Martin County Library System Press Releases

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
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
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
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




December 30, 2013

Home Schooling Events: Carrie Kahr to present Using a Microscope at Cummings library January 14

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

On Tuesday, January 14 from 11 am – 1:30 pm at the Peter and Julie Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Ave, Palm City, Carrie Kahr M.S. will present Using a Microscope. Ms. Kahr is a certified college professor in biology and currently teaches at IRSC as an adjunct professor.

Discover the world with a better view! Students will learn the parts of a microscope. We will learn about history, current day technology, and how to focus on a specimen. Lab activities will include focusing on slides, making stained slides and viewing life in pond water.

Registration required: please call: 772-288-2551. Ages 8 & up.

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



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