Upcoming Events

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Hoopla Database

January 24, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
Learn a our new database hoopla which lets you instantly borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, comic, movies, TV shows, music and more.  24/7 with your library card.   ...

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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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

French Club

January 24, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Weekly meeting of the Venice French Club.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Genealogy Research

January 24, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Additional Locations
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Research your family genealogy online through Ancestry and Heritage Quest.  Bring along your family names, dates and locations of your ancestors.  Computers are provided. Introductory sessions are in the morning 10 a.m. to noon. Advance...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Introduction to Genealogy Research I

January 24, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
Learn about genealogy research through Ancestry, Heritage Quest, and other databases. Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be researched on the databases. Bring your own thumb drive for articles to be printed. ...

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

Preschool Crafts

January 24, 2020
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Come and explore the Kids' Craft Corner. This month we will be featuring recycled crafts, with soda bottle terrariums. We provide the materials and you provide the imagination. Ages 1 1/2 to 5. ...
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 "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

January 24, 2020
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
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 "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime

January 24, 2020
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Genealogy Lab

January 24, 2020
10:15am - 12:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
Sign up to practice what you learned in Genealogy Basics, Parts 1 and 2, or to continue researching your family history using the library's Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest databases and/or genealogy websites.  Genealogy Lab is sel...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Socrates Café

January 24, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Join us for a friendly philosophic conversation each month. Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the...
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.

Open Lab in the Creation Station

January 24, 2020
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Self-guided time in the Creation Station. use our Adobe/ Mac software, sewing machines, craft supplies and more for your own personal projects.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

"Criminal Justice Reform? Where the Candidates Stand"

January 24, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
"Criminal Justice Reform? Where the Candidates Stand" A talk by Barry Latzer, Emeritus Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Basic Conversational Spanish Class for Beginners

January 24, 2020
11:30am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
Hola! Come and learn basic conversational Spanish with instructor Dan Duffy. This class is for persons who know little or no Spanish. Mr. Duffy is a winter resident of Englewood and a career educator. Senor Duffy will be teaching from the book "...
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 "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

January 24, 2020
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
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 "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Event, Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Liz Coursen is the award-winning author of Shade in the Sunshine State: Reflections on Segregation in Florida. In this 60-minute PowerPoint lecture, she will discuss the groundbreaking and wildly successful inter-religious, inter-racial collaboration...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Genealogy Research Session II (Advanced Class)

January 24, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
Research your family genealogy online through Ancestry and Heritage Quest.  Bring along your family names, dates and locations of your ancestors.  Computers are provided. Introductory sessions are in the morning 10 a.m. to noon. Ad...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Ask Jack

January 24, 2020
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Rise Up Film Festival

January 24, 2020
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Each afternoon this week join us for a movie honoring, remembering, and examining courage in the face of persecution. Visit the library for movie titles. ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

After School Excitement

January 24, 2020
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Creation Station, Discussion Groups, Educational, Games, Movies, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:
Come create, play, or just relax at the library after school.  Our Teen Room is open from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. when school is in session for registered teens and tweens in grades 6 - 12.  Participants have access to our board and video gam...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Room

January 24, 2020
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, play games, and more. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Adult Craft Workshop

January 24, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Valentine's Cards. Using our Creation Station Cricut machine, come make one of a kind Valentine's Day cards for friends and loved ones. Registration recommended. Registration begins, Thursday, Jan. 2 at 10 a.m. To register call 941-861-1360 or s...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Spanish Reading Group

January 24, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and g...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Video Games and More!

January 24, 2020
3:00pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Drop in and play games on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Wii.  Recommended for ages 11-18.  Explore other surprise tech toys and games. ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teens Who Code

January 25, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Teens Who Code is a variation of Girls Who Code using the same curriculum. Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks likes and does. In this series of classes, we will b...

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 "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
The Plant Clinic meets in the library lobby. 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 th...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

GARDEN Club

January 25, 2020
10:15am - 11:15am
Registration
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Storytime Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Join the G.A.R.D.E.N. (Gardeners and Readers Develop Naturally) Club for ages 5 -11 for gardening fun! Storytelling and learning activities to inspire the green thumb in everyone! *Registration is required as space and materials are limited t...
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 "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Parent/Caregiver Networking and Kids' Fun Zone

January 25, 2020
10:30am - 11:45am
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Games
Event Description:
Meet new friends and chat with other parents and caregivers while your kids play and read in the picture book area. Enjoy a place to chill after walking around the Downtown Farmers Market! Cool toys for older kids including Gears and Brain Flake...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversation Cafe

January 25, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. This is a intermediate level conversation group. Students are requested to make a commitment to attending these sessions. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL l...