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[30 Jul 2014 | One Comment | ]
Capt. Tony in National Geo

We’re just a little excited that this photo from the library’s archives is featured in the July 2014 issue of National Geographic. If you subscribe to NatGeo, take a look on page 105. You can also read the story and view the photo gallery here.
Library photographs have also found their way into Newsweek, Nature, and Smithsonian magazines, as well as a permanent display at the Smithsonian’s Ocean Hall. Click here to stroll through our entire online gallery.

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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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[30 Mar 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
em@il and IM from the Library

Would you like to receive text reminders about almost-due library materials and notifications that your requests are now available? We’ve recently added text messaging to the services the library offers to make your life easier.
If you aren’t receiving these handy email or text reminders,

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[11 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on Read along with 1I1B | ]
Read along with 1I1B

The Key West Library is inviting everyone to their online  Read-a-Long for its next One Island One Book pick: The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. The Read-a-Long is open to all readers via the blog for One Island One Book (aka 1I1B).

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[1 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]
All in the family

Last year, the Monroe County Library’s Florida History Department was the beneficiary of an amazing donation of materials from the Heritage House — home to generations of the Porter family and their descendants. It’s not surprising that so much incredible material was preserved — Jessie Porter Newton was the godmother of the preservation movement in Key West. When many people saw little value in old wooden homes and crumbling brick structures, she saw the history and beauty that has made Key West one of the nation’s premiere historic towns today. …

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[14 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on Kerstein’s “Key West on the Edge” | ]
Kerstein’s “Key West on the Edge”

UPDATE: Congratulations to Bob! His book has been nominated for the 2012 Florida Historical Society’s Tebeau Award for best Florida history book of the year!
This excellent new book describes how Key West invented an economy based on mass tourism after major cutbacks in the once-thriving military which had been the driving force in Key West life from 1940 to 1970. After years of research and countless interviews with everyone that would talk to him, Dr. Kerstein documents how the changes occurred without destroying the things that make Key West unique.

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[8 Mar 2012 | 15 Comments | ]
Calling all Kindles!

Our library eBook collection is now compatible with the world’s bestselling eBook reader, the Amazon® Kindle! Download popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, and more. To get started, visit http://estuff.keyslibraries.org.

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[6 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on Gift books for the wee ones. | ]
Gift books for the wee ones.

From one of our favorite blogs, The Improvised Life:
“With the holidays fast approaching, everyone we know is starting their annual scramble to find great gifts. We’ve always felt that books make the best children’s presents. Over the years we’ve posted some of our favorites, all of which encourage creative thinking. From surprising cookbooks to clever craft projects, we highly recommend these six books to inspire your child’s inner artist.”

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[4 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on Check out a Kill A Watt | ]
Check out a Kill A Watt

The Monroe County Public Library and Florida Keys Electric Cooperative have teamed up to “empower” you to save $$$ on your electric bills.

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[23 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Protect and salvage your family treasures | ]
Protect and salvage your family treasures

Every June, we like to remind our community that now is the ideal time to think about protecting and caring for your family treasures. And if disaster strikes your household, be it a hurricane or a busted water heater, we want you to have immediate and trusted advice on how to salvage your photographs, scrapbooks, and other paper materials.
A few years ago, with the help of an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant, we put together a pathfinder of websites selected to provide reliable information on protecting and salvaging …