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[20 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]
Author Ryan McIlvain discussing THE RADICALS –Feb. 27 at 10:30am at Books & Books at the Studios

Don’t miss Ryan McIlvain next Tuesday at at 10:30am talking about The Radicals, his new novel Vanity Fair calls, “a rollicking literary thriller,” and Publishers Weekly calls “…a consistently engrossing and thoroughly enjoyable novel.”
McIlvain’s debut novel, Elders, was longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize in 2013. His other work has appeared in print and online in The Paris Review, The Rumpus, Tin House, Post Road, The Believer, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and other venues, and has received honorable mention in The Best American Short Stories and …

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[15 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]
Author John Henry Fleming discussing “We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida” — Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 10:30 at Books & Books

“As weird and funny and beautiful and unnerving as you might expect from some of our state’s best writers.” –Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!
Come hear and meet contributing author John Henry Fleming to We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida  at Cafe con Libros this Tuesday, February 20th at 10:30 at The Studios of Key West.
Fleming is the acclaimed author of “Songs for the Deaf” and “The Legend of the Barefoot Mailman.”

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[12 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]
Presidents’ Day Holiday

In observance of Presidents’ Day, the libraries will be closed on Monday, February 19th.
We will reopen Tuesday, February 20th 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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[9 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]
Cafe con Libros featuring Ralph De Palma — Tuesday, February 13 at 10:30am at The Studios of Key West

Photographer Ralph De Palma will be our guest for Café con Libros at 10:30 a.m. Thurs. Feb. 13, at the Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. His new book, “The Soul of Havana” is comprised of 115 full-color photos and text that tell the story of the Havana music scene.
De Palma is also the author of two volumes, “The Soul of Key West.”

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[7 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]
Rails of War — Thursday, February 8th at 10:30

Join us Thurs., Feb. 8 @ 10:30am when Author Steven James Hantzis discusses his history work, Rails of War, about the men of the 721st Railway Operating Battalion during World War II.

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[1 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]
Music in the Palm Garden — Tuesday, February 6th at 4PM

In 1990, Mef Gannon, Angela Adams & Emil Nodzak joined together to form The Partners. Playing throughout the tri-state NY metropolitan area they were quickly named the best vocal band of New Jersey. Mef & Emil wrote all the tunes, separately, which ranged from love ballads and broken hearts to toe tapping pop. Soon the local radio stations began to play their songs.
The band stopped playing but Mef and Angela continued to perform at local coffeehouses and the like as an acoustic duo. The harmonies are still as tight as …

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[31 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]
2018 Cafe con Libros Schedule

Cafe con Libros
TUESDAYS AT 10:30am
January 23rd to March 27th
ALL TALKS ARE HELD AT THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST, 533 EATON STREET. SEATING IS LIMITED

Jan. 23rd: Lucy Burdette on constructing a cozy crime
Jan. 30th: Elisa Segrave on her mother’s romance in post-war Germany with an American soldier
Feb. 6th: David Beckwith on turning reality into fiction
Feb. 13th: Ralph De Palm on “The Soul of Havana”
Feb. 20th: John Henry Fleming on “We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida”
Feb. 27th: Ryan Mcilvain on his new novel, “The Radicals”
Mar. 6th: Leslie Linsley on “Salvage …

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[20 Jan 2018 | Comments Off on MUSIC IN THE PALM GARDEN — JANUARY 31st at 6PM | ]
MUSIC IN THE PALM GARDEN — JANUARY 31st at 6PM

The Kennedys are the acoustic indie/folk/rock duo of Pete and Maura Kennedy. They have been recording and touring together since 1994.
This free event is sponsored by The Friends of the Key West Library. Seating is limited. Gates open at 5:30pm.

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[11 Jan 2018 | One Comment | ]
Big Pine Key Library now open

The Big Pine Key Library open for business. Thank you for your patience as we took care of post-Irma repairs. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to a clean and healthy library!

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[8 Jan 2018 | 2 Comments | ]
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the libraries will be closed on Monday, January 15th.
We will reopen Tuesday, January 16th 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: