Put your creative talents on display and help design Osceola Library System's next generation of library cards!
Go green and clean with simple "do it yourself" recipes that save money AND save the planet. Learn amazing tips about all-natural cleaning and how to keep harmful chemicals out of your home and body. 2:30pm, Saturday, Apr. 26, West Osceola Library.
The Kitchen Reader
Do you love browsing through cookbooks, trying new recipes, and sampling and sharing new dishes? St. Cloud Branch, 2nd & 3rd Tuesday at 6:00pm. Registration required.
In this best-selling novel, Patrick Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life with his wife and infant son, and ends two generations later in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes that the land has been exploited far beyond human need.
The sweeping story that emerges is a rich, rugged Florida history featuring a memorable cast of crusty, indomitable Crackers battling wild animals, rustlers, Confederate deserters, mosquitoes, starvation, hurricanes, and freezes to carve a kingdom out of the swamp. But their most formidable adversary turns out to be greed, including finally their own. Love and tenderness are here too: the hopes and passions of each new generation, friendships with the persecuted blacks and Indians, and respect for the land and its wildlife.
A Land Remembered was winner of the Florida Historical Society's Tebeau Prize as the Most Outstanding Florida Historical Novel. Now in its 14th hardcover printing, it has been in print since 1984 and is also available in trade paperback.