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Easy Street Concert

February 28, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Live Music
Event Description:
Husband and wife musical team Lisa Brande and Mark Trichka return for their annual VPL concert. They perform a variety of songs on a variety of instruments including guitars, mandolin and fiddle. Their music ranges from pop standards to bluegrass...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Craft Class

February 28, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Join us for a fun and informal craft class. ...
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

February 28, 2020
2:30pm - 4:30pm
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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
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

February 28, 2020
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

February 28, 2020
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:
Marbled Bookmarks! Looking for a new bookmark? Look no further as you create your own marbled bookmarks! All supplies provided.  Registration recommended as space is limited to 16. Registration begins Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. To re...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Spanish Reading Group

February 28, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
This is a class for those who have had the beginner’s class, as well as any others who can read/speak basic Spanish. Reading is at the beginning Intermediate level, and consists of Spanish stories, translating them, and working on pronunciation and g...
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.

Ukulele Club

February 28, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 76
Event Description:
Please come join us for our Ukulele Strum Along. Bring your ukulele and surround yourself with fellow ukulele lovers in south county.   Our location is a perfect venue to watch, interact with one another, play together and learn f...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Video Games and More!

February 28, 2020
3:00pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Drop in and play games on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Wii.  Recommended for ages 11-18.  Explore other surprise tech toys and games. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

AARP Income Tax Assistance

February 29, 2020
10:00am - 2:30pm
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 "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.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Make a sculpture in the style of the Hopi Kachina dolls which represent an animal.  These drop-in programs usually take about 30-60 minutes to complete and are recommended for ages 6 to 106; under 8 may require assistance from an adult. S...

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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.

Conversation Cafe

February 29, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
Practice speaking English! Sponsored by the Literacy Council of Sarasota. Please call 941-955-0421 to register as an ESOL learner with the Literacy Council of Sarasota. ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Seriously Learn to Code!

February 29, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Learn to code and start making your own website. Attendance at all sessions is suggested in order to complete the projects. Seven computers will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Bring your own laptop if possible. Total class limit is 1...

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.

AARP Tax Help

February 29, 2020
11:00am - 3:00pm
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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

AARP Tax Aide

February 29, 2020
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk. ...
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.

Sailing Adventure with Linda Petrat

February 29, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Author Event, Book Discussions, Book Sales, Educational, Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 46
Event Description:
Join author Linda Petrat as she shares her solo three-month voyage aboard her 22-foot Ensign from Kittery, Maine, to Sarasota, Florida. 60-minute lecture, lavishly illustrated with photos of her adventures and jam-packed with high drama, will keep...

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 "Families" group.

LEGOs at the Library

February 29, 2020
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 "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

SAT/ACT Prep Courses

February 29, 2020
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational, Lectures, Outreach, Special Events
Event Description:
Students must pre-register for this special program, seating is limited.  Students must attend all four sessions.  Register at: tinyurl.com/sattestcourse   ...
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.

Open Mic

February 29, 2020
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Creation Station, Live Music, Performances
Event Description:
An open mic for anybody interested in performing for a group! We welcome musicians, karaoke, poetry, short stories, and more. ...

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 "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.

Creation Station Drop-In

March 1, 2020
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Explore a selection of Creation Station tech, and create a different project each week!     ...

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 "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.
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creation Station
Event Description:
Explore a different Creation Station Experience each week! This week: Find out what a 'zine is and how to make your own!  We will be designing our own 'zines using a variety of supplies. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Butterflies of Hope Exhibit Docent Training

March 1, 2020
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Educational
Event Description:
"Whoever Saves a Single Life"- Butterflies of Hope Exhibit Docent Training Open to anyone who'd like to be trained to be a Docent for this exhibit at the Selby Library March and April 2020. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits
Event Description:
Whoever Saves a Single Life...Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust  showcases some of those rare -but exceedingly important-instances where people fought to safeguard their Jewish fellow citizens during the Holocaust.   Exhibit provi...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Great Decisions Group Discussion

March 2, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
March 2 Topic: Red Sea Security The Great Decisions Group discusses timely international topics during eight Monday morning meetings from February 3 through March 30 (excluding Presidents Day). The group bases their discussions on the topics feat...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

March 2, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Environmental & Gardening
Event Description:
Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gardens, composting, or citrus trees? Need a plant or insect identified? On the first and third Monday mornings of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Gulf Gate Library hosts the Master Gardener Plant...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

OverDrive and cloudLibrary Help Desk

March 2, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
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 "Adults" group.

SHINE Counseling

March 2, 2020
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...

SunCoast Blood Bank

March 2, 2020
10:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Purpose of Meeting
To collect blood for donation to the community when it needs it. ...