In Memory of Mary Ann Carroll

By Gary Monroe, author of Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of the Highwaymen Mary Ann Carroll moved to Fort Pierce, Florida, from Wrightsville, Georgia, in the late 1940s, where she met and married James Brady Carroll. They established Piney Grove Primitive Baptist church. Mary Ann Carroll ran the church as secretary, choir director, usher, board … Continue reading In Memory of Mary Ann Carroll

Spotlight on the Highwaymen Painters

“Wind-bent palm trees, sand, surf, billowing clouds and vivid sunsets were the essentials of Florida landscape painting that emerged following World War II. Occasionally moss-draped cypress trees in the still water of a marsh presented a more contemplative view, while a royal Poinciana in full, flaming red bloom or a storm-tossed shore provided dramatic relief. … Continue reading Spotlight on the Highwaymen Painters

Celebrate Women’s History Month with UPF!

This month we’re celebrating amazing women in history. Want to be inspired by stories of women who made a big impact on the natural environment, the arts, literature, culture, and civil rights history in Florida and beyond? Here are eight great reads for Women’s History Month! In this uplifting memoir, Lee Wilson describes how she grand … Continue reading Celebrate Women’s History Month with UPF!

Florida Library Association 2015

Check out some photos from our booth at the Florida Library Association annual conference! This past weekend in Orlando, librarians from all over the state visited our booth at the meeting and browsed our newest selection of books. Click the titles below the photos for more information on these books. Good Catch: Recipes and Stories Celebrating the … Continue reading Florida Library Association 2015