Sunday, March 7, 2010

Week Two Begins

The first week of One Island One Book was a smashing success -- big crowds for the movies and a good turnout for the special Saturday morning book discussion -- but if you missed it, don't worry -- there's more to come this week.
On Monday, we make it Two Islands One Book when the Book Bites book group holds a special meeting at 3 p.m. Monday at the Florida Keys Community College Library on Stock Island. All are welcome; if you've never been to the library it's worth the trip just to check out the place -- great collection, fabulous views and smart and wonderful staff. The Library is upstairs at Building A -- the blue building. On Wednesday, Book Bites meets again at its usual time, 5:30 p.m., at the Key West Library, 700 Fleming St. Once again, all are welcome -- you don't have to be a "member" of the group or even hold a Monroe County library card. On Thursday at 10 a.m. historian Tom Hambright will talk about the WPA (Works Progress Administration) in Key West -- that's the New Deal program that Hemingway described unflatteringly in several places, including "To Have and Have Not." (The head of the arts program, Al Dornbush, painted the map above left, one of the images in this year's Friends of the Library calendar.) On Friday at 5 p.m., we go back to the college for a talk by FKCC professors Sharon Farrell and Pat Silcox, followed by a viewing of "Soul of a People," the documentary about the Federal Writers Project. And it all wraps up on Sunday at 2 p.m. with the dedication of the Hemingway House as a Literary Landmark. If you have questions, call us at 305-292-3595.

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