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This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Virtual
Details:
Teaching artist Judy Levine illustrates how to combine collage and machine parts to create a Steampunk Robot Box for your treasures. Program made available by grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs in conjunction with the ...
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.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Details:
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 in the...

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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 "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.

Storytime Outdoors!

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Reading Garden - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Special Events, Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 9
Details:
Join us in the Reading Garden for storytrails, live stories, a scavenger hunt, and take-home crafts. Registration is required ahead of time and is limited to 40.  Both children and parents must be registered separately to attend. ...
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.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium - Selby Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Educational, Health & Human Services
Details:
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 in the...

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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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Details:
Willa Knox has always prided herself on being the embodiment of responsibility for her family. Which is why it’s so unnerving that she’s arrived at middle age with nothing to show for her hard work and dedication but a stack of unpaid bills and an in...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Details:
Do you want to improve your cognitive skills? Perhaps you are looking for a new pastime? Learn chess strategies and improve your cognitive thinking with an expert chess coach on Brainfuse! Chess has become a very popular pastime during the pa...
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults
Program Type: Clubs, Games, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Details:
  Play the classic role-playing game with a new group of players/adventurers. Overcome obstacles, defeat monsters, and discover long forgotten treasures. Dungeons & Dragons has helped hone critical and creative thinkin...
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.

Movies on the Lawn

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Garden - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: 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
Details:
Enjoy a FREE socially distanced movie on the front lawn of the library. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, get comfy, and enjoy! Masks are encouraged. Cancellation due to weather will be announced on our online calendar by 4 p.m. the day of th...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Details:
This month we will be reading and discussing "The Little Red Chairs" by Edna O'Brien. A woman discovers that the foreigner she thinks will redeem her life is a notorious war criminal. Vlad, a stranger from Eastern Europe masquerading as a healer, ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Teen Book Tastings is a video series of book recommendations across various genres for teenagers. Join us each month for a different theme! This month's theme is New Year, New Me. Click the files to the right of this description for PDFs of book r...

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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 "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 "Families" group.

Storytime Outdoors!

10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Events, Storytimes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Details:
STORYTIME IS BACK! And this time we're headed for the great outdoors. We've missed our storytime friends and can't wait to see you again! Join us on the front patio for a morning filled with stories, songs, and a craft.  Registration is ...
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.

Food Truck Fridays

11:30am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public 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: Health & Human Services, Special Events
Details:
  Come on down to Shannon Staub Library and enjoy a delicious lunch from some of Southwest Florida's premier meals on wheels!  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Educational, Lectures
Details:
Time Sifters Archaeology Society present monthly lecture programs. September 16  Explorers, Traders, Soldiers: Aegean presence in Sicily before the colonization. Dr. Davide Tanasi October 21 Lucy and the Afar: The Anthropology of...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
By the beginning of the 14th century, Venice had become the leading maritime power in the Mediterranean and possibly the richest city in Europe. Join Art Historian Elaine Ruffolo to learn about the Venetian Republic, proudly known as "La Serenissma."...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Teen Book Tastings is a video series of book recommendations across various genres for teenagers. Join us each month for a different theme! This month's theme is New Year, New Me. Click the files to the right of this description for PDFs of book r...

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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 "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Teen Book Tastings is a video series of book recommendations across various genres for teenagers. Join us each month for a different theme! This month's theme is New Year, New Me. Click the files to the right of this description for PDFs of book r...

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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Details:
Join us for our monthly book club that delves deep into mysteries!  Each month we will explore a different genre within the mystery book category, such as Nordic Noir, Cozy, Thriller, Historical and Private Eye. Read some old favorites and disc...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Spanish Learning Group

3:15pm - 4:15pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Details:
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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.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Jacaranda Book Club

10:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions
Details:
Monthly book discussion. See the Book Club flier by the circulation desk for a complete list of future titles.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
The pandemic has shown the extent of Latin America’s globalization, threatened its economies, laid bare its social inequalities, and upended regional cooperation. Ambassador Thomas Shannon will discuss what comes next for our Hemisphere, and how...
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Preschool Time (LIVE)

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Meet friends and share fun learning experiences in science, reading, music and more in these Live Zoom programs. Build confidence and attention skills for online classes and the professional world of the future while sparking curiosity...

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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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business & Entrepreneurship, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Learn how to manage work and life tasks more effectively using Google tools. Whether you want to organize your priorities, create a meeting agenda, or communicate your progress in a presentation, these best practices and tasks will help boost your pr...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Spanish/En Español
Details:
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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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Families
Program Type: Book Discussions, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Almost One-Minute Book Reviews are a quick and easy ways to hear about new books at our libraries, from picture books to Young Adult! ...