Upcoming Events

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Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

Roblox Mania

December 23, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Creation Station, Games
Event Description:
Drop in and use our tablets to play on the popular online website Roblox. Hang out with friends while you play games and build characters. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Coloring Group - Cancelled

December 23, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Join us on the 4th Monday of the month. We supply the coloring pages and pencils. ...
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.

Drop-In Winter Craft: Snowman Gift Bag

December 23, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public 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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Interested in genealogy or building your family tree? Let us help! Visit our genealogy volunteer for one-on-one assistance. See the Reference Desk for more information. (Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Call 941-861-1744 ...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

VPL Chess Club

December 23, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Conference Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Event Description:
VPL patrons playing chess and teaching the game to others ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

Drawing Santa Faces

December 23, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration
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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Description:
Have fun learning how to draw Santa's face in this guided drawing lesson for children.  Everyone will create a unique finished portrait of Santa.  Registration is required and limited to 12 children ages 7-13. ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Board Games

December 23, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Come to the teen room and choose from a variety of board games like Apples to Apples, Balderdash, Uno, Scattergories, Scrabble and more. ...
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 23, 2019
3:00pm - 7:00pm
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 "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

Read with the Dogs

December 23, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Children are invited to read with certified pet therapy dogs. This program encourages conversation and develops reading and communication skills. The dogs love the attention and the kids love the interactions. ...

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.

Knit and Crocheting Group

December 23, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Learn to knit or crochet! All ages and skill levels welcome! It is recommended to bring your own yarn and needles. Instructor-supplied yarns remain with the instructor weekly until piece is completed. Needles are supplied and remain with the instruct...
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 "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Chess Club

December 23, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Games
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Description:
The chess club is an opportunity to play friendly games of chess in a low-stress environment. Patrons of all ages and levels are welcome to come, as help is given to those who need it! Chess boards and pieces will be provided. Registration is re...

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.

Family Movie: The Grinch

December 23, 2019
5:00pm - 7:30pm
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.) ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Monday Night Movies

December 23, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Come and enjoy free movies on our big screen. Contact the library for movie titles....
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Master Gardeners

December 24, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: North Port Public 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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Yak and Yarn

December 26, 2019
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

December 26, 2019
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.

Tech Time: One on One Help with a Librarian

December 26, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Genealogy Study Area - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
A Reference Librarian will be available for help with e-books, computer basics, or questions about your electronic devices. Reserve a 30-minute session today by calling 941-861-1207 or by signing up at the Reference Desk. ...
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: Ice Age

December 26, 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: Ice Age (rated PG) at 10:15am and Ice Age the Meltdown (rated PG) at 5pm. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Good Samaritan Pharmacy

December 26, 2019
10:30am - 1:30pm
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 "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.

Drop-In Winter Craft: Gingerbread House Picture Frame

December 26, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public 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.
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.

Open Lab in the Creation Station

December 26, 2019
12:00pm - 8:00pm
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 working hands-on with our Creation Station equipment. A libr...
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.

Technology Help with Library Lifesavers

December 26, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
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! ...

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.
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.

Frozen Family Sing Along

December 26, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: 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), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Watch the popular movie and join in and sing along to your favorite songs with your family and friends. Enjoy Frozen themed activities and crafts in the Youth Department before and after the movie. All ages are welcome and refreshments will be provid...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

December 26, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
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. ...