
Friday, June 15, 3-5 p.m. – The War of 1812
On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war against Great Britain.  At the time controversial and today almost forgotten, the War of 1812 was the result of both legitimate grievances and territorial greed.  Despite ending in a draw, the war served as a second American Revolution, proving Americans would not stand for British abuses against them.  The War of 1812 saw the burning of the White House, the origin of the Star Spangled Banner, destroyed most Native American military resistance east of the Mississippi, and brought to
fame the future presidents Andrew Jackson and William Henry Harrison.

Friday, July 13, 3-5 p.m. – Civil War 150th: Second Battle of Bull Run /Second Manassas
After several successes in the west, John Pope confidently came to Virginia to unite several
scattered armies and take Richmond.  Instead, he would be outmaneuvered and outfought by Robert E. Lee’s reorganized Army of Northern Virginia.  Pope’s army nearly came to ruin only a short distance from the previous summer’s battlefield at First Bull Run.  Confederate victory opened the way for Lee’s invasion of Maryland and Antietam.  Learn more about the entire Second Manassas campaign, including the controversies surrounding Generals James Longstreet and Fitz-John Porter.

Friday, August 10, 3-5 p.m. – The Atomic Bombs & The End of the War Against Japan
The only two atomic bombs ever used in war were dropped by the United States on Japan in August 1945.  Japan surrendered soon after, but the controversy over their use has never ended.  Did the bombs cause Japan’s surrender?  What role did the Soviet Union’s entry into the war have on Japan’s decision to surrender?  Were an invasion or the continued blockade and bombing of Japan viable alternatives to the atomic bombs?  These and other questions will be addressed.

Friday, Sept 14, 3-5 p.m. – Civil War 150th: Antietam
The armies of Robert E. Lee and George McClellan clashed from dawn till dusk near the small Maryland town of Sharpsburg in what would become the bloodiest single day in American history.  The overcautious McClellan would squander his advantages gained from Lee’s Lost Order and the Union’s 2:1 numerical superiority, but the battle ended Lee’s first invasion of the North and led to the Emancipation Proclamation.  The Army of Northern Virginia escaped to fight another day while places like The Cornfield, The Dunker Church, Bloody Lane, and Burnside’s Bridge were etched in history.

For information about other Martin County Library System events, pick up a 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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May 14, 2012

Dream Big READ!: A Summer Full of Fun for Children and Their Families at Martin County Libraries

For immediate release:  May 14, 2012                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863
Dream Big READ!: Join Us for a Summer Full of Fun for the Whole Family!   

                                                                                                                  
Children ages birth through fifth grade will enjoy the Dream Big READ! theme of Martin County Library System’s children’s summer reading program this year. Each child is eligible for prizes and books throughout the summer and those who log 30 days of reading will receive a special gift and an invitation to the finale party at the end of the summer. Sign up for your reading log beginning Saturday, May 26 to participate in reading fun all summer long! The summer reading program ends Saturday, August 11.

Take part in the summer reading program through our regularly scheduled story times as well as a variety of performances, workshops and amazingly fun programs listed below. All summer reading events and special events are free. Program funding is provided by the six MCLS Friends groups. Prizes and advertising have been provided by the Library Foundation of Martin County. For more information pick up a summer reading program flier at any MCLS community library, visit the library website at http://www.library.martin.fl.us, or call (772) 221-1403. 

MCLS Libraries:
Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart (772-288-5702)
Cummings Library, 2251 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City (772-288-2551)
Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Avenue, Indiantown (772-597-4200)
Hobe Sound Public Library, Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 S.W. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound (772-546-2257)
Hoke Library, 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach (772-463-2870
Robert Morgade Library, Chastain Campus I.R.S.C., 5851 S.E. Community Drive, Stuart (772-463-3245)
 
Children’s Summer Reading Program:  Dream Big READ!
Special Family Events

Contest:
Annual Hoke Library Children’s Summer Reading Art Display: DREAM BIG
Submit your art to be showcased in our annual art display. This year’s theme is “DREAM BIG.”
Create your own art with this year’s theme in any art medium, no larger than 20”x20”. Your art will be displayed at the Hoke Library all summer long! Be sure to drop off your art and include your full name, age and phone number before June 15.

