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Socrates Café

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational
Details:
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 Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen ...
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.

Forty Carrots

11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational
Details:
Enjoy special uninterrupted play time with your child in our drop-in FREE Partners In Play® (PIP) parenting education groups. Meet our Friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots can help you enhance your parenting skills even more. H...
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lectures, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 80
Details:
Please join us for a special presentation series from Baila Miller on the Artistic Rivals that rocked the art world! Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) was a Dutch-American Abstract Expressionist artist. He was born in Rotterdam and moved to ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Osprey Public Library at Historic Spanish Point
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Please join us on the 3rd Wednesday of each month for a lively and interesting book discussion at the quaint Osprey Public Library at Historic Point. We will be reading a varied selection of thought-provoking books. Books will be provided.  T...
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.
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This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Knit and Stitch Club

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Creation Station
Details:
Join us for a fun and relaxing meeting. All stitch types are welcome: sewing, quilting, embroidery, crochet and knitting to name a few. Bring your current project or questions and we'll share and work together. Open to all ages. Children under 1...

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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 "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

Lego Club

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Games
Details:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. For ages 4 and up. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Evening Book Club

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups
Details:
Monthly discussion of the Evening Book Club. Book discussion schedules are available at by the front circulation desk at the Jacaranda Public Library.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

E-Help with Bob

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Details:
   Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Library BINGO!

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Games
Details:
Are you feeling lucky? Think you can beat everyone else to the prize? Want to have some fun? Try your luck to win best selling books and other fun prizes! Light refreshments will be served. ...

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This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Details:
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them.  Get expert advice on your landscaping needs. ...
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: Discussion Groups
Details:
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
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This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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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, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Games, Virtual
Details:
Join library staff and fellow county residents for online chess. All skill levels are welcome! Register for an account for chess.com to participate. To join our chess club, email Robert at rcamastro@scgov.net with the subject line “Online C...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Details:
Enjoy a wide range of movies from the classics to the recently released. Short intro precedes film. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Details:
We will be discussing "The Nickel Boys" by Colson Whitehead in this virtual edition of the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library's book club!  Copies of the book will be available for pickup at the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasot...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

French Club

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
Details:
Weekly meeting of the Venice French Club.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

LIFE AFTER DOWNTON

10:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Movies
Details:
The Life After Downton group meets to discuss British PBS programs, new films, and books along with a nice cup of tea. All are welcome to join. ...

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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 "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
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
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 "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.

Food Truck Fridays

11:30am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
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), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Special Events
Details:
Come on down to Shannon Staub Library and enjoy a delicious lunch from some of Southwest Florida's premier meals on wheels!  ...
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.
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
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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Ask Jack

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
Details:
TBA ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Science Matters

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Details:
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always a lively science subject. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Primary Readers LE

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Primary Readers LE ...
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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Virtual
Details:
Watch these informational videos to learn more about the Explore Your World backpack kit. Dr. Katherine Clements, ecology and natural resources educator from University of Florida IFAS Extension Sarasota County explains why the backpack was deve...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversation Cafe

10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Details:
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota. ...
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.

Ask a Teenager

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Osprey Public Library at Historic Spanish Point
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Details:
Looking for assistance with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop? Technology help is available in the Osprey Library on Saturday afternoons.  Bring your own device, or use the library's public computers. Reservations are suggested, but dr...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Gulf Gate Chess Club

12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games
Details:
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome. ...