Upcoming Events

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Program Type
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This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Toddler Time: Turtles & Tortoises

April 9, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Cancelled
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Featuring great stories, singing, dancing, and movement activities young children learn valuable skills and enjoy being with other children. For ages 1-3. ...
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.

Family Story Time

April 9, 2020
10:30am - 11:15am
Cancelled
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Interact and participate with your child in a variety of early literacy activities that include music, stories, movement, crafts and school readiness.  For children ages 0-5.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Good Samaritan Pharmacy

April 9, 2020
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Conference Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Prescription Medication & Health Care Assistance for those that are uninsured and qualify financially. ...
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.

Sewing Lab

April 9, 2020
10:30am - 1:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Join American Sewing Guild teacher Kathy for an afternoon of machine sewing, sharing and creativity. Drop in with your works-in-progress or use our fabric stash and sewing books to start something new. Meet fellow sewers, get tips and answers from Ka...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.

Discovery Playground

April 9, 2020
10:45am - 11:30am
Cancelled
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
Discover how imaginative play and literacy can help children build motor skills and foundations for learning. ...
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Story Time: Turtles & Tortoises With Special Guest Legolas

April 9, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Cancelled
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Join us for a fun-filled morning of reading, songs, dancing, learning kindergarten readiness skills and craft activities. For ages 3-5.   *This session will feature a special guest appearance from the Peace River Wildlife Center and t...

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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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Sea Turtle Patrol

April 9, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
Ever wonder what those yellow taped off areas of the beach are all about beginning in May?  This presentation will introduce you to our summer visitors, namely loggerhead sea turtles, and the work of the Coastal Wildlife Club that monitors our b...

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 "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

April 9, 2020
11:45am - 12:45pm
Cancelled
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 "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.

Partners in Play®

April 9, 2020
11:45am - 12:45pm
Cancelled
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)
Program Type: Storytimes
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 "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.

Gopher Tortoise Lab in the Creation Station

April 9, 2020
12:00pm - 6:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Come build, experiment, and create with our 3D printer, laser cutter, sewing machines, and more. Bring your own projects for development, prototyping, and production, or start something new.  Library staff will be available to answer que...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

AARP Income Tax Assistance

April 9, 2020
12:30pm - 4:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
Volunteers from the AARP Tax Aide Program will be available for free individual tax preparation and e-filing. Any age/income level welcome. Please bring a photo ID (required), and any other documents that apply. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Audubon Florida Shorebirds and Seabirds

April 9, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
Audubon Florida's Coastal Program focuses on breeding shorebirds and seabirds along the coasts of Florida.  Multiple species use beaches and even gravel rooftops to raise their young.  Learn about them and how you can help protect them from...

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.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

April 9, 2020
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
Sarasota County Extension Services Master Gardeners are here to help folks identify plants, flowers, etc. as well as care for them.  Get expert advice on your landscaping needs. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Gulf Gate Spanish Conversation Group

April 9, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
For people who want to improve their Spanish speaking skills. Come practice your pronunciation and oral understanding through conversation and instruction of this romantic language. Everyone is welcome. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

"Rainforest Art Print" with artist Judy Levine

April 9, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
Join artist Judy Levine as she guides us in making "Rainforest Art Prints."   Study Henri Rousseau's art and Haitian painting to create a multi media painting on cloth using painting,  printmaking techniques with multimedia addition...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

AARP Tax Help

April 9, 2020
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Cancelled
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 "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.

Wild Florida Discovery Dome

April 9, 2020
2:00pm - 6:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public 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: Art Displays & Exhibits, Creation Station, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Movies, Performances, Special Events
Event Description:
Join us for a special presentation of our Discovery Dome planetarium as we explore the wild, wild world of Florida nature in a series of thrilling video programs, including a real-world descent into the burrow of a gopher tortoise!   *Th...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Creation Station Drop-In: Create Your Own Coloring Sheet

April 9, 2020
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Using our Creation Station Cricut come learn how to make your own coloring sheet in this drop-in event. All ages welcome! ...
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

April 9, 2020
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 "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.

Live Music - Mel Sanofsky

April 9, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public 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: Live Music, Performances, Special Events
Event Description:
Enjoy the dulcet tones of acoustic music from our local ukulele maestro, Mel Sanofsky!   *See our bi-weekly Ukulele Club on Fridays to join Mel for a strum along with other uke enthusiasts!* ...
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.

Mah-jongg Meet-up

April 9, 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Selby's new Mahjongg Meet-up welcomes everyone to learn American Style Mahjongg. If you already know how to play, come and share your tips and tricks with those who have never experienced the game outside of a computer simulation!   ...
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.

Pickled Pink Food Truck

April 9, 2020
3:00pm - 7:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public 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: Health & Human Services, Outreach, Special Events
Event Description:
Head out to the front lawn and purchase your choice of cuisine from one of our community's most popular food trucks! ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Board Game Time

April 9, 2020
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Come join other 11-17-year-olds for an afternoon of competitive card games and board games: Sushi Go, Coup, Dutch Blitz and Love Letter just to name a few! ...

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 "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
This presentation will cover biology and FWC’s efforts to conserve Florida’s long-lived keystone species, the Gopher Tortoise. Topics will include basic life history and facts about gopher tortoises, threats leading to their threatened s...
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.

Kids' Tortoise Adventure

April 9, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Storytimes
Event Description:
Join us for an explorative adventure with up-close looks at nature and fun crafts all about our neighborhood friend, the gopher tortoise! For ages 6 and up. ...

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 "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Advisory Board

April 9, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Creation Station, Discussion Groups, Educational, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Event Description:
Join the Teen Advisory Board and make a difference at the library and in your community! We meet in the Teen Center during Board Game Time. ...

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 Mario Kart Challenge: Shellebration Edition!

April 9, 2020
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Cancelled
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, Special Events
Event Description:
Play Mario Kart in the Teen Zone with friends, but with a tortoise twist! Players may only use tortoise-shell characters. Choose from one of the seven Koopalings, Koopa Troopa, Dry Bones, Lakitu, Bowser, Bowser Jr., or Dry Bowser. Cheer on your ch...