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These events are part of the library’s Connecting with the Community Series, a two-year program funded in part by a Partnership Grant from the Florida Humanities Council. Throughout 2014 the library will sponsor book talks, dramatizations, panel discussions, films and music programs commemorating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Sponsored by the Daytona Beach Library Friends and VCPL
with funding from the Florida Humanities Council.

Mary McCloud Bethune Program more info

Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2 pm at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.


Impact of our musical roots more info

Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2 pm at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.


Yes You! An Entertaining Autobiography in Three Easy Steps more info

Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10 am at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.


Shade in the Sunshine State more info

Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2 pm at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.


An Enactment of Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat” more info

Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2 pm at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.


“42” Screening in Jackie Robinson Ballpark more info

Friday, February 28, 2014 at dusk at the Jackie Robinson Ballpark on City Island.


Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Spring Training more info

Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2 pm at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.


Civil Rights Film Festival more info

Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Cinematique Theater
242 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach.

Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm at the Cinematique Theater
242 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach.


Civil Rights Panel Discussion more info

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2 pm at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.
For more information call Deborah Shafer at 257-6036, ext. 16264.


Michael Pyle: White Sugar Brown Sugar more info

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 2 pm at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.
For more information call Deborah Shafer at 257-6036, ext. 16264.


Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King more info

Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2 pm at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.
To reserve your seat contact Deborah Shafer at 257-6036, ext. 16264.


Harvesting History Oral History Project more info

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2 pm at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.
To reserve your seat contact Deborah Shafer at 257-6036, ext. 16264.


The Role and Importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Society

Dr. Edison O. Jackson, President of Bethune-Cookman University will speak on the role and importance of historically black colleges and universities. Dr. Jackson became the 6th president of Bethune-Cookman University on March 20, 2013.

Dr. Jackson currently serves and holds memberships on a number of civic, educational and community boards and organizations including: Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation, Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, HBCU-ETS Steering Committee, Young Men’s Christian Association, National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church, Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, Volusia/Flagler YMCA, and New York Theological Seminary. His affiliation with professional and national organizations run the gamut from the American Association of Higher Education to the President’s Round Table and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

He has written extensively on issues of concern to educators with particular concentration on minority students and the community, academic preparation and student performance. Dr. Jackson’s work has appeared in such noted publications as Black Issues in Higher Education, A Crucial Agenda: Making Colleges and Universities Work Better for Minority Students, and ERIC Clearinghouse.

Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2 pm at the Daytona Beach Library on City Island.
For more information call Deborah Shafer at 257-6036, ext. 16264.



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