June 24, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Weekend Gamers- All ages all day Saturdays Video games in a library?! Yes we have brand new and popular games in the library. Many of the games that we have here at the library are multiplayer games that encourage team work and leadership. Yes, you can play video games at home, however here at the library kids are given a chance to interact in person with others that share similar interest, these social skills are very important. With all that fun our kids don’t realize they are actually developing some very important learning strategies. Some games (especially Nintendo games) challenge kids on their reading, mathematics, and critical thinking skills. Also games are a great way to relieve stress. “Play is the highest form of research”-Albert Einstein
June 24, 1:00 PM
Our community is one that loves the library and loves books. So to start off the summer and to help build a better world, the Library is giving away free books! Be sure to check this week out with all of our fun carnival games, exciting activities, and community guest!
June 24, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Key West Library needlework group meets at 3 p.m. every Saturday in the Library Conference Room. It’s a gathering of people who knit, needlepoint, embroider or generally do any form of needlework. The library has lots of resources available for the beginner and advanced needlework enthusiast alike. And don’t worry, members of the group are generous with their advice and support. If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of the library staff members. We are always happy to help any way we can!
What is there for teens on this small island of ours? Teen time at the library! Every Saturday afternoon, the Key West Library turns its attention to Teen Time. Yeah sounds lame but it’s fun. It’s a film club, book club, gaming club and craft club all rolled up into one. We use this time to relax, unwind, play games, and just have a great time with friends
June 28, 10:30 AM
It is an interactive parent-child time with fun activities designed to promote early literacy, language development and a love of books for 0 to 2 years old. During Toddler Story-time, a librarian reads aloud and leads adult-child pairs in activities. Toddler Story-time also supports early literacy by building vocabulary and sharing age-appropriate literature in an atmosphere of fun, engaging activity.
June 28, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Key West Library is offering a free 8-week Short Story Workshop titled “Writing on the Autograph Tree,” led by author Edgardo Alvarado-Vazquez (The Funerals of Key West and Don’t Read This Poetry Book). Participants will meet every Wednesday, June 7th through July 26th, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm to discuss and work on their short story. All participants must be 18 years old or older and must present a copy of an original writing before the first session. For more information or to reserve your seat, call 305-292-3595. This workshop is free and open to the public.
June 29, 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
June 30, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Preschool Story-time every Friday at 11:00 Preschool Story-time is a fun early literacy program for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Siblings are welcome! Join us for an hour of interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. The early literacy practices featured each week help build the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. For parents and caregivers, Story-time offers an opportunity to experience early literacy practices in action, to discover great books, music, and to socialize with other parents after Story-time For more information contact Patricia Blanco at 305-292-3595 or firstname.lastname@example.org.