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Jazz Appreciation Program at the Key West Library

On Wednesday April 16th at 4:30 pm the Key West Library, in celebration of Jazz Appreciation month and the birth month of the late Billie Holiday, will have a special showing of the movie “New Orleans” 1947.  This musical drama is the only movie that jazz great Billie Holiday starred in.  Join us for a brief discussion before the movie on how Lady Day felt about her role and on the history of this film.
For more information, contact Allison Rich at 305-292-3595.

At the Auditorium - Key West Library on Apr 16, 2014 at 4:30 PM

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Pirates and spongers, authors, and artists; their legacies linger, and their stories can be found in the Key West Library. The headquarters branch for the Keys, this library has an extensive and fascinating Florida History collection, and a large reference section. The library provides several weekly children's programs, and hosts provocative lecture series. Relax in our unique palm garden with tropical foliage from around the world.

Florida History & Genealogy services may be limited due to staffing. Please call ahead for hours of operation.


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[15 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Jazz Appreciation Program at the Key West Library

On Wednesday April 16th at 4:30 pm the Key West Library, in celebration of Jazz Appreciation month and the birth month of the late Billie Holiday, will have a special showing of the movie “New Orleans” 1947.  This musical drama is the only movie that jazz great Billie Holiday starred in.  Join us for a brief discussion before the movie on how Lady Day felt about her role and on the history of this film.
For more information, contact Allison Rich at 305-292-3595.

At the Auditorium - Key West Library on Apr 16, 2014 at 4:30 PM

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[17 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Information Central @ Key West Library

Have you stopped by the Key West Library recently and checked out our newly arranged Reference Department? We’ve made lots of changes with the aim of better serving patrons, including more seats where you can plug in laptops, tablets and smartphones and use our free Wifi. We have a more open seating area with access to newspapers and magazines. And we’ve extended the hours of our public access computers, to 5:30 p.m. on most days. Best news of all: We’ve got a new printer so once again you can print …

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[12 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Batman for everyone

With the release of The Dark Knight Rises, many of us are feeling a bit Batman-curious. I knew we had a lot of Batman material in the Monroe County Library collection (graphic novels of all stripes, various animated and film versions). We have so much, in fact, that I found it kind of confusing.
Fortunately, we happen to have a Batman expert on staff. So I took my questions to Patricia.
Nan: Who is your favorite Batman?
Patricia: Personally my favorite Batman is Adam West because he is so campy.
Nan: What makes Batman different/better …

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[30 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
The never-ending book sale

We are often asked when the Friends of the Library Book Sales in the Palm Garden will resume. The answer is: Not for a few months yet. But that doesn’t mean you can’t buy books — and support the Friends while you’re at it. There are a whole lot of books for sale in the Library, so you can come browse any time we’re open. They range from like-new hardbacks for a few dollars to used books for a quarter — and paperbacks for free. So if you’re looking for …

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