Italian cookbook and heritage books at SWBL


The local Italian Heritage Organization, The Sons of Italy Florida Foundation’s The Bona Fortuna Lodge, presented the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library with an Italian cookbook, ‘Preserving Our Italian Heritage’ by The Sons of Italy Florida Foundation, a pictorial book ‘Italian Americans of the 20th Century from the Same Vine’ by George Carpetto, and a framed copy of the Florida Senate Resolution signed by Don Gaetz President of the Florida Senate, proclaiming October Italian American Heritage Month.

The proclamation is on display at the library and the books are available to borrow from the Southwest Branch Library collection.

The Friends of the Southwest Branch Library supports the Southwest Branch of the West Florida Public Library through volunteerism and fundraising.  Visit their Boutique where gift quality books sell for $2, scented candles are $7, tote bags are $5, and artistic greeting cards are $1.  You can also purchase a packet of 12 notecards w/envelopes for $3 bearing an artist sketch of the library with the history of Southwest.  Bargain carts carry books for $.50!

The library is at 12248 Gulf Beach Hwy; call 850-453-7780 or visit

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