Category: LIB Events

Books Save Lives Award Reception

open_in_new 2021 Books Save Lives
event Thursday, February 4, 2021
access_time 2 p.m.

You are invited to the annual Books Save Lives Award Reception celebrating Janice Lynn Mather, 2021 award winner and author of Learning to Breathe.  Thursday, February 4th at 2 p.m. Hosted virtually through Microsoft Teams.  Please RSVP to receive login information on … Continue Reading

Florida Conversations: A Behind the Scenes Look at Chinsegut Hill

event Wednesday, April 21, 2021
access_time 6:30PM

Chinsegut Hill Historic Site in Hernando County has a human history that spans millennia. Florida Indians, enslaved individuals, wealthy planters, 20th-century crusaders and more labored atop the Hill. The History Center’s Curator of Public History Dr. Brad Massey and Collections Registrar Heather … Continue Reading

Florida Conversations: How We Remember Woman Suffrage

event Wednesday, March 17, 2021
access_time 6:30PM

Curator Lisa Kathleen Graddy discusses the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s “Creating Icons” exhibit and what a 100-year-old collection can tell us about the woman suffrage movement and modern women’s activism. Florida Conversations is free and open to the public, and … Continue Reading

Florida Conversations: Jackson House Update

event Wednesday, February 17, 2021
access_time 6:30PM

Plans are now underway to transform Tampa’s only remaining African American boarding house, the Jackson House, into a museum and cultural center.  History Center curators Dr. Brad Massey and Rodney Kite-Powell, along with historian Fred Hearns, share plans for this historic downtown … Continue Reading

Florida Conversations: Tampa: Impressions of an Emigrant

event Wednesday, January 20, 2021
access_time 6:30PM

In 1896, Wenceslao Gálvez y Delmonte fled the violence of Cuba’s war for independence and settled in Tampa. The Cuban-born lawyer and writer soon made his new home the focus of a work of “costumbrismo,” a Spanish-language literary genre built on closely … Continue Reading

Home Sweet Homecoming

Thursday, October 8th from 6 - 7 p.m.
open_in_new Home Sweet Homecoming
event Thursday, October 8th
access_time 6 - 7 p.m.

Join the event at 6 p.m. on Thursday the 8th by clicking the following Microsoft Teams Live link: We welcome you to engage in the presentation by utilizing the chat feature to ask questions and comment. We hope to see you … Continue Reading

Tour the Florida Environment & Natural History (FLENH) Collections

Thursday, September 24th from 6 - 7 p.m.
open_in_new Tour the Florida Environment & Natural History (FLENH) Collections
event Thursday, September 24th
access_time 6 - 7 p.m.

From climate change to man-made and natural disasters, impacts on our environment have become one of the most pressing issues on the planet – and the significance of environmental research is paramount. In response to this growing urgency, we have begun the … Continue Reading

Archives Awareness Week Special Event: Tampa Then and Now

open_in_new Archives Awareness Week: Tampa Then and Now
event Monday, July 13, 2020
access_time 3 – 5 PM
location_on Virtual

The City of Tampa will be kicking off this year’s virtual Archives Awareness Week celebration with a special program, Tampa Then and Now. Featuring local historians, USF Tampa Library Special Collections librarian Andrew T. Huse will discuss his new book, From Saloons … Continue Reading