Events Calendar

In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike. Florida Humanities is proud to partner with local community champions to bring you high-quality public programming through Community Project Grants, Florida Talks, Museum on Main Street, and more.

Alert: Some events may be canceled or postponed. We work to ensure that our events calendar remains accurate. We strongly urge you to call the event contact for any program you are interested in to confirm that the event is still planned.

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English for Families at Hialeah Public Libraries

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library 190 W 49th St, Hialeah

Join Hialeah Public Libraries at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library every Wednesday, January 24 to April 10 for English for Families. English for Families is a multi-week series of interactive classes for families focusing on developing vocabulary and literacy skills through story reading. Each class features a lesson centered around a children's book, a hands-on activity, and refreshments. Participants are encouraged to register to attend on Eventbrite or by

Afrofuturism Conference Panel Discussion: Zora Neale Hurston through Space, Place, and Time

Denton Johnson Community Center 400 Ruffel St., Eatonville

The University of Central Florida Research Foundation presents a panel discussion with Sidney Rose McCall, Dr. Christopher Peace, and Rae Chesny as part of the 2024 Afrofuturism Conference. Part of the ZORA! Festival's Academic Conference Cycle, panelists discuss Zora Neale Hurston's impact on literature and placemaking in modern and science fiction. Sidney Rose McCall is a Ph.D. candidate in History at William and Mary. Dr. Christopher Peace is a Marion

Zora! 2024 Afrofuturism Conference: Closing Keynote

Denton Johnson Community Center 400 Ruffel St., Eatonville

The University of Central Florida Research Foundation hosts the closing keynote address of the 2024 ZORA! conference with Dr. Lonny J. Avi Brooks. Dr. Brooks' research explores the creation of a robust virtual reality world centering Africana and Indigenous cultures to prototype ideas that can support embodied historical Black towns like Eatonville. He is a Professor of Communications and Faculty Co-Lead for the Long Term and Futures Thinking Project as

Join or Die Film Screening

The Challenger Center 200 S Duval St., Tallahassee

The Village Square hosts a screening of Join or Die at The Challenger Learning Center. This feature documentary follows the half-century story of America's civic unraveling through the journey of legendary social scientist Robert Putman, whose groundbreaking Bowling Alone research into America's decades-long decline in community connections could hold the answers to democracy's present crisis. This screening is part of The Village Square's UNUM: Democracy Reignited initiative in partnership with

Sunshine State Book Festival 2024

Hitlon UF Conference Center 1714 SW 34th St., Gainesville

The Writers Alliance of Gainesville hosts the Fifth Annual Sunshine State Book Festival January 26-27, 2024. Attendees have an opportunity to meet and talk with over 200 local, regional, and state authors. Activities on Saturday include an awards ceremony for seven middle and high school students' scholarships, storytimes with children's books authors, a keynote discussion with award-winning author Jack Davis, and a literary heritage program entitled A Conversation with Frederick

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