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[3 Sep 2016 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Election season confusion?

We’re highlighting some unbiased websites to help navigate this very political season. First, a quiz for  voters who are undecided in the Presidential election. Answer a series of questions to identify the candidate that shares more of your views. Then, consult two websites working to debunk those political ads, rumors and sound bites that surround us. While  our local races are not covered at these websites, you’ll find the Florida Truth-O-Meter very helpful.

[1 Sep 2016 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Get Snoopy cool with a library card

Snoopy, the world-famous beagle, has been known as The Flying Ace, The Masked Marvel, Man’s Best Friend, and the Literary Ace, among other personas.  This September, he’s especially proud to serve as Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month.
Peanuts is syndicated in over 2000 newspapers worldwide, and is translated into 21 languages. Celebrating 65 years of making us laugh, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the whole Peanuts Gang are available in print and DVD at your library.

[30 Aug 2016 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Books Librarians Love–Updated

Wondering which book to read next? Then consider these titles recommended by librarians across the country. The goal of LibraryReads is to connect good books with happy readers. Librarians read all genres, cross-genres and maybe even some sub-genres, so there are books to interest every reader.  New titles are added monthly–check back for more fresh, wonderful reads.

[21 Jul 2016 | One Comment | Posted by ]
Get Inspired–Travel

Got the travel bug? Or, perhaps attending  an out-of-town wedding. Even with all the travel info available on the ‘net, Fodor’s travel guides are still the go-to, trusted source for reliable advice.  And we have the complete set of Fodor’s Guidebooks available online to library cardholders.

[4 Jul 2016 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Sunshine State Young Reader eBooks

Available now: nearly every eBook from this year’s Sunshine State Young Reader Program, Grades 3-8. Sponsored by the Florida Association for Media in Education and the Florida Department of Education, this list is kid-approved and recommended by teachers and school media specialists.

[10 Jun 2016 | 2 Comments | Posted by ]
Traveling soon? Take us with you.

 
Are you traveling this summer? If so, don’t forget to pack a few extra books that won’t take up any room or add any weight to that suitcase! The Library’s collection of best-selling and classic eBooks and eAudiobooks are available 24/7 from the library’s website. Children’s titles, too!

[21 Apr 2016 | 3 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?

[21 Mar 2016 | One Comment | Posted by ]
Good Friday

Monroe County Public Libraries will be closed on Friday, March 25th in observance of Good Friday. We will reopen at 10:00am, Saturday, March 26th. Check out our calendars for great things happening this Spring.
 

[1 Mar 2016 | 4 Comments | Posted by ]
Get inspired–Gardening and Landscaping

Home gardeners, patio farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists will dig this free, full-text magazine collection, blooming with more than 100 magazine titles in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. This fertile and growing collection includes content for garden enthusiasts, professionals and students.

[15 Feb 2016 | One Comment | Posted by ]
Solares Hill issues online

What were the pressing issues, outrages, and comic bunglings in the Keys during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s? The Key West Friends of the Library and Cooke Communications funded digitization of our collection of  Solares Hill publications. Now, the Florida Digital Newspaper Library at the University of Florida is hosting the Library’s complete collection.
This image is part of a larger ink drawing by Jerry Miller to accompany an article by Thurlow Weed, “Key West Is Probably Valid”; find it on page 4 of the Summer 1972 issue.
Find more here: http://bit.ly/solareshill