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[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.

[19 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Celebrate our Freedom to Read | Posted by ]
Celebrate our Freedom to Read

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.

[13 May 2016 | Comments Off on Toddler Time | Posted by ]

This week we are celebrating the books of Eric Carle.  Carle  was born June 25, 1929, he is an American designer, illustrator, and writer of children’s books. He is most famous for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a picture book with few words that has been translated into more than 62 languages and sold more than 52 million copies.
Join me for movement, songs, crafts & fun to celebrate this beloved author.

[10 May 2016 | Comments Off on Basket Weaving Classes in Islamorada! | Posted by ]


Feeling crafty?
We are so fortunate to have Robin Forte coming here for a return visit to the Islamorada Library on June 7 and June 14 from 10:00 – 1:00 to teach basket weaving classes.
Learn how to weave beautiful pine needle baskets like the ancient art of the Seminoles.  $15 (a one time charge) will cover all basket supplies. It generally takes two classes to make one basket.
Please register at the front desk or by phone 305-664-4645.

[9 May 2016 | 2 Comments | Posted by ]
Summer Camps for Kids

Our annual round-up of summer camps in the Keys is provided below (in mostly random order). We will be updating the list throughout the summer, and we’re happy to include your camp; email us at library@keyslibraries.org

[2 May 2016 | Comments Off on Toddler Time | Posted by ]

Ahoy, mateys!  Hop aboard the H.M.S. Islamorada and join us for a pirate celebration.  Feel free to dress in your favorite pirate attire.  We will sing pirate songs, walk the plank, giggle & wiggle, and sit down for a story or two.  See you then.

[29 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Toddler Time | Posted by ]

This week we will honor our mother’s as Mother’s Day is almost here.  Join us for songs, movement, stories and crafts.

[22 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Toddler Time | Posted by ]

A sailor went to sea, sea, sea… to see what he could see, see, see… I wonder what we will see when we read about sharks next week?  Join us for songs, movement, stories, and “shark crafts”.