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Feb
26
Mon
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
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.

Mar
1
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

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.

Mar
4
Mon
Sound Meditation @ Key Largo Branch Library
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sound Meditation @ Key Largo Branch Library

March 4

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Sound Meditation with A. Michelle Drumsinger. Enjoy a unique meditative experience where people are immersed in a field of spontaneous tone.

Upper Keys Fishing Club Monthly Meeting @ Key Largo Branch Library
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Upper Keys Fishing Club Monthly Meeting @ Key Largo Branch Library

Monthly meeting for the Upper Keys Fishing Club.

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Mar
5
Tue
Story Time @ Key Largo Library
Mar 5 @ 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.

Creative Tuesdays! @ Key Largo Branch
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Creative Tuesdays! @ Key Largo Branch

Tuesdays

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Calling all Artists, new and experienced! Bring in items you are working on and help each other during this fun afternoon program. Sometimes a guest artist will have a fun project everyone can participate in.  Check the Key Largo Library’s Facebook page for weekly projects during season. It’s a great way to meet other artists and receive help. All library programs are free and open to the public. Except February 27, 2024.

Lego Club @ Key Largo Branch
Mar 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Lego Club @ Key Largo Branch

Calling all builders! Be creative and build with LOTS of LEGOs provided by the library. Work on your own creation or build as a team and test your skills with building challenges! This month’s challenges: March 5 – Celebrate Reading and March 19 – St. Patrick’s Day

Ages 6-11. All supplies provided

Mar
6
Wed
Plant Clinic @ Key Largo Branch Library
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am
Plant Clinic @ Key Largo Branch Library

1st Wednesday of the Month

UF/IFAS, Monroe County Extension Service offers free plant clinics. Master Gardener Volunteers will be onsite the first Wednesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to help assist with plant identification, disease diagnosis, insect identifications/problems, and other services related to diagnosing gardening and/or landscape problems.

https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/monroe/plant-clinics/

QUIT YOUR WAY – TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA PROGRAM @ Key Largo Library
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
QUIT YOUR WAY - TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA PROGRAM @ Key Largo Library

Wednesdays

1:00 p.m.

Tools to Quit is a group designed to address all aspects of nicotine addiction, in addition to helping people develop a quit plan and identify a quit date. This group addressed psychological and behavioral dependence. Free nicotine replacement is available/provided to address a person’s physical dependence to tobacco. Studies show that group counseling combined with nicotine replacement can more than double a person’s chances of quitting and staying quit. Hosted by AHEC RN Beth Dunlap.

Tech Tutor @ Key Largo Branch
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tech Tutor @ Key Largo Branch

Wednesdays

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Stop in for help downloading library apps to your smart phone or tablet. Learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks, and learn how to stream movies from Kanopy too. Basic computer help is also available. Bring your device and questions. Instruction may be one-on-one or group depending on the number of participants.

 

Mar
7
Thu
Story Time @ Key Largo Library
Mar 7 @ 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.

Great Decisions Spring 2024 @ Key Largo Branch
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Great Decisions

1st Thursdays in February, March, April, May; August, September, October, November

Visit the library for an informative article on the topic to read ahead of time. We’ll watch a brief video on the topic, then discuss. Sponsored by Friends of the Key Largo Library. Articles & video developed by the Foreign Policy Association https://www.fpa.org/great_decisions/

March 7

Climate technology and competition

Will the United States and China, with other powerful countries following suit, approach current and future climate initiatives with an increased commitment to trade protectionism and nationalism, by various measures including trade restrictions? Or could a growing spirit of international accord develop to confront the “common enemy” of climate change?

 

April 4

Science across borders

Scientific advances benefit from collaboration between researchers, but what happens when material, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) is controversial and important to a nation’s national security? Is there a middle ground between sharing information and denying access? How can we regulate cooperation?

