Upcoming Events

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Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) Workshop

January 28, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Families
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Event Description:
Is your 4 year old prepared for kindergarten? Receive help completing the online registration for free high quality early learning child care, and discover providers throughout Sarasota County. Provided by the Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota Cou...

Financial Literacy: Financial Fitness

January 29, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Event Description:
The Foundation for Financial Education presents "Financial Fitness." Learn how to create a financial road map and maximize savings and investment plans. Workshop topics include cash flow management and basics of tax planning. Registration is required...

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

January 29, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
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 ...

ArtCart

January 29, 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 Rhyme & Sign Time

January 29, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
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. ...

Baby Rhyme and Sign - CANCELLED

January 29, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Cancelled
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
This program is geared toward babies from newborn to age 2 ½ years. The 45 minute program includes songs, baby sign language, a book and playtime. Older siblings are welcome. ...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

January 29, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
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. Discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more! ...

Flood Zone Map Changes Workshop

January 29, 2019
10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Who should attend:  Anyone who has questions about flood risks, zones, insurance regulations and pending map changes: especially residents, professional lenders, insurance agents and realtors. The first 20 minutes will be an informative prese...

40 Carrots: Partners in Play

January 29, 2019
10:15am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Special Events
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 Youth Desk the day of the event.

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Family Stories and More: Fun To Be Fit Kids

January 29, 2019
10:30am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Selby 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: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Human Services, Live Music, Performances, Storytimes
Event Description:
Books, puppets, songs, dance and more surprises. Geared for ages 3-5, but all are welcome to join the fun. Enjoy special guest Adrianne Pezzella on Jan. 29 and Feb. 26 for “Fun To Be Fit Kids.” An Estuary Science Program will be hel...

E-BOOK AND LIBRARY RESOURCES HELP DESK

January 29, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Drop in for assistance using library technology including e-Books and audiobooks from Overdrive and the Cloud Library. Bring your tablet, laptop, e-reader or smartphone to one of Selby Library's Tuesday sessions where you can learn how to downlo...

Chess Club

January 29, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Event Description:
The Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 12-4 in the computer lab. No registration required.  ...

Chair Yoga with Jule

January 29, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Interested in yoga but not sure where to start? Join Jule as she takes you through a chair yoga class! Yoga has been shown to improve overall when practiced regularly. Some benefits of yoga include: • improved strength, flexibility and coordination...

E-Help

January 29, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Ask an E-Help volunteer for all your technology-related questions and predicaments. Held every Tuesday in the public meeting area. ...

How to Format a Word Document

January 29, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Description:
Once you have typed a Word document, there are tools in Word that can enhance its appearance. You can use fancy fonts, create bulleted lists, change margins, add footers, borders and other style elements. This class explores these formatting features...

One Blood Bloodmobile

January 29, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Special Events
Event Description:
The Bloodmobile will be in our parking lot from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. All donors will receive a voucher for a FREE Movies Ticket and a wellness checkup! Teens ages 16 and 17 can donate blood with parental permission. "Not all heroes wear capes!...

Master Gardeners

January 29, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
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...
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Theatre of the Mind will present a dramatic reading of "Dead Man's Cell Phone" Sarah Ruhl's comedy about a woman who find a dead man in a cafe with a cell phone and a lot of loose ends. Seating is limited. Registration Required. ...

Dr. Ken Erb's Travelogues: England & Wales

January 29, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Lectures
Event Description:
Dr. Ken Erb, Professor Emeritus, Hofstra University, will take us on a slide-illustrated travelogue from London west to the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as parts of Wales. ...
Registration
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Live Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 32
Event Description:
Educator and vocalist Dick Smolens returns with his annual popular song concert featuring Dick on vocals, Jim Wellen on saxophone, Dave Trefethan on bass, Ed Tobin on piano and John Moore on drums. Reservations are required because of limited space a...

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

January 29, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Conference Room - 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...

Teen Room

January 29, 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. ...

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Teen Writers Circle

January 29, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
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 ...

Board Game Time

January 29, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Tuesdays, January-May 3 - 5:30 p.m. Drop in and play a variety of board games including Harry Potter Clue, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin, and more!   ...

Middle School Service Club

January 29, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Event Description:
Are you in Grades 6-8 and need service hours for school? Club members should plan to attend the monthly meetings and assist with at least one additional program per month. A club agreement can be picked up at your first meeting.   Register...

Tinker Tuesday

January 29, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+. ...