Home » Archive

Articles in the News Across the Keys Category

eBranch, News Across the Keys »

[9 Jan 2018 | 28 Comments | ]
Load your new eReader

Download Audiobooks and eBooks Anytime, Anywhere. Enjoy popular titles from the comfort of home.
Monroe County Public Library is pleased to offer you best-selling, award-winning, and critically acclaimed adult and children’s audiobooks and eBooks, available 24/7 from the library’s website,

eBranch, News Across the Keys »

[2 Jan 2018 | 2 Comments | ]
FYI for the DIYer

Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting. Now,  with this collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as hints and tips, beginner to advanced techniques, tool and material selection, and many more. If prompted for a password, please use your library card number.

eBranch, News Across the Keys »

[5 Sep 2017 | 2 Comments | ]
Traveling soon? Take us with you.

Are you traveling this summer? If so, don’t forget to pack a few extra books that won’t take up any room or add any weight to that suitcase! The Library’s collection of best-selling and classic eBooks and eAudiobooks are available 24/7 from the library’s website. Children’s titles, too!

News Across the Keys »

[2 Jul 2017 | Comments Off on Books Librarians Love–Updated | ]
Books Librarians Love–Updated

Wondering which book to read next? Then consider these titles recommended by librarians across the country. The goal of LibraryReads is to connect good books with happy readers. Librarians read all genres, cross-genres and maybe even some sub-genres, so there are books to interest every reader.  New titles are added monthly–check back for more fresh, wonderful reads.

News Across the Keys, Uncategorized »

[13 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on OverDrive–New look | ]
OverDrive–New look

Check out eBooks and eAudiobooks from the refreshed OverDrive site. New features include easier browsing, personalized settings for audience level, and  1-click checkouts. 

eBranch, News Across the Keys »

[12 Nov 2016 | One Comment | ]
Get Inspired–Food, eating, dining

Hungry? Well then, let’s get cooking. Our culinary arts collection includes 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, updated daily.
Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information. Home cooks as well as culinary professionals will enjoy a hearty helping of inspiration and instruction.

News Across the Keys, Tom's Keys History Blog »

[25 Aug 2016 | 6 Comments | ]
From the album: De Wolfe Collection

Scott DeWolfe Collection, a set on Flickr.

Check out our newest, oldest collection of Keys images. The Scott De Wolfe collection contains some of the oldest images of Key West that we’ve seen around. We have  scanned, tagged and captioned this amazing collection and are eager to share it. Here’s more info:

News Across the Keys, Uncategorized »

[20 Nov 2015 | One Comment | ]
And the winner is…

National Book Award winners were recently announced and they’re available at the library in multiple formats. Click below to read excerpts and discover these titles via the library catalog.

News Across the Keys, Tom's Keys History Blog »

[1 Oct 2015 | One Comment | ]
Before Red Hats, Keys women donned Red Shawls

Well over a century ago, in a period of time referred to by Key Westers as “the Romantic 1800’s”, sponging was a prosperous industry and wrecking provided such a bountiful yield that by 1850 Key West had reached a degree of affluence that made it a wealthy city.
Ships from many countries lined the wharves, their holds laden with provisions and lumber. It was from the wreck of one such vessel, legend has it, that a cargo of red shawls was salvaged and promptly distributed to all the local women folk. …

eBranch, News Across the Keys »

[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!