Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Tween Movie Days

June 22, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
Registration
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Description:
Join other tweens during the summer for Friday Tween Movie Days. Movie titles are listed on the monthly tween flyer available at the library. This event is for ages 9-12 years old and refreshments will be provided.  ...

Email 101

June 22, 2018
10:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
New to emails?  Learn how to get a free email and what free choices you have for providers.  Also learn how to create a new email, send, print, attachments and more. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

June 22, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
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...

Preschool Time

June 22, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Description:
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for a variety of activities throughout the summer. Drop by the youth department to get a detailed list of activities that will be offered. Please note, some cla...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

June 22, 2018
10:30am - 1:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Description:
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. ...

Genealogy Research

June 22, 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm
Registration
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
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. ...

Children Contemporary Dance Workshop

June 22, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Educational, Live Music, Special Events
Description:
Get ready to move this summer with an official instructor from Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company. In this free workshop, children will learn how to dance contemporary style! For children ages 5-12. ...

Baby Lap Sit: Rhyme & Sign

June 22, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Babies
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Engage babies newborn to 18 months with movement to music, singing, rhymes, and basic sign language to enhance social interaction and language development. Playtime follows. ...

Music With Bobbie Morgan

June 22, 2018
11:00am - 11:45am
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Participate with your child in singing, chanting, moving, dancing, listening and playing simple instruments while developing a strong musical bond with your child. ...

Planting Seeds of Mindfulness

June 22, 2018
11:15am - 12:00pm
Registration
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
A six-part class to help children stay more focused and to concentrate better, important skills that can lead to enhanced student performance.  "Planting the seeds" will engage children in fun activities designed to stimulate their interests and...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

June 22, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
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...

Breakspot Lunch

June 22, 2018
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Description
Free lunch for children & teens age 0-18. Sponsored by All Faiths Food Bank, Department of Agriculture & the Sarasota County School System. ...

Summer Lunch Program

June 22, 2018
12:45pm - 1:15pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free lunches for anyone up to age 18 will be served in the youth program room June 4-Aug. 3 excluding July 4. Hot lunches are served on Monday through Thursday, and bagged lunches are served on Fridays.   ...

Genealogy Research

June 22, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
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. ...

Hip Hop/Break Dancing for Teens

June 22, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Description:
Teens are invited to come out and learn Hip Hop and Break Dancing with the experts from Sarasota Contemporary Dance.  Be prepared to dance! ...
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Author Event, Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Description:
From the first medieval pigs abandoned in Florida in 1521 through the invasion of lionfish, this presentation looks at how these escaped or introduced species have impacted the indigenous flora, fauna and sealife of the Sunshine State.  With inf...

Ask Jack

June 22, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Description:
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't. ...

Isha Yoga and Meditation for Beginners

June 22, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Description:
Isha Yoga and Meditation for Beginners Come join us for an exploration of mindfulness and find your inner peace. ...

Teen Sewing Basics

June 22, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station, Special Events
Registration Required
Description:
Learn the basics of using a sewing machine. Presented by Jill Pannill. Registration required and limited to 8 participants. ...

Freegal How-To

June 22, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Want to know how to get 5 free music downloads per week? Come to this How-To session to learn how to download music to your device with the database Freegal!  Come prepared with your Sarasota County Library card number, PIN number and your de...

Tween/Teen Board Games

June 22, 2018
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Description:
Drop in to play board games with your friends and other people in the library, and have the chance to win prizes. Friday, July 13 will feature "Dead of Winter!" ...

Keep Calm and Color On

June 22, 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Venice Library
Room: Youth Department - Venice Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
Coloring pages, markers, color pencils, and crayons will be provided. ...
Registration
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 37
Description:
The Power of Improvisational Drama-Bringing Out the Creative You as an Adult!  Enjoy improvisational drama games and exercises to tap into your creativity! Improvisational drama has no scripts- we make it up at the moment, just like when we t...
Branch: Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
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...

Kindergarten Readiness

June 23, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children
Program Type: Educational, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Description:
This program is for children entering kindergarten in the fall. Join us for a morning of games, activities, stories, and learning designed to build skills to help children succeed in school. Educators will guide families through learning and share id...

Conversation Cafe

June 23, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Description:
Practice speaking English in a group setting. Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota. ...

Creation Station Saturday: Ex-STREAM Bookmarks!

June 23, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Description:
Kids and Teens ages 6 and up. Combine Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math to create your own ex-STREAM bookmarks! Projects include light-up LED bookmarks, heat-laminated bookmarks, and magnetic bookmarks. Limited to 28 parti...