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.

English for Families at Hialeah Public Libraries

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

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, Florida

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.

Alienation and Displacement in Caribbean Literary

Delray Beach Public Library 100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL

Delray Beach Public Library is pleased to present Alienation and Displacement in Caribbean Literary and Oral Texts as part of its Stories of Exile reading groups and programs for public libraries. This presentation will explore the literary works of NourbeSe Philip and Edwidge Danticat as well as the musical poetics of Bob Marley. The theme of exile pervades these Caribbean texts, whether literary or oral, due to the multiple displacement

Welcome Reception for the Florida Humanities Festival: South Florida

The Historic Hampton House 4240 NW 27th Avenue, Miami, Florida

Join Florida Humanities to kick off the inaugural Florida Humanities Festival: South Florida. The celebration is being hosted at the Historic Hampton House. Mix and mingle with Florida Humanities staff and board members, festival panelists, and other humanities supporters. The festival will continue on March 9 at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex with a full day of activities. Attendees will explore the literature, cultures, music, cuisine, and history that shape

Florida Humanities Festival: South Florida—Day 2

Little Haiti Cultural Complex 212-260 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, Florida

Join Florida Humanities to celebrate the humanities in Miami, exploring the literature, cultures, music, cuisine, and history that shape the human experience of South Florida! At this inaugural festival, participants will engage in community discussions and networking opportunities focused on supporting, creating, and uplifting humanities projects. Also join us for art tours, a film screening, networking opportunities, and of course, food, fun, and festivities On this second day, join humanities

International Women’s Day Breakfast

Museum of Science and History Jacksonville 1025 Museum Cir, Jacksonville, Florida

Museum of Science and History Jacksonville presents a celebration of International Women's Day featuring a catered breakfast from women-owned 1928 Cuban Bistro, a keynote from Jacksonville's first female mayor Donna Deegan, and a discussion panel and Q&A with local women leading in STEM career fields. Local women-owned businesses will be tabling throughout the first floor exhibit spaces and guests may enjoy a guided tour of MOSH's new traveling exhibit Ice

Indigenous Fort Caroline: The Mocama Side of the Story

Anderson-Price Memorial Building 42 N Beach Street, Ormond Beach, FL, United States

Ormond Beach Historical Society hosts the sixth program in their 2024 Speaker Series. Dr. Denise I. Bossy shares how on May 1, 1562, the French began to explore present-day Jacksonville to identify a suitable location for a potential colony. They returned in 1564 to establish Fort Caroline and in September 1565 lost a legendary battle to the Spanish for control over La Florida--a battle that occurred over and in the

Sunshine State Soundtrack: The Famous Musicians of Florida

Barbara Sumwalt Museum Bokeelia, Florida

More than just a melting pot of cultures, Florida is a melting pot of music. From conga to country, rap to rock, pop songs to disco beats, the state's diversity is reflected in the songs and sounds of some of America's most notable performers. Florida's discography of artists spans nearly every genre of music, from balladeers like Pat Boone to country artists like Slim Whitman, and rockers and pop stars

Who We Were

Jefferson County Courthouse 1 Courthouse Circle, Monticello, Florida

Learn about the role that the Turnbull, Anderson and Bellamy families played in the development of Monticello and Jefferson County. A question and answer session will follow. Pictures of the families will also be on display. This event is part of Jefferson County Historical Association's Who We Were series. This event will be held in the courtroom on the second floor. An elevator is available. Please enter at the south

Feminist Black Literature

South Regional Broward College Library 7300 Pines Blvd Building 81, Pembroke Pines, Florida

Broward County Library presents a dynamic program that delves into the profound impact of black feminist literature with Dr. Marina Magloire as part of their Scholar Speakers Series. Curated by a distinguished scholar of African American and diasporic literature, this program aims to spark engaging discussions and highlight the transformative power of black feminist literature. Dr. Marina Magloire is a black feminist scholar of African American and diasporic literature. Her

Florida Oceanographic Society Coastal Lecture Series: “The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of Oceans” with Cynthia Barnett

