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[15 Feb 2016 | One Comment | ]
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

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[4 Oct 2015 | One Comment | ]
Everyone’s a critic

Reviews by readers are all the rage these days and for good reason — they often provide the sort of feedback you want most:  the opinions of fellow readers. Now you can post your own reviews of books in our library catalog — and read reviews by fellow library patrons and 1.3 million members of the book site LibraryThing.

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[1 Oct 2015 | 7 Comments | ]
eBranch Survey

The library is considering adding a few services you can use from the comfort of your home as well as on the go, and we’d like to hear what you think…please fill out this short survey and let us know!

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[20 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on If you liked The Girl on the Train… | ]
If you liked The Girl on the Train…

You say you *really*really* liked Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train? Or maybe you’re on the waiting list and can’t wait to get your hands on it? Great thing, because we have selected some eBooks especially for Girl on the Train fans.

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[2 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on YA books–Florida Teens Read | ]
YA books–Florida Teens Read

Available now, every eBook from this year’s Florida Teens Read list. Sponsored by the Florida Association for Media in Education and the Florida Department of Education, this list is recommended by teachers, school media specialists, and teen readers.

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[22 Apr 2015 | 5 Comments | ]
Award-winning books just for kiddos

The Library’s collection of downloadable eBooks for kids just grew larger. Perfect for travel, the beach, or extra innings of big sib’s game, these books won’t get lost, ripped, wet, or chewed up. Titles may be downloaded to iPads, Kindles, even smartphones and are yours (and theirs) for up to 2 weeks. Then they return themselves…Sweet.
The new Kids eBook portal is easier to navigate with larger book covers, subject headings, even reading levels to discover that perfect eBook. Grownups can feel confident that eBooks from this site are all kid-friendly.
The …

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[6 Oct 2014 | 6 Comments | ]
Ask A Librarian

From bar bets to complex health questions, librarians love to answer questions! In fact, a librarian is probably standing by right now to respond to your question via live chat or texting.
Ask a Librarian – Florida’s virtual reference service – helps countless users find what they need.

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[3 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on Listen up | ]
Listen up

Meet OneClickDigital, a new library of eAudiobooks, including classics and selections for children and young adults. Patrons have free access to eAudio at home, in the library, or on the go. Many titles are unlimited, so no holds and you can read along with your buddies. OneClickDigital is compatible with all popular listening devices, and mobile apps are available for the iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle Fire

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[29 Jan 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
Keeping track of TBR

While some readers struggle with finding a good book others have a different problem: Keeping track of all the books they want to read (commonly referred to on the Web and elsewhere as TBR, or “to be read” piles). Many of us, over the years, have resorted to keeping lists in notebooks or have envelopes spilling over with scraps of paper. Maybe you’ve even gotten organized and kept a list on your computer — and then your hard drive crashed.
Here’s a great thing about the library and our online catalog, commonly …

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[15 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Jump start your job search with new tools! | ]
Jump start your job search with new tools!

Job & Career Accelerator™ combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application. With this innovative job-hunting system, you can:

Explore detailed information on over 1,000 different occupations
 Match your interests and skills with the career that’s best for you
 Search over five million up-to-the-minute local and national job postings
Create professional resumes and cover letters
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Get invaluable tips and advice every step of the way—from your initial search to accepting an offer
 Conveniently organize and track your job-search progress all in one place

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