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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 Room

October 3, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II 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, play games, and more. ...
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.

Technology Help with Library Lifesavers

October 3, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Learn how to use your device or get basic computer assistance. One-on-one technology assistance moves you to confidence when accessing electronic resources. ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Board Games

October 3, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Come to the teen room and choose from a variety of board games like Apples to Apples, Balderdash, Uno, Scattergories, Scrabble and more. ...

Sarasota Sister Cities Presentation

October 3, 2019
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Purpose of Meeting
Presentation on Sarasota Sister Cities and International Activities & Diplomacy. This month: "3/10/10 on Travel & Culture" Three presentations, 10 slides, 10 min. Living in Russia Miriam Kramer, SCAS City Director Vladimir, Russia A...
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 "Families" group.

Growing Young Readers and Writers

October 3, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Storytimes
Event Description:
A club where reading and writing are fun! Using nature to inspire us as readers and writers. For ages 6 and up. ...

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.

Video Games and More!

October 3, 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.

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.

D.I.Y. (Do-it-Yourself) Time: Fabric Art

October 3, 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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

VPL Thursday Evening Films

October 3, 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. ...
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.

Introduction to 3D Printing and Design

October 3, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
Learn the fundamentals of 3D design in this interactive, conversational and fun class. You will learn the history of 3D printing and the role it plays in today's world, get an up-close demo of a 3D printer, and learn the building blocks of 3D design....
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.

Poetic Justice Learning Group

October 3, 2019
6:00pm - 7:45pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
 Poets of all ages are welcome to share and discuss their original poems with other poets. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Life After Downton

October 4, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Movies
Event Description:
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. ...

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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Word 101

October 4, 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 Microsoft Word?  Come learn how to create a document, choose font, point size, spacing, and even color.  Learn how to insert photos, print and more. Must register. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

French Club

October 4, 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.  ...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Preschool Nutrition

October 4, 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: Educational
Event Description:
UF/IFAS presents healthy eating options for children and families. Demonstrations and samples are offered. ...
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.

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

October 4, 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...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime

October 4, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week. ...
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 "All Ages" group.

Open Lab in the Creation Station

October 4, 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. ...
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.

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

October 4, 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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

First Friday Film Series

October 4, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
On the first Friday afternoon of the month, watch a movie that is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Ask Jack

October 4, 2019
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
Event Description:
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Science Matters

October 4, 2019
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
Event Description:
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always a lively science subject. ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

After School Excitement

October 4, 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...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Room

October 4, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II 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, play games, and more. ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Advisory Board

October 4, 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.

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

Primary Readers: Early Edition

October 4, 2019
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Description:
Come and join us as we introduce new books to beginning readers. A different book from a series will be highlighted each month. There are also book related activities besides the discussion.  Snacks are served. The children are encouraged to rea...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Newborn and Infant Nutrition Support

October 5, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Families
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Drop-in breastfeeding support and education will be offered at no charge by a trained peer counselor from Healthy Start Coalition with the goal of increasing knowledge and awareness for mothers. Toys and books will be offered for older siblings to st...