Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Maker Studio

January 26, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub 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)
Program Type: Creation Station
Event Description:
An open block of time for a tween takeover of the Creation Station equipment. Your tools include robots, circuitry kits, virtual reality, a 3D printer, and so much more! This program is recommended for ages 8 and up.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

ART BATTLE SARASOTA 2019

January 26, 2019
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Please join us for a wonderful evening of creativity and community, a live painting tournament showcasing local artists and connecting Sarasota to towns and cities around the world! Come watch as artists transform blank canvases into beautiful pieces...

Great Decisions Group Discussion

January 28, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
The Great Decisions Group discusses timely international topics during eight Monday morning meetings from January 28 through March 25 (excluding Presidents Day). The group bases their discussions on the topics featured in the annual briefin...

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

January 28, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Drop in to get assistance with and ask questions about downloading library books to your computer and other devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Please check in at the Reference Desk when you arrive...

SHINE

January 28, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Free unbiased counseling for Medicare from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.  Then from 1:00-4:00 p.m. there will be free enrollment into the Health Connector (health insurance enrollment) for those ages 64 and under.  For Medicare appointments call th...

ArtCart

January 28, 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. Current self-directed projects include: embroidery and friendship bracelets, beads, origami, mini artworks, crochet and color pencils.  Ask for the cart at the youth desk. ...

Baby/Toddler Story Time

January 28, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
For 0 to 30 months with caregivers. Join us for a traditional program of stories, rhymes, songs, and activities. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

January 28, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Storytime Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Special Events
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...

Forty Carrots: Partners In Play®

January 28, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: 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...

Great Decisions Discussion Group

January 28, 2019
10:15am - 12:15pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions p...

Preschool Story Time

January 28, 2019
11:00am - 11:45am
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
For 2 1/2 to 5 years with caregivers. Join us for stories, rhymes, and music. Concludes with a craft. ...

Forty Carrots: Partners In Play®

January 28, 2019
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: 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...

Partners in Play

January 28, 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 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...

chess club

January 28, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Conference Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Purpose of Meeting
playing chess ...

Teen Room

January 28, 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.

Spanish Conversation Learning Group

January 28, 2019
3:15pm - 4:45pm
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:
Looking for something a little more advanced than basic Spanish lessons? Every Monday from 3:30-5, join an open group of intermediate Spanish speakers for a small discussion-oriented lecture. ...

Read with the Dogs

January 28, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
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. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Shark Quest Demo Play

January 28, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Educational, Games
Event Description:
Come demo a new educational board game, Shark Quest, and provide valuable feedback before the game gets manufactured!  This game is designed for ages 10+ with a mission to educate players on the importance of sharks while playing a fun and st...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Knit and Crocheting Group

January 28, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instruct...

Anime/Manga Club

January 28, 2019
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Movies
Event Description:
Do you want to share your anime/manga obsession with other Otaku? Come to the club! We will enjoy talking about Japanese culture, eating Japanese snacks, and of course, watching anime! Come to the youth desk to sign up and fill out a permission slip....

Open Lab in the Creation Station

January 28, 2019
4:30pm - 7:30pm
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. ...

"Me Too!" author Susan Breiker

January 28, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Presentation and Discussion. In Me, Too, Susan Sophie Bierker not only brings awareness to the extent of this devastating problem but also offers remedies and effective prevention steps learned in her 20 + as a therapist helping victims and surviv...

LEGOs at the Library

January 28, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: 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: Games
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...

Monday Night Movies

January 28, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles....
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
This class is for Spanish speakers, who want to improve their English skills in speaking, and understanding English, with emphasis on correct pronunciation. Students must be able to speak some basic English. Class meets once a week, Monday evenings, ...

Popcorn Book Club

January 28, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Watch your book club book come alive on the big screen!  ...