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[17 Nov 2017 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Holiday and Other Library Closures

Please note: The Library will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Also, due to the installation of a new A/C unit, the library will be closed on Monday, November 27th and Tuesday, November 28th.
We do apologize for the inconvenience.

[11 Oct 2017 | Comments Off on Author Event with Martin Wilson — TONIGHT, November 9th at 6PM!– at Books & Books at the Studios | Posted by ]
Author Event with Martin Wilson — TONIGHT, November 9th at 6PM!– at Books & Books at the Studios

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT BOOKS & BOOKS AT 533 EATON STREET.
Martin Wilson is the author of What They Always Tell Us, which won the Alabama Author Award for best young adult book, and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. His short stories, essays, and book reviews have been published in One Teen Story, Tin House, Rush Hour, Publishers Weekly, Austin Chronicle, and other publications. His newest novel ,We Now Return to Regular Life, was published in August.
This free event is sponsored by the …

[28 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on The Library is Open | Posted by ]
The Library is Open

Our first patrons since Hurricane Irma: Shawn Beaman and her daughter, Eleanor, and son, Benji! We’re happy to announce that the library is OPEN!

[10 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on Construction Ahead | Posted by ]
Construction Ahead

Due to construction starting in mid-August,  some library departments and services will be unavailable intermittently through the process of renovation, which is expected to last for several months. We apologize in advance for any inconveniences caused, but we are enthusiastic about the upcoming improvements to our library!
 

[8 Jul 2017 | Comments Off on Arts & Crafts for Adults! — July 27th at 10am | Posted by ]
Arts & Crafts for Adults! — July 27th at 10am

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Join other crafty adults for some fun out of the sun!

All materials for our adult arts and crafts are provided, for free, for your crafting pleasure. Our second project for the summer is Fabric Mosaics and will be held on July 27th.
For more information or to reserve your spot call 305-292-3595. Seats are limited so call now!
 
 
 
 

[2 Jul 2017 | Comments Off on Acclaimed novelist Mark Powell — July 5th at 6pm! | Posted by ]
Acclaimed novelist Mark Powell — July 5th at 6pm!

Mark Powell has been called the “best Appalachian novelist of his generation” by Ron Rash, and a writer “on the verge of greatness” by Pat Conroy. He is the author of five novels, including his latest, Small Treasons, which David Joy, author of Where All The Light Tends To Go, says, ” achieves that rare balance between complexity and pacing, a story rich and intricate, propulsive and satisfying. Mark Powell has been the South’s best-kept secret for far too long.”
Powell has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Breadloaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, …

[30 Jun 2017 | Comments Off on Arts & Crafts for Adults! — July 20th at 10am | Posted by ]
Arts & Crafts for Adults! — July 20th at 10am

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Join other crafty adults for some fun out of the sun!
All materials for our adult arts and crafts are provided, for free, for your crafting pleasure. Our first project is Fun with Jars and will be held on July 6th at 10am. The same class will be repeated on July 20th.
For more information or to reserve your spot call 305-292-3595. Seats are limited so call now!

[22 May 2017 | Comments Off on Free 8-week Short Story Workshop — “Writing on the Autograph Tree” | Posted by ]
Free 8-week Short Story Workshop — “Writing on the Autograph Tree”

The Key West Library  is offering a free 8-week Short Story Workshop titled “Writing on the Autograph Tree,” led by author Edgardo Alvarado-Vazquez (The Funerals of Key West and Don’t Read This Poetry Book).  Participants will meet every Wednesday, June 7th through July 26th, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm to discuss and work on their short story.  All participants must be 18 years old or older and must present a copy of an original writing before the first session.  For more information or to reserve your seat, call 305-292-3595.  …

[17 May 2017 | Comments Off on Library Open House — May 31st at 6:30PM | Posted by ]
Library Open House — May 31st at 6:30PM

New to the Key West area or new to our library? Key West Public Library welcomes you to an Open House!

This event is for anyone who wants to learn about our what we do. We’ll show you the ropes—check out our resources, hear about our events and classes, and even get a Library Card!
Se habla español. La biblioteca extiende su bienvenida a nuestra comunidad hispano hablante. Tenemos una gran colección de libros en español y personal bilingüe para ayudarle.

[19 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Bestselling Author Lisa Unger — May 1st at 6PM | Posted by ]
Bestselling Author Lisa Unger — May 1st at 6PM

 
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger will talk about her latest novel, The Red Hunter, at the Key West Public Library on May 1st at 6PM.
Unger’s books are published in twenty-six languages worldwide, have sold millions of copies and have been named “Best of the Year” or top picks by the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, Amazon.com, Independent Booksellers, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and the Sun Sentinel.
Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR and Travel+Leisure  Magazine. Lisa Unger lives in the Tampa Bay area of Florida with her husband, daughter …