Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Video Games and More!

September 12, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Drop in and play games on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Wii. Recommended for ages 11-18. Explore other surprise tech toys and games. (No program on July 4).   ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Escape Rooms at the Library

September 12, 2019
5:30pm - 6:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Creation Station, Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Description:
Enjoy an escape room at the library! Each month is a new theme (themes under development). September 12: October 10: November 14: December 12: Ages 10+. Registration required. Please register for either the 5:30 or 6:30 p.m. start time...

D.I.Y. (Do-it-Yourself) Time: Woven Wonders

September 12, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
Drop in for arts and crafts that the whole family can enjoy. Most projects take about 30-60 minutes to complete. Materials are provided on a first come, first served basis. Recommended for ages 6-106; children under 8 may require assistance from a...

Disclaimer(s)

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

VPL Thursday Evening Films

September 12, 2019
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Enjoy a wide range of movies from the classics to the recently released. Short intro precedes film. Based on Frances Mayes' 1996 memoir, "Under the Tuscan Sun" starring Diane Lane tells the story of a recently divorced writer ...

Escape Rooms at the Library

September 12, 2019
6:30pm - 7:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Creation Station, Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Description:
Enjoy an escape room at the library! Each month is a new theme (themes under development). September 12: October 10: November 14: December 12: Ages 10+. Registration required. Please register for either the 5:30 or 6:30 p.m. start time...

Internet 101

September 13, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Description:
New to the Internet?  Learn how to conduct a basic Internet search using one of the popular search engines and how to navigate a web site.  You'll also learn what those geeky sounding computer acronyms mean such as html, isp, url, http...

Caregiver Support Group

September 13, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Purpose of Meeting
To provide support for adult caregivers. ...

French Club

September 13, 2019
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
Event Description:
Weekly meeting of the Venice French Club.  ...

Introduction to Genealogy Research

September 13, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event 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. ...

Story Time

September 13, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
For children 18 months to 5 years old and their caregivers. Interact with your child in a variety of early literacy activities including music, movement, stories, crafts and games. ...

Storytime

September 13, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Join us for our weekly storytime for stories, songs, crafts, and more! ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

September 13, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
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
Event 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...

Windows File Explorer

September 13, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
This is an essential class for all Windows users. File Explorer is how you organize and work with files on your computer. It allows you to create folders, move files from one folder to another, copy files, delete files, and use other memory devi...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

September 13, 2019
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Event 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. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

September 13, 2019
11:45am - 12:45pm
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
Event 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...

Advanced Genealogy Research

September 13, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
The 1-3 pm genealogy session requires previous training from the introductory class at 10 am - 12 pm. One on one research assistance will be available for advanced students. Students need names, dates, and locations of people to be ...

Ask Jack

September 13, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't. ...

Fruitville Library Movie Showing: Rocketman

September 13, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Description:
Join us to watch this musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. This film is rated R for language throughout, some drug use and sexual content. Limited seating.  ...

After School Excitement

September 13, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Creation Station, Discussion Groups, Educational, Games, Movies, Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:
Come create, play, or just relax at the library after school.  Our Teen Room is open from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. when school is in session for registered teens and tweens in grades 6 - 12.  Participants have access to our board and video gam...

Teen Advisory Board

September 13, 2019
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Book Discussions, Clubs, Creation Station, Discussion Groups, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Games, Health & Human Services, Technology Instruction, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Event Description:
Join the Teen Advisory Board and make a difference at the library and in your community! We meet in various areas of the library, so please ask at the youth desk for the location chosen for that day. Aug. 30: Welcome meeting Sept. 6: Fun F...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Tamiami Amateur Radio Club

September 14, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Purpose of Meeting
Monthly meeting of the Tamiami Amateur Radio Club ...

Teens Who Code

September 14, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Teens Who Code is a variation of Girls Who Code using the same curriculum. Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks likes and does. In this series of classes, we will b...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Spanish Storytime

September 14, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Spanish/En Español, Storytimes
Event Description:
For ages 3-11.  Bilingual stories, songs, and activities.  Learn new words and practice language skills.  Presented by library volunteer, Lourdes Fuller.  Everyone welcome! ...

Parent/Caregiver Networking and Kids' Fun Zone

September 14, 2019
10:30am - 11:45am
Library Branch: Selby Public 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: Discussion Groups, Games
Event Description:
Meet new friends and chat with other parents and caregivers while your kids play and read in the picture book area. Enjoy a place to chill after walking around the Downtown Farmers Market! Cool toys for older kids including Gears and Brain Flake...

Conversation Cafe

September 14, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
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. ...

Teen Advisory Board

September 14, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Earn community service hours while you help shape the future of the library.  Create, develop, execute, and lead programs and activities.  Influence collection and service decisions.  Free Snacks thanks to the Friends of the North P...