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
Linda's email in its entirety has been added to our blog.
See you at the movies!!
Art Appreciation Series
Dr. Batia Cohen will be continuing her popular Art History and Appreciation Lecture Series through May. Her next lecture will take place on May 1st at
6:30 pm and will focus on the Art Nouveau style which may be considered as the first 20th Century art style. The lectures
are free and open to the public.
Dr. Cohen has a Ph.D. in Mesoamerican 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; LetraUrbana.com and is the author of the historical novel Una Amapola entre cactus. For more information see Dr. Cohen's website at: http://www.unaamapolaentrecactus.com .
Check out our latest book review:
Carthage By Joyce Carol Oates
Review by Helen Spindler
Most readers are familiar with the American writer Joyce Carol Oates, either because they have followed her career for 40 years as I have or because as high school or college students they were assigned her most famous and much anthologized short story, "Where are you going, Where have you been?" I had decided to review her latest book, Carthage, before realizing that this is Elder Americans Month. Oates is nearly 76 years old and still producing books at about one a year, qualifying her for recognition this month.I have not liked or enjoyed many of her books, but those that I did (With Shuddering Fall, them and We Were the Mulvaneys) entranced me. Carthage is one that will stay with me a long time. It simply could be described as a story about the effects on a teenage daughter and her family members when she goes missing. 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.
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