Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Newborn and Infant Nutrition Support

July 21, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Branch: Selby Library
Ages: Babies, Families
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Drop-in breastfeeding support and education will be offered at no charge by a trained peer counselor from Healthy Start Coalition with the goal of increasing knowledge and awareness for mothers. Toys and books will be offered for older siblings to st...

Rain Barrel Workshop

July 21, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Description:
Learn how the use of rain barrels can conserve water, save money by reducing the use of potable water in landscapes (lower utility bills), and reduce stormwater runoff by storing and diverting runoff from impervious surfaces (like roofs). Practical t...

Read with the Dogs

July 21, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Branch: Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Special Events, Storytimes
Description:
Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interactions. Program for Ages 2-8, dogs provided by S...

Conversation Cafe

July 21, 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. ...

Teen Book Channel

July 21, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Creation Station - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station
Description:
Join the production team of the library's teen podcast "A Pocketful of Rascals" to talk about your interests and record your thoughts on our radio show.  Teen programs are recommended for grades 6-12.  ...

Art Club

July 21, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Description:
This class meets the third Saturday of each month, and provides arts and crafts projects for kids ages 6-12. Each month will feature a new project! Registration is required, snacks are provided. ...

Creation Station Saturday: Ex*STREAM*ly SURREAL!

July 21, 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:
For kids and teens ages 6-17. Explore the exSTREAMly fascinating art of Surrealism and fabricate your own strange and amazing creations out of everyday objects, cast-off toys, and a variety of interesting images! Parents/caregivers are welc...

Gulf Gate Chess Club

July 21, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games
Description:
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome. ...

LEGO Club

July 21, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Storytime Room - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Educational
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team.  We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination.  We provide Duplo Blocks for younger siblings. ...

Teen STEM Club

July 21, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Description
Teen STEM Club Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) club, sponsored by the Venice Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol (http://www.venicecap.org & http://facebook.venicecap.org), for teenagers aged 12-18. The club will teach a specific cla...

Concerts in the Libraries: Jazz Trio SRQ

July 21, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Live Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 63
Description:
Live music from jazz musicians Jazz Trio SRQ. All ages are invited to groove along with us at North Port Library! ...

Button Making for Music Lovers

July 21, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Do you love music? Drop in and create your own pin-back button to show your appreciation. All ages welcome, supplies provided! ...

LEGO Club

July 21, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Children
Program Type: Clubs
Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! ...

Death Cafe of Venice

July 21, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Cancelled
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Description:
Join the Death Cafe for monthly support and discussions on death the end-of-life. Visit www.deathcafe.com for more information. Coffee and snacks provided compliments of Kays, Ponger & Uselton funeral homes & cremation services. ...

Chess Club

July 21, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Description:
All skill levels welcome at this friendly, drop in chess club. ...

Birth to Five: Words Alive!

July 21, 2018
3:00pm - 3:45pm
Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Kid's Zone - North Sarasota Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Description:
Come and enjoy a fun, interactive storytime designed with young children's learning needs in mind! Every Third Saturday @ 3:00pm ! ...

SHINE

July 23, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.  Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under.  For Medicare appointments call th...

Health Planning Council (Affordable Care Act)

July 23, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Description:
Free service to apply to the Affordable Care Act.  Application takes between one and one-half hour.  Only one person can be seen at a time. Call 866-547-2793 to register.  Registrants only will be seen.  ...

Tween Gaming Days

July 23, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
Registration
Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Ages: Tweens
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Description:
Join other tweens this summer for Xbox and WiiU gaming. Play starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the program is restricted to youth ages 9-12 years old. For more information, please contact Robert at the library or...

Forty Carrots: Partners in Play

July 23, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including shar...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

July 23, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Branch: Venice Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Special Events
Description:
This program will be held at the Venice Community Center located at 326 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285. For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discove...

Forty Carrots: Partners in Play

July 23, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Ages: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
Join Forty Carrots for a time of sharing and meaningful play. designed specifically for children up to age 5 and their parent/caregiver, this class is a chance to be a partner in your child's play. Your child can practice social skills including shar...

Breakspot Lunch

July 23, 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. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

July 23, 2018
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Ages: Babies, Toddlers, Families
Program Type: Educational, Games, 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 ...

Summer Lunch Program

July 23, 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.   ...

Movie Mondays

July 23, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Ages: Children, Tweens, Teens, Families
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Join us every Monday through the summer for family movies and refreshments! Stop by the youth department for a full list of movie titles. ...

Marine Science Club

July 23, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Description
First pilot meeting of the Marine Science Club spearheaded by teen volunteer Emily White ...