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PBSC librarian helps tell story of local libraries

To say that Palm Beach State College alumna and employee Janet DeVries Naughton is interested in Palm Beach County history is an understatement.
Naughton, a librarian and associate professor at the College’s Lake Worth campus, is not only curious, she has devoted many years of her free time to author or co-author 10 published books on the topic. She’s also contributed chapters to Florida history anthologies published by her colleagues.
Her latest co-authored book, “Overdue in Paradise: The Library History of Palm Beach County,” honors the work of the volunteers, … Continue reading PBSC librarian helps tell story of local libraries

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PBSC authors feature 100 legendary locals in new book

If you’ve ever wondered how the city of West Palm Beach became the thriving metropolis it is today, you might want to grab a copy of “Legendary Locals of West Palm Beach,” by Janet M. DeVries and Dr. Ginger L. Pedersen of Palm Beach State College.
The 130-page book, which was released earlier this week, features 100 people and two animals who all have ties to the city and helped it grow.
DeVries, a library technician at PBSC’s Lake Worth campus, … Continue reading PBSC authors feature 100 legendary locals in new book

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