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[16 Apr 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Gone Girl Read-Alikes

You say you *really*really* liked reading Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl? Great thing, because we have selected some eBooks especially for Gone Girl fans.

[14 Apr 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Good Friday

Monroe County Public Libraries will be closed on Friday, April 18th in observance of Good Friday. We will reopen at 10:00am, Saturday, April 19th. Check out our calendars for great things happening this Spring.

[13 Apr 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Discover your new favorite book or film

Your neighbors and local librarians are busy reviewing library books and films to help you find your next love. Short and sweet (or snarky) reviews are added daily for titles available from our library collection.

[25 Feb 2014 | 2 Comments | Posted by ]
Have you heard?

Come sit on the porch and take a listen: What was the Conch remedy for a cut finger? How was turtle soup made? Where was Key West’s best ice cream parlor? What games did children play late into the evening?

[20 Feb 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]

All Monroe County Public Library bloggers, posters, or tweeters are encouraged to:
Respond to all customer requests for information in an ultra-timely manner
Be social, like you would respond to an in-person interaction. Avoid formal, bureaucratic responses.
Avoid endorsing or opposing any product, company or political candidate, as this would, among other things, jeopardize our non-profit status. (Can we list our fave restaurants or attractions?)
Speak as a library staffer, not as an individual
Contribute to the WordPress community by spamming spammers. (What about authors touting their book?)
When responding to negative posts, follow the Air …

[18 Feb 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]
BIG Yummy Library Read

Join eCookBook fans around the world who are borrowing and enjoying the cooking eBook “Keys to the Kitchen” by Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp, starting now through March 4th  by visiting http://estuff.keyslibraries.org.
From the publisher: Food Network and Cooking Channel star Aida Mollenkamp lays an invaluable foundation for cooks in Keys to the Kitchen. This comprehensive manual collects more than 300 innovative, contemporary recipes as well as color photographs, plenty of informative illustrations, a substantial technique primer, and helpful

[17 Feb 2014 | 12 Comments | Posted by ]
eBooks, Rebooted + Jump start to get you eReading

Finding, downloading and reading eBooks (and eAudio) just got MUCH easier! Our eBook partner, OverDrive, recently unveiled its Next Generation website. This new platform promises:

[13 Feb 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Newberys & Caldecotts

Following is an announcement from those crazy-cool librarians at the American Library Association conference in Philadelphia of this year’s most prestigious children’s literature awards. Convenient links to the books in our library catalog are underlined in blue. You’re welcome.
27 January 2014, PHILADELPHIA — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.
A list of all the 2014 award winners follows:

[12 Feb 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Presidents’ Day Holiday

In observance of Presidents’ Day, the libraries will be closed on Monday, February 17th.
We will reopen Tuesday, February 18th at 9:30am. Click here to view our usual schedule.
In the meantime, view our Library’s photo collection of Presidential visits to  the Keys.

[1 Jan 2014 | 3 Comments | Posted by ]
Pass It On!

Photographs, scrapbooks, family records, newspapers… how do you protect your memories? This is the time of year to make sure your treasures will last to tell your family’s personal history.
Disaster could strike anytime–we’ve heard tragic stories of family keepsakes lost due to a busted water heater–so act now to protect your precious things.