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​​Please join us on our mission to support the Stirling Road Branch Library with our programming, fundraising, and advocacy efforts.
​The Friends' Programming Committee would like to develop and implement programs which serve the interests and needs of our community. ​By filling in our survey, you can help determine the types of programs we offer!​ Take the Survey

We encourage you to write to us describing your thoughts on our library. Linda Bloomfield recently took a few minutes to send us this wonderful email which we would like to share with you.
"I am now back in Florida and looking forward to the Music Club presentation as well as Dr. Cohen's lecture. As for the library, I've always been passionate about them.  I can't remember a time in my life when I did not read and cannot fathom a world without books.  I love the smell and feel of this book repository.  I love roaming through the rooms and shelves filled with knowledge and wonder and fantastic stories to take me to other worlds and into other people's lives."

​Linda's email in its entirety has been added to our blog​.

Join us at our monthly Board Meeting on the Second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM​​

​​Mother's Day 2014

This year, honor your Mother by dedicating a library shelf!

What lasts longer than flowers?

What's less fattening than chocolates?

What's a perfect Mother's Day gift?

a shelf in honor of your mother!


  • Dedicate-A-Shelf and your plaque will be up on a library shelf before Mother's Day!

  • Your recipient will receive a handwritten note (we will add your own card or letter if you'd like!) acknowledging this gift.

    Your donation will help fund library programs and the purchase of children's and young adult book collections.

Cinema.jpgJust when you thought that you knew all of the benefits of being a Member of The Friends of the  Stirling Road Branch Library we find new ways to say Thank You for your support. Show your Friends membership card at Cinema Paradiso in Hollywood and receive two dollars off the ticket price and a free popcorn! This is a wonderful benefit for our members and we are thrilled to offer you this incredible deal! If you have not yet been to the movies at Hollywood's newest and most innovative movie theater, please let this amazing offer be your introduction! 

Follow this link to movie times and more information.

See you at the movies!!

When was the last time you stopped by Our Library? Do you know about some ​of the interesting and exciting  ​exhibits we host?
Please visit our new Exhibits​ page for more details.
What's Happening at the Library?
​Our New Series of Art Classes has started with wild success

Art Class.jpgOur series of six art classes began on Friday, March 7th with a full class of enthusiastic students and a fabulous instructor-Sandi Levy . The structure of these classes under the direction of Sandi Levy​ is as follows: Each week there will be a mixed media demonstration and students will follow-up with the art project at home.  The following week the students will bring their work back to class for critique and then there will be another demonstration. It's simple, fun and hands on!

If you are interested, sign up on our website using the Contact Page or you can send an email to
The classes are free and are limited to the first forty registrants. 

​​Art Appreciation​ Series​​

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Dr. Batia Cohen ‘s next lecture will take place on April 17th at 6:30 pm and will focus on The Impressionists. The lectures are free and open to the public​. ​​


Dr. Cohen has a Ph.D. in Mesoamerica​n Studies from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from the Universidad Metropolitana in Mexico City. She was an adjunct professor at Florida International University and has published numerous articles in specialized Art and History magazines. She is currently a collaborator of a cultural magazine in Spanish on line; and is the author of the historical novel Una Amapola entre cactus. For more information see Dr. Cohen's website at: . ​


Check out our latest book review:​​​



​Review by Helen Spindler

Let the great world spin.jpgThe first time I, a native New Yorker, visited Dublin in 1971; I was astounded to see that nearly all the people looked like me – white, freckled and reddish blond hair. Where had the real world gone? I was so stunned by this city’s homogeneity that I leaned against a building to give myself time to adjust to this strangeness. For me, the world was a multi-colored and multi-cultural place. I was a stranger in my ancestors’ native land. During my stay in Ireland which took me across the country to the incredible Ring of Kerry and some of the most unforgettable people I have ever known, I learned that looking alike doesn’t mean you are all alike and my fear of sameness was as narrow in its own way as a fear of differences. I share this memory with you as an introduction to a review of a New York based book by an Irish writer, Colum McCann. With March having that great St. Patrick’s Day when all people can celebrate the wearin’ of the green.  Read More​​​​

Florida Center for the Book Congratulates the 2013 Florida Book Award Winners

The Florida Book Awards -- the nation's most comprehensive state book awards program -- was established in 2006 to recognize, honor, and celebrate the best Florida literature. It is coordinated by The Florida State University Libraries, and co-sponsored by the Florida Center for the Book, State Library and Archives of Florida, Florida Historical Society, Florida Humanities Council, Florida Literary Arts Coalition, Florida Library Association, "Just Read, Florida!," Florida Association for Media in Education, Florida Center for Literature and Theatre, the Friends of FSU Libraries, Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, and the Florida Writers Association. Click Here to read more.

Are you interested in becoming one of the Friends' volunteers? Would you like to become a member​​Click on the links to get the full details