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For the Reading Log information and a chance to win prizes, click here. Three different age groups and reading logs: Babies - grades 5, teens and adults. Log your reading online or on the Beanstack Tracker mobile app. Grand prize winners will be notified after August 11, 2018.



Hoke Library : 772-463-2870
1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach

Date and Time Event Details
Tuesdays in June from 12:30PM - 2PM Rock Your Food and Fun. "This library based program is a hands-on, interactive, healthy eating and physical activity program for children and families. The goal is to provide evidence based nutrition education which reinforces the importance of 5210 principles-balanced diet and an increase in fruit and vegetable consumption, increased physical activity, reduction of screen time and sweetened beverage consumption to promote healthy growth and development. The program provides fun, hands-on learning activities, a family cooking class and opportunity to taste foods prepared during the program.

Please RSVP by registering all family members who will be participating so we know how many are coming." 772-463-2870, jensen@martin.fl.us. I work hard to gather Treasure Coast events, so visit SupportStLucieCounty.com for more!!! 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach
June 2, 2018 from 3PM - 4PM Mr. Brian Rocks The Library! Join Mr. Brian (aka Brian Reskow) as he rocks our Summer Reading Program and the Hoke Library.
June 9, 2018 from 2PM - 3PM Mad Science presents Sounds Like Science. Make waves and make some noise in this fun and funky science show. Kids will get tuned-in to learning with exciting demonstrations and experiments!
July 13, 2018 from 3PM - 4PM Tampa Taiko Drums. Tampa Taiko is a professional drumming ensemble that has performed for a vast array of audiences. Tampa Taiko Drummers entertain and educate audiences with presentations and hands-on workshops tailored to meet the needs of various ages and ability levels.

Robert Morgade Library : 772-463-3245
5851 SE Community Drive, Stuart

Date and Time Event Details
May 26, 2018 from 10:30AM Karen Climer’s Crazy Balloon Show! Twisting is only the beginning in this interactive comedy-magic-storytelling extravaganza.This event is sponsored by the Library Foundation of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
June 4, 2018 from 4PM - 4:30PM Fun With Music. Come enjoy music and movement with Mr. Brian of Mr. Brian and the Boppets. Music helps build what he calls “The Three C’s”: confidence, coordination, and concentration. Children ages 0-9 can try various instruments and learn basic musical concepts and rhythms.
June 7, 2018 from 2:30PM - 3:30PM Discover Science @ Your Library: Frogs Rock. Join us as Hobe Sound Nature Center presents Voices in the Night: Frogs. Learn about some local amphibians through a presentation with a special emphasis on how and why they call. Participants imitate selected calls (Frog Chorus) and discover why these calls are important for their survival. Meet members of Hobe Sound Nature Center's Teaching Team. This program is designed for children ages 5-12.
June 21, 2018 from 2:30PM - 3:30PM Discover Science @ Your Library: Gopher Tortoises Rock. Join us as Hobe Sound Nature Center presents Landlord of the Ancient Sand Dunes: Gopher Tortoises. Through a presentation and hands-on activity participants will learn about this keystone species with an emphasis on the important role they play in endangered Scrub habitats. Meet a member of Hobe Sound Nature Center's Teaching Team. This program is designed for children ages 5-12.
July 9, 2018 from 10:30AM - 11AM Firefighters Rock! Join us for a special visit with Martin County Fire Rescue Station 30. Learn about fire safety then explore the fire and rescue trucks. Please understand that crews are in service and participation could be canceled or shortened with little or no notice.
July 14, 2018 from 10:30AM - 11:30AM Pirates' Treasure Adventure. Ahoy Ye Maties...Pirate Pete has lost his precious treasure and he needs you to help him find it! Join the fun as we search for the treasure. This program is sure to make you laugh with plenty of interactive participation, magic, balloons, and comedy. Fun for children of all ages.
July 19, 2018 from 2:30PM - 3:30PM Discover Science @ Your Library: Raptors Rock. Join us as Hobe Sound Nature Center presents Winged Warriors of the Sky: Raptors. Discover the world of eagles, hawks, owls, and vultures with special emphasis on their adaptations for survival. Live birds and numerous props accompany this interactive presentation. This program ;is designed for children ages 5-12.

