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[22 Mar 2017 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Music in the Palm Garden featuring Vellamo — March 25th at 7PM

Music in the Palm Garden — Saturday, March 25th at 7PM — featuring Finnish duo, Vellamo.
Free & Open to the public. Seating is limited. Gates open at 6:30pm. This special event is sponsored by the Friends of the Key West Library.
About the band:
Pia Leinonen, originally from the arctic region of Lapland, is Vellamo’s lead singer. Her exquisite voice combines her love and vast knowledge of Finnish folk music with the western singer–songwriter tradition in a unique and beautiful way.

Joni Tiala, originally from the Finnish port of Kokkola, began playing …

[22 Mar 2017 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Authors Jane Louise Newhagen and Wesley Sizemore — March 28th at 10am

 Key West novelists Jane Louise Newhagen and Wesley Sizemore will be in conversation about what it’s like living and writing about the island at 10 am, Tuesday, March 28th in the Library’s Auditorium, 700 Fleming Street.
Free and open to the public. Coffee and cookies will be served.

[10 Mar 2017 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Documentary Screening — Writers on Bicycles: Literary Key West — Mar. 21st at 10am

This event will feature a Q&A with the director of the documentary, Carey Winfrey. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
“Ever since John dos Passos told the recently divorced and remarried Ernest Hemingway he ought to give Key West a try, in 1927, the island of bones has been attracting writers of all stripes and interests. The poets Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost and Elizabeth Bishop soon followed Hemingway, to be joined in turn by Tennessee Williams, Thomas McGuane, Truman Capote, and countless others: Dan Gerber, Lawrence Shames, Hunter Thompson, Richard …

[4 Mar 2017 | One Comment | Posted by ]
Poetry Workshop in the Palm Garden — Mar. 13-17 9:30a-12:30p

This workshop is geared to anyone interested in writing new poetry, regardless of experience or publication history. Each workshop will consist of: reading established poets’ poems for inspiration (and to invite the spirit of writing to our group); presentation of prompt(s); time to write; time to share what we have written; time for discussion/field questions regarding craft and/or po’-bis’ (the business aspect of poetry–publishing one’s work, organizing a reading, etc.).
The workshop is free, but you must register by emailing: conroyflower@yahoo.com
The workshop is limited to 11 registrants per day.
About the Instructor: …

[16 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Cafe con Libros in March | Posted by ]
Cafe con Libros in March

Thursday, March 2nd: Teacher and historian Betty Darst will discuss David McCullough’s book, “The Wright Brothers.”
Tuesday, March 7th : Author Jane Newhagen will talk about her new novel, “Chambered Nautilus: A Tale of Old Key West.” Newhagen is also the author of the historical Key West novels, “Sand Dollar” and “Pieces of Eight.”

Thursday, March 9th: Lecturer Terrance Fiore will present a talk called “The Civil Right Movement in the 1960’s: A Personal Perspective.”
Tuesday, March 14th: Key West Library’s Historian Tom Hambright will talk about Hemingway’s Key West novel, “To Have and Have …

[15 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Bestselling Author Deborah Crombie | Posted by ]
Bestselling Author Deborah Crombie

New York Times Bestselling Author Deborah Crombie — Wednesday, March 1st at 6PM in the Key West Library Auditorium
Deborah Crombie is the New York Times bestselling author of the Scotland Yard detectives series featuring Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James. Crombie, a native Texan who has lived in both England and Scotland, now lives in McKinney, Texas, sharing a house that is more than one hundred years old with her husband, three cats, and two German shepherds.
Ms. Crombie will be in conversation with Lucy Burdette, author of the Key West food …

[8 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Poetry Reading — Thursday, Feb. 16th at 4pm | Posted by ]
Poetry Reading — Thursday, Feb. 16th at 4pm

Texas Poets Laureate Karla K. Morton and Alan Birkelbach, both award-winning writers with eleven published books, will travel to Florida’s Dry Tortugas National Park February 15-21, 2017 as part of Words of Preservation: A Poets Laureate National Parks Tour, a 3-year joint arts project the two poets launched last year during the National Park System’s 100 year anniversary. They will visit 50 or more of the 59 U.S. National Parks during the tour, documenting their journey through poetry and photography, ultimately creating one or more books. Their plan is to …

[4 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Café con Libros — Book Talk and Book Launch! | Posted by ]
Café con Libros — Book Talk and Book Launch!

O. Henry Award-winning author Karen Brown will discuss her new novel on the book’s release date, Tuesday, February 7th, at 10 am.
The book was named one of the Best Books of the Month by Amazon and has received a starred review from Kirkus. Lily Tuck, National Book Award-winning author of The News from Paraguay, writes, “Karen Brown deftly manages to make the occult ordinary and the strange familiar in this surprising and suspenseful novel.”
Brown is the author of the novel, The Longings of Wayward Girls,  and two short story collections, Pins & Needles …

[3 Feb 2017 | One Comment | Posted by ]
Cafe con Libros in February

Tuesday, February 7th: Karen Brown, The Clairvoyants

Thursday, February 9th: Elisa Segrave, “‘My Son and Me: Living with Asperger’s, the Highs and the Lows”
Tuesday, February 14th: John Leslie & Carey Winfrey, Hail to the Chief
Thursday, February 16th: Tom Corcoran, The Mango Opera
Tuesday, February 21st: Jessica Argyle, No Name Key
Thursday, February 23rd: Lewis Weinstein, A Flood of Evil
Tuesday, February 28th: Edgardo Alvarado-Vazquez, Don’t Read This Poetry Book
Talks start at 10am. Coffee and treats at 9:30am.


[26 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Civil War Living History Event – Feb. 2nd from 11am to 3pm | Posted by ]
Civil War Living History Event  – Feb. 2nd from 11am to 3pm

The Key West Library and the Florida Keys Reenactors Society are pleased to present a Civil War Living History event on
Thursday, February 2nd  from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Step back in time and learn about blacksmithing, artillery drills, and the chemistry of black powder.  Presentations will also include
the fashion of the era and information on what Civil War Soldiers carried in Soldier Kits.  This event is free and open to the public and
will be held in the Library Palm Garden.