Upcoming Events

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Age
Program Type
Library Branch
Room

AARP Tax Aide

February 1, 2019
10:30am - 2:30pm
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. ...

Baby Time: Rhyme and Sign!

February 1, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
Engage babies newborn to 18 months with movement to music, singing, rhymes and basic sign language to enhance social interaction and language development. Playtime follows. Fridays, Jan. 25- May 3 with a break on Mar. 22 11 - 11:45 a.m. i...

Basic Conversational Spanish Class for Beginners

February 1, 2019
11:30am - 1:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Registration Required
Event Description:
Hola! Come and learn basic conversational Spanish with instructor Dan Duffy. This class is for persons who know little or no Spanish. Mr. Duffy is a winter resident of Englewood and a career educator. Senor Duffy will be using the book "Spanish i...

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

February 1, 2019
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
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...

AARP Free Tax Help

February 1, 2019
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP is providing free tax help. It is requested that taxpayers bring photo ID, their Social Security card (or SSA 1099), and documentation to support their income and deductions. Call 941-861-1744 or visit the Shannon Staub Reference Desk to make ap...

First Friday Film Series

February 1, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
On the first Friday afternoon of the month, watch a movie that is hosted by film professor Maryann Dahlen, who will invite the audience to discuss the movie after its showing. ...

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. ...

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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: 8
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. ...