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  1. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

    Temple Terrace Library

    Temple Terrace : 202 Bullard Parkway, Temple Terrace, 33617

    To celebrate the great rhyming author who makes childhood more whimsical, Hillsborough county libraries will have stories, games and activities.

    Price: Free.

  2. Lunch and Learn: Manatee Insanity

    Tarpon Springs Cultural Center

    Tarpon Springs : 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, 34689

    Author and native Floridian Craig Pittman, is the longtime Tampa Bay Times environmental writer whose honors include the 2004 Waldo Proffitt Award for his work revealing a secret plan by the State's business leaders. He will discuss his work, along with his book, Manatee Insanity: Inside the War …

    Price: $17 general admission; $15 for members and students

  3. National Geographic Speaker Series

    Reeves Theater, Vaughn Center, University of Tampa

    Tampa : 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 33606

    Known as "Mr. Everest," Peter Athans has participated in 16 Everest expeditions and was awarded the highest medal for recognition from the American Alpine Club for a rescue featured in the best selling book Into Thin Air. Athans will present "Mt. Everest and the People of the Hima …

    Price: Free.

  4. Storytime for Families

    Dali Museum

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg, 33701

    Join museum staff in the Education Classroom for storytime featuring a selected book from the museum's library or store.

    Price: Free.

  5. Booktalkers

    Seminole Community Library

    Seminole : 9200 113th St. N, Seminole, 33772

    The monthly book club features a discussion of a group selected piece.

    This month's selection is Into Thin Air by John Krakauer.

    Price: Free.

  6. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

    Bloomingdale Regional Library

    Brandon : 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, 33594

    To celebrate the great rhyming author who makes childhood more whimsical, Hillsborough county libraries will have stories, games and activities.

    Price: Free.

  7. Book Time at Brooker Creek

    Brooker Creek Preserve

    Tarpon Springs : 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, 34688

    Program includes story related crafts, games and other hands-on activities. Best for ages 3 to 5.

    Price: Free (registration required).

  8. Storytime for Families

    Dali Museum

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg, 33701

    Join museum staff in the Education Classroom for storytime featuring a selected book from the museum's library or store.

    Price: Free.

  9. Authors, Film and Food: Mangoes & Brie: Match Made in Poetry

    Selby Public Library

    Sarasota : 1331 First St., Sarasota, 34236

    Explore the world of food with authors, books and film.

    With author Jen Keretnick.

    Price: Free.

  10. Storytime for Families

    Dali Museum

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg, 33701

    Join museum staff in the Education Classroom for storytime featuring a selected book from the museum's library or store.

    Price: Free.

  11. Lunch & Learn with Cathy Salustri: Manatee, Mermaids, and Watermelon Queens – Stops Along US 19

    Tarpon Springs Cultural Center

    Tarpon Springs : 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, 34689

    Join author Cathy Salustri as she talks about logging 5,000 miles in a van to retrace the 1930s driving tour of Zora Neale Hurston and Stetson Kennedy to compile their Guide to the Southernmost State. 

    Price: Tickets: $17, $15 Members and Students. Includes lunch.

  12. Authors, Film and Food: My Matchless Mother and Me

    Selby Public Library

    Sarasota : 1331 First St., Sarasota, 34236

    Explore the world of food with authors, books and film.

    With author Lucille Rose D'Armi-Riggio.

    Price: Free.

  13. Lunch and Learn: US-19 Road Stops

    Tarpon Springs Cultural Center

    Tarpon Springs : 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, 34689

    Writer Cathy Sulustri presents a discussion of manatees, mermaids, and watermelon queens, among other infamous Florida attractions, discovered along a 5,000 mile road trip across Florida. Catered lunch and soft drink included.

    Price: $17, $15 members and students.

  14. Library E-Books

    Tarpon Springs Public Library

    Tarpon Springs : 138 E Lemon St., Tarpon Springs, 34689

    Learn about library system Overdrive, which allows readers to access free e-books, audiobooks, videos, and more.

    Price: Free.

  15. Sunlit Festival: Festival Kick Off Party

    Editor's pick

    St. Petersburg Main Public Library

    St. Petersburg : 3745 Ninth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33707

    This spring time celebration of literature connects literary circles with other arts and cultural endeavors.

    The Friends of the Main Library kick off the festival with a celebration honoring Peter Meinke, Poet Laureate of St. Petersburg, with the SunLit Festival Award for lifetime achievement in letters. Award-winning writer Sterling Watson serves as keynote speaker. Free.

    Price: Price varies by event.

  16. Sunlit Festival: Lucha Libro

    Editor's pick

    Oleson Gallery

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 685 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, 33701

    This spring time celebration of literature connects literary circles with other arts and cultural endeavors.

    Eight daring Tampa Bay area writers face off in a literary combat in which they are given a random prompt and have five minutes to create a written piece of brilliance. Contestants are encouraged to use costumes and theatricality. Free.

    Price: Price varies by event.

  17. Brooker Creek Book Club

    Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center

    Tarpon Springs : 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, 34688

    Geared toward adults, the book list includes novels by Florida authors, past and present, with archeology, biography, politics and history storylines.

    This month's book is "Walkin Lawton' by John Dos Passos Coggin.

    Price: Free (registration required).

  18. Book Sale

    Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library

    South Tampa : 3910 S Manhattan Ave., Tampa, 33611

    Hundreds of books, CDs, DVDs and more at bargain prices, to benefit library programs.

    Price: Cost of items.

  19. Sterling Watson

    Haslam's Book Store

    Grand Central District : 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33713

    The award-winning author of six novels and the Peter Meinke Professor Emeritus of Literature and Creative Writing at Eckerd College presents his latest work, Suitcase City, a Florida-based literary thriller. Watson will sign books, answer questions, and read a portion of the novel.

    Price: Free.

  20. Sunlit Festival: Karla Harris

    Editor's pick

    Palladium Theater

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    This spring time celebration of literature connects literary circles with other arts and cultural endeavors.

    Karla Harris presents the songs and stories from the Dave and Lola Brubeck songbook. $22-$30.

    Price: Price varies by event.

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