Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

ArtCart

August 28, 2019
10:00am - 7:45pm
Library Branch: Selby Public 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. ...

Storytime

August 28, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Storytime Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Enjoy interacting with your child by participating in early literacy activities that include music and movement, books, crafts, and educational activities. ...

Forty Carrots- Partners in Play

August 28, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
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), 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...

Partners in Play

August 28, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games, Storytimes
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

August 28, 2019
10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public 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. ...

Internet Basics

August 28, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
This computer class will focus on using the Internet. The instructor will demonstrate how to go to a specific webpage and how to do a search.  Pre-requisite skills required: Knowing how to use the computer mouse and keyboard, minimize and max...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

August 28, 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. ...
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
An amateur dramatic society is in trouble. The membership has dwindled to four and the audiences aren’t much bigger. If they don’t come up with some money soon, they’re going to have to close down. “There is only one thing that sells tickets these da...

Technology Help with Library Lifesavers

August 28, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
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. ...

Baby Time: Welcome to Our World

August 28, 2019
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Families
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Special Events, Storytimes
Event Description:
Bringing a baby into the world can fill our hearts with joy and love, and our minds with questions and wonder. Join other families navigating the newborn phase in a supportive, fun, and informative class with our Parenting Educators. Explore topics t...

Book - a - Tech Librarian

August 28, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public 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. ...

Advanced Genealogy Research

August 28, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Group Study Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
Advanced class - Research your family genealogy online through Ancestry and Heritage Quest. Bring along your family names, dates and locations of your ancestors. Completed of Introductory class is required.  Registration required, limited to ...

Tech Time @Venice Library

August 28, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Conference Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
First hour - tips and tricks on a weekly theme Second hour - open for questions, sharing solutions Bring your device and library staff will try to answer your questions in an informal group setting.   ...

Socrates Cafe

August 28, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public 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. ...

Literacy

August 28, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Outreach
Event Description:
literacy ...

After School Excitement

August 28, 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...

Virtual Reality in the Library (Tween/Teen)

August 28, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Tweens And Teens (ages 9 - 18) can drop in and sign up for a 10-15 minute time slot to try out the HTC Vive Virtual Reality headset!    ...

Facebook Basics CANCELLED

August 28, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Class has been cancelled. This class will cover how to request friends, share pictures, and make status updates on Facebook. For this class you will need to have a Facebook account and bring your account login and password. Let us know if ...

UNO Tournament for Kids

August 28, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Betrayal! Shock! Joy! Emotions will be high in this beginning of the school year UNO showdown. ...

Board Game Time

August 28, 2019
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Come join other 11-17-year-olds for an afternoon of competitive card games and board games: Sushi Go, Coup, Dutch Blitz and Love Letter just to name a few! ...

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Growing Young readers and Writers

August 28, 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. ...

LEGO Club

August 28, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Storytime Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGO, you provide the imagination. Duplo Blocks are available for younger children. Ages 2-12. ...

Teen Advisory Group

August 28, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Description:
Join us for a discussion about making the library a better place for teens! We will discuss programming, volunteering opportunities, and more. Snacks are provided, and the meeting can count toward volunteer hours if you are registered as a l...

Gulf Gate Dungeon and Dragons Club

August 28, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Event Description:
You've seen it on Stranger Things. Now play it with other teens. The group is open to beginners and advanced players. If you have a desire to DM, we are definitely looking for you. Please contact Robert at the library for more details. ...

Teen Volunteer Orientation

August 28, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Event Description:
Volunteer Orientation is only open to those teens who have received an invitation.  Volunteers must apply online and be approved before attending this event, see the attached information.  Registered volunteers, please complete the attached...

Lego Club

August 28, 2019
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
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. For ages 4 and up. ...

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

August 28, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Juliano Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
Join us for lively discussion of a chosen title. New book each month! No previous attendance necessary--all are welcome to join. ...