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Music from West Africa and beyond  — December 16th at 4pm

Musician Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the Kora, a 21-string harp that he
learned how to play throughout the
course of multiple visits to its homeland
in Gambia, West Africa. The music is
traditionally played by oral and musical
historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The
Kora is a very melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is contrary to its musical repertoire. Many songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while others praise people of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande empire.
Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh …

At the Library Auditorium on Dec 16, 2016 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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[26 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
Music from West Africa and beyond  — December 16th at 4pm

Musician Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the Kora, a 21-string harp that he
learned how to play throughout the
course of multiple visits to its homeland
in Gambia, West Africa. The music is
traditionally played by oral and musical
historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The
Kora is a very melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is contrary to its musical repertoire. Many songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while others praise people of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande empire.
Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh …

At the Library Auditorium on Dec 16, 2016 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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[9 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
Acclaimed Author Nathan Hill — November 22nd at 6pm

New York Times bestselling author Nathan Hill will be discussing his debut novel, “The Nix,” one of the most talked about books of the year, at the Key West Public Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 22. Beloved novelist John Irving calls Hill, “a maestro,” and The Washington Post writes, “We’re in the presence of a major new comic novelist.” Meryl Streep and J.J. Abrams are currently adapting “The Nix” for a mini-series with Streep attached to star.
Nathan Hill’s short fiction has appeared in many literary journals, including “The Iowa Review,” …

At the on Nov 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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[18 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
Best-selling Author Tim Dorsey — November 4th at 12:30pm

New York Times best-selling author Tim Dorsey will talk about his ongoing series of Florida novels featuring homicidal hero Serge Storms. A book signing will follow his talk, and books will be available for purchase.
This event is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.
 

At the Library Auditorium on Nov 4, 2016 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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[13 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
Artist Talk and Reception with David Harrison Wright — This Friday @ 6pm!

Artist David Harrison Wright will discuss his work and the history behind the five pieces that have been recently added to the Key West Library’s permanent collection.
This event is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.
 

At the Library Auditorium on Oct 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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