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.

War in Paradise: World War II in Florida

Leesburg Public Library 100 East Main Street, Leesburg

In the first weeks after Pearl Harbor pulled America into a two-front war, Germany's U-Boats worked with immunity. Off Florida alone, they sank 24 ships. Some of Florida's very features that attracted tourists made it a logical place for soldiers as well. The state, a strategic asset for its geography and climate, became an armed camp. Hotels turned into barracks, and hospitals, bases, and airfields increased from 8 to 172

Executive Director’s Book Club: “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

Virtual / Online

Join Florida Humanities’ Executive Director Nashid Madyun and Zora Neale Hurston Scholar Rae Chesney for a discussion on Hurston’s book Their Eyes Were Watching God. This Harlem Renaissance classic follows Janie Crawford, a young African American woman, as she tells the story of the past 20 years of her life to her best friend Pheoby.   Zora Neale Hurston was born in Alabama in 1891, but raised in the historic African-American

Movies that Make a Difference: Plan A

The Challenger Learning Center 200 S. Duval St., Tallahassee

The Holocaust Education Resource Council is hosting a screening of the film Plan A as part of our Movies that Make a Difference film festival on February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Challenger Learning Center. Set in a post-World War II era, this captivating story follows a group of Holocaust survivors who devise a plan to seek justice against their oppressors. As their determination and resilience collide with the

Florida Talks: Afro-Caribbean Migration to Florida

Lake Worth Beach City Library 15 N M St., Lake Worth

Florida and Afro-Caribbean peoples have shared historical ties which were established when Ponce de Leon first arrived on the Florida shores. This presentation examines the history and unique characteristics and settlement patterns of Afro-Caribbean peoples who settled in Florida from the Spanish colonization period to the present. It covers some of the Spanish, English and French-speaking Caribbean islands and the significant contributions those groups have made to Florida's cultural, economic,

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