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This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Details:
August's theme is sci-fi/dystopian novels. We will read and discuss "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. In this novel, a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we kn...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Virtual
Details:
This popular Southern California series features NovelNetwork® authors.   This event features book club favorite authors who have written about or who personify Women Warriors: Tory Bilski, Elise Hooper,&nbs...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Virtual, Voices and Votes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 55
Details:
Listen to a series of NPR podcasts relating to voter obstacles and join a panel-led conversation on the various topics covered throughout the series. Participants do not have to listen to all podcasts to join in on the conversation.  Panelists: ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Virtual
Details:
Being an environmental steward while treating pest problems can be difficult if little is known about the alternative options available. Join us for an hour discussion around biorational pesticides - alternative options to conventional pesticides. Le...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Event, Educational, Virtual
Details:
No longer the peaceful old-age spa, Miami in the early ‘80s had the highest murder rate in the country and was the center of drug cartels populated by immigrants from Latin America’s lowest strata. But on September 28, 1984, Miami Vice debuted on nat...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Facebook Live and On Demand

10:00am - 10:15am
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Join us online for a Facebook Live program with staff from Libraries & Historical Resources. Missed this event? No problem, visit SRQCountyPlay on Facebook for archived videos.     ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Author Event, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Mo invites you into his studio, doodles, and teaches you how to draw Zoom Squirrel. To download today's activity page, click here.   ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Details:
Get moving and learn a little about your amazing human body in this fun exercise class with youth librarian, Heather Tweed, BSN, RN, MLIS, RYT-200. Recommended for ages 5 to 11. Parents and caregivers looking for a little action are encouraged to pla...

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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.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Games, Virtual
Details:
Join library staff and fellow county residents for online chess. All skill levels are welcome! Register for an account for chess.com to participate. To join our chess club, email Robert at rcamastro@scgov.net with the subject line “Online C...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Details:
This month's virtual book discussion will be about "Educated," a memoir by Tara Westover. "Educated" is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Virtual
Details:
Listen to an interview with Tavis Smiley at the 2014 Miami Book Fair, PBS Books, 09/02/15. This content is available from PBS Books through ESBCO Host's Novelist Plus database.    SOURCE   ...
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 "Families" group.

Baby Rhyme and Sign (Live)

10:00am - 10:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Details:
Meet baby friends and hang out with their cool caregivers, parents, and grandparents! Take turns waving hello, then sing along and bounce with other happy babies. Enjoy rhymes and a little book to brighten your day. Each week we learn ...

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

This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Enjoy a bedtime story read by a Sarasota County Library staff member followed by an activity or technique to help little ones sleep.  How did you like our program? Let us know here! ...

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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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Discussions, Creation Station, Games, Movies, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Details:
Congratulations on your Hogwarts acceptance!  Orientation will begin sharply at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 29, please be on time.  At orientation expect to be tested on your aptitude for basic charms, care of magical creatures, and your...

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 "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Discussions, Performances, Virtual
Details:
Drop by for a dose of poetry when Staff members read and share their favorite poems. Get to know your library staff while exploring the world of poetry! How did you like our program? Let us know here! ...
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.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Read, learn, and grow with us! Join us online for a Facebook Live Virtual Storytime. Come and join your favorite librarian from one of our 10 branches! Missed this event? No problem, visit SRQCountyPlay on Facebook for archived videos. How...
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Cyber-Seniors is committed to keeping senior citizens socially connected while remaining safe in their homes. Seniors can join a variety of live programs FOR FREE including online seminars (using ZOOM), or a one-on-one session. In addition,...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Creation Station, Health & Human Services, Virtual
Details:
Looking for a dinner idea, or a recipe for a quick and delicious snack? Join us as we guide you through recipes you can (mostly) make with essential pantry items. How did you like our program? Let us know here! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Rest, Restore, Rejuvenate and Renew. Yoga Nidra is a deeply relaxing guided meditation. A calming experience designed to restore balance and ease in body, mind and spirit. Find a comfortable, quiet and soothing place to lay down or sit, close your ey...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Details:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help from the University of Florida. These sessions are made ...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.

Baby Rhyme & Sign Time

10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year)
Program Type: Storytimes
Details:
Sign Language program for children 0 - 2 1/2 years old. Learn with Beebo the Signing Bear using songs, books, and toys. Older siblings welcome. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Socrates Café

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Details:
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 method: we learn more when we respectfully listen to and debate ideas with o...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Master Gardeners

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Details:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help fro...

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

This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Writers Circle

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Discussion Groups
Details:
This group is great for teens who love creative writing. Some things that our meetings will cover include: designing characters, writing short stories (or even long ones!), poetry, plotlines, group projects, story prompts, games, and more! All teens ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Yarnivores

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Details:
For ages 8-18. First Tuesday of the month in the Young Adults section. Learn how to knit and/or crochet. Use our materials or bring your own. ...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Story Time from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education foundation. We send children’s books to the International Space Station. While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves readin...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Families
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening, Virtual
Details:
Pollinators are beautiful, colorful, diverse and fun to watch. Learn how to attract them to your landscape by creating the right conditions to grow a garden haven for pollinators. Pollinator gardens are a vibrant way you can help protect dwindli...