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.

ReadOUT 2024: Young Adult Panel

Artists of Elements 4746 22nd Ave S., St. Petersburg

Young adult authors David Berger, Maria Ingrande Mora, Ginny Myers Sain, and Kate Castle discuss their works of young adult literature. By day, David Berger works as a mild-mannered English teacher and role model, but by night he's a fantasy author creating new worlds with relatable, authentic heroes based in modern myth. Maria Ingrande Mora (they/she) is an author whose Young Adult debut novel, Fragile Remedy, was selected as Junior

ReadOUT 2024: Romance Panel

Artists of Elements 4746 22nd Ave S., St. Petersburg

Romance authors and readers Macon Leigh, JJ Arias, Melina McKay, Nan Campbell, and Stephanie Shea discuss their works. Macon Leigh is a romance evangelist, writer, co-host of Strictly Sapphic, and person who is usually reading. She lives in Arkansas where she runs a summer camp when she isn't reading, writing, or playing outside. JJ Arias, an Amazon best-selling author and proud Cuban-American from Miami, infuses her narratives with the vibrancy of

Honoring Black Heritage and Culture

Orange County Regional History Center 65 E Central Blvd., Orlando

Join the Historical Society of Central Florida for their second annual Honoring Black Heritage and Culture family day event! This year's theme is African Americans as leaders in the arts. Explore the tremendous impact Black Americans have had on visual arts, music, cultural movements, and more. The day will include performances, speakers, and activities for all ages. Museum admission is free on this date. The event will include poetry readings

ReadOUT 2024: Keynote Program with Lynn Ames

Artists of Elements 4746 22nd Ave S., St. Petersburg

ReadOUT 2024 presents a keynote lecture with award-winning author Lynn Ames. Lynn has penned 16 genre bestsellers. Her biography of the greatest catcher ever to play women's softball, Out at the Plate: The Dot Wilkinson Story, was released in October 2023. She is a six-time Goldie Award winner, winner of the Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award, a two-time Lammy Award finalist, a Foreword Indies Book of the Year finalist, and

ReadOUT 2024: Horror and Paranormal Panel

Artists of Elements 4746 22nd Ave S., St. Petersburg

Authors Kayla Upadhyaya, Cathy Pegau, and Elle Ire discuss their works of horror and paranormal literature. Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya is a lesbian writer of essays, short stories, and pop culture criticism living in Orlando. She is the author of Helen House, a queer horror novelette. She is the managing editor of Autostraddle and the assistant managing editor at TriQuarterly. Cathy Pegau (she/her) is an award-winning author who dabbles in a

Hidden Histories of the Civil War in Florida

Reflections of Manatee 1302 4th Avenue East, Bradenton

Join historian and author Robert Redd on a tour of the lesser-known aspects of Florida in the Civil War. Mr. Redd provides a lecture to accompany the opening of a new addition to the ongoing exhibit Battle for Freedom, Manatee during the Civil War. The new addition to the exhibit focuses on the homefront and the changes endured by both settlers and enslaved. Lawn or street parking near the venue

ReadOUT 2024: Fiction Panel

Artists of Elements 4746 22nd Ave S., St. Petersburg

Authors Kristen Arnett, Jeffrey Dale, and José Iriarte discuss their works in this panel. Kristen Arnett is the queer author of With Teeth: A Novel (Riverhead Books, 2021) which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in fiction and the New York Times bestselling debut novel Mostly Dead Things (Tin House, 2019) which was also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in fiction and was shortlisted for the

ReadOUT 2024: Poetry and Memoir Panel

Artists of Elements 4746 22nd Ave S., St. Petersburg

Poets and authors Jillan Abby, Tyler Gillespie, and Lauren Eve discuss their work in this panel. Jillian Abby's debut memoir, Perfectly Queer, was selected as a global contest winner by Hay House Publishing and released worldwide for Lesbian Visibility Week in 2023. Perfectly Queer hit #1 on Amazon's list of New Releases for LGBTQ Biographies and Memoirs, was featured by Good Morning America on their list of 2023 spring reading

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