Martin County Library System Press Releases

April 5, 2013

Develop a passion for geocaching with Josh Liller!

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For immediate release:  April 5, 2013             
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205    
 

Geocaching enthusiast Josh Liller will present an illustrated talk on the popular outdoor scavenger hunt game on Friday, April 19 at 4:00 p.m. at the Robert Morgade Library, 5851 S.E. Community Drive on the Chastain Campus of Indian River State College, Stuart.  A question and answer period will follow the presentation. A part of National Library Week, the event is free and open to the public.

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. Geocachers seek out hidden containers (geocaches) in a wide variety of locations with the aid of a GPS device or GPS-capable smartphone, GPS coordinates and clues obtained from websites dedicated to the game. With almost 2 million geocaches hidden worldwide, the hobby is fun for all ages. Liller has been geocaching for more than three years and is a member of South Florida Geocaching as well as the Cachepalooza Crew, which hosts an annual geocaching event at Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound.
 
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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April 3, 2013

Teens get creative with Blackout Poetry April 16

For immediate release:  April 3, 2013                                        
Contact: Alicen Kikkert, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205 

 
Teens celebrate the art of Creative Destruction and Blackout Poetry at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at the Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. Using books and paint, Blackout Poetry involves creating unique poems, sentences or phrases by blacking out the words that are not needed. The event is part of National Library Week and is free and open to teens. No registration required.

To learn more about National Library Week events or 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 25, 2013

Communities matter @ your library: celebrate National Library Week April 14-20

For immediate release:  March 25, 2013
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205

 

(STUART, FL) –The Martin County Library System joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week April 14-20. First introduced in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. 

Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.

Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover what their communities’ needs are and meet them. Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or those to support early literacy, librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.

“Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” said Brett Lear, Martin County Library System Director. “While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.”

The Martin County Library System is celebrating National Library Week by hosting various special events for children and adults alike at all six library branches, beginning April 13:

  • Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart
    • Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 p.m., Never Everglades (Kids)
    • Saturday, April 20 at 3:00 p.m., Connect with Local Maps
  • Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City
    • Saturday, April 13 at 11:00 a.m., Science Saturday: Nitromania (Kids)
    • Saturday, April 20 at 1:00 p.m., Stay in Touch with Skype
  • Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 SW Adams Ave., Indiantown
    • Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 p.m., Science Saturday: Nitromania (Kids)
    • Tuesday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m., Conversation Circles
    • Wednesday, April 17 at 4:00 p.m., Pinning Into Knowledge
    • Thursday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m., Conversation Circles
  • Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound
    • Saturday, April 13 at 3:00 p.m., LEGO Club (Kids)
    • Wednesday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m., Sharing What You Learn with Evernote
  • Hoke Library; 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach
    • Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 p.m., LEGO Club (Kids)
    • Wednesday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m., Connect with Social Media
    • Saturday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m., Earth Day: Create a Terrarium (Kids)
  • Robert Morgade Library, 5851 SE Community Dr., Stuart
    • Friday, April 19 at 4:00 p.m., Geocaching With Josh

For more information, pick up a Library Connection at any branch detailing all National Library Week events, call 772-221-1403, or visit the website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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March 30, 2012

Join Library Friends and Staff for Cake April 14 During National Library Week and Learn How You Belong @ your library

For release:  April 8, 2012                                        
Contact:  Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863   

You belong @ your library® this National Library Week, April 8-14                                                          
 
         
(STUART, FL) – Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new job, a parent looking for free activities for children or a student searching for your next favorite book, you belong @ your library.

Today’s libraries help level the playing field by making both print and digital information affordable, available and accessible to all people.  Libraries provide cultural heritage and genealogical collections, materials in print and electronic formats, job seeking resources, English as second language and citizenship classes and many other creative and resourceful programs.

Libraries have historically served as our nation’s great equalizers of knowledge. The strength of libraries has always been the diversity of their collections and commitment to serving all people. This National Library Week, join our nation’s libraries and librarians by celebrating the place where we all belong.

Did you know that you can learn a foreign language, get the latest health, business and investment information, access study aids, find a newspaper, magazine or journal article, research your family history or troubleshoot an auto repair with online electronic resources @ your library? 

Find out more when you celebrate National Library Week with the Martin County Library System by stopping by any Martin County library on Saturday, April 14, and enjoy a piece of cake served by the Friends of Martin County Libraries. Staff will be prepared to show you how “you belong @ your library” by offering our many services. Cake will be served from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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.

Let the Martin County Library System guide you to discover how, more than ever, you belong @ your library.

For more information, call 772-221-1403, see the library’s Web site at http://www.library.martin.fl.us, or visit any of the following Martin County libraries:

• Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart
• Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City
• Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 SW Adams Ave., Indiantown
• Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound
• Hoke Library; 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach
• Robert Morgade Library, 5851 SE Community Dr., Stuart

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April 2, 2010

Celebrate National Library Week With These Special Events!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                       

APRIL 3, 2010

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403

Communities Thrive @ your library:

Celebrate National Library Week with the Martin County Library System!

