Upcoming Events

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Program Type
Library Branch
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Digital Poster Contest

September 25, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Description:
-Submit a digital poster file (PDF) to ningram@scgov.net with subject heading "Poster" -Your poster will be your rendition of a book cover for one of your favorite books -Poster size must be 24 inches tall and 18 inches wide -Color...

Technology Rescue

September 25, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Having trouble with your device? Need help syncing your eBooks? Come see Luis, our in-house tech expert! See the Reference Desk for more information. (Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Call 941-861-1744 to make an appointment n...

UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic

September 25, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made ...

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

September 25, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...

Master Gardener Plant Clinic - Drop In Session

September 25, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Group Study Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Drop in on the second and fourth Tuesday morning of each month to receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help fr...

Baby Rhyme and Sign

September 25, 2018
10:15am - 11:00am
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Educational
Description:
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome. ...

Family Stories and More

September 25, 2018
10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Human Services, Live Music, Performances, Storytimes
Description:
Books, puppets, songs, dance and more surprises. Geared for ages 3-5, but all are welcome to join the fun. Enjoy special guest Adrianne Pezzella on Oct. 30  for “Fun To Be Fit Kids.” Tuesdays, Aug. 28 - Dec. 11 with a break on Nov. 20...

E-BOOK AND LIBRARY RESOURCES HELP DESK

September 25, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Drop in for assistance using library technology including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of Selby Library's Tuesday sessions where you can learn how to downlo...

40 Carrots - Partners in Play Session #2

September 25, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Storytimes
Description:
Come join 40 carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. ...

Chess Club

September 25, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Description:
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 12-4 in the computer lab. No registration required.  ...

History of Rock: How Soul Became Motown

September 25, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Live Music
Description:
Please join Professor Peter Carney from State College of Florida for a presentation on how soul music became Motown. Part lecture and part performance, Prof. Carney will be joined by student jazz musicians from the college. ...

E-Help

September 25, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Ask an E-Help volunteer for all your technology-related questions and predicaments. Held every Tuesday in the public meeting area. ...

Master Gardeners

September 25, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help fro...

Tuesday Movies

September 25, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Description:
New movies every Tuesday in the meeting room. Movie schedules are published bimonthly and available at the front circulation desk.  ...

CANCELLED - Setting and Attaining Goals Part 2

September 25, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 34
Description:
Through an interactive program presented by Stefania from Coastal Behavior Healthcare, participants will learn how to set and attain their goals!  Registration recommended.  ...

Teen Room

September 25, 2018
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Description:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, have snacks, play games, and more. ...

Board Game Time

September 25, 2018
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Tuesdays, Aug. 14 - Dec. 18 from 3 - 5:30 p.m. Drop in and play a variety of board games including Harry Potter Clue, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin, and more!   ...

Girls Who Code

September 25, 2018
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Description:
Join us weekly for our Girls Who Code Club and create a technology based service project.  Learn technology and leadership in this nationally recognized program. ...

Middle School Service Club

September 25, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Are you in Grades 6-8 and need service hours for school? Club members should plan to attend the monthly meetings and assist with at least one additional program per month. A club agreement can be picked up at your first meeting.   Register...

Tinker Tuesday

September 25, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Description:
A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+. ...

Spanish Learning Group: Grammar (Intermediate)

September 25, 2018
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Description:
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills. ...

Cine Selby

September 25, 2018
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Enjoy some award winning international films with English subtitles.  This month: VIPs (Brazil, 2010, 1h 35m, Universal Pictures).   ...

LEGO Club

September 25, 2018
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Games
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...

Page to Screen Book Club

September 25, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Book Discussions, Movies
Description:
Tweens ages 8-12 are invited to join us the last Tuesday of each month for our Page to Screen Tween Book Club!  Stop by the Youth Dept. to pick up a list of upcoming books, then read the book ahead of time before watching the movie. Kids can dis...