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.

Ongoing

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

English for Families at Miami-Dade Public Library

Virtual/Online

Join the Miami-Dade Public Library System online every Monday, February 5 through April 15 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 required to register online for all ten classes. Participants receive all ten Zoom

English for Families at Altamonte Springs City Library

Altamonte Springs City Library 281 Maitland Ave., Altamonte Springs

Join Altamonte Springs City Library on Wednesdays February 7 through 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. To receive the full benefit of the program, it is strongly recommended patrons attend all 10 sessions.

Women of To-Morrow: The Social Activism of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow

Anderson-Price Memorial Building 42 N Beach Street, Ormond Beach

Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the fourth program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Attendees can learn how the literary friendship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow contributed to women's suffrage and other first wave feminist endeavors. Dr. Ashley Lear draws upon research from her book on the two authors to describe the ways in which both women addressed systemic social issues through their literature and their literary reputations, their

20th Annual Community Fest

Nova Southeastern University 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale

Nova Southeastern University is hosting its 20th Annual Community Fest on February 10. The Department of Humanities and Politics is hosting an activity booth that provides an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the department's forthcoming podcast Florida 2100: Tales of Tomorrow. The event features hands-on activities, including an interactive and immersive Vision Wall, providing participants with a platform to share their aspirations and dreams for Florida in 2100.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Rachel Carson: Their Books Changed the World

The Barbara Sumwalt Museum 707 Useppa Island 8115 Main Street, Bokeelia

This program begins in 1941, when Marjory Stoneman Douglas was a journalist, writing her River of Grass book for money, not to save the Everglades. When Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, some of the United States' most beloved birds were well on their way to extinction due to pesticides. This program tells how Douglas restored the Everglades and Carson saved wildlife through their writings. Betty Jean Steinhouser has

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