Movies @ Your Library:  (Call 772-221-1403 for details.)            
Friday, June 1, 6:00 p.m. – Cummings Library
Friday, June 15, 3:00 p.m. – Hobe Sound Public Library
Wednesday, June 20, 2:00 p.m. – Blake Library
Friday, June 29, 3:00 p.m. – Cummings Library
Friday, July 13, 6:00 p.m. – Cummings Library
Wednesday, July 18, 2:00 p.m. – Blake Library
Friday, July 20, 3:00 p.m. – Hobe Sound Public Library
Friday, July 27, 3:00 p.m. – Cummings Library
Friday, August 17, 3:00 p.m. – Hobe Sound Public Library

Programs in date order:
*Starred events require pre-registration. 
Mondays, 11:15 a.m. – Blake Library; Fridays, 11:00 a.m. – Robert Morgade Library
Wiggles & Giggles (Ages 24-36 Months)
Music and Activity Program
Bring your wiggly toddler and enjoy a fun morning of music and movement based activities.

Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. (no program will be held July 18)
Siesta Family Story Time! – Elisabeth Lahti Library
Bienvenidos and welcome to our siesta story time! Come and join us for this bilingual Spanish/English story time filled with songs, crafts, and loads of fun. For all ages.

Tuesdays, May 29, June 26, July 31, & August 28, 4:00 p.m.
LEGO Club – Blake Library
Like Legos? Lego enthusiasts are invited to stop by for some creative building time with other kids! Lego Club is designed for kids ages 4 and up. Legos will be provided but gently used donations are always welcome.

Wednesdays, May 30, June 13, 27, & July 25 and Thursday, July 12, 2:00 p.m.
Dream Big: READ! Summer Craft – Cummings Library
Children ages 6 and older, come into the library and join us for some fun summer crafts.

Friday, June 1, 4:00 p.m.
*Fun in the Sun! – Blake Library
Join Marybeth Pena, RN, BSN, CDE, as she discusses summer safety, protecting your skin, and injury
prevention in a kid-friendly way that will ensure a fun and safe summer for the whole family. *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-221-1407 to register. Grades K-5.

Saturday, June 2, 11:00 a.m. – Hobe Sound Public Library
Saturday, June 2, 2:00 p.m. – Robert Morgade Library
Juggling ‘Round the World
Follow Lippo Polo around the world on a unicycle, juggling in different ports. See the Hawaiian poi balls, the Japanese umbrella, Chinese Yo-Yo and Devil Sticks. Experience the Hindu Fakir and hear about the history of today’s juggling clubs in this entertaining family show.

Monday, June 4, 3:00 p.m.
*Imagination Zone: Dino Jamboree! (Ages 2-5) – Robert Morgade Library
Do you know a young dinosaur fanatic? Then join us for the Dino Jamboree! Hear stories, play with dino toys, snack on Jurassic treats, create a fun craft and meet other dinosaur aficionados! *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-463-3245 to register.
 
Tuesdays, June 5 and July 10, 11:00 a.m.
Jazzercise! – Cummings Library
Cindy Baxter, Jazzercise instructor, will focus on teaching some simple movements, beginning with body stretches. Wear comfortable clothing suitable for physical activity. Water will be provided. Ages 6 and up are welcome and parents too!

Wednesday, June 6, 3:30 p.m.
*Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Decorate a Diary Afternoon – Blake Library
Inspired by the popular series Diary of a Wimpy Kid, we are hosting a journal making program for children ages 7 and up. All supplies will be provided. At the end of the evening you can take your journal home and start writing like Greg Heffley! *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-221-1407 to register.

Wednesday, June 6, 6:00 p.m.
Campfire Tales: Owls – Robert Morgade Library
Gather round the “campfire” for an awesome owl-themed family story time. Hear stories, create owl crafts, and snack on delicious s’mores! All ages.

Saturday, June 9, 10:30 a.m. – Blake Library
Saturday, June 9, 3:00 p.m. – Elisabeth Lahti Library
Saturday, July 14, 11:00 a.m. – Hoke Library
*Out of This World Summer Fun!
Local author and illustrator Janeen Mason will be making the book, Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun, come to life through art techniques and make-believe. *Pre-registration is required. Please call the branch library to register for this hands-on program. Grades 1-3.