 

May 2

U.S. -China trade rivalry

China’s economic rise and its current policies of increasing the role of the state in the economy have led some U.S. policymakers to seek to deny China access

to U.S. technology and investment. This is seen as a necessary corrective to decades of predatory Chinese economic policies. Is this a wise strategy, and how effective can it be?

August

NATO’s future

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has come under increased scrutiny, not because NATO troops are involved in the conflict, but because of its role in relations between Russia and its neighbors. Will expanding membership in NATO protect countries, or will it further provoke Russia?

 

September

Understanding Indonesia

 

Despite its large size, Indonesia remains virtually invisible to most Americans. But as one of the world’s largest democracies, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, and as an economic driver of ASEAN, why does it fly below the radar? What are current issues in U.S.-Indonesian relations, and what role can the country play in Asia?

 

October

High Seas Treaty

Areas of the seas beyond national jurisdiction comprise the high seas, which are facing a degradation of ecosystems due to climate change and the increase in human activities, such as shipping, overfishing, pollution, and deep-sea mining. The recently negotiated High Seas Treaty, also known as the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Treaty, will attempt to address these issues. How difficult will it be to convince nations to participate?

 

November

Pandemic preparedness

 

Looking back at the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many lessons to take away in terms of domestic and international policies. Although this pandemic seems to have waned, how can we apply these lessons to future pandemics? Will countries cooperate, and will a consensus emerge on how to manage global health challenges?

 

February 1

Mideast Realignment

The United States and Middle East are at a crossroads. In spite of a reduced presence in the Middle East, the U.S. still has significant national interests there and the area is a key arena for global power politics. Can the U.S. continue to defend its interests in the Middle East and globally with a lower level of military and political involvement, or should it recommit to a leading role in the region?

Are you Ukulele Curious? @ Key Largo Branch Library
Mar 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Are you Ukulele Curious? @ Key Largo Branch Library

March 7

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Beginner and seasoned players are welcome to join an informal ukulele play-along, 3:30-5:30. Ukuleles available for check-out at the library.

Mar
8
Fri
Sit + Sew @ Key Largo Branch
Mar 8 @ 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

We Are Friends of Old Seven (7 mile bridge restoration) Documentary Screening @ Key Largo Branch
Mar 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
We Are Friends of Old Seven (7 mile bridge restoration) Documentary Screening @ Key Largo Branch

March 8

4:30 p.m.

Join us at the Key Largo Branch Library for a screening of “We Are Friends of Old Seven” documentary produced by Marathon resident Cliff Rydell. Watch “We are Friends of Old Seven” and learn about all the local individuals, businesses, Monroe County and Marathon City Officials who made saving the Bridge a reality.

Mar
11
Mon
Alzheimer’s Care Support @ Key Largo Branch Library
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Alzheimer’s Care Support

The Alzheimer’s Association will host a Caregiver Support Group at the Key Largo Library on the 2nd Monday of every month at 11 a.m. To register and for more information call 800.272.3900.

 

Slime Time @ Key Largo Branch
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm
Slime Time @ Key Largo Branch

March 11 2:00 and 4:30 Slime Time: Calling all PEEPS!  Come out and make fun spring slime just in time for Easter. Recommended age: Elementary.  All supplies provided.

League of Women Voters Annual Meeting @ Key Largo Branch Library
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Mar
12
Tue
Story Time @ Key Largo Library
Mar 12 @ 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.

Creative Tuesdays! @ Key Largo Branch
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Creative Tuesdays! @ Key Largo Branch

Tuesdays

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Calling all Artists, new and experienced! Bring in items you are working on and help each other during this fun afternoon program. Sometimes a guest artist will have a fun project everyone can participate in.  Check the Key Largo Library’s Facebook page for weekly projects during season. It’s a great way to meet other artists and receive help. All library programs are free and open to the public. Except February 27, 2024.

Florida Keys Council of the Arts – Meeting @ Key Largo Branch Library
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm