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Begins: February 12, 2018 2:00 pm
Ends: February 12, 2018 3:00 pm

Zach Zacharias will describe the culture of Florida cracker cowboys – their lifestyle, origin and how the name came to be – during free programs at two public libraries in February.

He will speak at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway; and 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.

Zacharias is the senior curator of education and curator of history at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, Daytona Beach.

His presentations are part of the Volusia County Public Library's NEA Big Read, a six-week celebration of “True Grit,” a 1968 novel by Charles Portis. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call the New Smyrna Beach library at 386-424-2910, option 4; or the Ormond Beach library at 386-676-4191, option 4.