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Feb
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February Friends of the Key Largo Library Book Sale @ Key Largo Library
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm

February 1 – 29 during library hours

Feb
29
Thu
Ceramics Painting Class @ Key West Library
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Come paint ceramics with us at the Key West Library! All supplies will be provided and no painting experience is necessary. Then join us on the last Thursday of each month to paint something new.

Homeschool Learning Activities 3-year-olds to Kindergarten! @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The homeschool group has been growing and we are splitting groups to accommodate everyone.  We will still meet on Thursdays with Kindergarten & under group meeting from 10 AM-11 AM and the 1st grade and up group will meet from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM.  There will be different themed activities for both learning and fun!

Tech Tutoring at the Key West Library, One on One session for 45 minutes. @ Key West Library
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Story Time @ Key Largo Library
Feb 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Story Time @ Key Largo Library

Tuesdays & Thursdays

10:30 a.m.

Join us in the Library’s Community Room for stories & songs to enrich children’s pre-literacy skills. Ages 0-5.

Homeschool Learning Activities 1st grade and up @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Feb 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The homeschool group has been growing and we are splitting groups to accommodate everyone.  We will still meet on Thursdays with Kindergarten & under group meeting from 10 AM-11 AM and the 1st grade and up group will meet from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM.  There will be different themed activities for both learning and fun!

QUIT YOUR WAY – TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA PROGRAM @ Islamorada Branch Library
Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A registered nurse from Keys AHEC visits the Islamorada Library every Thursday from noon until 1 pm offering FREE tools to help you quit tobacco. She can provide free products and plans to help you quit any kind of tobacco. Call (305) 743-7111 ext 205 for more information or to learn about Zoom meeting options.

Game On! @ Key West Library
Feb 29 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Game On! @ Key West Library

Game On! Thursday and Friday after school for all ages Passive Program- Events on Your Time!

Relax and unwind by playing popular games with friends and family. After homework and studying are done kick back and get your Game On! Board games, video games even MTG!

Games in a library?! Of Course! Now you and your children can enjoy new and popular games with friends and family. Make friends while going on quest in Dungeons and Dragons or crush your opponents in a game of Magic the Gathering. After homework and studying are done kick back and get your Game On!

*Note the video game zone is only available when a librarian is present.

Why do we have toys, board games, and video games in the library?

“Play is the highest form of research”-Albert Einstein

Many games in the library are multiplayer games that encourage teamwork and social skills. Playing games is a great way for kids to meet new people and make some friends. Video games and board games can be pricey at times and not affordable for every hose hold, so it is important to us here at the library that every child is given the opportunity to experience the joy of playing games and being a kid.

With all that fun our kids are having while playing board/video games, they don’t realize they are developing some very important skills. Gaming (especially Nintendo games) challenges kids on their reading, mathematics, and critical thinking skills. Gaming is also a great way for kids to relieve stress and make some friends.

For further reading on video games in the library check out this NPR article: At Libraries Across America, It’s Game On

 

ART Attack! @ Islamorada Library Branch
Feb 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Stop by the library every Thursday for ART Attack! All ages welcome! Enjoy our weekly self-directed craft. Or drop in and create something unique. It’s fun for the whole family!

To find out what we’re doing this week, follow our social media: Facebook and Instagram.

Lego Maker Lab @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Feb 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fun with Legos!  Thursdays from 4 PM to 5 PM in the Activity Center.

 

Spanish Class @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Spanish class has moved from Wednesdays to Thursdays! Still at 6 PM, this community led program teaches the basics of Spanish at the Marathon Branch of the Monroe County Public Library. To register email retomarathon@gmail.com

Mar
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Fri
Sit + Sew @ Key Largo Branch
Mar 1 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sit + Sew @ Key Largo Branch

Fridays

9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Craft and create community at the Key Largo Library! Most Fridays our Sit ‘N Sew group meets in the Community Room to sew and share ideas. You are welcome to join our community of crafters! Bring your sewing machine and your current project.

Florida Keys Quilters on Facebook

First Friday Book Club @ Marathon branch
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join in on the discussion here at the library for this community led Book Club on the first Friday of the month from 10 a.m. till noon

Book List for 2023-2024

November 3 – “Once Upon A River” by Diane Setterfield

December 1 – “The Book of Lost Friends” by Lisa Wingate

January 5 – “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus

February 2 – “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michelle Richardson

March 1 – “The Homewreckers” by Mary Kay Andrews

April 5 – “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn

For more information, contact rtannie@bellsouth.net

 

 

Sewing from a Pattern @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sewing for Ages 18 and up

Bring a pattern, material, and sewing machine, the library has a limited supply.

*REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED*

Storytime! @ Key West Library
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Storytime is a fun early literacy program for children. Join us for interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. The early literacy practices featured each week help build the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. Storytime offers an opportunity to experience early literacy practices in action, to discover great books, music, and to socialize with other parents after Storytime.  Expecting parents and siblings are welcome to attend.

 

Tech Help @ Islamorada Branch Library
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Islamorada Library offers basic tech help with laptops, tablets and e-reading devices. Drop in with your device on Fridays between 2 pm and 5 pm for help or schedule a one-on-one session by calling (305) 664-4645.

Game On! @ Key West Library
Mar 1 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Game On! @ Key West Library

Game On! Thursday and Friday after school for all ages Passive Program- Events on Your Time!

Relax and unwind by playing popular games with friends and family. After homework and studying are done kick back and get your Game On! Board games, video games even MTG!

Games in a library?! Of Course! Now you and your children can enjoy new and popular games with friends and family. Make friends while going on quest in Dungeons and Dragons or crush your opponents in a game of Magic the Gathering. After homework and studying are done kick back and get your Game On!

*Note the video game zone is only available when a librarian is present.

Why do we have toys, board games, and video games in the library?

“Play is the highest form of research”-Albert Einstein

Many games in the library are multiplayer games that encourage teamwork and social skills. Playing games is a great way for kids to meet new people and make some friends. Video games and board games can be pricey at times and not affordable for every hose hold, so it is important to us here at the library that every child is given the opportunity to experience the joy of playing games and being a kid.

With all that fun our kids are having while playing board/video games, they don’t realize they are developing some very important skills. Gaming (especially Nintendo games) challenges kids on their reading, mathematics, and critical thinking skills. Gaming is also a great way for kids to relieve stress and make some friends.

For further reading on video games in the library check out this NPR article: At Libraries Across America, It’s Game On

 

STEAM @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

STEAM After School

Let off STEAM after school every other Friday at 4 PM! Lots of fun activities and learning opportunities for school age kids!

STEAM is an educational discipline that aims to spark an interest and lifelong love of the arts and sciences in children from an early age. Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math are similar fields of study in that they all involve creative processes, and none uses just one method for inquiry and investigation. Teaching relevant, in-demand skills that will prepare students to become innovators in an ever-evolving world is paramount, not only for the future of the students themselves but for the future of the country. Benefits of STEAM

  1. STEAM Promotes Creativity
  2. STEAM Promotes Collaboration and Respect
  3. STEAM Facilitates Critical Thinking
  4. STEAM Projects Require Students to Solve Problems in a Hands-On Way
  5. STEAM Embraces and Celebrates Diversity

1st Friday Concerts 2023-2024 @ Key Largo Branch Library
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
1st Friday Concerts 2023-2024 @ Key Largo Branch Library

First Friday Concert Series – Final Concert

March 1:   Jennings and Keller

Jennings & Keller is an award-winning nationally touring duo based out of Florida. They offer up 21st Century Americana with influences in folk, jazz, and roots music. They fuse many different musical elements into a unique eclectic style that is refreshingly diverse.

Sponsored in part by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and private donations. Made possible through grant funding provided to the Friends of the Key Largo Library. To learn more about the Friends please email friendskeylargolibrary@gmail.com

Mar
2
Sat
Florida Keys Quilters
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Florida Keys Quilters

Monthly meeting of the Florida Keys Quilters.

Magic The Gathering @ Key West Library
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Magic The Gathering @ Key West Library

Magic the Gathering

Saturdays 9am- Noon

MTG is a tabletop card game. Join us every Saturday morning as we host a MTG for adults. Newcomers and veterans are welcome! We have premade decks that new players can use to learn how to play. Magic-themed giveaways and tournaments throughout the year!

 

 

Friends of the Key West Library Book Sale @ Key West Library
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Friends of the Key West Library Book Sale on March 2 from 10am-1pm.

Palm Garden Book Sales

Two of the ways the Friends support the Key West Library are through book sales in the Library’s Palm Garden and through ongoing book sales within the library building at 700 Fleming Street. Every dollar raised during the sales goes directly back to your library.

Sales are held in the Palm Garden and generally take place on the first Saturday of the month from December through March. 

Friends of the Library book sale 2023-2024 season will take place in the Palm Garden of the Key West Branch on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Story Time Saturday @ Monroe County Public Library Marathon
Mar 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for stories, songs and activities for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.

Saturdays at 10:30 AM Children’s Area

2nd Floor

Outdoor Explorers @ Big Pine Library
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Outdoor Explorers @ Big Pine Library

Every Saturday, starting January 13, 2024

What’s Outdoor Explorers?? Outdoor Explorers is Library Scouts 2.0! Let’s read, let’s get outside, let’s learn!

We have weekly grab-and-go activities as well as badges for completing the Outdoor Explorers booklet – come get yours today!