The Friends strive to enrich the ANNUAL LECTURE & TRAVEL SERIES, by choosing a variety of outstanding, professional speakers and interesting topics that are current, and will expand knowledge and enjoyment for you, our audience. Many speakers are local authors, scientists, historians, educators, ecologists, conservationists, business owners and many more.
The Friends of the Island Library proudly support the adult, teen and children programs for this Library as well as enhancing the Island Library Book Collection for your enjoyment.
If you enjoy these programs, your donation to the Friends of the Island Library to help bring these speakers to you would be most appreciated.
All programs begin at 2 PM and take place in the Walker-Swift Meeting Room at the Island Library unless otherwise stated. Seating is limited and on a first-come basis so join us early!
January 9 Peter Bentley, A Day on a Movie Set
January 16 Ray Young, Real Monsters from the Prehistoric Past
January 23 Tim Berra, Bourbon: What the Educated Drinker Should Know
January 30 Harry Christensen, Harry’s Continental Kitchen, Longboat Key
February 6 Paul Ferber, Politics: the Development of Distrust and Polarization
February 13 The Circus Arts Conservatory
February 20 Robert Gaglio, Sicily: Erupting Culture
February 27 Michael Ivankovich, 25 Categories Guaranteed to Disappoint When Selling Your Household Stuff