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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.
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Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Book Discussions, Discussion Groups, Performances, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Details:
Express yourself in an online workshop environment. Receive writing prompts and general inspiration from different presenters and your fellow poets, with ample time to write and share.   How did you like our program? Let us know here!...
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 "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Art Displays & Exhibits, Author Event, Book Discussions, Centennial
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Details:
Art in Common Places presents: A reading and Q&A with Kathryn and Jerome Chesley. From its birth as the center of ranching, to its growth into a city center, this community has traveled down many roads, bridges and walkways to get us to the Saras...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Learn suggestions for managing your money in a time of crisis. Topics covered include budgeting, emergency savings, and managing debt. While some factors affecting financial security are beyond individual control, financial know-how can help all of u...
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: 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 thinking for over...
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: 4
Details:
We will be discussing "Sing, Unburied, Sing" by Jesmyn Ward in this virtual edition of the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library's book club!  Request a copy of the book through the Sarasota County Catalog.  This virtual...
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 Book to Screen. Click the files to the right of this description for a PDF of book re...

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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 "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 - 11:00am
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Children (5 to 9 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Games, Performances, Special Events, Storytimes
Details:
  STORYTIME IS BACK!   And this time we're headed for the great outdoors! Join us on the Suncoast Technical College lawn for a morning filled with stories, songs, and more.    Lawn chairs and blankets are&...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Lectures, One Book Sarasota
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
What every Floridian should know about the prehistory and history of America's best beach, as discussed by Philip M. Farrell, the author of An Illustrated History of Siesta Key: The Story of America's Best Beach. Philip Farrell first visited ...
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
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  Come on down to Shannon Staub Library and enjoy a delicious lunch from some of Southwest Florida's premier meals on wheels!    #newadult ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will highlight resources that can help homeowners and renters during the coronavirus national emergency. The session will help consumers understand where to turn if they are having trouble making rent payments...
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 "Families" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes, Virtual
Details:
Watch your Sarasota County Library favorites share a storytime designed with your little one's learning needs in mind! This alphabet storytime series can be viewed on-demand whenever you'd like.    Click here view the whole series of ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Human Services, Technology Instruction, Virtual
Details:
Need help booking your COVID vaccine appointment? Our Cyber-Seniors Mentors are happy to help you navigate the process with a one-on-one tech call. You can go HERE to find a time slot that works for you, or call 844-217-3057. ...
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 Book to Screen. Click the files to the right of this description for a PDF of book re...

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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 "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Virtual
Details:
Writing Life Stories is a memoir writing class for non-writers and those beginning their memoir journey. This introduction will include a lecture and a brief writing exercise. Bring a pen, paper or notebook! I focus on your story, rather than the ...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors, Families, All Ages
Program Type: Clubs, Educational, Environmental & Gardening
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Details:
Are you a birder or do you want to be one? Come to our meet-up at the Shannon Staub Library Pond! Novices and experts are welcome. Barbara Lockhart will help identify birds and teach you how to slow down and observe the world around you.  We ...
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.

Birds of Sarasota County

10:30am - 11:30am
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, All Ages
Program Type: Centennial, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, One Book Sarasota, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Details:
Join Venice Audubon Society's Eileen Gerle for a virtual journey highlighting the Birds of Sarasota County. This virtual program will be hosted in Zoom. Once you register you will be sent a confirmation email with information about using...

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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: Educational, Virtual
Details:
The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a financial blow to many U.S. individuals and families. Join this session to learn how to do your best with what you have available. Learn budgeting tips and tricks to help you plan ahead and meet your monthly financia...
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: Author Event, Book Discussions, Centennial, Educational, Lectures, Special Events, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 77
Details:
Join Calvin A. Ramsey for a discussion about his inspiration and research process to write books and plays about the Civil Rights Movement, and learn about his upcoming book regarding Emma E. Booker, the influential African American Educator in Saras...

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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: Educational, Health & Human Services, Virtual
Details:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of multiple COVID-19 vaccines brings hope to many, especially those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers who have been critically impacted by the pandemic. Learn more about what you...
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: Educational, Virtual
Details:
PLANit Sarasota Director Thomas Williams talks with Earl Young of the Education Foundation of Sarasota County and Molly Swift from the Selby Foundation about the various resources to pay for college.    Education...
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 Book to Screen. Click the files to the right of this description for a PDF of book re...

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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.
Library Branch: Virtual Events
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Educational, Virtual
Details:
Join Dr. Samuel Wheeler, State Historian in Illinois history, to learn about the controversial life of Mary Todd Lincoln and the role she played in her husband's rise to prominence. He specializes in the history of the Prairie State, the Civil War...
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 Book to Screen. Click the files to the right of this description for a PDF of book re...

Disclaimer(s)

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