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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures, One Book Sarasota
Details:
What every Floridian should know about the prehistory and history of America's best beach, as discussed by Philip M. Farrell, the author of An Illustrated History of Siesta Key: The Story of America's Best Beach. Philip Farrell first visited ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mocktails: Bertha (Arnold) Palmer

05/18/2021 @ 10:00am - 08/18/2021 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Virtual
Details:
Learn about Bertha Palmer, one of the most influential women in Sarasota County history as we create a Bertha (Arnold) Palmer mocktail in her honor. Supplies needed: 1 peach, 1 cup Sweet tea, ½ cup Lemonade, ½ lemon for garnish, 1 mint sprig for garn...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

100 Years of Selby and Palmer Families (On Demand)

05/24/2021 @ 10:00am - 06/24/2021 @ 11:00am
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures, One Book Sarasota
Details:
"100 years of the Selby and Palmer Families" is presented by John McCarthy, VP for Historic Spanish Point Campus, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Shortly after arriving in Sarasota in 1910, Bertha Palmer invited the Board of Trade (predecessor ...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families, All Ages
Program Type: Centennial, Special Events
Details:
Celebrate the past with a modern twist! The Ringling Brothers started off with a simple juggling act that eventually led to The Greatest Show on Earth. Watch as Gerard Tricarico present a high energy juggling and illusion show in celebration of Sa...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Summer Grab and Go Crafts!

All Day 6/1 - 7/3
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
Visit the Children's Desk and pick up a Summer Grab and Go Craft, while supplies last! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Bertha Palmer and Her Family in Sarasota (On Demand)

06/01/2021 @ 7:00am - 06/30/2021 @ 11:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Centennial, One Book Sarasota, Performances
Details:
Learn about the impact of Bertha Palmer and her family on the development of the Sarasota County area, as told by Bertha's biographer Frank A. Cassell, and Bertha herself, as portrayed by Kathryn Chesley.   Dr. Frank A. Cassell is Professo...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Job Hunting Tool Box - Grab & Go Bag

06/01/2021 @ 10:00am - 06/26/2021 @ 10:00am
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Job Search Assistance
Details:
ADULTS & TEENS: Stop by the North Port Library beginning June 1st for your "Job Hunting Tool Box" Grab & Go Bag, filled with information on jobs, including: *Where are the jobs? *USB Drive preloaded with:      - Tips f...

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Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mocktail: Eugenie Clark Sharkbite (On Demand)

06/04/2021 @ 10:00am - 08/06/2021 @ 1:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Centennial
Details:
Learn about Eugenie Clark, one of the most influential women in Sarasota County history, as we create a Sharkbite mocktail to honor her ocean activism and her impact on the MOTE Aquarium. Supplies needed: 1.5 oz. sweet and sour mix, ¼ tsp grenadine s...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Weaving Through the Years

06/10/2021 @ 10:00am - 07/09/2021 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Centennial, Creation Station, Virtual
Details:
Learn through this virtual program how traditional crafting combined with new technology can be used to create handwoven crafts from Mug Rugs to Wall Hangings and more. You will also learn how to weave your own bookmark. Pick up "Make at Home" kits a...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures, Virtual
Details:
Join Sarasota County archaeologist Steve Koski as he explores the history of the Paulsen Point site, its position on the landscape, and its relationship to other sites in the vicinity, and recognizes and commemorates the people who once lived on the ...
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Centennial, Educational, Virtual
Details:
There’s a book for everyone in this fast-paced presentation of 100 books related to Sarasota County. Connections will range from local authors to local content and more. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

#DIY: Fairy Wall Art (On Demand)

06/18/2021 @ 10:00am - 07/18/2021 @ 8:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
Learn through a virtual program how to create your own fairy wall art using watercolors. Pick up your Art to Go kit at the William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library so you can follow along with our recorded tutorial. Please note that supplies are l...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
What would you do if basic services were cut off, like electricity or water, or if you had to suddenly leave your home? This class will offer tips and ways to prepare for unexpected disasters, such as hurricanes. Learn how to assemble an emergency su...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Fun to be Fit

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Fun To Be Fit Kids is a music and movement program for children and their caregivers to attend together. Classes are designed for children and their caregiver(s) to send quality time together singing, dancing, getting some exercise and having fun! Re...

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Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Fun to be Fit

11:15am - 11:45am
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Fun To Be Fit Kids is a music and movement program for children and their caregivers to attend together. Classes are designed for children and their caregiver(s) to send quality time together singing, dancing, getting some exercise and having fun! Re...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Details:
Ages 7-18.  Use your creativity to make wallets, purses, bags, and even flowers with colored duct tape. All materials provided. Online registration is required.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Games, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Details:
Play the classic role-playing game with a new group of players/adventurers. Overcome obstacles, defeat monsters, and discover long forgotten treasures. Dungeons & Dragons has helped hone critical and creative thinking for over...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Details:
This month we will be reading and discussing "Carnegie's Maid" by Marie Benedict.  Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Teen Book Tastings is a video series of book recommendations across various genres for teenagers. Join us each month for a different theme! This month's theme is LGBTQIA+. Click the files to the right of this description for a PDF of book recommen...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Watch your Sarasota County Library favorites share a storytime designed with your little one's learning needs in mind! This alphabet storytime series can be viewed on-demand whenever you'd like.    Click here view the whole series...