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“A Land Remembered” Returns to Highlands County By Mary Beth Isaacson

A Land Remembered, by Patrick D. Smith, is perhaps the most beloved work of Florida literature. Published in 1984, the novel chronicles three generations of the MacIvey family, who come to Florida in 1858, rising from poor Crackers struggling to eke out a living in the swamp to cattle, citrus, and land magnates. Smith researched […]

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Library Lovers Unite: Join the Friends of the Library! by Mary Beth Isaacson

Here in Highlands County, we consider all of our library patrons to be friends. Your libraries strive to provide an engaging and enriching experience for all members of our community. We couldn’t achieve this goal without the support of our Friends of the Library groups. The Friends of the Library unite enthusiastic library supporters, who […]

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Celebrate Dragon Appreciation Day at Your Library! By Mary Beth Isaacson

Do you like dragons? Did you know that there’s an official “holiday” to celebrate these popular mythical creatures? It’s true—Saturday, January 16th is Appreciate a Dragon Day. Started in 2004 by Christian fantasy author Donita K. Paul, this is the perfect day to enjoy some dragon books and movies. Dragons, or dragon-like creatures, are a […]

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Happiness Is Having a Library Card: Get Yours Today! By Mary Beth Isaacson

Are you cool? If you’re one of the 10.5 million Floridians who have a library card, you are! September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and it’s the perfect time to join your Highlands County Libraries. Library customers have access to over 450,000 books and movies, technology, and innovative educational software, not to mention the […]