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[8 Jul 2017 | Comments Off on Build a Better World with Summer Reading | ]

     
Only TWO weeks left of our Summer Reading Event!
Every Saturday at 1:00 in the Key West Public Library
Make the Library a part of your plans this summer during our SUMMER READING EVENT! Join in our fun activities and read to win prizes each week.
July 15th Creative Madness- Art Week
Warning, this week will be messy! Wear clothes that you can get stained. Children will be immersed in creativity as we explore different art styles. Pottery, Painting, and much more!  Special visit from Paintings by Channing

July 22nd Make a …

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

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

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[14 Jun 2017 | Comments Off on Build a Better World Summer Reading | ]
Build a Better World Summer Reading

5 weeks of summer FUN!
Saturdays 1:00 at the Key West Public Library
Beginning June24th —July 22th
Summer is Finally here!! Summer is a time of FUN and relaxation for both children and parents. However, sometimes kids can become “bored” with nothing to do an no activities planned.  Having a “stay-cation”? Then make the Library a part of your plans this summer during our 5 weeks of SUMMER READING! Join in our fun activities and read to win prizes each week.
June 24th Build  A Better World Library Book Fair
Our community is …

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

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

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

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[15 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on LIVE Music featuring Nancy 3. & Mike E. — TONIGHT, April 22nd at 7PM! (MOST LIKELY INDOORS) | ]
LIVE Music featuring Nancy 3. & Mike E. — TONIGHT, April 22nd at 7PM! (MOST LIKELY INDOORS)

 
IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE CONCERT WILL BE HELD IN THE LIBRARY.
Bringing their unique talents and wide experiences together for the first time, Nancy 3. Hoffman and Mike Emerson will play a duo concert performance at the Palm Garden at the Monroe County Library on Saturday, April 22nd at 7 p.m.
Nancy 3. (yes, her middle name is 3.) is well-known for her accordion playing, international cabaret performances, and delightful humor. Mike Emerson is nationally recognized as a stellar guitar player, fine stylist and energetic performer. Together they will offer …

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[13 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Key West Dead Poets Speak — April 23rd at 7PM | ]
Key West Dead Poets Speak — April 23rd at 7PM

This event is presented by the Key West Poetry Guild.
The public is invited for this special program which includes readings from the works of departed Guild members C.S. Gilbert, Lionel Valle, Capt. Edwin (Blinky) Crusoe, Howard Matthews and Carolyn Wonson. Key West celebrity poets Tennessee Williams, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Frost, Shel Silverstein and others will also be featured.
The program is free and open to everyone.

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[22 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Music in the Palm Garden featuring Vellamo — March 25th at 7PM | ]
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 …