Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

Ask Jack

February 1, 2019
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - 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. ...

Science Matters

February 1, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Computer Lab - 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. ...

Teen Room

February 1, 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. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

Spanish Reading Group

February 1, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, 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...

Teen Movies

February 1, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Fridays, Jan. 4 - April 19 at 3 p.m. with a break on Jan. 11 Chill with friends and watch a movie.   ...

After School Gaming

February 1, 2019
3:00pm - 4:45pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Kids are welcome to start the weekend right with some after school gaming!  Bring your own or choose from our library of board, card, role playing, or Wii video games.  Local gaming store "The Magician's Forge" brings new games monthly.&nbs...

Primary Readers: Early Edition

February 1, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Description:
Come and join us as we introduce new books to beginning readers. A different book from a series will be highlighted each month. There are also book related activities besides the discussion.  Snacks are served. The children are encouraged to rea...

Newborn and Infant Nutrition Support

February 2, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Families
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Event Description:
Drop-in breastfeeding support and education will be offered at no charge by a trained peer counselor from Healthy Start Coalition with the goal of increasing knowledge and awareness for mothers. Toys and books will be offered for older siblings to st...

Storywalk

February 2, 2019
10:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Garden - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Special Events, Storytimes
Event Description:
Stroll through our Reading Garden with your little one as YOU become the storyteller. Enjoy a different book the first Saturday of every month! Best suited for ages 7 and under, but all ages can participate. In case of rain, Storywalks will ...
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Join Venice Audubon Society member, Eileen Gerle as she teaches us how to identify common birds of Southwest Florida. She will also share information about their habitats....

AARP Income Tax Assistance

February 2, 2019
10:00am - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate 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. ...

Take Your Child to the Library Day!

February 2, 2019
10:00am - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Elsie Quirk
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)
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Bring a child to the library to learn all about the resources that are available. Pick up a program schedule, get a library card, check out books, participate in a fun activity and earn a prize. ...

Fairy Garden Workshop

February 2, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room B - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Environmental & Gardening
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
Fairy Garden Workshop. Come and join us as we each create a fairy garden.   We provide the materials, the Master Gardeners provide the gardening know-how, and you provide the imagination! ...

Meditation for Beginners

February 2, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Description:
Isha Kriya is a simple 12-18 minute practice to help you become effortlessly meditative. Isha Kriya does not require previous experience with meditation, and each one hour session can be done sitting in a chair. ...

Conversation Cafe

February 2, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville 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. ...

Teen Anime Club

February 2, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Description:
View and discuss anime.  Examine cultural differences and similarities.  Most material will be shown in original language with English subtitles.  All material will be rated PG-13/TV-14 or lower.  Free snacks will be served. ...

Tween STEM Club

February 2, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event Description:
Ages 7-12. Each month has a new topic relating to Science, Engineering, Technology, or Math! Registration is required and light snack are served. ...

AARP Tax Help

February 2, 2019
11:00am - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. ...

Yoga Safari

February 2, 2019
11:00am - 11:45pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Health & Human Services, Storytimes
Event Description:
Explore yoga with stories and a craft to promote mindfulness, listening skills and kindness. For ages 5-8 attending independently.     ...

Gulf Gate Chess Club

February 2, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate 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. ...

AARP Tax Aide

February 2, 2019
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
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. ...

Cooking Matters: Vegetable Lasagna

February 2, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Description:
Learn how to make healthy food choices and prepare healthy meals for yourself, your family, and your friends! Presented by Cooking Matters and All Faiths Food Bank. This program is open to teens in grades 6-12.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

LEGO Club

February 2, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games
Event Description:
Ages 5 and up. Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. Creations will be on display in the youth area for one week following the programs. LEGO pieces are provided by The Friends of Selby Publ...

Lemon Bay Fest: American Roots Music Roadshow

February 2, 2019
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Live Music
Event Description:
Lisa Brande and Mark Trichka with Easy Street Duo will present an upbeat program featuring Bluegrass, Old-Time, Country, Cajun, and Zydeco music.  Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library. ...

Great Decisions Group Discussion

February 4, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
The Great Decisions Group discusses timely international topics during eight Monday morning meetings from January 28 through March 25 (excluding Presidents Day). The group bases their discussions on the topics featured in the annual briefin...

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

February 4, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate 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...