Looking at our Libraries: County library system celebrates its 59th year by Carla Grieve

Check out this story on naplesnews.com: http://nplsne.ws/2dlM3HP

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Taste Testing for the Nick Linn Lecture Series

Marlene Kern and Cynde Decker had the delicious pleasure of taste testing lunches and desserts at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort for the 2017 Nick Linn Lecture Series. Board Members Louise Franck and Cathi Johnson joined us for the hard task of picking out the menus for the Lecture Series.


Nick Linn Lecture Series – 2017

This is our 14th year of the Lecture Series!

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February 3

Joy Fielding

“Someone is Watching” and “She’s Not There”


Monday, January 9, 2017 – Chris Bohjalian
Friday, February 3, 2017 – Joy Fielding
Friday, March 3, 2017 – Karin Slaughter
Friday, March 10, 2017 – Jonathan Hayes

Buy Tickets for 2017 Series

For questions and information:
Please contact Marlene Kern of the Friends Office at (239) 262-8135.

Local Artist John Bartoldus Calendars

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Local Artist and Friends Member John Bartoldus donates a portion of every calendar to the Friends of the Library.  Stop by at any one of the Collier County Libraries to purchase a calendar.  $15.00 each….and they make great Christmas Gifts.

New to the Annual Nick Linn Lectures Series?

Featured writers appearing in past years of this popular series have included Tami Hoag, Nicholas Sparks, James Grippando, James Patterson, Dennis Lehane, Harlan Coben, Linda Fairstein, Sara Paretsky, Lisa Gardner, and Sandra Brown. Enjoy another great lineup of bestselling authors in the 2017 series!

Our 2016 authors below:


Author Adriana Trigiani


Author Alafair Burke


Author Tess Gerritsen


Author Kate Andersen Brower with Nick Linn

2017 Bagels & Books Breakfast To Be Announced

For questions and information:
Please contact Marlene Kern of the Friends Office at (239) 262-8135.

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PZ1The Petting Zoo

Photos from our Cahlua & Cream Concert Presentation:



The Nonfiction Author Series is our annual winter lecture presentation of current writers addressing a historical, political, or cultural topic of interest.

The Country Club of Naples
185 Burning Tree Drive, Naples, FL 34109
Breakfast at 9 am; Lecture at 9:30 am; Book signing after lecture



Sex, Drugs & Sea Slime

2017 Dates:

Monday, January 23 – David E. Hoffman

Monday, February 20 – Lawrence Goldstone

Monday, March 20 – Dr. Ellen Prager

Click here to purchase Nonfiction Tickets

For questions and information:
Please contact Marlene Kern of the Friends Office at (239) 262-8135.

Series Tickets: $125 for members – $155 for nonmembers
Individual Tickets: $45 for members – $55 for nonmembers

LM-400Author Lyn Millner with Bob Levine from the 2016 Nonfiction Author Series

Students are now available to help library patrons one-on-one in the use of electronic equipment (iPad, laptop, Kindle, nook).

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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