The Zora Neale Hurston Branch Library is located at 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce, Florida 34947, just west of 29th Street. To see it in Google Maps, click here.
The facility is named in honor of Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), famed African American author, storyteller, folklorist and anthropologist who was born in Notasulga, Alabama, grew up in Eatonville, Florida, and spent the last two years of her life in Fort Pierce where she is buried. The Hurston Branch Library is also the starting point of the Zora Neale Hurston Dust Tracks Heritage Trail and home of Ade Rossman's "Zora Art Series," a cycle of paintings commissioned in 2006 by the St. Lucie County Cultural Affairs Department.
Marvin E. Hobson, Assistant Professor at Indian River State College, spoke on June 30th of this year at the Hurston Branch about Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo," Zora Neale Hurston's recently published story of Cudjo Lewis, a survivor of the transatlantic slave trade. Professor Hobson's lecture can be viewed on YouTube here.
Hours of Service
Exceptions - Holidays & Closures
Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.
Did you know that storytimes encourage literacy, imagination and socialization? Join us while we clap, dance, sing & listen to stories...Most suitable for kids ages 2 to 5.
Off the Hook! Crochet Program for Adults
Tuesdays @ 4:00 p.m.
Do you know how to crochet or would you like to learn? Our adult crochet program is open to all skill levels from beginners to experts.Learn crochet, learn new stitches and techniques or just come and crochet with others.
Supplies provided or bring your current project. Enjoy a cup of coffee while you work! This program is facilitated by Master Crochet Artist, Alex Rovito
One-on-one basic computer assistance by appointment! Call, email or come in to reserve your 30‐minute time slot. Bring your own device or use the library computers. An appointment is required. To schedule an appointment please contact Alex Rovito at 772‐462‐2154 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Saturday of each month @ 2:00 p.m.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math
Join us for fun, hands-on creative activities including games, projects, experiments and more!
Most suitable for kids ages 8 to 18.
3rd Saturday of each month @ 2:00 p.m.
Let’s get techie! Boys and girls join us to explore different areas of technology including coding with Scratch and Ozobots, circuitry with MaKey MaKey and Snap Circuits, solar power robots, and so much more. A fun way to learn using science, technology and engineering!
For kids ages 10 and up. No advanced registration is necessary but space is limited.
Events may be cancelled for holidays and other closures. For a full listing and to confirm specific events please see the Hurston Branch Library calendar.