Celebrate the Library Foundation's 25th anniversary. Libraries remain an essential component of our civic life. As centers for learning, they provide young and old alike opportunities to gain knowledge and acquire new skills. They are also important centers for cultural enrichment through lectures, musical concerts and continuing education classes. We are fortunate to have one of the finest library systems in the state. With over 96,000 cardholders, the Library is much beloved and a cherished community asset. We have planned a number of exciting events to celebrate this milestone achievement and hope to see you there. Thank you for your support!
Founded in 1992, the Library Foundation of Martin County is a not-for profit organization that acquires and administers funds from the private sector to enrich library services and facilities not met by public funding and to endow the library system for future generations.
On January 23, the Kiplinger Literacy Award Luncheonwill be held at Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club honoring literacy advocate Leo Clancy. After nine years, the award luncheon enjoys a sold-out status and is a successful fundraiser. Knight Kiplinger, Editor in Chief of Kiplinger Publications, will deliver his perennial keynote speech and forecast for the year ahead. SOLD OUT
February 16, 2 pm: The New York Times bestselling author Michael Tougias will present a two-part multi-media presentation with slides on February 16 at 2 pm at the Blake Library. Tougias's book, The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue, was made into a movie starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck. The second part covers his new book So Close To Home: A True Story of an American Family’s Fight for Survival During WWII. A book signing and reception will immediately follow the presentation. This is a free, ticketed event. Tickets may be picked up at the Blake Library Information Desk beginning February 1. (MORE)