Library Hosts Florida Conversations Lecture Series

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2009) – The USF Library's 2009 Florida Conversations Lecture Series kicks off with "The Survival of Tampa’s Sicilian Dialect," a lecture presented by Susan M. Taylor, Sunday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. at the new Tampa Bay History Center, located just south of the St. Pete Times Forum, between the forum and Channelside.

Additional upcoming lectures include:

"Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S."
presented by Cynthia Barnett
Sunday, March 15
3 - 4:30 p.m.

"Red Sticks, Creek Warriors, and African Slaves during Jackson’s Seminole War"
presented by Andrew K. Frank
Sunday, April 19
3 - 4:30 p.m.

"Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators: More Stories about Real Florida"
presented by Jeff Klinkenberg
Sunday, May 17
3 - 4:30 p.m.

"What’s all this fuss about an independent Florida judiciary?"
presented by Martin Dyckman
Sunday, June 21
3 - 4:30 p.m.

The lecture series is underwritten by the Tampa Bay History Center Endowment Fund at USF, with media sponsorship provided by The Tampa Tribune. The series is co-sponsored by the USF Libraries Florida Studies Center and the Tampa Bay History Center. All lectures are free and open to the public.

For more information, call (813) 228-0097.