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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.
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.”
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?
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.
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.
Celebrate the power of literature and read a banned book
What would you do if you went to the library to check out a book, only to find it wasn’t there? Not because it was already checked out, but because someone else didn’t agree with its content and had it removed. According to the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom , there were 275 reported attempts to remove materials from libraries this past year, making this situation all too familiar in some communities across the U.S.