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Banyan Trees and Blue Balloons: A South Florida Childhood
April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In this presentation, Dr. Holly Lynn Baumgartner shares a playful but moving memoir about growing up in South Florida with rich details of the unique Florida environment and how it has changed over decades. As a storyteller, she weaves the cultural history and biology of the region into the essays. The reading is supplemented with a slideshow of historical archival documents, botanical prints, and personal photos illustrating some of the places, flora and fauna, and activities described.
Holly Lynn Baumgartner is the Dean of the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences and Guy Harvey Oceanographic Research Center at Nova Southeastern University. Her most recent publications include pieces in the books Coming of Age in South Florida (Labbe & Pfeiffer, Florida Roots Press) and Art in Urban Space: Reflections on City Culture in Europe and North America (Juhasz, Editions L’Harmattan). She has taught, published, and presented internationally on a variety of cultural and historical topics.
Registration is required to attend. This program is part of the Broward County Libraries Division’s 50th anniversary celebration. Search for the keyword,
anniversary in the library calendar to find more special events happening through April 2024.
This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the South Regional Broward College Library. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.
April 6 @ 2:00 pm -
April 6 @ 3:00 pm