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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.

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
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

 

Mar
1
Fri
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.

 

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

 

Mar
2
Sat
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.

Chess Club @ Key West Library
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for our new Chess Club. All are welcome, no experience necessary.

Questions? Ask at the desk or call 305-292-3595.

Fiber Fiends @ Key West Library
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar
4
Mon
Cornerstone Resource Alliance @ Key West Library
Mar 4 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Cornerstone Resource Alliance offers help getting a birth certificate and Florida ID, applying for disability benefits, relocating and reunifying with family, assistance with Medicaid and Medicare, health care, mental health and addiction referrals. The group also offers job, housing, shelter and educational assistance, cell phone and mail services, rental assistance, food stamp assistance and clothing and basic needs supplies.

For more information, contact Cornerstone at 305-393-2972, by email at keyscra@gmail.com or check out their website at https://www.keyscra.org.

 

FOL Speaker Series – Jean Hanff Korelitz @ Key West Library
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jean Hanff Korelitz’s latest novel, THE LATECOMER, was a New York Times Notable Book, and a New Yorker Best Book of 2022. Her previous novel, THE PLOT, was a New York Times bestseller. Several of her works have been adapted for the screen, including The Undoing starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant and Admission starring Tina Fey, Lily Tomlin, and Paul Rudd.

For more information about individual speakers and their books, visit friendsofthekeywestlibrary.org. All speaker series events begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Palm Garden of the Key West Library, 700 Fleming Street. Speaker Series talks are free. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. We will make every effort to seat everyone. In case of rain, the event will be held inside the library.

Mar
5
Tue
Café con Libros – Dawn Brotherton @ Key West Library
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

 

Author Dawn Brotherton at Café con Libros at the Key West Library on March 5 at 10am.

Author Dawn Brotherton will speak about her book Oaky with a Hint of Murder.

Café con Libros is a weekly event featuring local and independent authors accompanied by coffee in the Key West Library’s beautiful Palm Garden. All presentations begin at 10am.

Computer Class – Learning the Library’s Website @ Key West Library
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Stop by the front desk at the Key West Library or call 305-292-3595 to register for a computer class. Classes are limited to 6 people, so reserve your spot early!

Computer classes in March 2024 at the Key West Library.

Tech Tutoring at the Key West Library, One on One session for 45 minutes. @ Key West Library
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mar
6
Wed
Adult Crafting Corner @ Key West Library
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

All materials are provided. To see what crafts we’re making, click here.

image of yarn, buttons, beads with text that reads Adult Crafting Corner, join us every wednesday from ten a m to twelve p m for a new craft every week. All tools will be provided. This program is for eighteen plus.

 

Cornerstone Resource Alliance @ Key West Library
Mar 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Cornerstone Resource Alliance offers help getting a birth certificate and Florida ID, applying for disability benefits, relocating and reunifying with family, assistance with Medicaid and Medicare, health care, mental health and addiction referrals. The group also offers job, housing, shelter and educational assistance, cell phone and mail services, rental assistance, food stamp assistance and clothing and basic needs supplies.

For more information, contact Cornerstone at 305-393-2972, by email at keyscra@gmail.com or check out their website at https://www.keyscra.org.

 

Adult Game Night +18 @ Key West Library
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Stop in for the Key West Library Game Night every Wednesday! Pick up any of our board games, or bring your own and sit at any of the tables in the library’s lounge.  

Author talk with Linda Dittmar: Tracing Homelands @ Key West Library
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a talk by Linda Dittmar, author of Tracing Homelands: Israel, Palestine and the Claims of Belonging at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at the Key West Library, 700 Fleming St.

Part history, part travelogue, and part memoir, it is a braided account of Israel’s early years of statehood and the Palestinian Nakba—the “catastrophe” of mass expulsion—remembered as an Israeli child growing into young adulthood and as an adult, now living in the U.S., who comes to see that history with new eyes.

Now Professor Emerita, Linda received her Ph.D. in English from Stanford University. She taught literature and film studies at University of Massachusetts at Boston for forty years, including visiting lectureships in India, at Tel Aviv University, at Tufts University, and at the University of Paris.

Books will be available for purchase.

Text reads Tracing Homelands, Author Linda Dittmar, March sixth at six p m.

Mar
7
Thu
Tech Tutoring at the Key West Library, One on One session for 45 minutes. @ Key West Library
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Game On! @ Key West Library
Mar 7 @ 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

 

Creative Writing Workshop: First Session @ Key West Library
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us at the Key West Library for a new Creative Writing Workshop! This month’s focus will be Memoir Writing.

In the first session on March 7, we’ll learn about and practice memoir writing and creative nonfiction with writing exercises. In the second session on March 21, bring your writing to receive feedback in a group workshop setting. Both sessions will begin at 4pm.

All levels of writing experience are welcomed, and writing materials will be provided. Attendance at both sessions is encouraged but not mandatory.

Creative Writing Workshop on March 7th at 4 pm at the Key West Library.

Mar
8
Fri
Storytime! @ Key West Library
Mar 8 @ 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.

 

Game On! @ Key West Library
Mar 8 @ 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

 

Mar
9
Sat
Magic The Gathering @ Key West Library
Mar 9 @ 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!