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This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Book Tastings (On Demand)

All Day 10/1 - 10/31
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 horror and campfire stories. Click the file to the right of this description for a PD...

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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 "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Lectures, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
Discover the REAL story behind the animals of the Halloween season! In this session, Sarasota County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources tells us all about our favorite creepy crawlies: spiders and scorpions and snakes! Oh my! &nb...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Lectures, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
Discover the REAL story behind the animals of the Halloween season!   In this session, Peace River Wildlife Center tells us all about our favorite winged creatures of the night: bats! PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE JOHN JAKES FOUNDATION. ...

Early Voting

All Day 10/15 - 11/1
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Purpose of Meeting
Early Voting ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Lectures, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
Discover the REAL story behind the animals of the Halloween season!   In this session, Shy Wolf Sanctuary tells us all about our favorite wild canine: the wolf! A Hallow-Teen presentation.     ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Virtual, Voices and Votes
Details:
Learn how to paint a beautiful painting to celebrate the role of art in the Voices and Votes exhibit!  To-go craft kits with all the supplies needed for the project will be available, as long as supplies last, at the Betty J. Johnson...
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: Arts & Crafts, Virtual, Voices and Votes
Details:
Learn how to paint a beautiful painting to celebrate the role of art in the Voices and Votes exhibit!  To-go craft kits with all the supplies needed for the project will be available, as long as supplies last, at the Betty J. Johnson...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Take a tour of Sarasota's Cat Depot. Join Donna Love as she reads The Little Kitten by Nicola Killen. ...

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Purpose of Meeting
Voting ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Details:
Early Voting ...
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 "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: Babies (Birth to 1 year), 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), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Games, Movies, Performances, Special Events, Virtual
Details:
  Congratulations to the winners of our three inaugural county-wide Halloween contests! See our full album of contestants HERE.    The competition was fierce and all of the submissions were wonderful, but we are excited to rev...
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Are you serious about getting your child ready for kindergarten? Join us for lessons in phonics, math, and more while giving your child the chance for social interaction and positive reinforcement from a caring teacher. -One month of classes on Mo...

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 "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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Educational, Movies, Outreach, Performances, Special Events, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Join us every Friday in October to hear stories woven by our ghost-host librarians that are sure to chill your spine and curdle your blood!   Recommended for ages 7 and up.   A Hallow-Teen presentation.   PODCAST TO D...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Games, Movies, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Details:
Join us for a meet-up where we talk all things spooky! Swap ghost stories and creepypastas, share your favorite scary videos, and enjoy the treasures of your official Creepy Campfire Take-Home Kit!   Take-home kits are available at Shannon...
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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Enjoy a bedtime story read by a Sarasota County Library staff member followed by an activity or technique to help little ones sleep.  How did you like our program? Let us know here! ...

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 "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 "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Special Events, Virtual
Details:
Stop by Selby Public Library for our SRQ Con Comic Book Giveaway! We have free comic books for all ages.  ...

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Purpose of Meeting
Voting ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Details:
Early Voting ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Bobblehead Craft

10:00am - 10:15am
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
This is a passive program for a take-home craft.  Pick up your kit at the Circulation desk. ...
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 "Families" group.

SRQ Con Nailed It!

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Details:
In celebration of Halloween and the end of our 2nd SRQ Con, join us for this virtual program where we will decorate a dragon cake masterpiece! Cakes will need to be made before the event and should be completely cooled. Further instructions, alo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Early Voting

8:30am - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voting
Details:
Early Voting ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

From the Inside Out: Low Back Pain, Part 2 (On Demand)

11/01/2020 @ 2:00pm - 11/15/2020 @ 3:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Virtual
Details:
Alice Monsaert (MS, CPT) has been working as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for nearly 40 years. Today’s lesson covers some techniques to help with lower back pain. How did you like this program? Let us know here! ...
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: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
(1-5 years old) a FREE group hosted via the ZOOM platform featuring a captivating program of art, music, movement, science and other creative activities. A magical time where parents and children play, learn and discover together. The Zoom ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Parents of newborns to 7 months of age. Forty Carrots will now be offering this group via a ZOOM platform. Each group will have a special topic, opportunities to discuss snuggles and struggles, connect virtually with others, and finish with a Forty C...
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: 4
Details:
Join us for our monthly book club that delves deep into mysteries!  Each month we will explore a different genre within the mystery book category, such as Nordic Noir, Cozy, Thriller, Historical and Private Eye. Read some old favorites and disc...
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: Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Read, learn, and grow with us! Join us online for a Facebook Live Virtual Storytime. Come and join your favorite librarian from one of our 10 branches! Missed this event? No problem, visit SRQCountyPlay on Facebook for archived videos. How...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Details:
Florida experienced the highest number of lynchings per capita out of any state in the country. This violence is often less understood in context with the global perception of Florida as a state with pristine beaches and perfect weather. “I Am A Man”...