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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

The Daytona Beach Library will hold an information session on Harvesting History, an oral history project in which skilled interviewers will conduct conversations with long-term residents about their memories of local events.

This presentation will explain how the project works and how residents can participate. Histories will not be recorded at this event, but residents who grew up in Daytona Beach during the civil rights era will be encouraged to consider sharing their stories and will be instructed on how to focus on specific events they would like to share. Appointments will then be made to record individual stories at a later date.

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.



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