Saturday, June 9, 11:00 a.m.
Tessa’s Tree Puppet Show – Cummings Library
“Tessa’s Tree” is the story of a little tree who has big dreams and learns to appreciate the best within himself
thanks to the help of the little girl who loves him. This tale of discovering one’s own unique gifts is highlighted by comic forest characters and catchy music.

Mondays, June 11, July 9 & August 13 – 6:30 p.m.
BINGO – Blake Library
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 13, 6:30 p.m. – Robert Morgade Library
Wednesday, July 11, 2:00 p.m. – Cummings Library
Owls: Winged Warriors of the Sky
A Hobe Sound Nature Center presentation explores the world of the owl, with special emphasis on their adaptations for survival. See a live owl up-close and learn about these fascinating birds.  Grades K-5.

Thursday, June 14, 6:30 p.m.         

*American Girl® Doll Pajama Party – Blake Library
Participate in fun pajama party activities with your American Girl® or other 18″ doll. Be sure to come dressed in your jammies! *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-221-1407 to register. For school-age children and their dolls.

Saturday, June 16, 2:30 p.m.
Family BINGO – Cummings Library
Join us at the library for some free family fun! Win books! Win prizes!

Monday, June 18, 3:00 p.m.
*Crafternoons: Dream Journal – Robert Morgade Library
Create and personalize your very own journal for recording your dreams. *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-463-3245 to register. Ages 6 and up.

Wednesdays, June 20 and July 18, 11:00 a.m.
Music and Motion – Cummings Library
It’s a fact that children love music and movement. Join us for some musical activities that provide exercise, motor development and FUN!!!!

Saturday, June 23, 10:30 a.m.
*Dream Big, Read About the World – Hoke Library
The story Nicaraguita will be read by author Marybeth Pena. Following the storytelling, children will
have the opportunity to explore a day in the life of a child in rural Latin America, through dance, music, costumes and a piñata. *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-463-2870 to register. Grades K-5.

Saturday, June 23, 1:00 p.m.
Revisit your Trash, and Create a Treasure! – Hobe Sound Public Library
Join us to make easy projects from recycled materials. All materials provided. This activity is presented by Treasures from Trash, Hobe Sound Women’s Club.

Saturdays, June 23, July 14 & August 11, 3:00 p.m.
Scrabble Club – Blake Library
Join our family scrabble club. Just bring yourself and plenty of word-spelling talent with you. Game boards and pieces will be provided, as well as refreshments. A family event for ages 4 and up.

Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.
Sea Turtles: Struggle for Survival – Hobe Sound Public Library
A Hobe Sound Nature Center presentation on the ecology of sea turtles, their endangered status and nesting on local beaches. Turtle shells, leather goods, cosmetics and other products from sea turtles will be shared with the group, with a message to discourage international trade of endangered species products. Grades K-5.

Saturday, June 30, 2:00 p.m.
*Fairy Houses – Robert Morgade Library
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 feel free to bring additional natural materials such as shells, seaweed, bark, etc. *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-463-3245 to register. Ages 4 and up.      

Saturday, June 30, 3:00 p.m.
*World Wise Nutrition for Kids and Parents in Spanish! – Elisabeth Lahti Library
Snacks will be prepared and served as families learn about wise and delicious nutrition from other cultures around the world through stories and wonderful food. *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-597-4200 to register.

Tuesdays and Thursdays in July, 10:45 a.m.
Brainy “Kidz” Dodgeball – Elisabeth Lahti Library
Do you want to play Dodgeball and have an action-packed summer while learning fun facts? If you answered yes, you are invited to join on our trivia dodgeball game. Games will begin in July and will be held every Tuesday and Thursday. Come early to register for a team and pick up your rules of the game.

Monday, July 2, 3:00 p.m.
*Imagination Zone: Princess Party! – Robert Morgade Library
Is your little one obsessed with all things princess? Then join us for a princess party! Hear princess
stories, play dress-up, dine on royal cupcakes, create a fun craft and meet other princess enthusiasts! *Pre-registration is required.  Please call 772-463-3245 to register.  Ages 2-5.

Thursday, July 5, 6:30 p.m.
*American Girl® Doll Campfire Fun – Blake Library
Enjoy fun campfire activities like s’more-making with your American Girl® or other 18″ doll. *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-221-1407 to register. For school age children and their dolls.

