Upcoming Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

E-Help

December 4, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Ask an E-Help volunteer for all your technology-related questions and predicaments. Held every Tuesday in the public meeting area. ...

Master Gardeners

December 4, 2018
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: North Port Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port 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? Every Tuesday the library hosts a Plant Clinic where homeowners can receive research-based lawn, landscape and pest management help fro...

Socrates Cafe

December 4, 2018
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Socrates Café is a gathering where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratic method: we learn more when we respectfully listen to and debate ideas with o...

Tuesday Movies

December 4, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
New movies every Tuesday in the meeting room. Movie schedules are published bimonthly and available at the front circulation desk.  ...
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 34
Event Description:
Join us as Chef Warren shares how to enjoy the holidays without spending all of your time in the kitchen, Including great ideas for appetizers and the main course. Seating is limited. Registration Required.   ...

Teen Room

December 4, 2018
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
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.

Board Game Time

December 4, 2018
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Tuesdays, Aug. 14 - Dec. 18 from 3 - 5:30 p.m. Drop in and play a variety of board games including Harry Potter Clue, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin, and more!   ...

Teen Writers Circle

December 4, 2018
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Teen Zone - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs
Event Description:
This group is great for teens who love creative writing. Some things that our meetings will cover include: designing characters, writing short stories (or even long ones!), poetry, plotlines, group projects, story prompts, games, and more! All teens ...

Girls Who Code

December 4, 2018
3:15pm - 4:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
Join us weekly for our Girls Who Code Club and create a technology based service project.  Learn technology and leadership in this nationally recognized program. ...

Middle School Service Club

December 4, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Clubs, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Description:
Are you in Grades 6-8 and need service hours for school? Club members should plan to attend the monthly meetings and assist with at least one additional program per month. A club agreement can be picked up at your first meeting.   Register...

Tinker Tuesday

December 4, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: North Sarasota Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Educational
Event Description:
A different project every week! Call or visit to find out what it is this week! Ages 6+. ...

Spanish Learning Group: Grammar (Intermediate)

December 4, 2018
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
Hola! Join us for an evening of learning intermediate Spanish grammar and vocabulary and practicing conversational skills. ...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 5-11 come from 5:15-6:15 pm.  This is not a therapy s...

Girls Who Code

December 4, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Creation Station, Educational, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Description:
Join us weekly for our Girls Who Code Club and create a technology based service project.  Learn technology and leadership in this nationally recognized program. ...

Bad Movie Night: Worst Christmas Ever

December 4, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Because who doesn't love to watch and make fun of a terrible movie with friends? Snacks, crazy crafts, prizes, and whoopee cushions will be provided! Recommended for grades 6-12. **Get ready for the worst Christmas ever with these two terrible ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Lego Club

December 4, 2018
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Story Time - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Games, Storytimes
Event Description:
Work on your own creations or build as a team. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination. ...
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
ASAP is a group coming together to fill the need for a FREE social play group for kids on the Autism Spectrum. We will have games, toys, music, singing, dancing, puzzles, Legos and more! Ages 12 - 20 come from 6:30-7:30 pm.  This is not a therap...

Gulf Gate French Conversation Group

December 5, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
For people who want to improve their French speaking skills and enjoy reading French-language articles and discussing them. Come practice speaking the romantic language of French. Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly group so you can pra...

Knit and Crocheting Group

December 5, 2018
10:15am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Fruitville 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...

Forty Carrots- Partners in Play

December 5, 2018
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
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...

Open Lab in the Creation Station

December 5, 2018
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults, Seniors, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Come use our Adobe/ Mac software and sewing machines on your own personal projects. Time slots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. ...

Socrates Café

December 5, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Conference Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Educational
Event Description:
Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the Socratic method: that we learn more when we respectfully listen ...

Internet Basics

December 5, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Learning Lab - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Description:
This computer class will focus on using the Internet. The instructor will demonstrate how to go to a specific webpage and how to do a search.  Pre-requisite skills required: Knowing how to use the computer mouse and keyboard, minimize and max...

Adult Coloring Lounge

December 5, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Get into the adult coloring craze ! Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind, reduce stress, and express your creativity at the Shannon Staub Library. All supplies will be provided. Artistic talent is not required. Refreshments are included. ...
Library Branch: Selby Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Description:
Come join us for this FREE seminar sponsored by SCORE Manasota, Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources, and Sarasota County Economic Development. Refreshments provided by the Friends of both the Selby and Jacaranda Libraries. ...

Forty Carrots- Partners in Play

December 5, 2018
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Children, Families
Program Type: Educational
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...