Blake Library 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart, Florida

Explore the human fascination with seashells and their ancient history as global currency, their use as religious and luxury objects, and the remarkable marine mollusks that make them in Ms. Barnett's engaging account of an aspect of nature and culture long hidden in plain sight. Barnett illuminates the beauty and wonder of seashells as well as human ingenuity and scientific solutions they represent for the warming world. Cynthia Barnett is

The Barefoot Mailman and Florida’s Post Office Murals

Maitland Public Library 501 South Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL

Post office murals are visible and enduring symbols of New Deal ideology that provide lasting evidence of governmental art patronage during the Great Depression. Not just for picking up mail or sending packages, during the 1930s post offices offered a place to meet neighbors and catch up on news. In Florida, 16 new post offices were built between 1937 and 1943, and each was decorated with murals or relief sculptures

The Roosevelt White House

Leesburg Public Library 100 East Main Street, Leesburg, FL

Join the Leesburg Library at the library's Meeting Room A or on Zoom to learn about the history of the Roosevelt White House presented by retired librarian Tom Wilcox. The program will be followed by Q&A. Registration is required to attend in person or on Zoom. Free parking is available in the public parking lot and garage located adjacent to the library. This program accompanies Voices and Votes: Democracy in

The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of Oceans

Old School Square Vintage Field House 1 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, Florida

Explore the human fascination with seashells and their ancient history as global currency, their use as religious and luxury objects, and the remarkable marine mollusks that make them in Ms. Barnett's engaging account of an aspect of nature and culture long hidden in plain sight. Barnett illuminates the beauty and wonder of seashells as well as human ingenuity and scientific solutions they represent for the warming world. Cynthia Barnett is

Finding Your Voice: Engage and learn with Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs

The Woodson African American Museum of Florida 2240 9th Ave S., St. Petersburg, Florida

Join Florida Humanities, the Woodson African American Museum of Florida, Tombolo books, and St. Petersburg Poet Laureate Gloria Muñoz for the beginning of the series "Sit A Spell Conversation X Pa'Lante: Black Voices in the Humanities." "Finding Your Voice: Engage and learn with Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs" is the first of three programs in this conversation series. Join award-winning writer, researcher, consultant, and director of oral history projects, Tameka Bradley

Haitian Creole is a Living Language

Virtual / Online

Delray Beach Public Library presents Haitian Creole is a Living Language as part of its "Stories of Exile" reading groups and programs for public libraries. Haitian Creole is dynamic and continuously evolving. It embraces new terminology, styles, and expressions that reflect the changing needs and experiences of its speakers. Through the creative contributions of artists, writers, and young people, the language grows richer and more culturally significant. With an estimated

Florida Talks Zoom-In Series: Florida Women, Advice, and Social Change

Virtual/Online

Newspaper advice columns started as lovelorn columns during Yellow Journalism as a way of showing that newspapers had a heart. These columns typically ran in the women's section of metropolitan newspapers, many in Florida, and included a mixture of content, from traditional to progressive. Learn how these columns affected Floridian women's lives and relationships in the 1950s and 1960s in this presentation. Kimberly Voss, PhD, is a professor of journalism

Florida and the Untold Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis

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

In this presentation based on the book Above and Beyond, New York Times bestselling author Michael Tougias chronicles the thirteen harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis and outlines the steps President Kennedy made to reach a decision on a course of action. Special emphasis is given to the heroes of the crisis: the U-2 pilots that flew from Orlando to Cuba to secure proof of nuclear missiles. Michael J.

“Once Upon a Time in Florida:” Book Tour, Panel Four

Selby Public Library 1331 1st St., Sarasota, Florida

Join Florida Humanities and Sarasota County Library to celebrate the release of Once Upon a Time in Florida: Stories of Life in the Land of Promises . The new book marks Florida Humanities' 50th anniversary with a collection of 50 timeless stories from FORUM, the award-winning magazine of Florida Humanities. As part of a statewide book tour, Jacki Levine, the anthology's editor, reunites with scholars and writers whose stories were

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