Friday, July 6, 3:30 p.m.
Crafty Afternoon – Hobe Sound Public Library
Make it and take it. Enjoy light snacks and drinks.

Wednesday, July 11, 6:00 p.m.
Campfire Tales: Fireflies – Robert Morgade Library
Gather round the “campfire” for an awesome firefly-themed family story time. Hear stories, create firefly crafts and snack on delicious s’mores! All ages.

July 12, Thursday, 10-11 a.m. and 12-1 p.m.
*To Other Worlds StarLab – Blake Library
Join us on a fantastic adventure through space as the South Florida Science Museum brings their portable planetarium to the library. Learn the cool characteristics about planets and other objects in our Solar System. *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-221-1407 to register. Grades K-5.

Saturday, July 14, 3:00 p.m.
*Star Wars Saturday – Robert Morgade Library
Calling all Star Wars fans! The Robert Morgade Library is hosting a Star Wars Saturday for kids ages 5 and up. We will be screening the movie Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as well as creating some awesome crafts, dining on intergalactic snacks, and playing games designed to sharpen your Jedi skills. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Star Wars character. *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-463-3245 to register.
Monday, July 16, 10:30 a.m.          
*Potty Time with Marion Ross – Robert Morgade Library
It’s a potty party and you are invited! This class provides a fun way to introduce the concept of potty training within an entertaining and interactive class. *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-463-3245 to register.

Monday, July 16, 3:00 p.m.
*Crafternoons: Glow in the Dark Tees – Robert Morgade Library
Design an awesome glow in the dark T-shirt! *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-463-3245 to register. Ages 6 and up.

Saturday, July 21, 11:00 a.m. – Cummings Library
Saturday, July 21, 3:00 p.m. – Elisabeth Lahti Library
Ice Age Rampage!
This program introduces students of all ages to the animals that roamed Florida long ago. Children will be able to see and touch a wide selection of genuine and replica fossils of animals such as Saber Cats, Mastodons and Mammoths, Giant Ground Sloths, and a multitude of other animals.

Saturday, July 21, 2:30 p.m.
*Astronauts and Aliens! – Blake Library
Blast off to the Blake library for an afternoon of space-themed activities! *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-221-1407 to register. Grades K-5.

Wednesday, July 25, 2:00 p.m.
Voices in the Night: Frogs – Hoke Library
The Hobe Sound Nature Center will teach you about some local amphibians with special emphasis on how and why they make certain noises. Children will learn to imitate selected calls themselves and learn why these calls are important for the frogs’ survival. Grades K-5.

Saturday, July 28, 11:00 a.m. – Hobe Sound Public Library (Grades 5-12)
Saturday, July 28, 2:00 p.m. – Robert Morgade Library (Grades 2-5)
*Hands-On Circus Camp: A Juggling Experience
Lizi Franzini, international circus performer, brings spinning plates, beanbags, juggling scarves, diabolos and crystal sticks for hands-on action. *Pre-registration is required. Limited to 60 participants. Please call the branch library to register.

Wednesday, August 1, 2:00 p.m.
Bats: Myth and Reality – Hoke Library
Through a presentation by Bat Conservation International and the Hobe Sound Nature Center, learn about the importance and ecology of bats, unloved and misunderstood by many. Learn why they are disappearing, hear truths rather than myths and take a close look at the different species found around the world. Grades K-5.

Wednesday, August 1, 6:00 p.m.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover – Robert Morgade Library
Ever wonder what goes on at the library at night? Well, now you’ll be able to find out, secondhand! Come with your stuffed friend for stories and a craft! When you go home, your stuffed friend will stay for a sleepover at the library! Come back Thursday, August 2 from 12-8 to pick up your friend and see pictures of all the fun! Moms and dads, please make sure the stuffed friend is one that your child will be able to do without for a night. Ages 3 and up.

Thursday, August 2, 6:00 p.m.
Dr. Professor Wacky – Blake Library
This crazy professor loves to play with science, music and magic! Learn about gas, carbon dioxide, miscibility and more from the fun wacky good doctor. All of the experiments done in this show can be recreated at home by kids.

Thursday, August 9, 5:30 p.m.
*American Girl® Doll Movie Night – Blake Library
Watch Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) with your American Girl® or other 18″ doll. *Pre-registration is required. Please call 772-221-1407 to register. For school age children and their dolls.

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