LIB Events

  • 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