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Flagler Reads Together Events for March.
The History of Flagler
County by John A. Clegg
Message from Terry Jones, President Friends of
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
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
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
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
Ambrosia to Zucchini Reheated
The Friends Cookbook is an excellent gift They can be
purchased at Circulation Desk for $10.00
HISTORY = Flagler History as compiled by members of the Flagler County
Historical Society and Friends of the Library. Here are our
project offering video, text and voice interviews of early residents.
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