Peter & Julie Cummings Library : 772-288-2551
2551 SW Matheson Avenue, Palm City

Date and Time Event Details
May 26, 2018 from 3PM - 3:45PM Karen Climer’s Crazy Balloon Show! Twisting is only the beginning in this interactive comedy-magic-storytelling extravaganza.
June 9, 2018 from 11AM - 12PM Mad Science presents Sounds Like Science. This program gets children excited about science, with a particular focus on the science of sound. Kids will get tuned-in to learning with exciting demonstrations and experiments including the surprisingly loud Dinosaur-in-a-Can, and a kid-created Thunder Storm!
June 23, 2018 from 2PM - 3PM Libraries Rock: Tampa Taiko Japanese Drummers. Tampa Taiko is a professional drumming ensemble that has performed for a vast array of audiences. Tampa Taiko Drummers entertain and educate audiences with presentations and hands-on workshops tailored to meet the needs of various ages and ability levels.
June 29, 2018 from 11AM - 12PM Bugs Rock @ Your Library: Exploring Insects and Spiders. Learn about the incredible world of insects & spiders & their role in the environment. This presentation utilizes hands-on actives as well as live specimens & replicas.
July 13, 2018 from 11AM - 12PM Animals Rock @ Your Library: Florida's Vanishing Species. Hobe Sound Nature Center. Through a presentation, look at the reasons for the decline of numerous locally threatened & endangered animals. Confiscations are used, including shells, skins & decorative items. Meet members of their Teaching Team.
July 21, 2018 from 2PM - 3PM Libraries Rock: Mr Richard. Rock and roll with kid’s favorite Mr. Richard! He'll be performing live music to get the kids singing, dancing and laughing.
August 3, 2018 from 11AM - 12PM Animals Rock @ Your Library: Alligators and Crocodiles Alive. A presentation of our native crocodilians offer insight into their ecology & habitats, with special emphasis on the important role in the South Florida environment & human/alligator interactions of today. Meet members of their Teaching Team.

Elisabeth Lahti Library : 772-597-4200
15200 SW Adams Avenue, Indiantown

Date and Time Event Details
Wednesdays in June from 11:30AM - 1PM Rock Your Food and Fun. (1PM - 2:30PM on June 27th) "This library based program is a hands-on, interactive, healthy eating and physical activity program for children and families. The program provides fun, hands-on learning activities, a family cooking class and opportunity to taste foods prepared during the program. Presenter: Marybeth M. Peña RN, BSN, CDE. 772-597-4200. I work hard to gather Treasure Coast events, so visit SupportStLucieCounty.com for more!!! 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach
May 26, 2018 from 2PM - 4PM Summer Reading kick-off party. All ages. The library will provide information on our latest services, programs, and Summer Reading events. Younger patrons can choose to participate in our first video game tournament of the summer. This program is sponsored by The Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc.
June 2, 2018 from 2PM - 3PM Busch Wildlife Show. Help us celebrate with a wildlife show featuring live animals including an alligator, crocodile, hawk, owl, snake, skunk, opossum and more. The presentation focuses on the natural history of the animals, while discussing Florida's ecology, food chains, endangered species, urban wildlife, and much more. Check out a book to learn more and sign-up for our summer reading program. All ages welcomed.
July 14, 2018 from 3PM - 4PM The Pirates' Treasure Adventure. Ahoy Ye Maties...Pirate Pete has lost his precious treasure and he needs you to help him find it! Join the fun as we search for the treasure. This program is sure to make you laugh with plenty of interactive participation, magic, balloons, and comedy. Fun for children of all ages.

Hobe Sound Library : 772-546-2257
10595 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound

Date and Time Event Details
May 30, 2018 from 2PM - 3PM Atlantic Coast Theatre performance of FLIGHT! This program is designed for school aged children and families. This event is sponsored by the Library Foundation of the Martin County Library System, Inc.
June 23, 2018 from 10:30AM - 11:30AM Libraries Rock: Tampa Taiko Japanese Drummers. Tampa Taiko is a professional drumming ensemble that has performed for a vast array of audiences. Tampa Taiko Drummers entertain and educate audiences with presentations and hands-on workshops tailored to meet the needs of various ages and ability levels.
July 21, 2018 from 10:30AM - 11:30AM Libraries Rock: Mr. Richard. Rock and roll with kid’s favorite Mr. Richard! He'll be performing live music to get the kids singing, dancing and laughing.
August 8, 2018 from 3:30PM - 4:30PM Science of Sound with Dodad's Lab. Professor DoDad will bring audience involved science of sound experiments, original music, puppetry, and laughter to this high energy show that is sure to entertain children of all ages. Ages: 5 and up.

