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[20 Feb 2018 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Author Ryan McIlvain discussing THE RADICALS –Feb. 27 at 10:30am at Books & Books at the Studios

Don’t miss Ryan McIlvain next Tuesday at at 10:30am talking about The Radicals, his new novel Vanity Fair calls, “a rollicking literary thriller,” and Publishers Weekly calls “…a consistently engrossing and thoroughly enjoyable novel.”
McIlvain’s debut novel, Elders, was longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize in 2013. His other work has appeared in print and online in The Paris Review, The Rumpus, Tin House, Post Road, The Believer, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and other venues, and has received honorable mention in The Best American Short Stories and …

[15 Feb 2018 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Author John Henry Fleming discussing “We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida” — Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 10:30 at Books & Books

“As weird and funny and beautiful and unnerving as you might expect from some of our state’s best writers.” –Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!
Come hear and meet contributing author John Henry Fleming to We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida  at Cafe con Libros this Tuesday, February 20th at 10:30 at The Studios of Key West.
Fleming is the acclaimed author of “Songs for the Deaf” and “The Legend of the Barefoot Mailman.”

[9 Feb 2018 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Cafe con Libros featuring Ralph De Palma — Tuesday, February 13 at 10:30am at The Studios of Key West

Photographer Ralph De Palma will be our guest for Café con Libros at 10:30 a.m. Thurs. Feb. 13, at the Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. His new book, “The Soul of Havana” is comprised of 115 full-color photos and text that tell the story of the Havana music scene.
De Palma is also the author of two volumes, “The Soul of Key West.”

[7 Feb 2018 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Rails of War — Thursday, February 8th at 10:30

Join us Thurs., Feb. 8 @ 10:30am when Author Steven James Hantzis discusses his history work, Rails of War, about the men of the 721st Railway Operating Battalion during World War II.

[1 Feb 2018 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Music in the Palm Garden — Tuesday, February 6th at 4PM

In 1990, Mef Gannon, Angela Adams & Emil Nodzak joined together to form The Partners. Playing throughout the tri-state NY metropolitan area they were quickly named the best vocal band of New Jersey. Mef & Emil wrote all the tunes, separately, which ranged from love ballads and broken hearts to toe tapping pop. Soon the local radio stations began to play their songs.
The band stopped playing but Mef and Angela continued to perform at local coffeehouses and the like as an acoustic duo. The harmonies are still as tight as …

[31 Jan 2018 | No Comment | Posted by ]
2018 Cafe con Libros Schedule

Cafe con Libros
TUESDAYS AT 10:30am
January 23rd to March 27th
ALL TALKS ARE HELD AT THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST, 533 EATON STREET. SEATING IS LIMITED

Jan. 23rd: Lucy Burdette on constructing a cozy crime
Jan. 30th: Elisa Segrave on her mother’s romance in post-war Germany with an American soldier
Feb. 6th: David Beckwith on turning reality into fiction
Feb. 13th: Ralph De Palm on “The Soul of Havana”
Feb. 20th: John Henry Fleming on “We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida”
Feb. 27th: Ryan Mcilvain on his new novel, “The Radicals”
Mar. 6th: Leslie Linsley on “Salvage …

[20 Jan 2018 | Comments Off on MUSIC IN THE PALM GARDEN — JANUARY 31st at 6PM | Posted by ]
MUSIC IN THE PALM GARDEN — JANUARY 31st at 6PM

The Kennedys are the acoustic indie/folk/rock duo of Pete and Maura Kennedy. They have been recording and touring together since 1994.
This free event is sponsored by The Friends of the Key West Library. Seating is limited. Gates open at 5:30pm.

[7 Dec 2017 | Comments Off on Music in the Palm Garden — Jan. 10th at 6PM | Posted by ]
Music in the Palm Garden — Jan. 10th at 6PM

Save the date and join us for our first Music in the Palm Garden Concert on January 10th at 6PM. FREE and open to the public.
Our first concert marks the return of folk duo Hungrytown from Vermont.  Their music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows, including Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, IFC’s Portlandia and Netflix’s Lady Dynamite. 
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Key West Public Library.

[6 Dec 2017 | Comments Off on The 2018 Friends of the Key West Library Lecture Series | Posted by ]
The 2018 Friends of the Key West Library Lecture Series

Programs take place on Monday nights from January 15 through March 19 at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street. Admission is free and seating begins at 5:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis with the programs starting promptly at 6:00 p.m.

January 15: Teju Cole is a writer, art historian, and photographer. He is the author of four books, including the novels Open City and Every Day Is For The Thief. He is the photography columnist at the New York Times Magazine, and has had gallery shows in several countries.

January 22: Edmund …

[28 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on TONIGHT! Bestselling Thriller Writer Patricia Gussin — Dec. 5th at 6PM (at 533 Eaton St) | Posted by ]
TONIGHT! Bestselling Thriller Writer Patricia Gussin — Dec. 5th at 6PM (at 533 Eaton St)

The Key West Public Library will present New York Times Bestselling author, Patricia Gussin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, at Books & Books at the Studios, 533 Eaton St.  Gussin’s debut novel, “Shadow of Death,” was nominated best first novel by the organization International Thriller Writers.  Her other suspense titles include “After the Fall,” “Weapon of Choice,” and her latest, “Come Home.”  This free event is sponsored by the Key West Public Library and Books & Books at the Studios.  For more information, contact the library at 305-292-3595 or …