Events

10Dec2022

Story Time & Craft

Second Saturdays @ SPL

From 10.00 am until 11.00 am

The island libraries have teamed up to offer story time and crafts twice a month. Come down to SPL on every second Saturday, and then head over to CEML on every fourth Saturday for twice the stories and twice the crafts!

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13Dec2022

Pre-K Playdate

Toys, games, and, of course, books!

From 10.00 am until 11.00 am

All kids and their caregivers are welcome!

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19Dec2022

BIPOC Women: Gabriela Garcia

Book club discussion of Garcia's novel about immigration, displacement, and family history

From 6.30 pm until 7.30 pm

SPL book club meets on the fourth Monday of every month. 2022 is a yearlong exploration of recently published books by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) women. Titles alternate between fiction and nonfiction. To join our Zoom discussions, register below.

Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia

In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt.

From 19th-century cigar factories to present-day detention centers, from Cuba to Mexico, Gabriela Garcia's Of Women and Salt is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals—personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others—that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America’s most tangled, honest, human roots.

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20Dec2022

Pre-K Playdate

Toys, games, and, of course, books!

From 10.00 am until 11.00 am

All kids and their caregivers are welcome!

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27Dec2022

Pre-K Playdate

Toys, games, and, of course, books!

From 10.00 am until 11.00 am

All kids and their caregivers are welcome!

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03Jan2023

Pre-K Playdate

Toys, games, and, of course, books!

From 10.00 am until 11.00 am

All kids and their caregivers are welcome!

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03Jan2023

Poetry Open Mic Night

From 6.00 pm until 7.00 pm

MC Catherine Weiss, local poet and artist, hosts SPL's monthly Poetry Open Mic Night. Share a poem, lyric, (super) short story—read an original piece or share a favorite poem. Don't have any material? We'll have some on hand you can choose from. All voices welcome.

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10Jan2023

Pre-K Playdate

Toys, games, and, of course, books!

From 10.00 am until 11.00 am

All kids and their caregivers are welcome!

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14Jan2023

Story Time & Craft

Second Saturdays @ SPL

From 10.00 am until 11.00 am

The island libraries have teamed up to offer story time and crafts twice a month. Come down to SPL on every second Saturday, and then head over to CEML on every fourth Saturday for twice the stories and twice the crafts!

Find out more...

17Jan2023

Pre-K Playdate

Toys, games, and, of course, books!

From 10.00 am until 11.00 am

All kids and their caregivers are welcome!

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23Jan2023

BIPOC Women: Joy Harjo

Book club discussion of US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo's most recent memoir

From 6.30 pm until 7.30 pm

SPL book club meets on the fourth Monday of every month. 2022 is a yearlong exploration of recently published books by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) women. Titles alternate between fiction and nonfiction. To join our Zoom discussions, register below.

Poet Warrior by Joy Harjo

Poet Laureate Joy Harjo offers a vivid, lyrical, and inspiring call for love and justice in this contemplation of her trailblazing life.

In the second memoir from the first Native American to serve as US poet laureate, Joy Harjo invites us to travel along the heartaches, losses, and humble realizations of her “poet-warrior” road. A musical, kaleidoscopic meditation, Poet Warrior reveals how Harjo came to write poetry of compassion and healing, poetry with the power to unearth the truth and demand justice.

Weaving together the voices that shaped her, Harjo listens to stories of ancestors and family, the poetry and music that she first encountered as a child, the teachings of a changing earth, and the poets who paved her way. She explores her grief at the loss of her mother and sheds light on the rituals that nourish her as an artist, mother, wife, and community member. Moving fluidly among prose, song, and poetry, Poet Warrior is a luminous journey of becoming that sings with all the jazz, blues, tenderness, and bravery that we know as distinctly Joy Harjo.

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24Jan2023

Pre-K Playdate

Toys, games, and, of course, books!

From 10.00 am until 11.00 am

All kids and their caregivers are welcome!

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31Jan2023

Pre-K Playdate

Toys, games, and, of course, books!

From 10.00 am until 11.00 am

All kids and their caregivers are welcome!

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07Feb2023

Poetry Open Mic Night

From 6.00 pm until 7.00 pm

MC Catherine Weiss, local poet and artist, hosts SPL's monthly Poetry Open Mic Night. Share a poem, lyric, (super) short story—read an original piece or share a favorite poem. Don't have any material? We'll have some on hand you can choose from. All voices welcome.

Find out more...

11Feb2023

Story Time & Craft

Second Saturdays @ SPL

From 10.00 am until 11.00 am

The island libraries have teamed up to offer story time and crafts twice a month. Come down to SPL on every second Saturday, and then head over to CEML on every fourth Saturday for twice the stories and twice the crafts!

Find out more...

07Mar2023

Poetry Open Mic Night

From 6.00 pm until 7.00 pm

MC Catherine Weiss, local poet and artist, hosts SPL's monthly Poetry Open Mic Night. Share a poem, lyric, (super) short story—read an original piece or share a favorite poem. Don't have any material? We'll have some on hand you can choose from. All voices welcome.

Find out more...

11Mar2023

Story Time & Craft

Second Saturdays @ SPL

From 10.00 am until 11.00 am

The island libraries have teamed up to offer story time and crafts twice a month. Come down to SPL on every second Saturday, and then head over to CEML on every fourth Saturday for twice the stories and twice the crafts!

Find out more...

04Apr2023

Poetry Open Mic Night

From 6.00 pm until 7.00 pm

MC Catherine Weiss, local poet and artist, hosts SPL's monthly Poetry Open Mic Night. Share a poem, lyric, (super) short story—read an original piece or share a favorite poem. Don't have any material? We'll have some on hand you can choose from. All voices welcome.

Find out more...

08Apr2023

Story Time & Craft

Second Saturdays @ SPL

From 10.00 am until 11.00 am

The island libraries have teamed up to offer story time and crafts twice a month. Come down to SPL on every second Saturday, and then head over to CEML on every fourth Saturday for twice the stories and twice the crafts!

Find out more...

02May2023

Poetry Open Mic Night

From 6.00 pm until 7.00 pm

MC Catherine Weiss, local poet and artist, hosts SPL's monthly Poetry Open Mic Night. Share a poem, lyric, (super) short story—read an original piece or share a favorite poem. Don't have any material? We'll have some on hand you can choose from. All voices welcome.

Find out more...

13May2023

Story Time & Craft

Second Saturdays @ SPL

From 10.00 am until 11.00 am

The island libraries have teamed up to offer story time and crafts twice a month. Come down to SPL on every second Saturday, and then head over to CEML on every fourth Saturday for twice the stories and twice the crafts!

Find out more...