Blake Library : 772-288-5702
2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart

Date and Time Event Details
June 3, 2018 from 10:30AM - 5:30PM Libraries Rock: Pet Rocks. Parents won't let you get a pet? There's no way they'll turn down a pet rock - the easiest pet ever! Stop in any time to decorate your new pet and their house. While supplies last.
June 10, 2018 from 10:30AM - 11:30AM Libraries Rock: Patty Shukla Duo. Sing and dance with award winning children's musician Patty Shukla and her musical family. With live drums and guitar, this interactive duo music show will get your child dancing to colors, twisting their right and left hand, wiggling and singing along! Patty Shukla is a YouTube Superstar for kids and a favorite performer around the country. For more information: www.PattyShuklaKidsMusic.com.
June 12, 2018 from 3:30PM - 4:30PM “Shell-ebrating” Sea Turtles. “Shell-ebrate” World Sea Turtle Day by learning about sea turtles with Education Specialist Nicole Harper from the Florida Oceanographic Society! Explore their biology, touch biological artifacts, and become a part of conservation efforts to protect our sea turtles that nest along the Treasure Coast. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
June 14, 2018 from 6PM - 7PM Libraries Rock: Alex Meixner. Nationally acclaimed and Grammy nominated musician, Alex Meixner, will perform a lively concert of folk music from around the world. Alex will be on accordion, accompanied by Paddy King on strings. All ages welcome.
June 21, 2018 from 6PM - 7:30PM Pre-FanFest Cosplay Night. Members of the Treasure Coast Cosplayers will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice and assistance with all things cosplay. Bring your ideas and anything you're working on. A sewing machine and limited supplies will be available. FanFest 2018 will be held on July 12th. Registration required, 772-288-5702.
July 12, 2018 from 5:30PM - 7:30PM 4th Annual Fan Fest. Cosplay contest, Zine-making, crafts, DIY candy sushi and more! Grades 6-12. Registration begins 5/25/2018 at 8AM. Details to come!
July 15, 2018 from 10:30AM - 11:30AM Libraries Rock: Paleo Discoveries. Join Fred Mazza of Paleo Discoveries for a Fossil “Show and Tell” of rare and unusual fossils along with question and answer session. Then we will have a fossil exploration and “Dig.” Participants can find numerous fossils including shark teeth, bones, fish remains, stingray spines and teeth, shells and many other remains of ancient marine life. Any fossils found are yours to keep and bring home!
July 24, 2018 from 3:30PM - 4:30PM Truth About Sharks and Stingrays. Join this family oriented presentation and hands-on exhibit with Education Specialist Nicole Harper from the Florida Oceanographic Society as she teaches about the biology of sharks and stingrays. This program will debunk myths, explore their exciting underwater lives, and highlight the important role these top predators play in the health of the food web! Recommended for ages 6 and up.
July 26, 2018 from 12PM - 1:30PM Sushi-Rolling Demo. Learn about the art of sushi making and create your own California roll and dessert roll. Hosted by Benihana. For ages 5-12. Registration Required, 772-288-5702. Registration begins 6/15/2018 at 8AM.

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY.

North Indian River County Library : 772-589-1355
Show for all ages, no RSVP required.
1001 Sebastian Blvd., Sebastian

Date and Time Event Details
June 7, 2018 at 10:30AM For The Love of Paws, Pet care talk and visit with furry friends.
June 14, 2018 at 10:30AM Mashed Potato Players LIVE!
June 21, 2018 at 10:30AM Bucky & GiGi Show, you’ll laugh till your sides hurt!
June 28, 2018 at 10:30AM Sebastian Police Visit.
July 5, 2018 at 10:30AM Backyard Birds, learn about the locals & make a bird feeder.
July 12, 2018 at 10:30AM Home Depot Build Day!
July 19, 2018 at 10:30AM Sciencetellers Live Science Show!
July 26, 2018 at 10:30AM Stories and visit with a real, live Mermaid!

