The Friends of the Library
of Flagler County, Inc.
is a non-profit organization pledged
to support the library

 Library Friends PO Box 353344 Palm Coast FL 32135-3344
voice mail:
446-7605

 


Return to us often as here you will find new programs, new events sponsored by the Friends.  Discover how your contributions support our quality of life in our wonderful Flagler County Public Library.

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       Flagler Reads Together Events for March
                  Recognizing Flagler County History.

The History of Flagler County by John A. Clegg

Message from Terry Jones, President Friends of the Library:

We have had 2 very successful programs to kick off Flagler Reads Together promoting John Clegg's book, The History of Flagler County. We are asking the entire county to read this book for FRT as well as to promote the Centennial of Flagler County.  For FRT, we are focusing on the history of the County. Our kickoff presentation by local resident and a Flagler County founding family member, Sisco Deen, provided us with an overview of John Clegg as well as some insight into the early days and local politics. Those were some close knit families and strong allies! Deen also offered details of the communities that were originally founded, occupied and how they eventually became part of Flagler County.

 Our second program, presented by Bob Stone focused on the history of cattle ranching in Florida. Hard to believe, but Florida is one of the top cattle producers in the United States. Why? Because we have an environment to raise cattle year round, but then, at an early age, send them north for fattening. Yummy! Florida was the first of the shares in the U.S. to raise cattle starting over 500 years ago.

 We are off to a good, fun start in learning about our last 100 years of Flagler County history! Please check our program schedule for the next events. And, don't forget, on April 29th, when the County centennial events kick off, the Friends will be sponsoring "The Three Mrs. Flaglers" presented by Diane Jacoby at the County Government Services Complex in Bunnell. I am pleased and proud that we are a part of these County Centennial events.

 However, I am even more excited that we have been able to join forces with the Flagler County Historical Society and The Holden House to present a pictorial display of the evolving Flagler County. Please stop into the Library to view this display which will be up through the month of March. There are displays in a couple of locations, so look through the Library to check them out.  If you haven't realized it yet, Flagler County has an interesting, colorful and varied history. And, all within just 100 !

COMING EVENTS IN FLAGLER READS TOGETHER

3/22 3:30pm Flagler County Book Club discussion. Held in the meeting room. Open to the public for this event as well as any future book club discussions.

3/24 2pm Double Feature! Diane Marquis, a local lifetime resident of Flagler County will share her knowledge of the Seminole Indians. She is a retired teacher with a vast knowledge and collection of Seminole Indian memorabilia. Her presentation will be followed by Bill Ryan, a local author, historian, and contributing member to the Friends of the Library. Bill has written six books about the history of Flagler County, including “The Search for Old Kings Road," His latest is “The Lost Plantations of Flagler County". ”He finds unrecognized or under researched history of our area’s Colonial and early American era and has new stories to tell.  We are very excited to present this shared presentation from two people so knowledgeable in Flagler County and Florida History.

3/31 2pm FRT Finale: An Afternoon Tea to Honor our Oldest Founding Families and listen to some of their stories as well as share in some storytelling about the history of Flagler County and maybe some of its founders, politicians, and characters! Held in the DCR.

New Programs planned

4/4 1 pm Annual Poetry Readings
conducted by Muriel Levy. This year's theme is Poetry That Inspires. We will be celebrating National Poetry Month in April. Between Hurricane Matthew and a lengthy election process, 2016 was a stressful year.  It’s 2017 and time to put that behind us with a year of hope and good feelings. We’re ready to do that by sharing Poetry that Inspires! Join us on April 4th at 1:00pm  to hear local residents recite original as well as selected poems that fit our theme. Refreshments will be served. Questions, call 446-6763.

4/8 9am -1pm Book and Bake sale.
Open to the public. Preview sale for Friends of the Library members on Friday 4/7 4pm-5:30pm.

4/9 - 4/15 National Library Week. Theme is: "Libraries Transform" . More details TBD.

Ambrosia to Zucchini Reheated
The Friends Cookbook is an excellent  gift  They can be purchased at Circulation Desk for $10.00 

FLAGLER COUNTY HISTORY = Flagler History as compiled by members of the Flagler County Historical Society and Friends of the Library.  Here are our
Flagler Memories project offering video, text and voice interviews of early residents. 

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