 

(STUART, FLORIDA) – April 11-17 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 “Communities Thrive @ your library.”  Stop by a Martin County library or visit the MCLS Web site, www.library.martin.fl.us, to see how the many types of information and services available to you there—for free—can help you thrive! 

For example, in addition to children’s story times at each library, you can take advantage of the award-winning Family Place program for parents/caregivers and children 1-3 years old.   Or homework help for teens.   Or genealogy classes.  Or get the technical support you need to get up to speed with e-government services by signing up for computer classes and then visiting our public access computers.  Thanks to community partners such as Work Force Solutions, you can also receive help in finding a new job by visiting the Wheels of Opportunity unit van at certain Martin libraries.

“Libraries are the heart of every community and our library helps our community thrive,” says Judi Snyder, acting director of the Martin County Library System.  “At our library, people of all backgrounds come together for community meetings, lectures and programs, to do research with the assistance of a trained professional, to get help finding a job or to find homework help.”

The Martin County Library System is celebrating National Library Week by presenting the following special programs, all free:

2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, Chautauqua South: Cashore Marionettes, “Simple Gifts,” Blake Library. Adults and children no younger than 2nd grade.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

7 p.m. Saturday, April 10, Chautauqua South: Cashore Marionettes, “Life in Motion,” Blake Library. Adults and young adults.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

7  p.m. Thursday, April 15 – Chautauqua South: Porch Dogs, An Evening of Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco Music, Blake Library.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

For more information about the Martin County Library System, call 772/221-1403, visit the MCLS Web site, http://library.martin.fl.us, or pick up a Library Connection at any of the following Martin County libraries: 

  • Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart (772/288-5702)
  • Cummings, 2551 SW Matheson Avenue, Palm City (772/288-2551)
  • Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 SW Adams Avenue, Indiantown (772/597-4200)
  • Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound (772/546-2257)
  • Hoke Library, 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach (772/463-2870)
  • Robert Morgade Library, Chastain Campus IRCC, 5851 SE Community Drive, Stuart (772/463-3245)

 

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March 25, 2010

MCLS Celebrates National Library Week!

FOR RELEASE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK                                                                                          

APRIL 11-17, 2010

CONTACT: MCLS PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403

Communities Thrive @ your library:

Celebrate National Library Week with the Martin County Library System April 11-17

(STUART, FLORIDA) – It’s 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 “Communities Thrive @ your library.”  Stop by a Martin County library or visit the MCLS Web site, www.library.martin.fl.us, to see how the many types of information and services available to you there—for free—can help you thrive! 

“Libraries are the heart of every community and our library helps our community thrive,” says Judi Snyder, acting director of the Martin County Library System.  “At our library, people of all backgrounds come together for community meetings, lectures and programs, to do research with the assistance of a trained professional, to get help finding a job or to find homework help.”

The Martin County Library System is celebrating National Library Week by presenting the following free programs.  (Unless otherwise noted, all Blake Library events listed are held in the John F. Armstrong Wing.)

2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, Chautauqua South: Cashore Marionettes, “Simple Gifts,” Blake Library. Adults and children no younger than 2nd grade.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

7 p.m. Saturday, April 10, Chautauqua South: Cashore Marionettes, “Life in Motion,” Blake Library. Adults and young adults.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 11, Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers: Bleacher Boys, with producer and cinematographer Karen Hunter, Blake Library.  Funded in part by a grant from the Southern Arts Federation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and local partner organizations The Arts Council, Inc., The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc. and the Martin County Tourist Development Council, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

2 p.m. Monday, April 12, Sampler Book Club with Sandy Withers, Discussion of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Blake Library.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

10 a.m. Monday, March 29, April 5 and April 12 – Three-part Lecture Series with Jane Miller: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Blake Library.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 14Career Workshop with Career Coach and Executive Recruiter Kathy Shabotynskyj, How to Find a GOOD job in 90 Days: The 5-Step Guide to a Successful Job Search, Blake Library.

 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 14Free Réesumé Workshop Webinar with résumé expert Barbara Safani , Blake Library.

4-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 – Art Explorations for Ages 6 and older, Aboriginal Dreaming: Walkabout Through the Outback!   Blake Library.  Pre-registration required.  Call 772-221-1407 to register.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

7  p.m. Thursday, April 15 – Chautauqua South: Porch Dogs, An Evening of Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco Music, Blake Library.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

2 p.m. Friday, April 16 – Chautauqua South: Lifelong Learning, IRSC Professor Series, Susan L. Wallace, Ph.D., Mayan Calendar and “2012”: A Passage in Time, Blake Library.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc.

For more information, call 772/221-1403, visit the MCLS Web site, http://library.martin.fl.us, or  pick up a Library Connection at any of the following Martin County libraries: 

  • Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart (772/288-5702)
  • Cummings, 2551 SW Matheson Avenue, Palm City (772/288-2551)
  • Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 SW Adams Avenue, Indiantown (772/597-4200)
  • Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound (772/546-2257)
  • Hoke Library, 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach (772/463-2870)
  • Robert Morgade Library, Chastain Campus IRCC, 5851 SE Community Drive, Stuart (772/463-3245)

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