Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Teen Writers Circle

May 7, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
This group is great for teens who love creative writing. Some things that our meetings will cover include: designing characters, writing short stories (or even long ones!), poetry, plotlines, group projects, story prompts, games, and more! All teens ...

Board Game Time

May 7, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Tuesdays, January-May 3 - 5:30 p.m. Drop in and play a variety of board games including Harry Potter Clue, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin, and more!   ...

Middle School Service Club

May 7, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Description:
Are you in Grades 6-8 and need service hours for school? Club members should plan to attend the monthly meetings and assist with at least one additional program per month. A club agreement can be picked up at your first meeting.   Register...

Tinker Tuesday

May 7, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+. ...

Venice Technology Users Group

May 7, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Purpose of Meeting
To discuss latest trends and apps/functions of computers/operating systems ...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills. ...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Educational
Event Description:
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids and teens on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! This is not a therapy session. ...

Lego Club

May 7, 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Teen Discussion Group

May 7, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Discuss issues teens identify informed by a relevant contemporary work on the topic.  March's book is "Hate List" by Jennifer Brown. American Library Association summary of the book: "In the year following the devastating shoot...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Performances
Event Description:
This is fast-paced comedy centers around an overly protective, first generation Italian mother struggling in frustration as her two very different sons have each found very different girlfriends.  (One hour.) ...

Gulf Gate French Conversation Group

May 8, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can pra...

ArtCart

May 8, 2019
10:00am - 7:45pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Keep calm and create with self-directed arts and crafts projects.   Ask for the cart at the youth desk. ...

Forty Carrots- Partners in Play

May 8, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
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...

Knit and Crocheting Group

May 8, 2019
10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Learn to knit and crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! Bring your own yarn and needles. Supplies provided for beginners. ...

Conversational Spanish for Beginners

May 8, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
Learn to speak common Spanish phrases in a fun, relaxed environment.  This 8 week course is designed for adult beginners who have little or no background in Spanish.  You will learn Spanish vocabulary for meeting other people and greetings,...

File Management Basics

May 8, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
After completing Computer Basics, Parts 1 and 2, the student is ready to learn File Management. The basics of file creating and organizing will be demonstrated. Learn how to create new Folders, Files, to move files into subfolders, and to move s...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

May 8, 2019
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Selby 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. ...

OFF the SHELF - VPL Book Group

May 8, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
Friendly informal book discussions, newcomers welcome! ...

Forty Carrots- Partners in Play

May 8, 2019
11:30am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
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...

Book - a - Tech Librarian

May 8, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Want to learn more about using a computer or your device? Sign up for your 30 minute session with one of our librarians. Sessions are set up for Wednesdays starting at 1:00 pm. Call 941-861-1360 to sign up. ...

Socrates Cafe

May 8, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic teaching; the idea that we learn. ...

Book & Tea at the Osprey Library

May 8, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
An enhanced book discussion, with tea served hot and cold, in the intimate setting of the Osprey Library. Contact the library for details on monthly selections. ...

Intro to Android Smartphones

May 8, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Unfamiliar with your new phone? Here's a hint, if it's not an iPhone, it's an Android. Come learn the basics of setting up and operating smartphones running on Android-based operating systems. ...

Literacy

May 8, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Outreach
Event Description:
literacy ...

Teen Room

May 8, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to hang out, have snacks, play games, and more. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Using Spreadsheets

May 8, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Description:
Using a spreadsheet to track anything with numbers can be easy and fun.  There are also several FREE spreadsheet apps or programs you can use.  Whether tracking your investments, household expenses, or any financial needs, knowing just the ...

Read With The Dogs

May 8, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Event 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. This program is for reading c...