Martin County Library System Press Releases

March 20, 2013

Theories behind human aggression explained April 16 at Hoke Library

For immediate release:  March 20, 2013             
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205   
      
Using social, cultural and biological research, Indian River State College professor Joe Grisham will discuss current theories of human aggression on Tuesday, April 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hoke Library, 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach. Dr. Grisham’s lecture explains how the turbulent events of the last few years reveal the extent of the human capacity to both harm and help others. Funded by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc., the event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Grisham is a professor of psychology and has been in IRSC’s Department of Social Sciences since August 1994. He has served as a consultant to numerous organizations including NASA, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, several universities and military organizations.
 
For more information or to learn more about the Martin County Library System, pick up a Library Connection at any library branch, call 772-221-1403, or visit the website at www.library.martin.fl.us

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March 13, 2013

‘Living History’ series brings art display to Blake Library March 30

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     
DATE:  MARCH 13, 2013
CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772-221-1403                                                          

      
                      
Lisa Jill Allison presents “Art from the Heart” on Saturday, March 30 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Blake Library. Allison’s demonstration will reveal the logistics of being an artist from A to Z and guide participants through the steps of putting inspirational images on a canvas. A gallery of her art will be on display before the presentation. Free and open to the public, the event was developed as part of Professor Robert 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 Blake Library is located at 2351 S.E. Monterey Rd., Stuart.

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 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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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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February 15, 2013

Professor Farley discusses Flagler’s Florida railroads Feb. 25

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     
DATE:  FEBRUARY 15, 2013
CONTACT: PUBLIC RELATIONS 772-221-1403                                                                 
                      

Robert Farley, Indian River State College professor of history, presents “Henry Flagler’s Florida Railroads” on Monday, February 25 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the John F. Armstrong Wing at the Blake Library. Professor Farley discusses how entrepreneur Henry Flagler rapidly expanded the state of Florida in the late 1800s and early 1900s by bringing in middle-class America through the creation of a railroad system. 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 Blake Library is located at 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart.

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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February 11, 2013

Florida Highwaymen artists discuss unique paintings at Blake Library Feb. 18

Professor Robert Farley moderates a discussion with four of the renowned Florida Highwaymen as they share stories of their distinctive artistic imprint on the Treasure Coast on Monday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the John F. Armstrong Wing at the Blake Library. A painting demonstration is included and artwork will be available for purchase after the event.

The Florida Highwaymen began in the 1950s as a group of 26 mostly self-taught African-American artists who created over 200,000 paintings of Florida landscapes. They sold their paintings directly to individuals and businesses for less than $50 each from the road and traveling door-to-door. Today, these same works of art are worth thousands of dollars. The Florida Highwaymen are internationally known and were featured in a 2008 hour-long PBS documentary.

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. and is free and open to the public. The Blake Library is located at 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart.

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

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August 15, 2011

IRSC Professor Robert Farley Invites Community to Reflect on 9/11 at Blake Library Sept. 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                              

DATE:  AUGUST 15, 2011                                                       

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

          

 

WHO:              The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc., sponsor, in support of

Martin County libraries

WHAT:            Reflections on September 11, 2001

                Presented by Robert R. Farley

There are events we live through that we shall never forget.  Past generations remember all too well the Challenger explosion (1986), Nixon’s resignation (1974), the Kennedy assassination (1963), Sputnik launch (1957), the death of FDR (1945) and Pearl Harbor (1941).

There are days shared by every American that cause us to remember where we were, who we were with and what we were doing.  September 11, 2001 is one of those days.  Come to the Blake Library Friday, September 9 at 4:00 p.m. and share your thoughts about this day.  

Professor Robert Farley of Indian River State College will moderate this presentation based on audience participation, with taped interviews/journal accounts of survivors and news film footage about the events.  World Trade Center survivor Stan Mennuto will be on hand to recount his experiences.

On the tenth anniversary of 9/11 let us all attempt to put this event into perspective as we discuss its place in history and influence on our future. 

WHEN:            Friday, September 9, 4:00– 5:30 p.m.

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

HOW:              Free and open to the public.  No tickets or reservations needed.   

For more information or to learn 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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May 11, 2011

IRSC History Professor Robert Farley to Give Talk on Abe Lincoln at Blake Library June 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                           

DATE:  MAY 11, 2011                                                          

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

          

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

                           County libraries

WHAT:           IRSC Professor Series 

Abe Lincoln: The Transition

 

Presented by Professor Robert R. Farley

Robert R. Farley, professor of history at Indian River State College, will present “Abe Lincoln: The Transition” on Friday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the Blake Library in Stuart.   

Between his election as our 16th President in 1860 and his assassination in 1865 Abraham Lincoln saw many changes.  For one, the slogan for the Civil War went from “Preserve the Union” to “Free the Slaves.”  The war took a personal toll on him as well, his careworn face toward the end of his life seemingly reflecting every American death, both North and South.  To this day, no other President since has endured as many trials and tribulations.

WHEN:           Friday, June 3, 2:00 p.m.

 

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

HOW:             Free and open to the public. 

 

For more information or to learn 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 11, 2011

Professor Robert Farley’s 3/18 Benedict Arnold Program Rescheduled 4/22

CHAUTAUQUA SOUTH

 Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body & Spirit

  MARCH 18 PROGRAM RESCHEDULED APRIL 22            

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                       

DATE:  APRIL 11, 2011                                                                   

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403

WHO:                    Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm City Library, Inc., in support of Martin County libraries

 

WHAT & WHEN:            Chautauqua South: Lifelong Learning

IRSC Professor Series:  Professor Robert R. Farley

 

Robert R. Farley, professor of history at Indian River State College, will present the following programs as a continuation of the Chautauqua South IRSC Professor Series at the Cummings Library in Palm City.  Each program is free and open to the public. 

Friday, April 15, 2:00 p.m. Historical Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway—the writer, adventurer, hunter and angler—will be analyzed in the context of the decades in which he lived and the women he loved.

 

Friday, April 22, 2:00 p.m. Benedict Arnold: The Untold Story—Tragic Hero or Traitor?

For the love of a woman, Benedict Arnold became our nation’s most notorious traitor. Learn the story of his frustration with the Continental Congress and the financial problems that plagued all American soldiers.  THIS PROGRAM WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED MARCH 18.

WHERE:              Cummings Library, Donahue Room, 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City

HOW:                    Free and open to the public.  For more information about this or other Chautauqua South programs or to learn more about the Martin County Library System call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South brochure at any branch library 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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