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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

Local author Michael A. Pyle will discuss his book, White Sugar, Brown Sugar, a novel set in 1960s Daytona Beach. The book explores topics of interracial friendship and alcohol and drug addiction and was named number two on The Wall Street Journal’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Best Books of the Year list.

Mr. Pyle, a Daytona Beach attorney, has been writing fiction for many years. He has written several non-fiction textbooks and wrote a short story called Eloise’s Day in Court, published by the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar.

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

Author Gilbert King will be on hand to lead a discussion of his book, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America. The book won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and details events that took place in Lake County, Florida in 1949, when a young lawyer named Thurgood Marshall became embroiled in a Florida case that would help change the course of the American civil rights movement.

The book has been part of a month-long community read, culminating in the book discussion with King. Patrons are encouraged to read the book and then reserve a seat for the book discussion led by the author.

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.



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