Indian River County Main Library : 772-770-5060
Show for all ages, no RSVP required.
1600 21st Street, Vero Beach

Date and Time Event Details
June 8, 2018 at 10:30AM Drive-in Movie, make your own car! PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BOX.
June 15, 2018 at 10:30AM Backyard Birds, learn about the locals & make a bird feeder.
June 22, 2018 at 10:30AM Stories and visit with a real, live Mermaid!
June 29, 2018 at 10:30AM Craft-a-Palooza & a Movie Morning!
July 6, 2018 at 10:30AM Captain Underpants Party!
July 13, 2018 at 10:30AM Mashed Potato Players LIVE!
July 20, 2018 at 10:30AM Universe at Your Fingertips Astronomy Show.
July 27, 2018 at 10:30AM Super Hero Party, don’t forget your cape!

ST LUCIE COUNTY.

Summer Reading Kick Off Party

June 2, 2018 at 2PM.
Games, crafts and music. Kids, celebrate the summer season by signing up for the Summer Reading Challenge!

Library Name Address
Susan Broom Kilmer Branch (Formerly Fort Pierce Branch) 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce
Morningside Branch 2410 SE Morningside Blvd, Port St Lucie
Lakewood Park Branch 7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort Pierce
Zora Neale Hurston Branch 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce


For the Reading Logs and a chance to win prizes, click here. Four different age groups and reading logs: Ages 0 - 2, 3 - 5, grades K - 5 and teens. Log your reading June 1, 2018 through August 4, 2018. Grand prize winners will be notified August 10, 2018 by phone.



Morningside Branch Library : 772-337-5632
2410 SE Morningside Blvd, Port St Lucie

Date and Time Event Details
June 6, 2018 at 10AM The Rockin' Readers! Join the Rockin’ Readers for a performance that hits the beat! They will show you just how to get started on your reading challenge!
June 13, 2018 at 10AM The Science Tellers. Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild, Wild West. Mystery, music and science combine to create an action-packed western adventure!
June 20, 2018 at 10AM Oxbow Center. What’s that Buzz? Could it be? Are mosquitoes out to ruin your outdoor adventure? Join us for this interactive, educational skit about some pesky little bugs.
June 27, 2018 at 10AM Water Safety. With so much water around us,it is imperative that we stay safe! Join US Army Corp of Engineers Park Ranger Art Ruebenson as he shares an interactive presentation on water safety.
July 11, 2018 at 10AM Fictionaries. Don’t miss this fun, fast paced, game show-themed spectacular! We’ll test our participants’ knowledge in current and past kid’s fiction questions!
July 18, 2018 at 10AM Dewey and the Decibel Sisters. Come join us for some fun, music and laughs as Dewey and her sisters get ready for their big performance!
July 25, 2018 at 10AM Hobe Sound Nature Center. Explore the world of The Tortoise (Kilmer) as well as Raptors (Morningside and Hurston) and Snakes, Friend or Foe (Lewis). Presented by HSNC Interpretive Naturalists.
August 1, 2018 at 10AM Summer Reading Dance Party! It’s the interactive dance extravaganza of the season complete with a rockin’ DJ! Dance and sing along with us!

Susan Broom Kilmer Branch Library : 772-462-1615
101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce

Date and Time Event Details
June 6, 2018 at 2PM The Rockin' Readers! Join the Rockin’ Readers for a performance that hits the beat! They will show you just how to get started on your reading challenge!
June 13, 2018 at 2PM The Science Tellers. Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild, Wild West. Mystery, music and science combine to create an action-packed western adventure!
June 20, 2018 at 2PM Oxbow Center. What’s that Buzz? Could it be? Are mosquitoes out to ruin your outdoor adventure? Join us for this interactive, educational skit about some pesky little bugs.
June 27, 2018 at 2PM Water Safety. With so much water around us,it is imperative that we stay safe! Join US Army Corp of Engineers Park Ranger Art Ruebenson as he shares an interactive presentation on water safety.
July 11, 2018 at 2PM Fictionaries. Don’t miss this fun, fast paced, game show-themed spectacular! We’ll test our participants’ knowledge in current and past kid’s fiction questions!
July 18, 2018 at 2PM Dewey and the Decibel Sisters. Come join us for some fun, music and laughs as Dewey and her sisters get ready for their big performance!
July 25, 2018 at 2PM Hobe Sound Nature Center. Explore the world of The Tortoise (Kilmer) as well as Raptors (Morningside and Hurston) and Snakes, Friend or Foe (Lewis). Presented by HSNC Interpretive Naturalists.
August 1, 2018 at 2PM Summer Reading Dance Party! It’s the interactive dance extravaganza of the season complete with a rockin’ DJ! Dance and sing along with us!

