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[2 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
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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[29 Jun 2017 | 2 Comments | ]
Library Hours–July 4th Holiday

In observance of Independence Day, the libraries will be closed Tuesday, July 4th.
We will reopen Wednesday, July 5th at 9:30am.
We join with the Keys community in honoring the brave patriots who fought for our country’s independence. Hope to see you at the local parades, picnics, fireworks displays, and all the festivities that make this holiday so neighborly.

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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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[22 May 2017 | 4 Comments | ]
Libraries closed on Monday, May 29th.

To commemorate the Memorial Day Holiday, all Monroe County libraries will be closed Monday, May 29th.
Libraries will reopen at 9:30a.m on Tuesday, May 30th.

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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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[16 May 2017 | Comments Off on Hurricane Preparedness | ]
Hurricane Preparedness

Are you prepared for hurricane season?
Hurricane season starts June 1st.  Join us at the Islamorada Library for a Hurricane Preparedness Session presented by Monroe County Emergency Management on Tuesday, May 23rd at 4:00 pm.

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[25 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on Service Disruption Alert | ]
Service Disruption Alert

On the morning of Thursday, April 27th, our library software will be upgraded to the latest, greatest. During the upgrade, the library’s online catalog will be inaccessible. For OverDrive (eBooks) users, signing in to “My Library” and placing holds on titles will be unavailable. This down time is expected to last from 8:30am until about noon. Our libraries will remain open during this time and we will be circulating books and materials. We look forward to serving you with improved resources!

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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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[6 Apr 2017 | One Comment | ]
Strategic Plan for the Florida Keys

Did you have an opinion about your Keys community? Well, here’s an opportunity to express it.
The 5 public libraries in the Keys are governed and funded by Monroe County. Monroe County has begun to craft a new Strategic Plan to guide the County’s future policy and budget decisions.
The first important step in this process is to hear directly from the County’s citizens. What are your priorities, concerns and vision for the future of the County? What issues and infrastructure would you like to see your County government tackle in the …

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[5 Apr 2017 | One Comment | ]
Good Friday

Monroe County Public Libraries will be closed on Friday, April 14th in observance of Good Friday. We will reopen at 10:00am, Saturday, April 15th. Check out our calendars for great things happening at the library this Spring.