What We’re Reading, Spring 2019

In this issue, Jill Rourke, head librarian at the Apalachicola Margaret Key Library, recommends two favorites. “Historical novels are a delicious blend of history and the imagination, peeling back time and space and often — through great characters — letting us view history through a slightly different lens,” she writes. “The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead blew my socks off! Whitehead envisions the Underground Railroad as an actual working railway

For the love of… pickleball?

Florida seniors are not just watching sports, they’re playing in ever-greater numbers By Jon Wilson THE VILLAGES — Pickleball. Come on, is that a serious sport? In a word: Very. But what a name. More on that in a minute. First, consider the racket game’s prodigious popularity. The Sports and Fitness Industry Association estimates up to 2.8 million people play nationwide. In The Villages, a central Florida retirement community, thousands

Veterans: The Telling Project

“Veterans – The Telling Project,” meet six Florida veterans and one military spouse and follow their progress as they learn how to tell their personal stories on stage. They talk about how and why they served, the injuries and challenges they’ve had to overcome, and how they are transitioning back into civilian life. Veterans: The Telling Project was produced in partnership WEDU PBS, Tampa.

Telling: Pensacola

Six Pensacola-area veterans shared their own stories of life and the military on community stages in November 2015. This dramatic presentation to Pensacola audiences, they talked about how and why they served, the injuries and challenges they’ve had to overcome, and how they are transitioning back into civilian life. Telling: Pensacola is produced in partnership with The Telling Project with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Bob

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