Paparazzi Photography Lecture


Join Terryl Best Lawrence in the 3rd of this four-part photography series for Paparazzi: The Art of Public Exposure, @ the Hobe Sound Public Library, Saturday, March 18, 2-3:00 p.m.

Terryl Best Lawrence is a professor at Digital Media Arts College, Boca Raton. This Chautauqua South event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System.


Pinhole Photography @Hobe Sound Public Library, March 11, 2017

On Saturday 3/11 we had two great students from South Fork High School present a program on Pinhole Photography at the Hobe Sound Library. If you are unfamiliar, pinhole photography is a lens-less type of photography where a light-proof object is turned into a camera. These cameras can be made from virtually anything; it just needs to be light tight. Through a small opening (aperture) light passes through the pinhole camera and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box.

Check out a couple of the pinhole cameras in the image below. One was made from a tea box and the other from a book.


In the below image, you can see how a setting in iPhone was able to invert the photo taking it from a negative to a positive.



Do you enjoy photography, have an interest in movie making, want to learn how to make the most of the technology you use in your day-t0-day life? Check out Martin County Library System’s idea labs! Idea Labs are spaces to create, connect, and explore through technology. Check it out today!

Flight Simulator Update-March 8

Flight Around America Takes Off! (pun intended)

Experienced flight simulator pilots have begun our Flight Around America journey. The flight simulator now has a book of flight plans to go with the logbook. I was going to provide maps with each plan but the printing cost to the library is too high. I’ll create a shortcut to a website that I got these maps off of so they can be examined for elevation obstacles. We don’t need to worry too much at this point. Once we get closer to Texas then it becomes important.

I ran flight 1A to get things started. It was a lot of fun. I had horrible weather to deal with at Sebring. Visibility was about 5 miles, ceiling was down to 1500’. Once I got past Okeechobee it rained the rest of the flight. Pilot N0411MS successfully conducted flight 1B which was Sebring to Tampa. Thanks 11MS!

Happy landings, everyone!

George L. Seaman, Jr.
Flight Simulator Instructor
Robert Morgade Library idea lab

Open Lab Techie in Residence

color_hobesoundlogoOpen Lab Techie in Residence @Hobe Sound idea lab

Come visit Hobe Sound’s idea lab!

While the lab is open all hours the library is open, some hours offer the assistance of an idea lab specialist.

Come visit on Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. to get expert assistance with your tech projects @Hobe Sound Public Library idea lab.

Help will be offered on a first come first serve basis and we will even take the opportunity to get you scheduled for additional one-on-one help appointment if needed.

Flight Simulator Update

Greetings enthusiasts and welcome to 2017! Happy New Year to us all.

First bit of news. I’ve changed the lesson times for late afternoon to 3:20 and 4:20. This will allow me enough time to close up and vacate the simulator before the library closes. Ending class at 5:30 was cheating both the student and staff. Moving the times up removes the stress of ending class at the same time the building locks down.

There will be no lessons on Friday, January 20. I will be out of town. Lesson rotation resumes Friday, January 27.

Tomorrow’s (Jan. 6) lesson schedule is:
10-11am: PILOT N0601NC
11-12pm: PILOT N0914AJ
1-2pm: PILOT N0926KS
2-3pm: PILOT N0915TT
3:20-4:20pm: PILOT N0814JC
4:20-5:20pm: PILOT N1121AP
I’m looking forward to it. Prepare for some awesome navigation lessons everyone!

I’m still plotting the course for our Trip Around America 2017. I’m almost done. We will be leaving Stuart (KSUA) and flying a path along the southern border, up the West coast from L.A. to Seattle, through the mid-west into New England, and back down the East coast. I will follow-up later with details when they are complete. This is going to be fun!

Congratulations to all our students who have completed their Solo Flight in Flight Simulator. They are:
and the latest
Congratulations to all of you for your hard work. It’s not an easy test but you did it. Now work hard to pass your Private Simulator Pilot Certificate! I look forward to all of you achieving this goal.

Lastly I would like to welcome our six new students who are currently on the waiting list.
I’m working hard to get you all into the rotation. I beg your patience!

Happy Landings!