Upper Keys News

Purple Isles Art Guild

Members of the Purple Isles Art Guild will hold their monthly meeting on January 5th in the community room of the Key Largo library. Ranger Katy Dimos of Everglades National Park will be the guest speaker. If you want to join a wonderful art group right here in the Keys, plan to come to this meeting and meet our members. Social with refreshments at 9:30 am followed by the meeting from 10-11:30 am.

 

Mrs. Wadley’s Book Club Meets in January at the Islamorada Library

Gather at the Islamorada Library with friends and neighbors for a lively discussion on the book of the month. All are invited to meet at the library on the third Tuesday of the month to enjoy intelligent conversation and camaraderie. Appetizers and coffee will be served. Phone Eizabaeth Jolin at 305-393-0994 with any questions.

 

 

Plan ahead with the following schedule:

Tuesday, January 18
7:00PM
A Land Remembered
Author: Patrick Smith
Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. This tale is a sweeping account of Florida history told through an unforgettable cast of characters.

 

 

Tuesday, February 15
7:00PM
Remarkable Creatures
Author: Tracy Chevalier
This is the story of Mary Anning, who has a talent for finding fossils, and whose discovery of ancient marine reptiles such as the ichthyosaur shakes the scientific community and leads to new ways of thinking about the creation of the world. The novel explores issues of women in the scientific community, the ties of friendship, and challenges of education and poverty.

 

 

Tuesday, March 15
7:00PM
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
Author: William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
This book is the immensely engaging and inspiring true account of an enterprising African teenager who constructed a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his entire community. William Kamkwamba shares the remarkable story of his youth in Malawi, Africa – a nation crippled by intense poverty, famine, and the AIDS plague – and how, with tenacity and imagination, he built a better life for himself, his family, and his village.

 

 

Tuesday, April 19
7:00PM
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Author: Michael Pollan
A New York Times best-seller that has changed the way readers view the ecology of eating, this revolutionary book asks the seemingly simple question: What should we have for dinner? Pollan answers this question by tracing, from source to table, each of the food chains that sustain us. The result is a sweeping, surprising exploration of the hungers that have shaped our evolution, and of the profound implications our food choices have for the health of our species and the future of our planet.

 

 

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