Library life


The next four months are full of excitement at libraries in Martin County.

Chautauqua South, an arts and education series offering an eclectic array of artists, authors, storytellers, dramatists, historians, educators and entertainers, kicks off next week and continues through April.

Some of the highlights include:

Jeff Lamarche Sings Gordon Lightfoot, 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Robert Morgade Library;

Hank Fincken Presents: Johnny Appleseed, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Elisabeth Lahti Library;

Adam Miller Presents: African-American Folk Songs for Black History Month, 4 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Hobe Sound Library.

Gareth Johnson’s violin recital at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Blake Library;

Barbara Rinella presents The Hamilton Affair at 2 p.m. March 27 at the Blake Library; and

McCartney Mania, A Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney at 6 p.m. April 2 at the Blake Library.

Many of these events require tickets, which are distributed about two weeks before the program.

More information on these and other events can be found at www.martin.fl.us/martin-county-services/library-event-calendar. Look for the Chautauqua events tab on the page.

Other activities coming up on the Treasure Coast:

Robert Morgade Library

5851 SE Community Drive, Stuart

772-463-3245

Winter wonderland: Join Marion Ross to learn American Sign Language and celebrate the season with an imaginative sleigh ride and snowball fight. Ages 4 months to 5 years. Preregistration recommended. 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Adult coloring: Reduce stress and use the library’s supplies to color yourself relaxed. 3 p.m. Monday.

Hobe Sound Public Library

10595 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound

772 546-2257

Drone photography: Tom Gilmore, a commercial pilot and flight instructor, will demonstrate how to get started with aerial photography. Adults. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Grown-up crafts: Make a glass magnet. Participants can bring special paper, photos or magazines to use. Adults. Preregister. 2 p.m. Jan. 11.

Lakewood Park Branch

7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort Pierce

772-462-6870

Android 101: Learn the basics for conquering your smartphone or tablet. Adults. 9 a.m. Friday.

Apple basics: Join this workshop to learn more about your Apple devices. Adults. 9 a.m. Jan. 12.

Susan Broom Kilmer Branch

101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce

772-462-1615

On display: ArtSpace hosts works by digital artist Barbara Rosenzweig through Jan. 27.

Treasures of the past: Adults are invited to bring in their family heirlooms and share stories surrounding these objects. 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Programs scheduled at libraries in Palm Beach County:

Gardens Branch

11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens

561-626-6133

Remember when: Transform the bits and pieces of your life into a memoir with facilitator Marjorie Most. Adults. 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Snowman bingo: Play the classic game with a wintry twist. Use chocolate bingo markers and compete for book prizes. Ages 4 and older. Preregister. 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.

T-shirt restyle: Bring a plain T-shirt in any color just a little larger than you usually wear. The library will provide scissors and ribbon, and you’ll end up with a new fashion creation. Ages 11-17. Preregister. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Rumble in the jungle: Enjoy stories, songs and movement activities on a trek through the jungle with a wise elephant. Learn lessons on integrity, obedience and asking permission. Ages 3-6. Preregister. 3:15 p.m. Jan. 12.

Jupiter Branch

705 Military Trail, Jupiter

561-744-2301

All about nature: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is one of the county’s hidden jewels located along the Intracoastal Waterway in Boca Raton. Learn about its sea turtle rehabilitation efforts, outdoor marine aquarium habitats, butterfly garden and scenic nature trails. Adults. 2 p.m. Jan. 12.

North Palm Beach Public Library

303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach

561-841-3383

Secrets of storytelling: What makes a good story? How do stories change with each retelling? Youngsters ages 8-12 will read aloud short stories and act out skits, then analyze and discuss stories in a group setting. 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Calling all artists: Paint rocks with Kelley from North Palm Beach Rocks. Supplies provided. 11 a.m. Jan. 11.



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