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[15 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Bestselling Author Deborah Crombie

New York Times Bestselling Author Deborah Crombie — Wednesday, March 1st at 6PM in the Key West Library Auditorium
Deborah Crombie is the New York Times bestselling author of the Scotland Yard detectives series featuring Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James. Crombie, a native Texan who has lived in both England and Scotland, now lives in McKinney, Texas, sharing a house that is more than one hundred years old with her husband, three cats, and two German shepherds.
Ms. Crombie will be in conversation with Lucy Burdette, author of the Key West food …

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[14 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Cafe con Libros in March

Thursday, March 2nd: Teacher and historian Betty Darst will discuss David McCullough’s book, “The Wright Brothers.”
Tuesday, March 7th : Author Jane Newhagen will talk about her new novel, “Chambered Nautilus: A Tale of Old Key West.” Newhagen is also the author of the historical Key West novels, “Sand Dollar” and “Pieces of Eight.”

Thursday, March 9th: Lecturer Terrance Fiore will present a talk called “The Civil Right Movement in the 1960’s: A Personal Perspective.”
Tuesday, March 14th: Key West Library’s Historian Tom Hambright will talk about Hemingway’s Key West novel, “To Have and Have …

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[13 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
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. 

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[13 Feb 2017 | One Comment | ]
Presidents’ Day Holiday

In observance of Presidents’ Day, the libraries will be closed on Monday, February 20th.
We will reopen Tuesday, February 21st at 9:30am. Click here to view our usual schedule.
In the meantime, view our Library’s photo collection of Presidential visits to  the Keys.

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[8 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Poetry Reading — Thursday, Feb. 16th at 4pm

Texas Poets Laureate Karla K. Morton and Alan Birkelbach, both award-winning writers with eleven published books, will travel to Florida’s Dry Tortugas National Park February 15-21, 2017 as part of Words of Preservation: A Poets Laureate National Parks Tour, a 3-year joint arts project the two poets launched last year during the National Park System’s 100 year anniversary. They will visit 50 or more of the 59 U.S. National Parks during the tour, documenting their journey through poetry and photography, ultimately creating one or more books. Their plan is to …

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[6 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
In February, we honor our Black history

Join us in paying tribute to the African-Americans who shaped Keys history by visiting these library resources:

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[2 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Free Tax Assistance

Feeling overwhelmed? Prepare and file your taxes for free at the Marathon Branch of Monroe County Public Library. IRS and certified volunteer tax preparers provided by United Way of the Florida Keys will be helping those with family incomes of up to $54,000 on Monday, Feb. 13, from noon to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 15, from noon to 5 p.m.; and on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please call 305-797-1704 to make an appointment or for more information.

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[11 Jan 2017 | 2 Comments | ]
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the libraries will be closed on Monday, January 16th.
We will reopen Tuesday, January 17th at 9:30a.m.
Here’s a short but poignant story from the National Archives about capturing so many of the iconic photographs of Dr. King’s March on Washington:

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[28 Dec 2016 | 4 Comments | ]
Open Mic Night

The Key West Poetry Guild Welcomes All Poets and Spoken Word Enthusiasts
This month’s featured poet is Jeff Howard. All poets are encouraged to read in our intimate listening space, whether they have extensive experience performing in front of an audience, or have never performed onstage before.
You must be at least 18 years old to attend or participate. Poets must present his/her own original work. Each poet may read for no more than five minutes per round and the number of rounds depend on the number of participants. The open Mic …

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[18 Dec 2016 | 2 Comments | ]
Holiday hours

The Libraries are festive with decorations and programs celebrating this holiday season. But be sure to visit us soon, as we will be closed Saturday, December 24th, reopening at 9:30a.m. on Tuesday, December 27th.
For the New Year’s holiday, we will be closed Saturday, December 31st, reopening Tuesday, January 3rd at 9:30 a.m.
No library materials will be due during these holidays.
Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, we wish you a joyful holiday season and look forward to serving you in the coming year.