Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Technology Help with Library Lifesavers

February 26, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
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 "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Baby Time: Welcome to Our World

February 26, 2020
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Families
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Special Events, Storytimes
Event Description:
For parents and babies ages birth to seven months old. 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 inform...
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 "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.

Forty Carrots

February 26, 2020
11:45am - 12:45pm
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), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Writing and Remembering

February 26, 2020
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Conference Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
Your facilitator/instructor/guide, Mary Schenkenberg gives an overview of this six-week class: WRITING AND REMEMBERING:  Capture favorite memories of family and friends…places you’ve been…interesting people you’ve met, experiences of deep emo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Book - a - Tech Librarian

February 26, 2020
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. ...
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.

Intro to 3D Design

February 26, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
Explore basic concepts of 3D Design with a visual tour of the Lulzbot Mini 2, our 3D printer. Then, we will explore the features of Tinkercad, a free online design website for developing 3D designs. Please create your own Tinkercad.com 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.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Event, Lectures
Event Description:
Join award-winning author and historian Liz Coursen for this fast-paced lecture that will show that when it came to segregation of the races, Florida was as deep South as deep South got. Coursen will discuss the progress that has been made, while ill...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Socrates Cafe

February 26, 2020
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. ...
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.

Intro to Sewing

February 26, 2020
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
Want to make your own custom clothes, costumes or accessories? Join us for six basic sewing classes. Our instructor will guide you through all the fundamentals, from essential tools and materials to basic sewing machine skill...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

AARP Tax Help

February 26, 2020
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns.  ...
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

February 26, 2020
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

February 26, 2020
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 "Adults" group.

Dick Smolens and the Music of the Great Depression

February 26, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Educator and vocalist Dick Smolens concludes his review of the composers and bands that created the music of The Great Depression with plenty of audio and video examples. ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Dungeons and Dragons After School

February 26, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
Learn to play America's most popular role playing game at the library.  Snacks are available through our afterschool program.  Participation is limited to grades 6 - 12. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

February 26, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public 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...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Rubik's Cube Club *Starts Back In March*

February 26, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Teen Room- William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Event Description:
Wanna learn how to Cube or do you know how to? Drop in and meet with our Teen Volunteer to learn and play. ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Tinker Teens: Make Alternative Jewelry

February 26, 2020
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
Come to the Teen Center for these activities: Jan. 15: Duct Tape Projects  Make a wallet or a tie or a headband with ears or anything else you can with duct tape! Jan. 22: Cardboard Trophy Heads  Showcase your skills by creating 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 "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Free Write

February 26, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Creation Station, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Take this opportunity to write in a relaxing, low stress environment with friends! Snacks are provided. ...

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.

CANCELLED --- Tween WoodWorking Wednesdays

February 26, 2020
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
Do have an interest in wood working? Like making things with your hands? Join other tweens for our monthly wood working workshops. Each month tweens will be creating and painting wood crafts to take home. Basic blueprint reading and simple constructi...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

Lego Club

February 26, 2020
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. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

February 26, 2020
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 a lively discussion of a chosen title. New book each month? No previous attendance necessary-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 "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Baby Time: Mardi Gras

February 27, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Adults, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, songs, parachute time and peek-a-boo scarf songs. For ages 0-1. ...

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.

Yak and Yarn

February 27, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs, Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Come and socialize with fellow knitting, crocheting and sewing enthusiasts! All levels welcome. Bring your current project to work on. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

E-Help with Bob

February 27, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
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:
   Ask Bob, our local Windows expert, any questions about your PC or Laptop. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

AARP Tax Help

February 27, 2020
10:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
Tax help.  Please note AARP volunteers at the library begin assisting the final client of the day 30 minutes to one hour before the last time listed. ...
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.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

February 27, 2020
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational
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...

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.

Mindful Meditation/Yoga Breath Stretch Class

February 27, 2020
10:15am - 11:15am
Registration
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Special Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
This hour-long class is meant to equally balance your mind and body, while introducing or deepening knowledge of mindful meditation, breath work, and body alignment.  It is designed for any person regardless of age, body type, disability, gender...