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[12 Apr 2017 | One Comment | Posted by ]
FYI for the DIYer

Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting. Now,  with this collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as hints and tips, beginner to advanced techniques, tool and material selection, and many more. If prompted for a password, please use your library card number.

[1 Mar 2017 | 2 Comments | Posted by ]
We honor women’s history

March is Women’s History Month — an event you can take part in at your library (or online from anywhere) with library resources including books, movies and reference materials from our online databases.

[6 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on In February, we honor our Black history | Posted by ]
In February, we honor our Black history

Join us in paying tribute to the African-Americans who shaped Keys history by visiting these library resources:

[5 Feb 2017 | One Comment | Posted by ]
Online help to grow your business

Small Business Resource Center is now available free to Floridians through the Florida Electronic Library.
Small Business Resource Center covers all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting and taxes.

[27 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Classical Music Concert: This Wednesday, February 1st at 7PM | Posted by ]
Classical Music Concert: This Wednesday, February 1st at 7PM

Key West Public Library is pleased to host a performance by The Cremona Trio, on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m.
The trio, violinist James Gaskill, former Concertmaster of the American Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, cellist Shana Sear Gaskill, performer at the famous Lincoln Center, and pianist James Fogle, Ph.D. in Music from the University of North Carolina, will perform works by Beethoven, Corelli, and Mendelssohn.  This free event is open to the public. Seating is limited. For more information, call 305-292-3595.

[15 Jan 2017 | 2 Comments | Posted by ]
Books & Authors

A frequent question heard at the library is “What should I read next?” Library staffers especially love this question. While “Where’s your bathroom?” also ranks high on the frequency meter, it isn’t nearly as fun to answer as helping someone find their next great read.
Enter Books & Authors, a fresh and rich website where “experts and editors present reviews, opinions, commentary, and more in our ever-vigilant attempt to make sure that no good book goes unread.”

[11 Jan 2017 | 2 Comments | Posted by ]
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the libraries will be closed on Monday, January 16th.
We will reopen Tuesday, January 17th at 9:30a.m.
Here’s a short but poignant story from the National Archives about capturing so many of the iconic photographs of Dr. King’s March on Washington:

[19 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on We give thanks | Posted by ]
We give thanks

The libraries will close at 6pm on Wednesday, then remain closed Thursday and Friday, November 24th & 25th for Thanksgiving.  Library staff will be joining the Keys community in giving thanks for life’s abundance.
Libraries will reopen Saturday, November 26th at 10 a.m.
Fretting over your Thanksgiving feast?

[12 Nov 2016 | One Comment | Posted by ]
Get Inspired–Food, eating, dining

Hungry? Well then, let’s get cooking. Our culinary arts collection includes 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, updated daily.
Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information. Home cooks as well as culinary professionals will enjoy a hearty helping of inspiration and instruction.

[5 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on Veterans’ Day–Library Closed | Posted by ]
Veterans’ Day–Library Closed

 In observance of Veterans’ Day, the libraries will be closed on Friday, November 11th . We join with the Keys community in honoring the brave patriots who fought for our country.
Libraries will reopen Saturday, November 12th at 10:00a.m.
Photo caption: Members of Battery A, 1st Artillery Key West Barracks C1900. From the DeWolfe and Wood Collection.