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Phyllis Rose, biographer and literary critic, is next speaker in this season’s Friends of the Key West Library lecture series—Monday, February 2, 6:00 p.m., at the series’ temporary location, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Rose will discuss her latest book, The Shelf: From LEQ to LES, in which she reports on an experiment in random reading of fiction in the New York Society Library. The Shelf is a defense of physical library stacks throughout the world. Among Rose’s other works are biographies of Virginia Woolf (Woman of Letters, 1978) and Josephine Baker (Jazz Cleopatra, 1989). She is Professor of English emerita at Wesleyan University, Connecticut.

The Friends of the Key West Library weekly lecture series is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. This year’s series runs consecutive Mondays, ending on March 23. Next lecturer is David Garrard Lowe, February 9. FOL’s on-line site, including a list of future lecturers, is located at http:// friendsofthekeywestlibrary.org.

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