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

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: Mystery Panel

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

Authors Becky Bohan, Carolyn Elizabeth, and Sheree L. Greer discuss their works in this mystery fiction panel. Becky Bohan (she/her) is the author of the 2020 award-winning novel, A Light on Altered Land. Her 2022 novel, The Santorini Setup, has won a Royal Palm Literary Award and Global Book Award. Carolyn Elizabeth (often confused for K. Aten) is a Goldie Award winning author of sapphic stories where serious camp meets

ReadOUT 2024: Romance Panel II

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

Authors Melissa Brayden, Georgia Beers, and Kat Jackson discuss their works of romance fiction. Melissa Brayden is the multiple award-winning author of twenty-three contemporary romance novels-and she's enjoying the ride. Melissa is a dedicated storyteller on both the page and stage with a Master's Degree in theatrical directing and past studies with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford Upon Avon as well as Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. Georgia Beers

ReadOUT 2024: Fantasy Panel

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

Authors Barbara Ann Wright and David Slayton discuss their works of fantasy fiction in this author conversation. Barbara Ann Wright writes fantasy and science fiction novels starring LGBTQIA characters. She's won six Rainbow Awards, two Golden Crown Literary Awards, and has been shortlisted in the Foreword Review Book of the Year Awards, and the Lambda Awards. She's also made must-read lists on Tor.com, BookRiot and Syfy.com. Her newest book, Haunted

The Ocoee Massacre

W.T. Bland Public Library 1995 N Donnelly St., Mt. Dora

Ocoee is a small town in west Orange county first settled in the 1850s. On November 2, 1920, July Perry and Mose Norman, both of whom were Black, attempted to vote at the local polling stations. However, the Klu Klux Klan attacked and killed multiple Black citizens of the town. This presentation investigates the political and racial circumstances around the massacre and how it applies to Ocoee today. Dr. Vincent

ReadOUT 2024: Romance Panel III

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

Authors Sander Santiago, Tagan Shepard, Morgan Lee Miller, and Luc Dreamer discuss their works of romance fiction in this author panel. Sander Santiago is a Queer-Trans BIPOC writer bringing LGBTQ+ narratives to the literary world. In addition to his debut book, Best of the Wrong Reasons, Sander is a published poet and academic. Having completed a Master's of Science degree from Purdue University in 2017, he is featured in several

ReadOUT 2024: New Adult Panel

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

Authors Ana Hartnett and Kristen Zimmer discuss their works of new adult fiction in this author panel. Ana Hartnett is an award-winning author of Sapphic romance with Bold Strokes Books. She lives in Atlanta where she heroically fights her writer's block with long walks through the neighborhood and local brews. She is currently writing her seventh novel. Kristen Zimmer is the international best-selling author of new adult sapphic fiction titles

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