Upcoming Events

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VPL Thursday Evening Films

August 29, 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. Loosely based on Robert Ludlum's book "The Bourne Ultimatum" starring Matt Damon, is the 3rd in the Jason Bourne series. An ac...

Shannon Staub Book Club

August 29, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
We will be reading and discussing "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly. The book tells the story of three African-American women who worked as human computers at NASA, and explains how they overcame discrimination and racial segregation to become...

Introduction to 3D Printing and Design

August 29, 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....

Caregiver Support Group

August 30, 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. ...

ArtCart

August 30, 2019
10:00am - 4:45pm
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. ...

Hooping Mania

August 30, 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 6 years old and their caregivers. Join Amy the Hoop Lady and enjoy Hooping Mania with music and hula hoops. Creativity in play and movement abounds in this class as preschoolers use their imagination, investigates circl...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

August 30, 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...

Storytime

August 30, 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. ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

August 30, 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. ...

Health in Motion Bus

August 30, 2019
11:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
The Florida Department of Health Sarasota County's Health in Motion staff provide no cost health screenings and referrals for general health and wellness. No appointment is needed. For questions call 941-861-2873. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

August 30, 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...

Ask Jack

August 30, 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. ...

Keep Calm and Color On

August 30, 2019
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Coloring pages, markers, color pencils, and crayons will be provided. ...

After School Excitement

August 30, 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...

Adult Craft Workshop

August 30, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Having a rough day? Need a pick me up? Come create a happy thoughts jar! Decorate and pick inspirational thoughts to put in your jar for when you need some positivity in your life. All supplies provided. Registration recommended as space is limited....

Teen Advisory Board

August 30, 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...

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Primary Readers: Late Edition

August 30, 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 independent 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 r...

ArtCart

August 31, 2019
10:00am - 4:45pm
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. ...

Teen Volunteer Orientation

August 31, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
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...

Parent/Caregiver Networking and Kids' Fun Zone

August 31, 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

August 31, 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. ...

Yoga for Beginners

August 31, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Purpose of Meeting
To provide a free and open to the public "Yoga for Beginners" Class In this 90-minute session participants will be taught UPA Yoga, a simple yet powerful set of ten practices that activate the joints, muscles and energy system, bringing ease to th...

LEGOs at the Library

August 31, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public 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. ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

August 31, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
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. ...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

September 2, 2019
4:30pm - 7:30pm
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. ...