Upcoming Events

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Hoopla Database Class

December 20, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Description:
Come find out about the library's new entertainment database, free with your library card.  It's called hoopla and allows you to instantly borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, movies, TV shows, music and more.  It accessible 24/7, no waiting...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

French Club

December 20, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Weekly meeting of the Venice French Club.  ...
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.

Fun to Be Fit Kids

December 20, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Fun To Be Fit Kids is a music and movement program for children and their caregivers to attend together. Classes are designed for children and their caregivers to spend quality time together singing, dancing, getting some exercise and having fun! For...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime

December 20, 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. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Life After Downton

December 20, 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Clubs, Discussion Groups, Movies
Event Description:
The Life After Downton group meets to discuss British PBS programs, new films, and books along with a nice cup of tea. 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 "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.
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 "Families" group.

Santa at the Library!

December 20, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - 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), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Children of all ages can take a picture with Santa, decorate sugar cookies and make a reindeer mask. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Ask Jack

December 20, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
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:
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Christmas with the Hawaiian Shirts

December 20, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room AB - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Live Music
Event Description:
Please join the Hawaiian Shirts Ukulele ensemble for a festive concert featuring your favorite holiday songs. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Science Matters

December 20, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
Meets every first and third Friday of the month. Topics vary each session but always a lively science subject. ...
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

December 20, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Cancelled
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
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

December 20, 2019
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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Adult Craft Workshop

December 20, 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:
Aromatherapy Sugar Scrub.  Make a relaxing aromatherapy sugar scrub and decorate a jar for your sugar scrub for you or a friend! All supplies provided. Registration recommended as space is limited. Registration begins Monday, Dec. 2 at 10 ...
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
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.

Holiday Crafting For All Ages

December 21, 2019
10:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Events
Event Description:
Drop in to create holiday crafts between the hours of 10 a.m.-1 p.m.!  We will supply a variety of crafts, and all you need is to bring your creativity!  This program is for all ages, and light refreshments will be served.  ...
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.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

Family Movie: The Polar Express

December 21, 2019
10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Storytime Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Family Movie: The Polar Express (rated G). Enjoy this timeless children's book by Cris Van Allsburg come to life on the big screen. ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Gulf Gate Chess Club

December 21, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Educational, Games
Event Description:
Chess lovers meet and play chess with other chess lovers. All skill levels are welcome. ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Video Game Tournament: Dragon Ball FighterZ

December 21, 2019
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Teen Zone - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Join us for a quarterly video game tournament in the Teen Zone! Pizza will be provided. Teen programs are recommended for grades 6-12. ...

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 "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.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

Winter Craft: Reindeer Mobile

December 21, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Storytime Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Children 5 - 9 can drop into the Children's Department and work on a craft kit! ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

LEGO Club

December 21, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Storytime Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGO, you provide the imagination. Duplo Blocks are available for younger children. Ages 2-12. ...
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 "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

LEGOs at the Library

December 21, 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. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Death Cafe of Venice

December 21, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Join the Death Cafe for monthly support and discussions on death the end-of-life. Visit www.deathcafe.com for more information. Coffee and snacks provided compliments of Kays, Ponger & Uselton funeral homes & cremation services. ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

LEGO Club

December 21, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Clubs
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

December 21, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
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 "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.

Birth to Five: Words Alive!

December 21, 2019
3:00pm - 3:45pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Kid's Zone - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Come and enjoy a fun, interactive storytime designed with young children's learning needs in mind! Every Third Saturday @ 3:00pm ! ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

VPL Holiday Concert with Amanda Mendon

December 21, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Live Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 58
Event Description:
Soprano Amanda Mendon and Pianist Jesse Martins Are Back! Enjoy once again our annual holiday concert as this delightful duo perform those all-time favorites.   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

SHINE Counseling

December 23, 2019
10:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased and confidential counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and those soon to be eligible. To locate a SHINE counseling site or community event near you visit www.floridashine.org or call the Elder...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

SHINE Medicare

December 23, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: North Port Public 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. - 4:00 p.m.  For Medicare appointments call the Elder Help Line at 1-866-413-5337 to request a referral to a SHINE Medicare Counselor.   ...
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.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

Family Movie: The Grinch

December 23, 2019
10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Storytime Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Family Movie: The Grinch (rated PG). Bring the whole family in for the latest version of this family classic! (There will be a morning showing at 10:15am and the an afternoon showing at 5pm.) ...