LIB Events

  • Racism in School Suspensions: Through the lens of students, families & community members

    Wednesday, November 10, 2021

    Please join us virtually on Wednesday, November 10th at 4PM, as USF Libraries host speakers Dr. Brenda Walker and Dr. Marquis Holley to discuss Project R.I.S.E.S. (Racism in School Exclusionary Suspensions). Focusing on the high suspension rates of Black/African-American students in elementary, …Continue Reading
  • The Secret Life of the Cuban Sandwich

    September 15, 2021
    Virtual doors open at 6PM, presentation at 6:30PM
    Virtual on Lunchpool

      YOU ARE INVITED! Come celebrate Latinx Heritage with the USF Libraries, Yelp Tampa Bay, and Lunchpool! This virtual event will be a live discussion led by USF Libraries’ Andy Huse, author of the upcoming book, “The Cuban Sandwich, A History in …Continue Reading
  • ICYMI: City Within a City, a screening and discussion

    For City of Tampa’s Archives Awareness Week 2021, the USF Libraries Tampa Special Collections and the Tampa Bay History Center (TBHC) screened City Within a City, the 1955 promotional film about Ybor City — created by Paul Rubenstein, Cesar Gonzmart, and the …Continue Reading
  • City Within a City: Screening and Discussion

    Thursday, July 15th
    6:00 p.m.
    Virtual on Microsoft Teams

    USF Libraries Tampa Special Collections & Tampa Bay History Center are celebrating City of Tampa’s Archives Awareness Week! Join us Thursday, July 15th from 6 – 7 p.m. for a special live virtual screening of the 1955 promotional film about Ybor City, …Continue Reading
  • 2021 Books Save Lives

    Thursday, February 4, 2021
    2 p.m.
    Virtual (hosted through Microsoft Teams)

    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

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021
    Tampa Bay History Center (presented online)

    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

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021
    Tampa Bay History Center (presented online)

    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

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    Tampa Bay History Center (presented online)

    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