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Mirror Lake Community Library Hosts An Evening with Author Cathy Salustri, February 13

St. Petersburg, Fla. (February 2, 2017) – The Friends of Mirror Lake Community Library and Keep St. Pete Lit present An Evening with Cathy Salustri at the Mirror Lake Library, 280 Fifth Street North on Monday, February 13. Seating begins at 5 p.m. with opening remarks and a lecture beginning at 5:30 p.m. Author reception and book signing will be held from 6:30 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Cathy Salustri is the arts and entertainment editor at Creative Loafing Tampa and lives in Gulfport, Florida. She will be discussing her new book Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida. Cathy Salustri works out of Gulfport, but her love of Florida stretches across the state. Her travels take her on foot, bike, by boat, or by car to places the Interstate bypassed long ago, as well as those spots where natural beauty has survived the onslaught of overpopulation. She attended the University of Central Florida, and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Tampa before embarking on the adventure that is the Florida Studies Master’s program at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Cathy has written travel pieces for USA Today, Visit Florida, regional magazines and local press.

The Friends of Mirror Lake Library is a voluntary association of engaged, like-minded folks who want to support Mirror Lake Library through: volunteerism, fund-raising, and sponsorship of programs and services. KEEP ST. PETE LIT celebrates and promotes Tampa Bay’s literary community – past, present and future – through arts, education and events with a literary twist. We are readers, writers and lovers of words who strive to bring an approachable, engaging literary component to St. Petersburg’s vibrant arts community.

The St. Petersburg Library System is pleased to offer this program as a part of its Community Development Initiative, a method to enhance the provision of resources, services, and programs focused on the Education, Economy, Ecology, Equity, Efficiency and Engagement of our community.

For more information, call the Mirror Lake Community Library at 727-893-7268. 

About Your St. Petersburg Library: St. Petersburg’s Library System provides library resources to meet the educational, recreational, cultural, intellectual and social needs of its diverse community. It operates seven community libraries, including the Main Library, North Community Library, South Community Library, West Community Library, Johnson Community Library, Mirror Lake Community Library and a micro-library at Childs Park. For more information, visit



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