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Mocktails: Bertha (Arnold) Palmer

05/18/2021 @ 10:00am - 08/18/2021 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Virtual
Details:
Learn about Bertha Palmer, one of the most influential women in Sarasota County history as we create a Bertha (Arnold) Palmer mocktail in her honor. Supplies needed: 1 peach, 1 cup Sweet tea, ½ cup Lemonade, ½ lemon for garnish, 1 mint sprig for garn...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mocktail: Eugenie Clark Sharkbite (On Demand)

06/04/2021 @ 10:00am - 08/06/2021 @ 1:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Centennial
Details:
Learn about Eugenie Clark, one of the most influential women in Sarasota County history, as we create a Sharkbite mocktail to honor her ocean activism and her impact on the MOTE Aquarium. Supplies needed: 1.5 oz. sweet and sour mix, ¼ tsp grenadine s...
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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Virtual
Details:
ON DEMAND VIDEO: If you missed Wilma Holley's (UF/IFAS) presentation, "Gardening & Landscaping to Attract Birds and Butterflies" back in June, please click the video below to watch her 1-hour program. Filled with excellent information on what ...

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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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Virtual
Details:
To celebrate the summer, we’ll create a blackberry mojito in this virtual, on-demand program. Supplies needed: ½ cup blackberries, 8-10 fresh mint leaves, juice from two limes, crushed ice, lemon-lime soda, and simple syrup. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Dinner on the Deck: 3 Course Meal Join us, in this exclusive summer dinner cooking class. From Grilled Peach and Prosciutto Salad to Grilled Lemon and Artichoke Chicken over Arugula finished with Smores Brownies, this meal is bound to bring c...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Olympic Chat

All Day 7/23 - 8/8
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Click on the videos below to find out more about the Olympic Games.  You may just have a little fun along the way.  Presented by the staff of Elsie Quirk Public Library. ...

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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.

#DIY: Homemade Soap (On Demand)

07/23/2021 @ 10:00am - 08/23/2021 @ 8:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Details:
Learn through a virtual program how to create your own homemade soap with essential oils and dried flowers. Pick up your Art to Go kit at the William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library so you can follow along with our recorded tutorial. Please note ...
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 "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Dragonfly Cafe poets create poetry videos, bringing a visual interpretation to their original poetry. This video will be available through August 30, 2021. Enjoy! ...

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 "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, Educational, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Dragonfly Cafe poets create poetry videos, bringing a visual interpretation to their original poetry. This video will be available through September 1, 2021. Enjoy! ...

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 "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: 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! In July, our theme is International Settings. Click the files to the right of this description for a PDF of...

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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.

Just Move with Daisy (Live)

10:00am - 10:45am
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 36
Details:
  Just Move is exercise in disguise! It is a 35-45 minute high-energy, fun, joyful, and friendly virtual fitness class for anyone who wants to exercise sitting down-in a chair. Be prepared to sweat, laugh, and leave with a smile on your face!...
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: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy a special uninterrupted playtime with your child in our FREE Partners in Play® (PIP) groups. Meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how play and learning go hand-in-hand. Space is limited...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda 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: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Special Events, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Details:
Enjoy stories, music, movement, crafts, and activities with a "Tails and Tails" twist. Families with children of all ages are welcome! Please register your family or group under one name, and let us know how many children and adults will be attend...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.

Music with Miss Bobbi

11:00am - 11:45am
Registration
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: Live Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Learn new songs with professional music teacher, Ms. Bobbi! Bobbi's goal is to help children develop a love of singing and express themselves through music! This program series will be in person at the Gulf Gate Public library, with limited capaci...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Movies
Details:
Join other teens for the Teen Summer Film Series. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gulf Gate Library. All movies are PG-13. No advance sign up is required. Invite you friends. Marvel Origins Monday 7/19 - Iron Man / 2008 PG-1...
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: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Details:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy a special uninterrupted playtime with your child in our FREE Partners in Play® (PIP) groups. Meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how play and learning go hand-in-hand. Space is limited...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Lectures, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 79
Details:
Celebrate the ADA Anniversary with us!  We will be joined by Stephanie James, Learning Design Manager at the University of South Florida - St. Petersburg, Southeastern Guide Dog Puppy Raiser and Assistant Area Coordinator who will tell us wha...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Scratch Coding with Rohan

07/26/2021 @ 2:00pm - 07/28/2021 @ 3:15pm
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Join Scratch whiz kid, Rohan, to learn how to make games and animations using block coding. Recommended for beginners ages 8-13.  Visit scratch.mit.edu to set up your free account. Email htweed@scgov.net to register. ...
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 "Families" group.

Read with the Dogs

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
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), Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Special Events
Details:
We are so happy to have our Read to the Dogs program back in the library! Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs from the Suncoast Humane Society Pet Therapy Team. This program encourages conversation and develops readin...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Movies, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Details:
This month's Popcorn Book Club will feature a classic children's novel, The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. Read the book at the beginning of the month and then join us at then end of the month as we have a discussion/activity abou...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Movie Night

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Teen Room- William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Movies
Details:
Join us for our teen/tween movie Aladdin. Snacks will be provided. ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Graphic Novel Book Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Conference Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs
Details:
Join us for the Venice Graphic Novel Book Club! Come with any recommendations and to discuss your favorite graphic novels! If you get a chance, read the book of the month: Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell ...
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 "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Dragonfly Cafe poets create poetry videos, bringing a visual interpretation to their original poetry. This video will be available through August 30, 2021. Enjoy! ...

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 "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, Educational, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Dragonfly Cafe poets create poetry videos, bringing a visual interpretation to their original poetry. This video will be available through September 1, 2021. Enjoy! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.