Zora Neale Hurston Branch Library : 772-462-2154
3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce

Date and Time Event Details
June 7, 2018 at 10AM The Rockin' Readers! Join the Rockin’ Readers for a performance that hits the beat! They will show you just how to get started on your reading challenge!
June 14, 2018 at 10AM The Science Tellers. Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild, Wild West. Mystery, music and science combine to create an action-packed western adventure!
June 21, 2018 at 10AM Oxbow Center. What’s that Buzz? Could it be? Are mosquitoes out to ruin your outdoor adventure? Join us for this interactive, educational skit about some pesky little bugs.
June 28, 2018 at 10AM Water Safety. With so much water around us,it is imperative that we stay safe! Join US Army Corp of Engineers Park Ranger Art Ruebenson as he shares an interactive presentation on water safety.
July 12, 2018 at 10AM Fictionaries. Don’t miss this fun, fast paced, game show-themed spectacular! We’ll test our participants’ knowledge in current and past kid’s fiction questions!
July 19, 2018 at 10AM Dewey and the Decibel Sisters. Come join us for some fun, music and laughs as Dewey and her sisters get ready for their big performance!
July 26, 2018 at 10AM Hobe Sound Nature Center. Explore the world of The Tortoise (Kilmer) as well as Raptors (Morningside and Hurston) and Snakes, Friend or Foe (Lewis). Presented by HSNC Interpretive Naturalists.
August 2, 2018 at 10AM Summer Reading Dance Party! It’s the interactive dance extravaganza of the season complete with a rockin’ DJ! Dance and sing along with us!

Lewis Branch Library : 772-871-5470
2950 SW Rosser Blvd., Port St Lucie

Date and Time Event Details
June 7, 2018 at 2PM The Rockin' Readers! Join the Rockin’ Readers for a performance that hits the beat! They will show you just how to get started on your reading challenge!
June 14, 2018 at 2PM The Science Tellers. Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild, Wild West. Mystery, music and science combine to create an action-packed western adventure!
June 21, 2018 at 2PM Oxbow Center. What’s that Buzz? Could it be? Are mosquitoes out to ruin your outdoor adventure? Join us for this interactive, educational skit about some pesky little bugs.
June 28, 2018 at 2PM Water Safety. With so much water around us,it is imperative that we stay safe! Join US Army Corp of Engineers Park Ranger Art Ruebenson as he shares an interactive presentation on water safety.
July 12, 2018 at 2PM Fictionaries. Don’t miss this fun, fast paced, game show-themed spectacular! We’ll test our participants’ knowledge in current and past kid’s fiction questions!
July 19, 2018 at 2PM Dewey and the Decibel Sisters. Come join us for some fun, music and laughs as Dewey and her sisters get ready for their big performance!
July 26, 2018 at 2PM Hobe Sound Nature Center. Explore the world of The Tortoise (Kilmer) as well as Raptors (Morningside and Hurston) and Snakes, Friend or Foe (Lewis). Presented by HSNC Interpretive Naturalists.
August 2, 2018 at 2PM Summer Reading Dance Party! It’s the interactive dance extravaganza of the season complete with a rockin’ DJ! Dance and sing along with us!

Lakewood Park Branch Library : 772-462-6870
7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort Pierce

Date and Time Event Details
June 8, 2018 at 2PM The Rockin' Readers! Join the Rockin’ Readers for a performance that hits the beat! They will show you just how to get started on your reading challenge!
August 3, 2018 at 2PM Summer Reading Dance Party! It’s the interactive dance extravaganza of the season complete with a rockin’ DJ! Dance and sing along with us!



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