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Celebrate Earth Day with programs at local libraries


Saturday is Earth Day, and many libraries have special programs planned.

Make an upcycled magazine trinket dish at Jupiter Branch Library.

Paper crafting techniques and materials will be provided to make an eco-friendly coiled bowl. Participants also can take their own magazines to use in the project.

Pre-register for this program, offered at 2 p.m. Friday. Space is limited. The library is at 705 Military Trail, Jupiter. Call 561-744-2301 for more information.

The Fort Pierce Library will celebrate Earth Day at 3 p.m. Saturday with a special program on butterflies.

Children in kindergarten through fifth grade will learn about butterflies and make a butterfly sun-catcher. Following the program, participants will release butterflies that have hatched in the library.

The program is free and open to the community, but space is limited. Parents and caregivers are asked to accompany children.

The Fort Pierce Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is at 101 Melody Lane. For more information about children’s programs, call Gicele Perna at 772-462-2812.

The Blake Library offers Putting Energy to Work: Windmills, a program recommended for children in first through seventh grade.

Participants will learn about wind energy and how it can help the environment. Through games and hands-on experiments, kids will learn how to harness the wind using simple materials.

Preregistration is required. Call 772-221-1407 for assistance. The library is at 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart.

Other programs at area libraries include:

PALM BEACH COUNTY

Tequesta Branch Library

461 Old Dixie Highway North, Tequesta

561-746-5970

Florida’s vanishing species: Discover the reasons for the decline of Florida’s threatened and endangered animals and the implications of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Meet members of the Nature Center’s wildlife teaching team. Preregister. 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Gardens Branch Library

11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens

561-626-6133

Tidying tips: Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate and clothes pile up everywhere? Kathy Andio will share decluttering and organizing tips from Marie Kondo’s New York Times best-seller. Preregister. 2:30 p.m. April 27.

MARTIN COUNTY

Elisabeth Lahti Library

15200 S.W. Adams Ave., Indiantown

772 597-4200

Earth Day crafts: School-age kids can let their imaginations run wild with the library’s craft supplies. 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Peter & Julie Cummings Library

2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City

772 288-2551

Haiku for Earth Day: Teens are invited to attend a creative writing workshop and learn about the ancient Japanese poetic form of the haiku. Participants will write their own haiku and create a visual art piece to take home. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Financial Self-Defense: Learn how to protect yourself from a variety of scams prevalent today. This presentation is part of Money Smart Week. 2 p.m. April 27.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY

Morningside Branch Library

2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St Lucie

772-337-5632

Produce a video: Learn how to turn still photography into video at a workshop with R. J. Ashley, who has worked as a professional photographer since 1971. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Port St. Lucie Branch Library

180 S.W. Prima Vista Blvd., Port St Lucie

772-871-5450

Calling all babies: Little ones up to age 2 and their parents and caregivers are invited to join Miss Alicia for songs and stories. 10:30 a.m. April 27.



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